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By Steve McKerrow | May 21, 1991
ON AND OFF THE AIR:* The danger in profiling somebody who is still alive and willing to talk about an active career is that he talks . . . and talks and talks. Such is the case with the latest "Crazy About the Movies" special on the Cinemax premium cable service.Dennis Hopper is the subject, and there is no denying a certain fascination with him and a career that has rebounded from a long period of drug and mental instability. (The show premiered Friday, and can be seen again at midnight tonight, followed by two Hopper movies, "Chattahoochee" and "Blood Red."
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Dan Rodricks | December 23, 2013
An hour and a half before Sunday's Ravens game, Jimmy Scaletta took his usual seat near M&T Bank Stadium - in the middle of the eastbound lane of the Hamburg Street bridge. On game days, it becomes a pedestrian bridge, and Scaletta sits with his cup and cardboard sign facing the incoming fans, hoping for handouts. He's been doing this for years, before and after Ravens games. He doesn't walk around and ask for money. He sits quietly with the handmade sign. Sunday the sign read, "Homeless People Help Happy Holiday.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff Writer | July 25, 1992
Some day Dennis Hopper will make a great movie, you can see it in his eyes. But "Nails" is not the one.The movie premieres at 9 tonight on Showtime, and stars Mr. Hopper as a randy, renegade cop relentlessly on the trail of the killers of his partner. Now there's an original idea, right?Nope. It's formula, formula, formula of the cable variety, with Los Angeles street chases, gratuitously vulgar language and a little nudity -- the longest scene, surprisingly, of Mr. Hopper himself, chasing a suspect into the street right from the shower.
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By McClatchy-Tribune | March 17, 2009
Starring Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard and Deborah Harry. Directed by Isabel Coixet. Released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. $27.96. Rated R. *** 1/2 (3 1/2 STARS) There always seems to be a shortage of good, mature movies for adults. And by "adult," we're talking about movies that treat sex as both a natural part of human life and as just one part of that life. Elegy, based on Philip Roth's novella The Dying Animal, is about a middle-aged professor (Ben Kingsley)
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By Stephen Wigler and Stephen Wigler,Sun Staff Writer | April 30, 1994
"Chasers" is a road picture with a few genuinely funny comic scenes and a number of good performances. It's the first theatrically released feature film Dennis Hopper -- of "Easy Rider" (and frenetic Nike TV commercials) fame -- has directed since 1988's "Colors.""Chasers" is essentially a remake of Hal Ashby's grim "The Last Detail" (1973), which starred Jack Nicholson and Otis Young as two career sailors randomly selected to escort a none-too-bright and essentially innocent man (Randy Quaid)
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By Larry Atkins | June 21, 2007
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? That's the question that we should be asking in light of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Hippie values and culture have been taking a beating over the past few years. However, while the hippie movement had its flaws, there is much about it that should be honored, cherished and celebrated. Forty years ago, the hit song "San Francisco," written by John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and sung by one-hit wonder Scott McKenzie, sounded the clarion call of that era: "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair."
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By McClatchy-Tribune | March 17, 2009
Starring Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard and Deborah Harry. Directed by Isabel Coixet. Released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. $27.96. Rated R. *** 1/2 (3 1/2 STARS) There always seems to be a shortage of good, mature movies for adults. And by "adult," we're talking about movies that treat sex as both a natural part of human life and as just one part of that life. Elegy, based on Philip Roth's novella The Dying Animal, is about a middle-aged professor (Ben Kingsley)
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By Robert Philpot and Robert Philpot,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 27, 1998
If you've ever been stuck in tourist gridlock while trying to see Old Faithful erupt, you might not think that shutting it down is all that bad an idea. But corking the geyser is the evil plot at the heart of "Meet the Deedles," a stupid comedy that almost gets by on good-naturedness.Almost. The movie takes too long to get to where we all know it's going, and provides too few surprises on the way and too little payoff at the end. It's harmless, but it's not exactly rewarding.The Deedles are 18-year-old surfer-dude twins Stew (Steve Van Wormer)
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By Lou Cedrone | October 30, 1990
Dennis Hopper, who directed ''Hot Spot,'' was irritated with Don Johnson who, Hopper said, wouldn't lend himself to promotion of the film.You can't blame Johnson. Promoting ''Hot Spot'' is a little like promoting passage on the Titanic.The new film, a blend of ''The Long Hot Summer'' and ''Double Indemnity,'' is terminally dull, a 130-minute long movie that should run no longer than 90 minutes.Hopper, however, must have thought he was doing the great American epic here, so he takes his good time, and the audience pays.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 10, 1994
"Speed" kills -- it kills wit, character, charm and empathy.But it does go fast. Since that is its sole reason for existence, one must say it achieves its narrow goal brilliantly. Watching it is like riding a greased log down a rapids while people are shooting at you.Situation: A terrorist has rigged a bomb to a bus. If the bus drops below 50 mph, the bomb, the bus and all the people on it turn into a low cloud-cover of DNA confetti. It's rush hour. You're a policeman aboard the bus. What do you do?
