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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 31, 1997
Does size matter?When it comes to movies, it can't hurt. And when it comes to "Boogie Nights," a sprawling epic documenting the life and death of the 1970s, it is more than given its due.Filmed with brash exuberance by 27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson, and filled with career-defining performances,"Boogie Nights" gives the Hollywood star-making fable a seedy touch by setting it in the tawdry world of pornographic film.Audacious in its subject matter, unapologetically referential in its cinematic approach, "Boogie Nights" is a full-frontal travelogue through the louche carnality of the 1970s, a paean to porn, disco and other discredited cultural forms.
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Thomas F. Schaller | February 4, 2014
Normally, I get neither sad nor particularly sentimental when celebrities die. But I'm really bent out of shape about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose. According to friends, Mr. Hoffman had been living drug-free for more than two decades until recently relapsing. His death is a reminder that even a demon suppressed for a long time is never fully exorcised and may, at some point, burst forth with an arresting potency - an apt description, as it were, of so many of Mr. Hoffman's most memorable on-screen performances.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | March 9, 2007
The Orioles play at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter a total of six times this spring, which should provide ample opportunity for me to sneak away and visit the Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum. The museum, which is located on U.S. 1 in Jupiter, is a shrine to the television and movie star who had such terrific range that he dated Oscar winner Sally Field and was married to comedienne Judy Carne and television actress Loni Anderson. Burt's a pretty good actor, too, with well-regarded roles in Deliverance and Boogie Nights as well as the lovable rogue he played in several Smokey and the Bandit movies.
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May 28, 2009
TODAY Robert Altman retrospective Relax with another one of Robert Altman's finest classics, 2006's "A Prairie Home Companion," showing at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets $8. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com. 'A Different Me Tour' featuring Keyshia Cole, Bobby Valentino, The Dream and Keri Hilson Four born-and-bred Atlantans rip the stage with their chart-topping hits, including "Turnin' Me On," "Beep," "You Complete Me" and "Shawty Is a Ten."
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May 28, 2009
TODAY Robert Altman retrospective Relax with another one of Robert Altman's finest classics, 2006's "A Prairie Home Companion," showing at 9 p.m. Thursday at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Tickets $8. Call 410-727-3456 or go to thecharles.com. 'A Different Me Tour' featuring Keyshia Cole, Bobby Valentino, The Dream and Keri Hilson Four born-and-bred Atlantans rip the stage with their chart-topping hits, including "Turnin' Me On," "Beep," "You Complete Me" and "Shawty Is a Ten."
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By J.D. Considine | November 6, 1997
Gang RelatedThe Soundtrack (Death Row 53509)With many in the music industry wondering about the future of Death Row Records after the death of Tupac Shakur, the departure of co-founder Dr. Dre, and the incarceration of label chief Suge Knight, the soundtrack to "Gang Related," Shakur's final film, ought to be enough to silence the naysayers. Instead, it only adds weight to their doubts. Despite reports that Shakur had recorded several albums' worth of material before his death, the "Gang Related" soundtrack hardly counts as a 2Pac album; after all, he's only featured on four of the double-album's 24 tracks.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | August 28, 1998
It's understandable that Studio 54 would inspire a spate of books and movies. The legendary New York nightclub came to define the excesses, self-indulgence, self-destruction and, yes, the fun of the late 1970s and early 1980s.Populated by movie stars, models and now-forgotten glitterati, all of whom throbbed in a drug-induced paroxysm of ecstasy to an infectious disco beat, the super-boite of the Me Decade is ideal fodder for a movie."54" is not that movie. "Boogie Nights" was more audaciously stylish; Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" had more heart.
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By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
For Julianne Moore, everything comes down to the vision thing. Not hers. Her director's. "I don't care what kind of vision it is, as long as they have one," says Moore, 38, who in just eight years has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. And it's not just anyone who's been doing the seeking: since 1992, when audiences first noticed her as Annabella Sciorra's unfortunate friend in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," Moore has been recruited by an impressive roster of directors.
