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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 24, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Chris Cooper listened to his wife, and that's why he won an Oscar last night. The screen veteran won the Best Supporting Actor trophy last night. And were it not for his wife, Marianne, he might have turned down the role of John Laroche, the insatiable free spirit at the center of Adaptation. "Actually, I didn't know if I was capable of fulfilling the role," Cooper said backstage after his win. But then his wife reminded him that the best roles are often intimidating. "When you shy away from the role," he remembered her saying, "you'd better pursue them."
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
The guard they call the “Crimestopper” is starting over in Newark. The Delaware 87ers selected former Baltimore prep basketball phenom Aquille Carr in the third round (No. 43 overall) of the NBA Development League Draft on Friday night, bringing the onetime blue-chip recruit's globe-trotting basketball odyssey to a halt. For now, at least. Carr last played during a barnstorming tour of China this summer alongside former NBA star Tracy McGrady and league champion Jason Williams.
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December 15, 2003
On December 11, 2003 JOHN W. COOPER beloved husband of Patty Cooper, father of Sam Cooper, son of Ernest and Iska Cooper, brother of Sarah Crane, and Harriet and Chris Cooper. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday December 18 at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)
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By LOS ANGLES TIMES | March 3, 2009
Series The Biggest Loser:: Chef Rocco DiSpirito takes contestants to a restaurant where they learn to make healthier choices when dining out, then it's time for a workout with Sugar Ray Leonard. (8 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) American Idol: : Twelve semifinalists, including Baltimore native Ju'Not Joyner, perform in a two-hour episode. (8 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) Dirty Jobs: : Mike tries to take the day off and persuade two of the show's producers to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. (9 p.m., Discovery)
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September 21, 2007
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE -- (Columbia) Beatles tunes are the backdrop for a musical romance between young lovers (Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess). Julie Taymor directs. DEEP WATER -- (IFC) Documentary examines a disastrous 1968 around-the-world yacht race. THE FEAST OF LOVE -- (MGM) Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell lead the cast in director Robert Benton's ensemble romance. THE GAME PLAN -- (Disney) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a quarterback forced to take in a daughter he never knew he had. THE KINGDOM -- (Universal)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | September 28, 2007
If the anti-terrorist thriller The Kingdom had been released in 2004, it might have helped John Kerry win the presidential election. With eye-opening audacity, it adopts the same message that brought ridicule on Kerry: The fight against terrorism should be a massive police action, not a war. And director Peter Berg, who directed the movie Friday Night Lights and is the creative force behind the TV show of the same name (one of the best network episodic dramas...
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | February 19, 1999
It's 1957, and Homer Hickam has one dream: He wants to send a rocket into the heavens. All he has to do is master calculus, chemistry and physics, defy his high school principal and stand up to a father who thinks he's wasting his life.This true story of a future NASA scientist is told in "October Sky," one of the surest pleasures of this still-young film year, a quiet, unforced ode to family, friendship and the power of the mind. It's a dignified, uplifting film that reinforces Chris Cooper's status as one of our finest actors.
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December 25, 2003
Art Kay Hwang's schematics, on display at School 33 Art Center's group show, have a repetitive scale that is magical. page 16. Eats Revisiting a year's worth of great eating -- from the best breakfast to the best value to the best french fries (at JD's Smokehouse, above). page 18. Family Mark the beginning of 2004 with fireworks displays downtown, in Annapolis and in Ocean City -- plus some noontime activities for the short set. page 34. Trips Wilmington, Del., isn't a large town, but it offers a number of venues at which to enjoy the arts, including the Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Grand Opera House (pictured)
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By LOS ANGLES TIMES | March 3, 2009
Series The Biggest Loser:: Chef Rocco DiSpirito takes contestants to a restaurant where they learn to make healthier choices when dining out, then it's time for a workout with Sugar Ray Leonard. (8 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) American Idol: : Twelve semifinalists, including Baltimore native Ju'Not Joyner, perform in a two-hour episode. (8 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) Dirty Jobs: : Mike tries to take the day off and persuade two of the show's producers to roll up their sleeves and get dirty. (9 p.m., Discovery)
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | November 1, 2013
The guard they call the “Crimestopper” is starting over in Newark. The Delaware 87ers selected former Baltimore prep basketball phenom Aquille Carr in the third round (No. 43 overall) of the NBA Development League Draft on Friday night, bringing the onetime blue-chip recruit's globe-trotting basketball odyssey to a halt. For now, at least. Carr last played during a barnstorming tour of China this summer alongside former NBA star Tracy McGrady and league champion Jason Williams.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | September 28, 2007
If the anti-terrorist thriller The Kingdom had been released in 2004, it might have helped John Kerry win the presidential election. With eye-opening audacity, it adopts the same message that brought ridicule on Kerry: The fight against terrorism should be a massive police action, not a war. And director Peter Berg, who directed the movie Friday Night Lights and is the creative force behind the TV show of the same name (one of the best network episodic dramas...
