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Searching for his way into the new musical "Backbeat," which examines the Beatles' early days (and nights) in Hamburg, Germany, David Leveaux asked himself what he called "the Jerome Robbins question." It's a tactic he picked up in 2004 while overseeing...
The 2012-13 season at the Ahmanson Theatre will feature Theresa Rebeck's "Seminar," starring Jeff Goldblum, and the U.S. premiere of "Backbeat," a new musical about the origin of the Beatles, based on the 1994 movie. As previously announced, the...
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Tribune staff reporter2½ stars (out of four) Horror movie heroines (and they're almost always heroines) could dramatically increase their survival chances if they would just follow three simple guidelines. Let's call them "Rules to (Literally) Live By:" 1. When house or...
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Times Staff WriterWith her light yellow hair, clear eyes and purposeful stride, Kate Hudson cuts through the boggy gloom of "The Skeleton Key" like a beam of reason. But even she is no match for the lugubrious vegetation of the Louisiana bayou outside New Orleans, which...
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TIMES FILM CRITICFriday November 7, 1997 Despite a dense, convoluted writing style that makes no concessions to readers in a hurry, magisterial novelist Henry James has lately become a favorite of movie-makers. This last year has seen Jane Campion's "Portrait of a...
Times Film Critic"K-PAX" is a pleasant enough entertainment raised above its station by the quality of its acting. While the story line gets increasingly questionable, the fact that Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges are taking it seriously makes a good deal of difference. The...
Tags: Psychiatry, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Plastic Surgeons, Gaming
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...
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday September 15, 1995 "Hackers" is one of those movies that explore a cool misunderstood teen subculture with a breathtaking lack of verisimilitude. As a result, it gives you more insight into the minds of Hollywood hacks than of computer...
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