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December 25, 2000 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
Not many actresses can claim to have done Shakespeare and co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. Or worked with David Mamet before they were 20. Or left their college dorm in order to present an award on national television.
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August 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now. "Closed Circuit" comes at a moment when the U.S. National Security Agency has admitted to extensive spying on civilians and Britain employs half a million closed circuit cameras in London. So not surprisingly a film that posits that governments can spy on whoever they want, whenever they want, ends up being advertised in magazines like The Nation with the tag line "They See Your Every Move.
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NEWS
January 25, 2008
Heath Ledger films: The Heath Ledger filmography in Thursday's Calendar misspelled the last name of actress Julia Stiles as Styles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
For all the talking that occurs in the tedious drama "Between Us," little of substance is actually said. What's left is an unpleasant visit with a pair of hateful married couples who, in due time, prove mirror images of one another. Symmetry has rarely been so dispiriting. Although producer-director Dan Mirvish, who co-wrote with Joe Hortua (based on Hortua's play), tries to open up the film with sporadic flashbacks and outdoor moments, it remains a stagey chamber piece with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
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January 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
When Julia Stiles started classes at Columbia University more than two years ago, she tried to pretend she was just like everyone else, and not an actress with a decade of experience. "I approached the start of college in utter denial of the fact that I'd been in any movies whatsoever," the 21-year-old writes in an essay for the February issue of YM magazine. "I went to class in my pajamas like everyone else and insisted to my classmates that I was just another student."
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April 18, 2004 | Ellen Baskin, Special to The Times
Julia Stiles has been spending a lot of time in college. Not only was she one of the '50s-era Wellesley coeds in last year's "Mona Lisa Smile," in her off-screen life the actress is two semesters shy of completing her English degree at Columbia University. In "The Prince & Me," the romantic comedy that opened April 2, she stars as a serious-minded college senior.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
For all the talking that occurs in the tedious drama "Between Us," little of substance is actually said. What's left is an unpleasant visit with a pair of hateful married couples who, in due time, prove mirror images of one another. Symmetry has rarely been so dispiriting. Although producer-director Dan Mirvish, who co-wrote with Joe Hortua (based on Hortua's play), tries to open up the film with sporadic flashbacks and outdoor moments, it remains a stagey chamber piece with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013 | By Robert Abele
The primary joke of Todd Berger's wryly drawn indie comedy "It's a Disaster" is that even in the face of impending apocalypse, there's no accounting for taste, etiquette or worldview in the ones with which we'll be spending only a few final hours of existence. The four couples gathering for regular Sunday brunch at the suburban home of long-standing hosts Emma (Erinn Hayes) and Pete (Blaise Miller) seem more flummoxed by the prospect of pettiness and secrets within their little group - which includes America Ferrera and Julia Stiles - than the growing catastrophe outside their door: as explained by a hazmat-suited neighbor, dirty bombs have gone off downtown.
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September 26, 2010 | Maria Elena Fernandez
"I thought I could change what I am. Keep my family safe. But it doesn't matter what I do, what I choose. I'm what's wrong. This is fate. " Those were Dexter Morgan's last words to the viewer in the jaw-dropping fourth season finale of "Dexter. " Poor Dexter had danced with his biggest foe and allowed himself the possibility of becoming a better man. Instead, the truth revealed itself in his wife's pool of blood: Dexter Morgan can't be anyone but who he is. The shocking twist — Rita's death and what it means for Dexter — places Showtime's highest-rated series at a compelling crossroads for its fifth season premiere on Sunday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"Closed Circuit" is a crisply enjoyable, professionally executed paranoid thriller of the "everyone is out to get us" variety. In an earlier, simpler day, its plotting would have been dismissed as far-fetched, but that was then and this is now. "Closed Circuit" comes at a moment when the U.S. National Security Agency has admitted to extensive spying on civilians and Britain employs half a million closed circuit cameras in London. So not surprisingly a film that posits that governments can spy on whoever they want, whenever they want, ends up being advertised in magazines like The Nation with the tag line "They See Your Every Move.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 2013 | By Robert Abele
The primary joke of Todd Berger's wryly drawn indie comedy "It's a Disaster" is that even in the face of impending apocalypse, there's no accounting for taste, etiquette or worldview in the ones with which we'll be spending only a few final hours of existence. The four couples gathering for regular Sunday brunch at the suburban home of long-standing hosts Emma (Erinn Hayes) and Pete (Blaise Miller) seem more flummoxed by the prospect of pettiness and secrets within their little group - which includes America Ferrera and Julia Stiles - than the growing catastrophe outside their door: as explained by a hazmat-suited neighbor, dirty bombs have gone off downtown.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 2010 | Maria Elena Fernandez
"I thought I could change what I am. Keep my family safe. But it doesn't matter what I do, what I choose. I'm what's wrong. This is fate. " Those were Dexter Morgan's last words to the viewer in the jaw-dropping fourth season finale of "Dexter. " Poor Dexter had danced with his biggest foe and allowed himself the possibility of becoming a better man. Instead, the truth revealed itself in his wife's pool of blood: Dexter Morgan can't be anyone but who he is. The shocking twist — Rita's death and what it means for Dexter — places Showtime's highest-rated series at a compelling crossroads for its fifth season premiere on Sunday.
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May 24, 2009 | Patrick Pacheco
When Doug Hughes, the director of the revival of David Mamet's "Oleanna," heard that his two stars, Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, were sitting down with a writer for the Los Angeles Times, he freaked out. "He said, 'Ohmigod! Don't say anything to him or to each other!' " Pullman recalls with a laugh. " 'Just drink coffee,' " Stiles chimes in.
NEWS
January 25, 2008
Heath Ledger films: The Heath Ledger filmography in Thursday's Calendar misspelled the last name of actress Julia Stiles as Styles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2004 | Ellen Baskin, Special to The Times
Julia Stiles has been spending a lot of time in college. Not only was she one of the '50s-era Wellesley coeds in last year's "Mona Lisa Smile," in her off-screen life the actress is two semesters shy of completing her English degree at Columbia University. In "The Prince & Me," the romantic comedy that opened April 2, she stars as a serious-minded college senior.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2003 | From Associated Press
When Julia Stiles started classes at Columbia University more than two years ago, she tried to pretend she was just like everyone else, and not an actress with a decade of experience. "I approached the start of college in utter denial of the fact that I'd been in any movies whatsoever," the 21-year-old writes in an essay for the February issue of YM magazine. "I went to class in my pajamas like everyone else and insisted to my classmates that I was just another student."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2009 | Patrick Pacheco
When Doug Hughes, the director of the revival of David Mamet's "Oleanna," heard that his two stars, Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, were sitting down with a writer for the Los Angeles Times, he freaked out. "He said, 'Ohmigod! Don't say anything to him or to each other!' " Pullman recalls with a laugh. " 'Just drink coffee,' " Stiles chimes in.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2000
"Down to You," a romantic comedy starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Julia Stiles, opens today in general release. Because Miramax did not make the film available for screenings, The Times' review has been delayed.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 25, 2000 | JOHN ANDERSON, NEWSDAY
Not many actresses can claim to have done Shakespeare and co-starred with Freddie Prinze Jr. Or worked with David Mamet before they were 20. Or left their college dorm in order to present an award on national television.
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