Articles tagged simon baker

LOS ANGELES — Australian actor Simon Baker tried all kinds of jobs before he mustered up the courage to be an actor. He was a brick

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‘Mentalist’ co-star says the mind games could go on for years to come

Everyone connected with the CBS series “The Mentalist” can now relax. The Tuesday night drama is one of the biggest hits of this television season.

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25 Feb 2009 // 6:33 AM

Great TV series aren’t easily duplicated

We’ve hit the season when news from Hollywood about possible new fall shows gets the TV world all kaflubbered and jumping to overstatement by

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23 Feb 2009 // 9:30 AM

Viewers tend to stick with the predictable

On the surface, Gregory House and Patrick Jane have little in common. One is a pill-popping, emotionally crippled doctor with the worst bedside manner since

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2 Feb 2009 // 5:57 AM

Simon Baker is looking good, and so is ‘The Mentalist’

LOS ANGELES - I suppose if I had Simon Baker’s looks, or just his hair, I’d be the strong, silent type, too. After

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23 Jan 2009 // 2:00 AM

The Lodger

David Ondaatje's movie offers up a series of potentially interesting meta-texts, concerning the significantly named Manning's obsession and aggression, his professional identity and, of course, masculinity.

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The Best Television Performers of 2008

More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.

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23 Sep 2008 // 12:00 AM

The Mentalist: Series Premiere

The Mentalist uses Patrick's (Simon Baker) obnoxiousness to different effects. When he isn't pausing to consider himself, he's taking out opponents at the knees.

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LOS ANGELES - Network lineups are loaded with television shows where bits of hair and fibers, drops of DNA and a host of other small

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Heathers & Sex and Death 101

In a few devastating gestures, Heathers makes Sex and Death 101 look like a wannabe -- a script in search of a director and a star to complete the clique.

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5 Feb 2007 // 8:00 PM

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

According to this film women in power are cruel, lonely, and constantly paranoid; not to mention supremely non-sexual.

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19 Sep 2006 // 1:47 AM

Smith

Faces are hard to read in Smith. Sometimes, this inscrutability is obvious, even exaggerated.

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29 Jun 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

'You sold your soul the first time you put on that pair of Jimmy Choos.' So ascertains Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), editor-in-chief at Runway magazine, disdainful of her self-doubting assistant. And so she summarizes yet another tale of a little girl who finds corruption in the big city.

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2 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

Something New (2006)

As the film is focused on Kenya's dilemmas, Brian is something of a cipher, the primary force for her transformation without a life beyond her vision.

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24 Jun 2005 // 12:00 AM

Land of the Dead (2005)

Predictably macabre, darkly comic, and grimly class conscious, Land of the Dead imagines a world where humans turn against each other when facing dreadful fates.

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18 Mar 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Ring 2 (2005)

Rachel misses the fact that she's living in a horror movie sequel, which ordains that she's not anywhere near 'starting over' in the usual sense.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Guardian

PULL.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Red Planet (2000)

WARNING: The following review contains plot spoilers. Dud Planet Red Planet is freshman director Antony Hoffman’s entry into the most recent spate of films

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

It really sucks to be poor and of no social consequence, especially once you have had a taste of nobility and luxury.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

"Island of Lemurs: Madagascar" Is Cute but Spooky

// Short Ends and Leader

"This flick is a superficial but eye-popping survey for armchair nature tourists.

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