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Film: Dance Hall Drama

'Center Stage' emphasizes the authenticity of its movie ballerinas

0 Comments · Thursday, May 11, 2000
Center Stage is a new ballet drama where a group of attractive Dawson's Creek kids enter an elite New York ballet school in the hopes they will one day become superstars. They're not the nicest   

Film: Choosing Actor over Stardom

Up-and-comer Omar Epps stays eclectic with 'Love and Basketball'

0 Comments · Thursday, April 20, 2000
Anonymous and loving it? No, that's not quite what Omar Epps means when he says he doesn't really want to be a brand name. He sits amiably in a Los Angeles hotel room, and the topic of the momen  

Film: Philosophy According to the Girl Next Door

Sandra Bullock sticks with drama for '28 Days'

0 Comments · Thursday, April 13, 2000
How can you be an ordinary, nice person and a movie star at the same time? It's a persistent contradiction that Sandra Bullock contends with on a daily basis. Hollywood actors are expected to wa  

Film: On and On and On With the Show

Winners, losers and the totally ignored at Oscars 2000

0 Comments · Thursday, March 30, 2000
The people who told you this was the toughest Oscar race in years weren't lying. There were more worthy candidates in 1999 than any I can remember. If the winners weren't the best, they were at  

Film: CityBeat Oscar Pick

Best original screenplay Nominee: Charlie Kaufman

0 Comments · Thursday, March 9, 2000
A trip to the March 26 Oscars ceremony deserves a fashion make-over. After all, you can't expect to wear that foam-green tux from your 1984 prom. A flashy, red-carpet entry into the Shrine Auditorium  

Film: Snow Daze

Grading the Winter 2000 films: It doesn't look good

0 Comments · Thursday, March 2, 2000
"It's all crap from January to May." That's what a colleague said to me in Los Angeles one day. She was referring to the post-holiday winter season as the dumping ground for Hollywood's bast  

Film: FutureShock

Building a Y2K primer of cinematic forecasts

0 Comments · Thursday, January 27, 2000
The best thing about the millennium is we can all stop talking about it. That's the impression I get from people. Others are quick to point out that the real millennium doesn't technically beg  

Film: The Old Ballgame

New Costner film is full of cheeseball sentiment

0 Comments · Thursday, September 16, 1999
The biggest mistake that screenwriter Dana Stevens (adapting from the Michael Shaara novel) and director Sam Raimi make in their baseball weepie, For Love of the Game, is one of general structur  

Film: A Step Away From Splatter

'Sixth Sense' and 'Blair Witch' take movie horror in an adult direction

0 Comments · Thursday, August 26, 1999
I've never witnessed a real-life murder, but I've seen plenty on TV. I've also never been one to string up Hollywood as the scapegoat for violence in America, but when you see enough people ar  

Film: The Tricky Dick Amazing Girl Revue

Nixon receives a Hollywood makeover courtesy of playful 'Dick'

0 Comments · Thursday, August 5, 1999
One of the most reviled and mocked presidents in recent history, Richard Nixon is said to represent the beginning of modern-day cynicism toward politicians. In the past 20 years, it was difficult