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Frankly My Dear» Orlando Sentinel – Frankly My DearLeaves of Grass (2 1/2 stars out of 4) is an imitation Coen Brothers movie built around a great stunt. That great stunt is having the great Edward Norton play twin brothers — an Ivy League classics professor, learned in the ways of Socrates,...
The Hero ComplexEXCLUSIVE It's no surprise to learn that back in Ireland, young Kenneth Branagh -- who would grow up to direct film adaptations of "Hamlet," "Much Ado About Nothing" and "Henry V" -- fell under the spell of tales about royal......
The Hero ComplexAs decisions go, it was the same kind that faced the 1970s souls who had to pick just the right warlock-and-serpent mural for their customized van. Should the Pegasus be white or black? Maybe glowing red eyes too? And what......
Zap2It.comNot content with developing individual characters for the big screen, Marvel Studios is hoping to make a movie about the superhero team the Avengers. Studio pet writer Zak Penn ("Fantastic Four," "The Incredible Hulk," "X-Men") will begin working on a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBUILDING a superhero from scratch is noisy and hazardous. "Let's find a place where it's quieter!" The man shouting was Kevin Feige, the president of production for Marvel Studios, the Hollywood start-up that takes flight on May 2 with its first film,...
Zap2It.comIn retrospect, there can be little doubt that 20th Century Fox blew it when it came to "Kingdom of Heaven." The Ridley Scott Crusades epic drew tepid reviews and middling box office when its 145 minute theatrical cut opened last May. Now new on DVD,...
Zap2It.comSurprise box office smash "Little Miss Sunshine" and underwatched gem "Half Nelson" were are the leading contenders for the Independent Spirit Awards. The nominees for the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, the first major kudos announcement of the fall,...
Zap2It.comAfter pulling off the unusual trick of making a serial killer look both monstrous and monstrously human in "Dahmer," the studios wanted to work with David Jacobson. "People were saying, 'Oh, "Dahmer" was so great, it was such a different approach to the...
Zap2It.comLoosely based on Steven Millhauser's haunting, yet nearly plotless, short story "Eisenheim the Illusionist," writer-director Neil Burger's "The Illusionist" comes off as, if anything, excessively plotted. Burger captures the feel of Vienna on the cusp...
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Zap2It.com"Every magic trick consists of three acts,'' explains Michael Caine at the top of "The Prestige,'' provoking us into a state of wary alertness that we will hold until the curtain falls, more than two hours later. The prestige is the final act: "the twists...
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Zap2It.comIn "Down in the Valley," Edward Norton plays Harlan Carruthers, an old school cowboy in a new school world. He may wear the white hat and wander the streets with a lasso under his arm, but he's a man out of place and time in the San Fernando Valley,...
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Zap2It.comJessica Biel has made a career of playing tomboys and tough girls, which makes it a bit funny to hear the 24-year-old actress sound giddy about her new costume drama. "It was just so much fun," she says of her turn as an aristocrat in "The Illusionist."...
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