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February 21, 2005 | Susan King
Director Stephen Herek certainly isn't a household name like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg or George Lucas. But over the last 19 years, his features have grossed a combined total of more than $1 billion. His latest film is "Man of the House," which opens Friday.
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February 21, 2005 | Susan King
Director Stephen Herek certainly isn't a household name like Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg or George Lucas. But over the last 19 years, his features have grossed a combined total of more than $1 billion. His latest film is "Man of the House," which opens Friday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2002
Here are this week's key releases on CD and video/DVD, available beginning Tuesday. Source: Internet Movie Database; Nielsen/SoundScan *--* ( IN MILLIONS) Video/DVDs DOMESTIC BOX OFFICE FOREIGN BOX OFFICE Insomnia Al Pacino and $67.3 $7.7 Robin Williams; directed by Christopher Nolan Windtalkers Nicolas Cage $40.9 $15.1 and Adam Beach; directed by John Woo Life or Something Like It $14.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2005 | Kevin Thomas
"Man of the House," which opened Friday, is quite a few cuts above the usual movie released without press previews. No groundbreaker -- nor is it trying to be -- it's a good-natured comedy about an ultra-macho, straight-arrow Texas ranger (Tommy Lee Jones, perfect casting) protecting five University of Texas cheerleaders (Christina Milian, Paula Garces, Monica Keena, Kelli Garner, Vanessa Ferlito), the witnesses to a murder.
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January 24, 2002
New This Week: Mark Wahlberg, a former rap star, stars in "Rock Star," a genial look at what happens when a wannabe becomes a headliner. Written by John Stockwell and directed by veteran middle-of-the-roader Stephen Herek, the film only stumbles when it decides it has to deliver a lesson. This is classic Hollywood comfort food, intent on delivering well-worn homilies about the pitfalls of fame, the attractions of a normal life and how being yourself is just the most important rule.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 2011 | By Robert Abele
World Wrestling Entertainment's diversification project ? trying to turn its bulky ring superstars into marquee names ? continues with the Paul "Triple H" Levesque vehicle "The Chaperone. " But like last year's "Legendary" and "Knucklehead," which didn't exactly slam moviegoers to the mat with their entertainment chops, this haphazardly clich├ęd comedy-drama about redemption similarly suffers. Fresh from a seven-year prison stint, getaway driver Ray Bradstone (Levesque) looks to reconnect with his ex (Annabeth Gish)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2002 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the amiably glossy if naggingly old-fashioned Hollywood romantic comedy "Life or Something Like It," Angelina Jolie's Lanie Kerrigan, a Seattle newscaster, declares that her life is perfect. She loves her job, has a fiance (Christian Kane) who is a famous baseball player--and now she has a chance at a network slot that will make her a nationwide celebrity. That is, if she lives long enough to land it.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1986 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
Two years ago, we had "Gremlins"--the Spielberg-produced tale of an adorable little furry whozit whose progeny turn nasty and lay waste to a Norman Rockwell-ish town. It was a good movie, whose weird mixture of Disneyesque charm and bloody carnage fueled some violent controversy. Last year, we had "Ghoulies"--whose ads showed an adorable little scaly whozit rising out of the toilet, murderously smiling. (The movie, a stinker, cleaned up at the box office.
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June 7, 1991 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead" (citywide): With a title like that, you don't need a movie. And this title doesn't have a movie. Sorry . . . that's an exaggeration. There's sort of a movie here: a feebly written and stridently directed teen wish-fulfillment comedy about five California kids left alone when their mom vacations in Australia and their baby-sitter dies.
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October 9, 1998 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
A series of high-concept notions in search of a film, "Holy Man" falls apart right in front of our eyes. It's not an inspiring sight. This comic examination of America's parallel manias for shopping and gurus, starring Eddie Murphy, is an appealing notion, and "Holy Man" manages some amusing moments. But the satire never takes hold, the dramatic and romantic aspects are indifferently executed, and the whole thing has the authenticity of one of those celebrated zirconium diamonds.
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March 15, 1992 | Elaine Dutka
"It's a 'Rocky,' 'Karate Kid,' 'Stand by Me' sort of story," says producer Jordan Kerner of his film "Bombay"--the tale of a fast-track lawyer (Emilio Estevez) who undergoes a spiritual awakening when he has to turn a bunch of adolescents into a pee-wee hockey team as punishment for a drunk driving conviction. It's also a nightmare, as film shoots go, for it's being shot in Minnesota, which is enjoying its mildest winter in ages.
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