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Courant film CriticIt has been suggested that summer has already begun at the cineplexes, with the huge opening for ``The Scorpion King." Whether The Rock has legs as well as arms will be seen. But well before Memorial Day, the traditional start of summer, the long season...
Tribune staff reporterSuperman is an easy sell. He can fly, he's nearly impervious to harm and he's got that square-jawed profile that women love. The archetypal superhero, Superman represents every unrealized dream of adolescent readers. Spider-Man, on the other hand,...
Special To The Hartford CourantTobey Maguire always had to prove himself. He had a childhood that would make an Army brat seem housebound. Every move presented the challenge of making new friends and conjuring ways to mask his loneliness. Although Maguire's me-against-the-world stance...
The Hartford CourantOne thing is certain about the summer's first blockbuster: "Spider-Man" gives us the most sensitive superhero ever. Sam Raimi's film canonization of the beloved Marvel Comics hero combines eye-popping heroics with dollops of teen angst, as Tobey...
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of 4) In "Bubba Ho-Tep," an ancient Egyptian mummy feeds on the blue-haired residents of an East Texas rest home. Only an impotent, elderly Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) and the (nearly) assassinated John F. Kennedy (Ossie Davis) can save...
Tomorrow - The Agronomist: Jonathan Demme, keeping his hand in documentaries and pursuing his fascination with Haiti (previously reflected in a CD compilation of Haitian music), tells the story of the volatile Caribbean nation through the dissident...
Sun Movie CriticWith the last remnants of winter finally dribbling through art theaters, let us now praise summer remakes, sequels and franchises. With trailers rampant and the movies themselves unseen, every question mark registers as a come-on. Around the World in 80...
Zap2It.comCasual horror fans may experience several instances of discomfort watching James Gunn's "Slither," queasy moments involving orifice-penetrating leaches, orifice-violating tentacles and orifice-esque alien pods. For genre aficionados, seeing "Slither" will...
Zap2It.comIn the graphic novel "30 Days of Night," vampires descend on a small Alaska town at the beginning of a month of darkness. It's a punchy concept and one that Hollywood has been trying to get right for several years. Speaking to reporters on the eve of the...
Zap2It.comIf Josh Hartnett thought it was tough to go without sex for "40 Days and 40 Nights," wait til he has to cope with vampires for "30 Days of Night." According to the industry trade papers, the "Lucky Number Slevin" star is in negotiations to take the...
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Zap2It.comFor Bryce Dallas Howard, following work on "Lady in the Water" with a supporting turn in "Spider-Man 3" was as different as [M.] Night [Shyamalan] and day. After a brief stint as a blond for her role as Gwen Stacy in Sam Raimi's big-budget superhero...
Zap2It.comWhile the TV world is concentrated in Pasadena for the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the worlds of comics, video games, toys and movies (and just a bit of TV) are mobilizing down in San Diego for the 37th Comic-Con International, running from...
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