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September 5, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
RUPERT WAINWRIGHT / DIRECTOR The scary summer continues with director Rupert Wainwright's supernatural thriller "Stigmata," on the heels of "The Blair Witch Project" and "The Sixth Sense." Wainwright, 37, a veteran commercial and video director raised in Oxford, England, also made Disney's "Blank Check" (released in 1994) and the 1996 Slamdance Festival hit "The Sadness of Sex."
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September 5, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
RUPERT WAINWRIGHT / DIRECTOR The scary summer continues with director Rupert Wainwright's supernatural thriller "Stigmata," on the heels of "The Blair Witch Project" and "The Sixth Sense." Wainwright, 37, a veteran commercial and video director raised in Oxford, England, also made Disney's "Blank Check" (released in 1994) and the 1996 Slamdance Festival hit "The Sadness of Sex."
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October 17, 2005 | Christy Lemire, Associated Press
Studios routinely skip advance screenings of movies deemed risky or pointless to show critics, but "The Fog" needn't have been one of them. Yes, the fog itself looks pretty cheesy, as do the zombie-like mariners who inhabit it in their century-old quest for revenge. And the script from Cooper Layne contains your typical horror-flick lines that overstate the obvious, like: "That guy gives me the creeps," and, "Nick, ever since I came home, horrible things have been happening."
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January 5, 1991 | IRV LETOFSKY
The sound is nice and the lighting is swell on "Dillinger," which airs Sunday at 9 p.m. on ABC. But that's about as pleasant as you can be about this new rerunning of legend, circa 1933-34, of the raucous bank robber John Dillinger. There's a lot of bluster and blazing tommy guns from the David Wolper group, but that doesn't obscure bad casting. Whoever put in Mark Harmon as John Dillinger and Will Patton as fevered G-man Melvin Purvis ought to be forced to watch the show.
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April 4, 1997 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an era of short attention spans, Barry Yourgrau has emerged as a performance artist who holds audiences spellbound with his storytelling ability. He has now raised the ante by performing before a camera in "The Sadness of Sex," composed of 15 vignettes drawn from his collection of short stories of the same name.
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February 11, 1994 | PETER RAINER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Eleven-year-old Preston Waters (Brian Bonsall) finds himself the recipient of a blank check in "Blank Check" (citywide) and proceeds to cash it for a million bucks and shower himself with toys and gizmos. It's a child's fantasy that's also an adult fantasy--particularly in Hollywood. For its producers, the fantasy, of course, is that the movie will shower them with millions.
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September 10, 1999 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
If there is a lesson to be learned from "Stigmata," this is it: Never send your daughter a rosary stolen from the corpse of a recently deceased saintly priest who for mysterious reasons had hidden himself away in a tiny village in the hinterlands of Brazil. Don't even think about it.
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September 5, 1999
Movies The supernatural thriller "Stigmata" stars Patricia Arquette as a seemingly ordinary young woman overcome by a mysterious powerful force. Gabriel Byrne and Jonathan Pryce co-star, and Rupert Wainwright directed. It opens Friday in general release. "Best Laid Plans," a thriller that explores the unexpected consequences of life-altering decisions, stars Allessandro Nivola, Reese Witherspoon and Josh Brolin as three young people testing the limits of their morality.
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March 9, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Here's looking at you, Bogey. Though Humphrey Bogart died in 1957, his star shines as brightly now as it did during his 26-year film career. Last year, in fact, the movie tough guy and Academy Award winner for 1951's "The African Queen" was chosen the No. 1 star of the century by the American Film Institute.
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June 23, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
Do you think of the female gender as super-freaks or evil women? M.C. Hammer samples Rick James in support of the former view, while Mellow Man Ace samples Santana in adopting the conspiracy theory of degenerate womanhood. These two rappers take the top and bottom positions, respectively, in this month's edition of Sound & Vision, where current pop video clips are rated on a 0-100 scale. CLIP PICK OF THE MONTH: M.C. Hammer's "U Can't Touch This." (Director: Rupert Wainwright.
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September 14, 1999 | CLAUDIA ELLER
Underscoring screenwriter William Goldman's famously profound observation that in Hollywood "nobody knows anything," "Stigmata," the top-grossing film in the country this weekend, was written off both by critics and the studio that made the film, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
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