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Sun Movie CriticHere's the dictionary definition of a fool's errand: Coming off one of the worst movie summers in recent memory (you know there's trouble when two of the season's best, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and Freaky Friday, come from...
Tags: Peter Weir, Russell Crowe, Peter Jackson, Movies, Academy Awards
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...
When it comes to popular entertainment, the late Michael Crichton was about as successful as any writer could hope to be. His 15 novels and four nonfiction works have sold a staggering 150 million copies worldwide. Fourteen of his books were made into...
Orlando CityBeat WriterSome things just are what they are. Certain phrases have become so well-understood that precise descriptions are no longer necessary for you to grasp everything you need or want to know about a thing or person. Examples of this include "it's a fixer-...
Tags: Peter Weir, Billy Boyd, Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Errol Flynn
Chicago Tribune movie critic"American Splendor," an offbeat, independent American movie based on the scruffy life and hard times of underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, was selected as the best film of 2003 on Jan. 3 by the National Society of Film Critics. Barely nudging out...
Tribune Staff ReportersNow that the summer of sequels finally has ended, Hollywood has a message for adults: It's safe to get back in the theaters again. The fall always looks great from a Labor Day perspective as the studios and indie distributors prepare to unveil their...
Tags: Kevin Nealon, Aging, Security, Immigration, Alfre Woodard
South Florida Sun-Sentinel Film Writer"Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World" is extremely long, meticulous and quite possibly great. Director Peter Weir's epic throws you smack on the deck of a British warship in the middle of the ocean in 1805, capturing with ecstatic detail...
Chicago Tribune movie criticChristmas and New Year's were a time of celebration and remembrance for everybody. But for movie fans the holiday season and its immediate aftermath are something special in a different way: catch-up time. Now is the winter of our (relative) content,...
Gould piloted the Africa from New London to the Cape Verde Islands off the African coast in about 50 days, looping across the Atlantic in a slightly downward curve and working his way from "fresh gales with snow" to "fresh breises and hazey" off the...
Chicago Tribune Movie Critic4 stars (out of 4) As magnificent as a high-masted 19th-century British warship, as explosive as a Napoleonic-era ocean battle seen above the cannon's mouth, Peter Weir's "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," with Russell Crowe as Captain...
Knight Ridder-TribuneIn late October 1991, Sebastian Junger was living in Gloucester, Mass., and eking out a precarious living as a freelance journalist when a drastic turn in the weather changed his life. What would become known as the Storm of the Century _ the unheard-...
Sentinel Movie Critic***** Peter Weir's Master and Commander is a thrilling, sweeping, visually stunning Napoleonic War adventure set on the high seas. It's a beautiful film, full of blood, heart, intelligence and wit. It may very well turn out to be the best picture of...
Tags: Billy Boyd, Peter Weir, Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, David Lean
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