FEATURES
September 21, 2007
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE -- (Columbia) Beatles tunes are the backdrop for a musical romance between young lovers (Evan Rachel Wood and Jim Sturgess). Julie Taymor directs. DEEP WATER -- (IFC) Documentary examines a disastrous 1968 around-the-world yacht race. THE FEAST OF LOVE -- (MGM) Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear and Radha Mitchell lead the cast in director Robert Benton's ensemble romance. THE GAME PLAN -- (Disney) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is a quarterback forced to take in a daughter he never knew he had. THE KINGDOM -- (Universal)
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By Michael Sragow and Chris Kaltenbach and Michael Sragow and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critics | February 23, 2007
Capsules by film critics Michael Sragow and Chris Kaltenbach unless noted. Full reviews are at baltimoresun.com/movies. Because I Said So -- Diane Keaton is a mother who can't bear the thought of her lovelorn daughter (Mandy Moore) spending one more minute unattached. This is a relationship film put together by people who think TV sitcoms are reality shows. (C.K.) PG-13 111 minutes D Breach -- tells the story of the capture of super-spy Robert Hanssen with a delicious doggedness. Writer-director Billy Ray doesn't try to dazzle you with the scope of Hanssen's treachery.
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December 25, 2003
Art Kay Hwang's schematics, on display at School 33 Art Center's group show, have a repetitive scale that is magical. page 16. Eats Revisiting a year's worth of great eating -- from the best breakfast to the best value to the best french fries (at JD's Smokehouse, above). page 18. Family Mark the beginning of 2004 with fireworks displays downtown, in Annapolis and in Ocean City -- plus some noontime activities for the short set. page 34. Trips Wilmington, Del., isn't a large town, but it offers a number of venues at which to enjoy the arts, including the Delaware Art Museum, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Grand Opera House (pictured)
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By Eleanor R. Gillespie and Eleanor R. Gillespie,COX NEWS SERVICE | December 25, 2003
There's an old saying in horse racing: Breed the best to the best and hope for the best. That's exactly what director Gary Ross does with Seabiscuit. He's taken a trio of superb actors - Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper - and Laura Hillenbrand's thrillingly good best seller and melded them into a graceful, intelligent and heartfelt film. Right from the beginning, Ross lets us know this is not going to be just another maverick-stallion-finds-love-and-wins-th e-Big-Race story. Seabiscuit himself ( several horses, but Fighting Ferrari in close-ups)
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December 15, 2003
On December 11, 2003 JOHN W. COOPER beloved husband of Patty Cooper, father of Sam Cooper, son of Ernest and Iska Cooper, brother of Sarah Crane, and Harriet and Chris Cooper. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday December 18 at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis, MD 21403. Arrangements by Hilton Funeral Home, Barnesville, MD (hiltonfh.com)
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By Eleanor R. Gillespie and Eleanor R. Gillespie,COX NEWS SERVICE | December 25, 2003
There's an old saying in horse racing: Breed the best to the best and hope for the best. That's exactly what director Gary Ross does with Seabiscuit. He's taken a trio of superb actors - Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper - and Laura Hillenbrand's thrillingly good best seller and melded them into a graceful, intelligent and heartfelt film. Right from the beginning, Ross lets us know this is not going to be just another maverick-stallion-finds-love-and-wins-th e-Big-Race story. Seabiscuit himself ( several horses, but Fighting Ferrari in close-ups)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 23, 2003
* BEST PICTURE Chicago (above) should win, because it's bold, brassy, sexy and you can dance to it. It's also a musical, an unjustly moribund genre for years that's finally making the comeback we've all been waiting for. And it does everything better than even the most optimistic dared hope. * BEST DIRECTOR Rob Marshall (Chicago) deserves an award for hitting a home run his first time in the box, and his Director's Guild citation will only help his cause. But Martin Scorsese (above) is both the greatest director of his era as well as the sentimental favorite (although sentiment doesn't carry as much weight with the academy as it used to)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | March 24, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - Chris Cooper listened to his wife, and that's why he won an Oscar last night. The screen veteran won the Best Supporting Actor trophy last night. And were it not for his wife, Marianne, he might have turned down the role of John Laroche, the insatiable free spirit at the center of Adaptation. "Actually, I didn't know if I was capable of fulfilling the role," Cooper said backstage after his win. But then his wife reminded him that the best roles are often intimidating. "When you shy away from the role," he remembered her saying, "you'd better pursue them."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 23, 2003
* BEST PICTURE Chicago (above) should win, because it's bold, brassy, sexy and you can dance to it. It's also a musical, an unjustly moribund genre for years that's finally making the comeback we've all been waiting for. And it does everything better than even the most optimistic dared hope. * BEST DIRECTOR Rob Marshall (Chicago) deserves an award for hitting a home run his first time in the box, and his Director's Guild citation will only help his cause. But Martin Scorsese (above) is both the greatest director of his era as well as the sentimental favorite (although sentiment doesn't carry as much weight with the academy as it used to)
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