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By FROM BALTIMORE SUN NEWS SERVICES | October 14, 2008
'Easy Rider' actor-director Dennis Hopper honored with top French prize Dennis Hopper has been named a commander in the French Legion of Honor. The 72-year-old actor was visibly moved as he received France's most prestigious prize at a ceremony in Paris yesterday. The Cinematique Francaise in Paris is opening an exhibit on Hopper this week that will run through Jan. 19. Hopper's screen credits include Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and 1969's Easy Rider, which he also directed.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | August 8, 2008
I managed to get through the biker extravaganza Hell Ride, a narcissistic piece of soft-core porn and macho camp, by mashing it together in my mind with the equally woeful, family-friendly biker comedy W ild Hogs. After all, both are full of hellions gone to seed. Directed and written by (and starring) Larry Bishop, Hell Ride begs for laughs with its variations on "the 3Bs: Beer, Bike and Booty" and grungy dives named after Dante's Inferno or Valhalla. I found it funny only when I realized that Bishop's dour Pistolero, Michael Madsen's supposedly slick "The Gent" and Vinnie Jones' unrepentantly scummy Billy Wings are the fellows John Travolta, Tim Allen and Martin Lawrence would have been in their baddest dreams.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun reporter | March 14, 2008
Maryland director Jeffrey Kramer's The Price of Paradise (2007), offering Iraqi citizens' takes on the war, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring the filmmaker; Ayman Eldarwish, a translator and consultant with years of experience in the Middle East; and representatives of the International Rescue Committee. Tickets are $7, $5 for alliance members. Information: 410-276-1651 or creativealliance.
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By Larry Atkins | June 21, 2007
What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? That's the question that we should be asking in light of the 40th anniversary of the Summer of Love. Hippie values and culture have been taking a beating over the past few years. However, while the hippie movement had its flaws, there is much about it that should be honored, cherished and celebrated. Forty years ago, the hit song "San Francisco," written by John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and sung by one-hit wonder Scott McKenzie, sounded the clarion call of that era: "If you're going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair."
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | June 24, 2005
We don't negotiate with terrorists!" These are the words of the villain Kaufman, played by Dennis Hopper, in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. He's a capitalist-fascist who protects the richest of the rich in a high-rise city tower in a world gone to the zombies. And what do we make of such lines here in Movie Analogies 101, class? Knowing what we do about Romero's movies - that Night of the Living Dead was a Vietnam-America allegory, that Dawn of the Dead was a ghoulish satire of consumerism - well, we might just think Land of the Dead is about George W. Bush's Patriot Act America.
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May 28, 2000
My favorite moment in "The Source: The Story of the Beats and the Beat Generation" finds Ken Kesey explaining how heavy drugs were used by him and some of his fellow writers to radically alter perception so that they might see the world in new ways and then record those visions for their readers. But it's different today, the author of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" says. "Now we just get up, drink a lot of coffee and do the best we can." "The Source," a 90-minute film by Chuck Workman on the ideological foundations of the Beat movement, is one of the smartest and most seamlessly crafted documentaries I have seen this year.
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By FROM BALTIMORE SUN NEWS SERVICES | October 14, 2008
'Easy Rider' actor-director Dennis Hopper honored with top French prize Dennis Hopper has been named a commander in the French Legion of Honor. The 72-year-old actor was visibly moved as he received France's most prestigious prize at a ceremony in Paris yesterday. The Cinematique Francaise in Paris is opening an exhibit on Hopper this week that will run through Jan. 19. Hopper's screen credits include Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet and 1969's Easy Rider, which he also directed.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | June 24, 2005
We don't negotiate with terrorists!" These are the words of the villain Kaufman, played by Dennis Hopper, in George A. Romero's Land of the Dead. He's a capitalist-fascist who protects the richest of the rich in a high-rise city tower in a world gone to the zombies. And what do we make of such lines here in Movie Analogies 101, class? Knowing what we do about Romero's movies - that Night of the Living Dead was a Vietnam-America allegory, that Dawn of the Dead was a ghoulish satire of consumerism - well, we might just think Land of the Dead is about George W. Bush's Patriot Act America.
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By Robert Philpot and Robert Philpot,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 27, 1998
If you've ever been stuck in tourist gridlock while trying to see Old Faithful erupt, you might not think that shutting it down is all that bad an idea. But corking the geyser is the evil plot at the heart of "Meet the Deedles," a stupid comedy that almost gets by on good-naturedness.Almost. The movie takes too long to get to where we all know it's going, and provides too few surprises on the way and too little payoff at the end. It's harmless, but it's not exactly rewarding.The Deedles are 18-year-old surfer-dude twins Stew (Steve Van Wormer)
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,Sun Staff Writer | July 28, 1995
The most expensive epic of all time is here, and it's not a washout. It can swim! In fact, "Waterworld," which cost around $175 million to make, is good.Kevin Costner can finally put aside all the bad press about cost overruns and just be glad he didn't have to do an accent. He's an able, compelling hero as the Mariner, a scruffy loner with a very cool boat who is just trying to survive on an Earth that has been flooded by the melting of the polar ice caps.He's a Mad Max with gills, a "muto" who can breathe underwater.
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