August 22, 2003
The comedies "My Boss's Daughter," starring Ashton Kutcher, Terence Stamp and Tara Reid, and "Marci X," with Lisa Kudrow and Damon Wayans, also open today in general release. Because Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, respectively, did not make the movies available for screenings, the reviews will appear in Monday's Calendar.
November 5, 1995
Please don't think of me as picky but regarding your review's Critic's Pick on "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (Oct. 15) you stated Terence Stamp was Oscar-nominated. Sorry, Stamp was not nominated for this film. The only Oscar nomination "Priscilla" got was for best costume design--which it won! Marc Andrew Downing, MARC88@ix.NETCOM.COM
May 27, 1993 |
"The Hit" (1984), directed by Stephen Frears. 98 minutes. Rated R. Terence Stamp is a hit man in hiding who's kidnaped by mobsters. But though he's on the road to his death, he seems to be having a great time. Or is it just an act to put the mobsters off guard while he plots his escape? This standard mob-vengeance plot is combined with the offbeat world of road movies and a heavy dose of Sergio Leone's existential Westerns.
April 15, 2000
Re the "Muriel's Wedding" story ("A Great Reception," by Kathleen Craughwell, April 5): It's interesting to note a couple of other Aussie films that introduced American audiences to Australian actors now working in U.S. films. "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994) was something of a cult hit over here and co-starred Guy Pearce ("L.A. Confidential") and Hugo Weaving ("The Matrix"), not to mention re-jump-starting Brit Terence Stamp's career. Also of note is 1992's "Proof," which starred Hugo Weaving and, in a supporting role, Russell Crowe.
September 22, 1996 |
The comic pizazz of Stephan Elliott's popular 1994 film about drag performers trekking across the Australian desert certainly has an addictive quality to it. It's definitely at its best when its trio of performers--Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Oscar-nominated Terence Stamp (pictured)--are out there with a lip-synched song in their hearts. Stamp is the film's major surprise, gracefully convincing as a transsexual with enough hauteur for an entire royal family (TMC Thursday at 7:15 p.m.).