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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,...
September Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star: TV child star of the '70s, Dickie Roberts (David Spade) is now 35 and parking cars. Craving to regain the spotlight, he auditions for the role of a "normal" guy, but the director quickly sees he is anything...
Tags: Kevin Bacon, Halle Berry, Nick Cannon, Armed Forces, Arts
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 movie reporterThe sequels and franchise flicks scored big last summer, so what do we get? More of the same this year. Check out the titles, and you might conclude that this is the year of the colon. But don't be fooled by the amount of noise generated by the highest-...
Orlando Sentinel Movie Critic5 stars (out of 5) Finding Nemo is a find. A computer-animated undersea adventure from those dependable Pixar pros, it has humor, heart and a storytelling style that can only be called fluid. This is one fish story you can really believe in. And it's...
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...
TRIBUNE MOVIE CRITIC2 stars (out of 4) Wes Anderson's "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou"—in which Bill Murray plays a shaggy-dog American version of oceanographer-filmmaker Jacques-Yves Cousteau—is a comedy that seems to have most everything going for it but the ability...
Courant Film CriticVengeful Siths! Marauding Crusaders! Monster mother-in-laws! Outer-galactic space oddities! Not-so-wild wild animals! Political intrigue! And Allied pigeons! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, tots and tykes, it's spring at the multiplex, and there is, at...
Tribune media criticThe perfect Oscar telecast would both celebrate the movie business and open it to always-needed mockery. It would contain moments of beautiful sincerity and of staggering, unintentionally comic self-importance. A movie like "Three Kings" would stand a...
Tags: Geena Davis, Russell Crowe, Entertainment, Martin Sheen, Movies
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...
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