Articles tagged david paymer

Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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23 Apr 2008 // 9:58 PM

Resurrecting the Champ

An interesting tale about the intent of lying and the strengths of good old-fashioned work.

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Josh Hartnett sees reporters from the other side of the story

"I would love to play a rock star," he said. "If somebody said it was time to make The Iggy Pop Story, I'd be there."

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24 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

Resurrecting the Champ

Maybe Erik just is so dim that he doesn't understand what's at stake in his storytelling, the way it reflects and repeats a history of storytelling.

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Jerry Weintraub is the ‘heart and soul’ of the ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Frank Sinatra lived two doors down. Cary Grant dropped by regularly. Tom Cruise just bought the house next door. George Clooney sits

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8 Jun 2007 // 5:00 AM

Oceans Thirteen (2007)

Every time George Clooney or Bernie Mac admits to the lameness of Number Two, the third film in the franchise can't help but promise improvement.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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14 Jan 2005 // 12:00 AM

In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company pushes Carter and Dan up against one another, so that they can work through their mutual anxieties, resentments, and jealousies.

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8 Dec 2003 // 12:00 AM

Line of Fire

Line of Fire trots out an entire season's worth of supporting cast in its initial 60 minutes, each with his or her own thumbnail typology.

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19 Jun 2003 // 12:00 AM

Alex & Emma (2003)

It is Alex's fantasy into which the film and Emma's seeming interests devolve.

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30 May 2002 // 12:00 AM

Bartleby (2001)

[The office] is a penitentiary for the non-criminal, and a continually witty and dry visual joke.

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18 Oct 2001 // 3:00 PM

Focus (2001)

William H. Macy plays Larry like a length of coaxial cable in a bowtie and a cardigan.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Bait (2000)

The film's most effective balancing act comes in the form of Foxx's terrific performance: throughout, he's quirky, subtle, and thankfully able to keep up with the movie's lurching tone-and-genre shifts, from comedy to action to almost-arty to melodrama.

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//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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