December 2, 2010 |
In "Meskada," the investigation of the murder of a young boy in an affluent community leads a detective back to the poorer nearby town where he grew up, a place he has struggled to leave behind. Long-simmering tensions come to a boil between rich and poor as pressure is exerted in ways both subtle and overt. FOR THE RECORD: The caption on an earlier version of this article identified Rachel Nichols as the actress with Kellan Lutz. He is in the scene with Grace Gummer. Also, the caption had misspelled the movie title as "Meksada.
May 21, 2004 |
Reverge Anselmo's romantic drama "Stateside" strives to uphold the U.S. Marine Corps motto "Semper Fidelis" -- always faithful -- but leans more heavily toward "love means never having to say you're sorry," the platitudinous tagline of the 1970 sob fest "Love Story," without, for better or worse, hitting the melodramatic highs and lows of that film.
December 25, 1996 |
A congressional panel is investigating the abrupt firing of a chemical weapons researcher from a White House committee studying illnesses among Gulf War veterans, the New York Times reported. Jonathan B. Tucker said he believes he was dismissed last year because he tried to go to sources outside the government for information about the possible release of chemical and biological weapons.
March 11, 2005 |
Made with energetic flair and no small dose of violence, mercifully handled with discretion, "Hostage" exemplifies taut, confident filmmaking. Bruce Willis draws upon the full measure of his strong physical presence, his intelligence and his considerable emotional resources held in reserve.
September 24, 2000 |
Just over two minutes remained Saturday night at Edison Field and Santa Ana Mater Dei controlled not only its own destiny but that of Concord De La Salle's national-record winning streak. The Monarchs had the ball at their own 10-yard line, 90 yards separating them from a victory for the ages.
April 1, 2004 |
House of Sand and Fog Ben Kingsley, Jennifer Connelly DreamWorks, $27 Commercial director Vadim Perelman makes an auspicious feature film debut with this bleak but moving adaptation of Andre Dubus III's novel. Connelly plays a young woman evicted from the house she grew up in who is bound and determined to get the house back from its new owner, a proud former Iranian military officer (Ben Kingsley) and his troubled wife (Shohreh Aghdashloo).