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Tribune rock criticConsider the chest-thumping album titles: "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous," "HIStory." Now there is "Invincible" (Epic), Michael Jackson's first album in six years, out Tuesday. Jackson is once again insistently trying to sell us something about his...
Tags: R. Kelly, Children, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott, Macy Gray
OK, 2001 hasn't been the greatest movie year so far, but fall tends to be the season on which top-10 lists are built. The next few months look especially crowded thanks in part to the studios having rushed movies into production in preparation for the...
Tags: Jackie Chan, D.J. Qualls, Science, Bones (tv program), Joel Coen
If you type "Chris Tucker" and "annoying" into the Google Internet search engine, you get 2,440 hits. Propelled by Tucker's high-pitched voice and ants-in-your-pants energy, his characters often are designed to get under people's skin, whether he's...
Times Film Critic"Rush Hour 2" saved the best for last. The very last. The biggest laughs, the most fun this reteaming of Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker has to offer, occur in the outtakes that take over the screen after the story, such as it is, has been told. Here's...
Tags: Brett Ratner, Don Cheadle, Jackie Chan, Movies, Comedy (genre)
THE LAST TIME I had seen U.S. Olympic sprinter Bernard Williams was eight months ago when he was delivering a speech about staying in school and away from drugs to youngsters at the Union Street United Methodist Church in Westminster. Even then, almost...
"American Pie," "Scary Movie," "Rush Hour" and "Doctor Dolittle" all get second chapters and "Jurassic Park" gets a third, while director Tim Burton puts his own spin on "Planet of the Apes." Unofficial sequels also pop up, like John Singleton's "Baby...
With the curtain going up on 2001 amid rising costs, labor uncertainty and decreasing ticket sales despite "record" box office, Hollywood is betting unusually heavily this year on so-called "tent-pole" titles, many of them sequels or big star vehicles....
Magic Number The $100-million mark may not be as illustrious as it once was, with more than 200 films having reached that box office benchmark, but Robert Zemeckis could become the first director to release two $100-million-grossing films in the same...
FOR THE TIMESWednesday January 12, 2000 One of my chief regrets of the previous year was that I wasn't able to get to as many of last August's Urbanworld Film Festival screenings as I would have liked. Still, the few films I did see at that annual Manhattan-...
Movie review "Next Friday" (star) 1/2 Directed by Steve Carr; written and produced by Ice Cube; photographed by Christopher Baffa; edited by Elena Maganini; music by Terence Blanchard. A New Line Cinema release; opens Wednesday. Running time: 1:33....
The period from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day is the busiest moviegoing time of the year. To take advantage of this annual rush to the theaters -- as well as to draw maximum attention to Oscar-aspiring films -- the studios cram many of their high-...
FOR THE TIMESFriday September 17, 1999 Committees make movies like "Blue Streak" and the finished product looks as if this particular panel still hasn't reached a quorum, much less a consensus. It starts out like a caper flick that shifts, almost by...
Tags: Television, Les Mayfield, Theft, Movies, Chris Rock
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