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March 13, 2008 | Mark Sachs
To the "Office Space" cult, Stephen Root will forever be the stapler-coveting Milton Waddams of Mike Judge's 1999 gem. But in truth Root has been spreading his talents far and wide for years, and he's been especially busy lately: He had a small but key role in the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men" (just released Tuesday on DVD); his movie "Leatherheads" arrives April 4, and he just finished shooting "The Soloist." Root, his girlfriend, actress Romy Rosemont ("CSI"), and his son, Cody, 18, live in Sherman Oaks with their dog, Joe. THE CURTAIN GOES UP We always enjoy a Friday night out with friends, like Alfred Molina and his wife.
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September 11, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There is a turning point in the life of any independent movie when the filmmaker realizes it actually might get made. For "Everything Must Go," writer-director Dan Rush's first feature, that moment came when Will Ferrell said yes. "I love the role, but it was more about the story," the marquee comic actor said via e-mail a few days before the movie's Friday premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I love the fact that the world, being the character's front lawn, was contained.
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January 31, 2008 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
As a character actor -- part journeyman, part chameleon -- Stephen Root knows that he's just trying to make the biggest impression with whatever screen time he can get. "I try to do something different," he explains. "I just want to do something that's a little offbeat. That's kind of my forte. If I can do anything, it's play stuff a little bent. That's kind of what I do."
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March 13, 2008 | Mark Sachs
To the "Office Space" cult, Stephen Root will forever be the stapler-coveting Milton Waddams of Mike Judge's 1999 gem. But in truth Root has been spreading his talents far and wide for years, and he's been especially busy lately: He had a small but key role in the Oscar-winning "No Country for Old Men" (just released Tuesday on DVD); his movie "Leatherheads" arrives April 4, and he just finished shooting "The Soloist." Root, his girlfriend, actress Romy Rosemont ("CSI"), and his son, Cody, 18, live in Sherman Oaks with their dog, Joe. THE CURTAIN GOES UP We always enjoy a Friday night out with friends, like Alfred Molina and his wife.
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September 11, 2010 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
There is a turning point in the life of any independent movie when the filmmaker realizes it actually might get made. For "Everything Must Go," writer-director Dan Rush's first feature, that moment came when Will Ferrell said yes. "I love the role, but it was more about the story," the marquee comic actor said via e-mail a few days before the movie's Friday premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. "I love the fact that the world, being the character's front lawn, was contained.
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May 5, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Julie Harris, Brock Peters and Stephen Root, who are starring in "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Henry Fonda Theatre, will be driving over to the Los Angeles Regional Foodbank this morning to lend their support to the "Brown Bag Network Program." They'll be on the Foodbank's loading dock to assist in distributing food to the needy.
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April 11, 2002 | JOSH FRIEDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Just Shoot Me" may not aim for any kind of high-minded TV breakthrough, but in its sixth season it still hits the humorous mark with its gently cynical take on relationships, vanity and office politics. The Blush magazine staff gets a dose of corporate therapy in tonight's episode (9:30 p.m. NBC), written by Brian Reich and directed by Pam Fryman.
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October 9, 2003 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
When the going gets tough, Gil Grissom gets philosophical. On tonight's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (9 p.m., CBS), when Grissom (William Petersen) and Warrick Brown (Gary Dourdan) arrive at a burglary scene, they are shocked to discover the mummified corpse of an elderly woman locked in a closet, the abandoned remains of a previous crime.
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March 21, 1995 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
There's little news or radio in "NewsRadio." What there is in NBC's new comedy series, significantly, is goofy charm--about 50,000 watts worth, if your taste runs to somewhat bent humor slyly delivered by a sneaky-funny ensemble cast. "Coffee, Dave?" "Yes, please." "Great. It's over by the booth." Dave is Dave Nelson (Dave Foley), who encounters a slight snag tonight when starting as news director at all-news radio station WNYX in New York City.
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September 14, 1999 | LYNNE HEFFLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Elmer Duckling would rather paint a picture, read a book or put on puppet shows than play baseball, and that makes him different; he's got the bruises and hurt feelings to show how his classmates feel about that. In HBO's animated special "The Sissy Duckling," however, Elmer follows his own heart until knee-jerk prejudices, bullying and intolerance give way to acceptance.
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January 31, 2008 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
As a character actor -- part journeyman, part chameleon -- Stephen Root knows that he's just trying to make the biggest impression with whatever screen time he can get. "I try to do something different," he explains. "I just want to do something that's a little offbeat. That's kind of my forte. If I can do anything, it's play stuff a little bent. That's kind of what I do."
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April 8, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY
The NCAA championship basketball game between Utah and Kentucky helped CBS post an easy ratings victory, based on the scorecard for last week issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Although the NCAA audience dropped 6% compared to last year, CBS' winning March 30 performance with the game, another solid Sunday night and budding viewership of the Tuesday drama "JAG" combined to push the network past the competition.
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October 26, 2008 | Noel Murray, Murray is a freelance writer.
Journey to the Center of the Earth New Line, $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99 Both the DVD and Blu-ray editions of the Brendan Fraser adventure vehicle wisely include the 3-D version (along with the necessary eyewear) because, well, audiences at home like putting on dorky-looking cardboard glasses and ducking flying objects.
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