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February 17, 2006 | Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune
There are few words to describe the awfulness of "Tamara," but let's try these: dismal and utterly lacking in any artistic or social merit, other than the filmmakers' skill at conning someone into letting them commit this mess to celluloid. The title character (played by Jenna Dewan) is an "ugly" girl. This, in the language of teen flicks, means she is a sexpot whose sexpotness is masked by stringy hair and a few pimples.
Independent film distributor Miramax Films Corp. won another important legal round against Sony Pictures Entertainment over ads for Sony's hit film "I Know What You Did Last Summer." Miramax began alleging last fall that Sony's Columbia Pictures unit and producer Mandalay Entertainment marketed the film before its release last October with a misleading campaign that said the movie was "from the creator of Scream," the popular Miramax-distributed franchise. U.S.
January 26, 2014 | By Mary McNamara
Joe Carroll is not dead, Ryan Hardy is not “done” and the baby-serial-killer demo is growing faster than Netflix. But still, we have to wonder: Is anyone still following “The Following"? When the grisly Fox drama premiered last year, the buzz centered on Kevin Bacon, whose decision to play FBI Agent Hardy on a broadcast network procedural added bling to TV's new Golden Age. Also a fount of arterial-spray. After a premiere bathed in blood, the conversation changed. So much blood!
April 25, 2013 | By Mary McNamara
"Bates Motel": It is impossible for me to overstate how truly fabulous Vera Farmiga's performance is in the crazy, creepy yet emotionally resonant prequel to "Psycho. " The setting is "Twin Peaks"-evocative and the writing is terrific, if a bit overly concerned with making every person in the mythical White Pine Bay, Ore., (which is really Canada) Not Quite What They Seem. All the actors are solid, especially Freddie Highmore as a young sweater-tugging, fugue-state-experiencing Norman and Max Thieriot as his older black-sheep brother Dylan.
January 13, 2014 | By Michael Hiltzik
We keep hearing that live theater is in a bad way. There's scarcely a drama company around that doesn't depend on government assistance or philanthropic donations; mounds of financial appeals from worthy performance groups come to me weekly by mailbox and phone.  So you wouldn't think a theater management would go out of its way to give would-be playgoers another reason to stay home. Yet that's what I encountered on Saturday night. The occasion was a performance of the play " Peter and the Starcatcher . " The place was the Ahmanson Theatre, at the Music Center in downtown Los Angeles.  As showtime approached, the PA system came on with the usual request that the audience refrain from recording, photographing, texting or chitchatting on their phones, and that they unwrap their hard candies NOW. Then the lights came down ... and the mezzanine, where I was sitting, filled with the sound of a baby yowling.
Spooky, mysterious, well-acted "Glory Days" is a nice midseason addition to the WB schedule, introducing Mike Dolan (Eddie Cahill) as a 25-year-old greeted by anger, suspicion and turbulence upon returning to his hometown four years after loosely depicting its residents in a best-selling mystery novel connected to his father's supposedly accidental death. Keep your eye here on "supposedly." The town, actually an island in the Pacific Northwest, is Glory; the title of Mike's book is "Glory Days."
January 19, 2003 | Richard Cromelin and Kevin Crust
Cabin Fever. David Lynch protege Eli Roth co-wrote and directed this popular 2002 Toronto Film Festival midnight flick about five friends who encounter a flesh-eating virus. Lions Gate, Summer Cursed. "Scream" team of director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson reunites to reinvent the werewolf legend, setting it in Los Angeles. Dimension, Aug. 8 Darkness Falls. It's not very smart to offend the tooth fairy, because she can be scary after dark.
July 9, 2005 | Victoria Looseleaf, Special to The Times
Infused with a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland "Let's put on a show" sensibility, the L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Kate Hutter, made its debut Thursday night at Highways Performance Space. But plucky and sincere as the eight-member troupe is, the goods were far from delivered in its six-part program, "The Reveal."
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