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Thomas F. Schaller | February 4, 2014
Normally, I get neither sad nor particularly sentimental when celebrities die. But I'm really bent out of shape about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death Sunday from an apparent heroin overdose. According to friends, Mr. Hoffman had been living drug-free for more than two decades until recently relapsing. His death is a reminder that even a demon suppressed for a long time is never fully exorcised and may, at some point, burst forth with an arresting potency - an apt description, as it were, of so many of Mr. Hoffman's most memorable on-screen performances.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 2, 1999
Maybe it was the talking dog that finally put me over the edge. "Summer of Sam," Spike Lee's ambitious yet addled new film, is so full of non sequiturs, gratuitous sex and emotionally empty characters that for the first hour you simply watch it with mouth disbelievingly agape. Then, in one of the movie's supposedly climactic scenes, where serial killer David Berkowitz battles his interior demons, the black lab that Berkowitz actually blamed for the murders begins to speak to him, Taco Bell-chihuahua style.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | March 9, 2007
The Orioles play at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter a total of six times this spring, which should provide ample opportunity for me to sneak away and visit the Burt Reynolds & Friends Museum. The museum, which is located on U.S. 1 in Jupiter, is a shrine to the television and movie star who had such terrific range that he dated Oscar winner Sally Field and was married to comedienne Judy Carne and television actress Loni Anderson. Burt's a pretty good actor, too, with well-regarded roles in Deliverance and Boogie Nights as well as the lovable rogue he played in several Smokey and the Bandit movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
By CHRIS KALTENBACH and CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
For Julianne Moore, everything comes down to the vision thing. Not hers. Her director's. "I don't care what kind of vision it is, as long as they have one," says Moore, 38, who in just eight years has become one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. And it's not just anyone who's been doing the seeking: since 1992, when audiences first noticed her as Annabella Sciorra's unfortunate friend in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," Moore has been recruited by an impressive roster of directors.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | August 28, 1998
It's understandable that Studio 54 would inspire a spate of books and movies. The legendary New York nightclub came to define the excesses, self-indulgence, self-destruction and, yes, the fun of the late 1970s and early 1980s.Populated by movie stars, models and now-forgotten glitterati, all of whom throbbed in a drug-induced paroxysm of ecstasy to an infectious disco beat, the super-boite of the Me Decade is ideal fodder for a movie."54" is not that movie. "Boogie Nights" was more audaciously stylish; Whit Stillman's "The Last Days of Disco" had more heart.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine | November 6, 1997
Gang RelatedThe Soundtrack (Death Row 53509)With many in the music industry wondering about the future of Death Row Records after the death of Tupac Shakur, the departure of co-founder Dr. Dre, and the incarceration of label chief Suge Knight, the soundtrack to "Gang Related," Shakur's final film, ought to be enough to silence the naysayers. Instead, it only adds weight to their doubts. Despite reports that Shakur had recorded several albums' worth of material before his death, the "Gang Related" soundtrack hardly counts as a 2Pac album; after all, he's only featured on four of the double-album's 24 tracks.
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 31, 1997
Does size matter?When it comes to movies, it can't hurt. And when it comes to "Boogie Nights," a sprawling epic documenting the life and death of the 1970s, it is more than given its due.Filmed with brash exuberance by 27-year-old director Paul Thomas Anderson, and filled with career-defining performances,"Boogie Nights" gives the Hollywood star-making fable a seedy touch by setting it in the tawdry world of pornographic film.Audacious in its subject matter, unapologetically referential in its cinematic approach, "Boogie Nights" is a full-frontal travelogue through the louche carnality of the 1970s, a paean to porn, disco and other discredited cultural forms.
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By FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | September 14, 2002
There's nothing like a character actor to make you say, Who is that guy and where have I seen him before? Here's where you may have caught some of those familiar faces. Peter Facinelli, Fastlane: Appeared in Dancer, Texas, one of the better Texas-filmed movies about Texas, as well as Can't Hardly Wait and The Big Kahuna. William Fichtner, MDs: Appeared in Pearl Harbor as Josh Hartnett's abusive father; in The Perfect Storm as a brawling sailor. Had a recurring role on Grace Under Fire.
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