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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | July 20, 2007
Zac Efron understands that he may be the luckiest teenager on the planet right now. He's certainbly among the most adored, judging by the flock of teenage girls that showed up outside the Charles Theatre for Wednesday night's Baltimore premiere of Hairspray. Those who managed to get close to Efron, or steal an autograph, or maybe even (sigh!) say a few words to him -- they counted themselves among the truly blessed. "He's so hot!" squealed 13-year-old Kellsey Pieples, who greeted the query, "What makes Zac so special?"
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May 15, 2009
Star Trek *** (3 STARS) $75.2 million $79.2 million 1 week Rated: PG-13 Running time: 126 minutes What it's about: A young Spock and Kirk join the Enterprise just when a Romulan warlord decides to settle scores with the Federation. Our take: This franchise reboot arouses an instant affection; it recaptures the team spirit that made the series memorable. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS) $26.4 million $129 million 2 weeks Rated: PG-13 Running time: 107 minutes What it's about: How James Howlett became Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, above)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | June 1, 2007
Nikki Blonsky, the latest dynamo to fill out the role of big-hearted Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, will be joining fellow cast members Amanda Bynes and Zac Efron for the movie's gala Baltimore premiere July 18. Besides Bynes, cast as Penny Pingleton, and Efron (Link Larkin), others expected to be on hand include Brittany Snow (Amber von Tussle) and Elijah Kelly (Seaweed J. Stubbs), along with director Adam Shankman and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. And John Waters, on whose 1988 film the musical is based.
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May 1, 2009
Obsessed ** (2 STARS) $28.6 million $28.6 million 1 week Rated: PG-13 Running time: 105 minutes What it's about: A second-rate Fatal Attraction knockoff with more diverse casting. Our take: Beyonce Knowles (above) literally and figuratively kicks butt, making up for some of the film's inherent predictability. 17 Again * 1/2 ( 1 1/2 STARS) $11.5 million $39.8 million 2 weeks Rated: PG-13 Running time: 102 minutes What it's about: A disillusioned 30-something gets more than he bargained for when he wishes he were 17 again.
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By Richard E. Vatz & Lee S. Weinberg | October 28, 1994
PRESIDENT Clinton is mentally ill; he suffers from "obsessive compulsive personality disorder." Moreover, his "mind is out of control," he's "cognitively disabled," and he is "mentally impaired." So says Edith Efron, conservative contributing editor for Reason magazine, heretofore a respectable opinion journal, in a lengthy cover story in the magazine's November issue. The nasty political right now wants to portray "Slick Willie" as "Sick Willie."This is just the latest salvo in an inglorious history of the psychiatric discrediting of political opponents in America.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | April 9, 2009
Efron and friends on FunnyOrDie.com In a new comedic Web video, Zac Efron hosts a star-studded pool party that dissolves quickly when his rude uncle arrives. The High School Musical heartthrob did the video for FunnyOrDie.com, the comedy video Web site co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. It features cameos of seemingly half of young Hollywood and a few veterans, too. Making appearances are Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens, Justin Long, Lance Bass, Queen Latifah and Carmen Electra.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
If you've seen Freaky Friday, Vice Versa or even It's a Wonderful Life, you've already seen 17 Again. Except you've seen it done better. Yet another tale of adults revisiting their youths and becoming better people for it, 17 Again errs not only by covering such well-trod ground, but also by doing so through a main character - played by a game but ill-served Zac Efron - who's about as dense as they come. That makes for a protagonist who's more irritating than amusing, never good news for a comedy.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 4, 2009
Series The Graham Norton Show: : High School Musical's Zac Efron and pop music's Pet Shop Boys are tonight's guests. (7 p.m. and 10 p.m., BBC America) ER:: NBC offers an encore of the long-running medical drama's series finale. (8 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) Movies Take the Money and Run: : Woody Allen has a "gub" and isn't afraid to use it in this 1969 spoof. (8 p.m., TCM) Yours, Mine & Ours: : Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star in this family-friendly 2005 remake about a blended family overrun with children.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2008
Pride and Glory: A New York police detective uncovers a corruption scandal that involves his own brother-in-law. With Edward Norton and Colin Farrell. The Grocer's Son : A 30-year-old Paris waiter suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. With Nicolas Cazale and Jeanne Goupil. In French with English subtitles. High School Musical 3: Senior Year: High school sweethearts Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) struggle with the idea of being separated from each another as college approaches.
