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April 21, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
There's something inherently dramatic about submarines, there just is. What could be more stirring than heroic (not to mention handsome) young men under intense mental and physical stresses trapped in dangerous, claustrophobic surroundings? When you throw in those unnerving Klaxons sounding without warning and the captain screaming, "Dive! Dive! Dive!" it's hard to go too far wrong.
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September 24, 2009 | John Horn
The last time Jonathan Mostow stood behind a camera, the franchise -- "Terminator" -- and the production budget -- $200 million -- scarcely could have been bigger. Following a six-year absence, the director is back in theaters with a much smaller property (an adaptation of a little-known graphic novel) and a fraction of his "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" price tag. All the same, Mostow's "Surrogates" has something to prove and, the director hopes, something to say about our addiction to technology.
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August 16, 1998
Is it guilty conscience or merely sour grapes that I detect in Michael Bay's assertion that "the press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring" in the round-table discussion of action movies ("How Much Bigger Can the Bang Get?" by Amy Wallace, Aug. 9). The cheap childishness of this remark is only matched by the far more expensive childishness of his last production. He claims to have seen The Times' reviewer at a screening of "Armageddon" "sitting there, 600 people cheering, laughing, and he had a scowl on his face.
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April 21, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
There's something inherently dramatic about submarines, there just is. What could be more stirring than heroic (not to mention handsome) young men under intense mental and physical stresses trapped in dangerous, claustrophobic surroundings? When you throw in those unnerving Klaxons sounding without warning and the captain screaming, "Dive! Dive! Dive!" it's hard to go too far wrong.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2009 | John Horn
The last time Jonathan Mostow stood behind a camera, the franchise -- "Terminator" -- and the production budget -- $200 million -- scarcely could have been bigger. Following a six-year absence, the director is back in theaters with a much smaller property (an adaptation of a little-known graphic novel) and a fraction of his "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" price tag. All the same, Mostow's "Surrogates" has something to prove and, the director hopes, something to say about our addiction to technology.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 2003
Interminable but profitable. The clunky Terminator on the left was the first model manufactured by humans before the machines took over and dispatched the familiar model on the right back through time to prevent the birth of future revolutionary John Connor. Connor later sent another of the same model to save himself from a newer model. The Schwarzenegger version has returned to save Connor from an even newer killing machine and prevent human extinction. * Action (July 2) Warner Bros.
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April 26, 1998 | Jack Matthews
It's so simple, it ought to be banal. A couple (Kurt Russell, pictured, Kathleen Quinlan) on a cross-country drive from New England to Southern California are stranded with engine trouble on a desolate stretch of highway in the Southwest desert. A passing truck pulls over, and its friendly driver (the late J.T. Walsh) offers them a ride to a nearby diner where they can call for help. The husband stays with the car; the wife goes with the trucker. . . and vanishes.
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May 2, 1997 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
It's so simple, it ought to be banal. A couple on a cross-country drive from New England to Southern California are stranded with engine trouble on a desolate stretch of highway in the Southwest desert. A passing truck pulls over, and its friendly driver offers them a ride to a nearby diner where they can call for help. The husband stays with the car; the wife goes with the trucker . . . and vanishes.
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September 21, 2012 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Thanks to the runaway success of "The Hunger Games" and her Oscar nomination for "Winter's Bone," Jennifer Lawrence is one of the top stars of her generation and should theoretically have her pick of projects. So what could be so bad about a new Jennifer Lawrence movie that its distributor opts to keep it away from critics and release it with minimal ad support? Please, allow "House at the End of the Street" to answer that question. Directed by Mark Tonderai from a script by David Loucka based on a story by Jonathan Mostow, the film stars Lawrence as a young woman who has moved with her mother (Elisabeth Shue)
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April 25, 2000 | ROBERT W. WELKOS
A gripping World War II submarine action film easily defeated the competition over the weekend as director Jonathan Mostow's "U-571" grossed $19.6 million at the box office. "U-571" became the fourth-highest-opening film of the year behind "Scream 3" ($34.7 million), "Erin Brockovich" ($28.1 million) and "Mission to Mars" ($22.8 million).
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 1998
Is it guilty conscience or merely sour grapes that I detect in Michael Bay's assertion that "the press don't like to say nice things because nice is boring" in the round-table discussion of action movies ("How Much Bigger Can the Bang Get?" by Amy Wallace, Aug. 9). The cheap childishness of this remark is only matched by the far more expensive childishness of his last production. He claims to have seen The Times' reviewer at a screening of "Armageddon" "sitting there, 600 people cheering, laughing, and he had a scowl on his face.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 2003 | Lorenza Munoz
The world's entertainment press, cinephiles and film buyers will descend on the Cote d'Azur this week as the 56th annual Cannes Film Festival gets underway Wednesday. Though many American studio executives say this year may be an unusually slow one at the festival, some big names and big movies will be in play, along with some smaller American movies in competition, such as Gus Van Sant's "Elephant."
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November 13, 2003 | Susan King
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Warner ($30) Pumping Iron -- The 25th Anniversary Special Edition Arnold Schwarzenegger HBO ($20) When the release dates of these DVDs were announced, Schwarzenegger hadn't announced his candidacy let alone been elected governor of California. So it's interesting to watch both of these films in the context that their star is now about to run the state. "Terminator 3," for the time being, is his last feature film.
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