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By Elizabeth Large and Elizabeth Large,Restaurant Critic | November 13, 1992
Any place that bakes its pizza in a wood-burning oven has to be forgiven almost any flaw. There's something about the slightly charred flavor the wood imparts that makes for an unforgettably good crust. Having said that, though, I'll go on to point out that the newest Al Pacino Cafe in the chain (the fourth) nevertheless needs to get its act together.I haven't been to the other Al Pacinos, but I'm assuming the Baltimore chain has grown so rapidly because the first three had wonderful pizza and their Middle Eastern offerings, salads and sandwiches were good as well.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | March 22, 2013
Executive producer Barry Levinson urges viewers to think of his HBO film "Phil Spector" as a two-person play - not a docudrama about the first murder trial of the rock producer. "It really is a two-person piece," Levinson said in a telephone interview last week. "And if you're looking for some kind of docudrama, which we are more familiar with on television, this isn't it. " The two persons, Academy Award-winners Al Pacino as Spector and Helen Mirren as his defense attorney, Linda Kenney Baden, can fill a screen like few others.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 17, 1997
News flash: New York lawyers, real estate developers and other top-feeders can be nasty characters. And they dress fabulously for funerals.This is just one of the many messages of "The Devil's Advocate," which folds Scripture, sex and soigne interior design into an overbaked morality tale for the 21st century. There might be other movies out there that started with a reasonably clever premise only to make a preposterous -- if good-looking -- hash of it, but "The Devil's Advocate" takes the prize for this season's most perverse outing by a franchise name.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
It might not have been a star turn, but Baltimore had a strong supporting role at Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast. Baltimore Friends School graduate Bucky Gunts won the prestigious award for best direction in a variety, comedy or music special for his work on the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on NBC. Each of the nominees was featured in a short video answering the question of what they wanted to be when they were growing up. ...
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 16, 1996
You can fight "City Hall." It's easy. Just don't go.The Al Pacino movie is long on histrionics, rich in detail, provocative in theme, but ultimately comes to nothing because it doesn't make its argument with enough rigor. It concedes too early.Pacino plays His Honor John Pappas, mayor of the great, shaggy, ungovernable and pathological city 200-odd miles to the Northeast, a gifted politician who is equal parts Mario Cuomo (the fabled eloquence), Fiorello LaGuardia (the squawky feistiness)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | December 15, 1995
"Heat," from the Michael Mann who created "Miami Vice" and "Police Story," as well as "Thief," "Manhunter" and "Last of the Mohicans," is exactly what you might expect, only a lot better: A big, fat, full-tilt boogie, rockin', rollin' heavy metal concert for outlaws, outlaw wannabes, macho sentimentalists and gun cranks -- everyone who's ever felt a dribble of testosterone in his or her endocrine system.This is glandular, not intellectual, movie-making but it's at the highest end of technical expressiveness.
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November 5, 2005
Critic's Pick-- Ego and paranoia threaten the drug empire built by a ruthless Cuban emigre in Scarface (7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bravo). Al Pacino (above) stars.
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February 19, 1993
An article about the Oscar nominations in yesterday's editions said that Al Pacino was the first male to win a nomination in both acting and supporting acting categories. However, in 1944 Barry Fitzgerald received nominations in the acting and supporting acting categories for the same role in "Going My Way." That practice has subsequently been disallowed by the Academy.
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By Mary Maushard | March 30, 1991
AL PACINO CAFE 542 E. Belvedere Ave., in the Belvedere Market. Hours: 11 a.m. 11 p.m. every day. Call 323-7060 If you've had it with extra cheese and pepperoni, you might want to make Al Pacino's Cafe your next stop for pizza. The combinations number at least 30; many of them are exotic -- by most carryouts' standards -- with names to match.Al Pacino's Cafe has three locations, but the newest is just off York Road in Belvedere Square. The cafe is small and friendly, a good place to stop with the kids.
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By Lynn Williams and Lynn Williams,Sun Restaurant Critic | August 2, 1991
Some first-rate restaurants, like some first-rate actors, have humble beginnings. Al Pacino -- the first-rate restaurant, not the first-rate actor -- started out as a little Fells Point pizzeria. It wasn't much to look at, unless an old poster of CheSome first-rate restaurants, like some first-rate actors, have humble beginnings. Al Pacino -- the first-rate restaurant, not the first-rate actor -- started out as a little Fells Point pizzeria. It wasn't much to look at, unless an old poster of Cher is your idea of decor, but the brick-oven pizza was extraordinary.