NEWS
May 15, 2009
Star Trek *** (3 STARS) $75.2 million $79.2 million 1 week Rated: PG-13 Running time: 126 minutes What it's about: A young Spock and Kirk join the Enterprise just when a Romulan warlord decides to settle scores with the Federation. Our take: This franchise reboot arouses an instant affection; it recaptures the team spirit that made the series memorable. X-Men Origins: Wolverine ** 1/2 ( 2 1/2 STARS) $26.4 million $129 million 2 weeks Rated: PG-13 Running time: 107 minutes What it's about: How James Howlett became Logan, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman, above)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | April 17, 2009
If you've seen Freaky Friday, Vice Versa or even It's a Wonderful Life, you've already seen 17 Again. Except you've seen it done better. Yet another tale of adults revisiting their youths and becoming better people for it, 17 Again errs not only by covering such well-trod ground, but also by doing so through a main character - played by a game but ill-served Zac Efron - who's about as dense as they come. That makes for a protagonist who's more irritating than amusing, never good news for a comedy.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | April 9, 2009
Efron and friends on FunnyOrDie.com In a new comedic Web video, Zac Efron hosts a star-studded pool party that dissolves quickly when his rude uncle arrives. The High School Musical heartthrob did the video for FunnyOrDie.com, the comedy video Web site co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. It features cameos of seemingly half of young Hollywood and a few veterans, too. Making appearances are Nicole Richie, Vanessa Hudgens, Justin Long, Lance Bass, Queen Latifah and Carmen Electra.
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By Los Angeles Times | April 4, 2009
Series The Graham Norton Show: : High School Musical's Zac Efron and pop music's Pet Shop Boys are tonight's guests. (7 p.m. and 10 p.m., BBC America) ER:: NBC offers an encore of the long-running medical drama's series finale. (8 p.m., WBAL-Channel 11) Movies Take the Money and Run: : Woody Allen has a "gub" and isn't afraid to use it in this 1969 spoof. (8 p.m., TCM) Yours, Mine & Ours: : Dennis Quaid and Rene Russo star in this family-friendly 2005 remake about a blended family overrun with children.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2008
Pride and Glory: A New York police detective uncovers a corruption scandal that involves his own brother-in-law. With Edward Norton and Colin Farrell. The Grocer's Son : A 30-year-old Paris waiter suddenly finds himself back home in the village in Provence he fled a decade earlier. With Nicolas Cazale and Jeanne Goupil. In French with English subtitles. High School Musical 3: Senior Year: High school sweethearts Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) struggle with the idea of being separated from each another as college approaches.
NEWS
By Michael Sragow | October 17, 2008
I Served the King of England : *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) If you long for the combination of sensuality, humor and comic-dramatic tension that marked such 1960s Czech classics as Jiri Menzel's Cl osely Watched Trains, don't miss Menzel's latest masterwork, in its last days at the Charles Theatre. During the rise of the Third Reich, Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland, and its occupation of Czechoslovakia, a randy Czech waiter becomes the worst sort of escapist: He dallies while his country burns.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | July 20, 2007
Zac Efron understands that he may be the luckiest teenager on the planet right now. He's certainbly among the most adored, judging by the flock of teenage girls that showed up outside the Charles Theatre for Wednesday night's Baltimore premiere of Hairspray. Those who managed to get close to Efron, or steal an autograph, or maybe even (sigh!) say a few words to him -- they counted themselves among the truly blessed. "He's so hot!" squealed 13-year-old Kellsey Pieples, who greeted the query, "What makes Zac so special?"
NEWS
By Michael Sragow | October 17, 2008
I Served the King of England : *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) If you long for the combination of sensuality, humor and comic-dramatic tension that marked such 1960s Czech classics as Jiri Menzel's Cl osely Watched Trains, don't miss Menzel's latest masterwork, in its last days at the Charles Theatre. During the rise of the Third Reich, Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland, and its occupation of Czechoslovakia, a randy Czech waiter becomes the worst sort of escapist: He dallies while his country burns.
NEWS
May 1, 2009
Obsessed ** (2 STARS) $28.6 million $28.6 million 1 week Rated: PG-13 Running time: 105 minutes What it's about: A second-rate Fatal Attraction knockoff with more diverse casting. Our take: Beyonce Knowles (above) literally and figuratively kicks butt, making up for some of the film's inherent predictability. 17 Again * 1/2 ( 1 1/2 STARS) $11.5 million $39.8 million 2 weeks Rated: PG-13 Running time: 102 minutes What it's about: A disillusioned 30-something gets more than he bargained for when he wishes he were 17 again.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Movie Critic | June 1, 2007
Nikki Blonsky, the latest dynamo to fill out the role of big-hearted Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, will be joining fellow cast members Amanda Bynes and Zac Efron for the movie's gala Baltimore premiere July 18. Besides Bynes, cast as Penny Pingleton, and Efron (Link Larkin), others expected to be on hand include Brittany Snow (Amber von Tussle) and Elijah Kelly (Seaweed J. Stubbs), along with director Adam Shankman and producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. And John Waters, on whose 1988 film the musical is based.
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