SPORTS
September 30, 2008
1 Turtle talk: Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen (left) meets the media at 1 p.m. after his team's third straight win. See Jeff Barker's blog at baltimoresun.com/terpsblog. 2 Recovery time: The Maryland men's soccer team, coming off a loss to No. 1 Wake Forest, meets Binghamton at 7:30. The Bearcats bring an eight-game unbeaten streak to Ludwig Field. 3 MIAA soccer: The eighth-ranked Archbishop Curley soccer team has an 8 p.m. home meeting with Loyola, which will be smarting after falling from No. 9 to out of The Baltimore Sun's Top 15. 4 Tuesday night football: Check out Al Pacino and his Miami Sharks in Any Given Sunday (8 p.m., VS.)
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September 22, 2008
1 You can call: them Rays: Maybe the Orioles have a good shot against the Rays tonight (7:05, MASN) because Tampa Bay's players are sore from pounding each other in celebration of clinching a playoff berth. 2 Prime-time Brett : Tonight's Jets-Chargers game (8:30, ESPN) marks Brett Favre's 34th appearance on Monday Night Football, giving him almost as many hours in prime time as Kelsey Grammer. 3 Step lively: Dancing with the Stars (8 p.m., chs. 2, 7) premieres tonight, with the usual sports-related component.
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September 19, 2008
Burn After Reading ** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS) $19.1 million $19.1 million 1 week Rated: R Running time: 96 minutes What it's about: Espionage gets mixed up with a gym worker's desire to get a Hollywood body, a CIA wife's move to get a divorce, and a U.S. Treasury agent's propensity to get some thrills. Our take: You can't fault the ensemble, which includes Brad Pitt (above), but the movie lacks internal combustion. It's more like a lava lamp than lava. The Family That Preys * ( 1 STAR)
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September 18, 2008
Babylon A.D. What it's about : Vin Diesel (above) stars as a sullen bruiser who must reluctantly escort a mysterious, angelic young person (Melanie Thierry) to a far-off destination - the promised land of New York. Rated: R The scoop : This is not a terrible movie, but it quickly degenerates into chases and gunfights and not much else. Grade : * 1/2 Burn After Reading What it's about: Espionage gets mixed up with a gym worker's desire to get a Hollywood body, a CIA wife's move to get a divorce, and a U.S. Treasury agent's propensity to get some thrills whenever his flame flicks him the wrong way. Rated: R The scoop : You can't fault the ensemble (George Clooney and Frances McDormand are especially spirited)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,michael.sragow@baltsun.com | September 12, 2008
What a difference a director makes. When Al Pacino and Robert De Niro shared a scene together in Heat, with Pacino as the L.A. cop par excellence and De Niro as the master criminal, the wide-awake and super-skilled Michael Mann orchestrated it, aptly enough, as a meeting of street legends, and the legendary actors pulled it off. When Pacino said "I don't know how to do anything else" and "I don't much want to, either" and De Niro replied, twice, "Neither...
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 9, 2006
Dog Day Afternoon [Warner Home Video] $27 Based on a true story, 1975's Dog Day Afternoon tells the tragically comic tale of a hapless young man (a bravura Al Pacino) who attempts to rob a bank to pay for his male lover's (Chris Sarandon) sex change operation. The late John Cazale also turns in a memorable performance as Pacino's clueless partner in crime. The DVD includes a comprehensive retrospective documentary on the film - Pacino admits he originally turned down the part - a vintage featurette and entertaining commentary from 81-year-old director Sidney Lumet.
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By Nancy Spiller and Nancy Spiller,Los Angeles Times Syndicate | May 1, 1992
FRANKIE & JOHNNYParamount (1991)When I first saw this movie, I shared the thoughts of critics who felt Michelle Pfeiffer was too young and too pretty to be the lonely waitress Frankie who faces a last chance at love with Al Pacino's Johnny. But I also thought people would go see it. Heck, it had Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino, enough on-screen magnetism to extract dental fillings from the audience. What's more, it was directed by Garry Marshall, the television-sitcom veteran who proved with "Pretty Woman" that he knew how to make a hit romantic comedy.
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By New York Times | April 10, 1992
The American Jewish Theater will present "Angel of Death" and "Big Al," two one-act plays about Hollywood and its influence.Billy Hopkins is directing "Angel of Death," by the 26-year-old playwright Charlie Schulman, about the resurrection of Dr. Josef Mengele as a movie star."
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By SAM SESSA and SAM SESSA,SUN REPORTER | December 21, 2005
Underneath every 12-topping deep-dish is the same simple foundation: cheese pizza. If the tomato sauce, cheese and crust don't come together, the whole pie doesn't taste right -- no matter how much is piled on top. Here's a sampling of cheese pizza from four local restaurants. Fortunato Brothers 6374 York Road -- 410-377-7300 Hours --10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. to midnight Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday On a slice of cheese pizza, $1.60, Fortunato Brothers nails the crust.
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November 5, 2005
Critic's Pick-- Ego and paranoia threaten the drug empire built by a ruthless Cuban emigre in Scarface (7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bravo). Al Pacino (above) stars.
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