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By Sandy Coleman and Sandy Coleman,BOSTON GLOBE | March 17, 1996
In case we hadn't noticed, Glamour points out this month that Hollywood's "most desirable women are over 35 and acting their age."The hot celluloid ladies include Ellen Barkin, 40; Meryl Streep, 46; Susan Sarandon, 49; and Michelle Pfeiffer, 38.That's great news for all of us who aren't getting any younger. However, the fact still remains that those actresses will never be paired with a sweet young thang the way older male actors are. Robert Redford, 58, can offer 33-year-old Demi Moore an indecent proposal, but when will we see Meryl Streep get busy with, say, 34-year-old Michael J. Fox?
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner. " Viewers still respond to all the people in it, not as old friends but as fresh discoveries. That seductive fellow with the voice that flows as fluidly as his pompadour — my God, it's Mickey Rourke. That gal with the asymmetrically alluring mouth and the heartbreaking way with a line — could it be Ellen Barkin?
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | July 18, 1992
Everyone connected with "Man Trouble" is 100 percent culturally validated: Jack Nicholson, of course, is the leading film actor of his generation; Ellen Barkin, after a series of vivid, passionate performances, is the first genuine actress since Meryl Streep to poise on the edge of movie stardom; Bob Rafelson, the director, is a legendary enfant terrible of Hollywood, having helmed the classic "Five Easy Pieces," as well as "Mountains of the Moon" and...
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 23, 1999
"Fargo" did Minnesota better than "Drop Dead Gorgeous" does.The HBO movie "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" did Mom Wars better. "Pink Flamingos" did trailer parks better."Waiting for Guffman" did small towns with more wit."Election" satirized high school competition with more intelligence.And Michael Ritchie sent up the world of beauty pageants with more hilarity in 1975 with "Smile."So what does "Drop Dead Gorgeous," Michael Patrick Jann's comedy about two Minnesota mothers warring over a small-town high school beauty pageant, bring to the table?
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 23, 1999
"Fargo" did Minnesota better than "Drop Dead Gorgeous" does.The HBO movie "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom" did Mom Wars better. "Pink Flamingos" did trailer parks better."Waiting for Guffman" did small towns with more wit."Election" satirized high school competition with more intelligence.And Michael Ritchie sent up the world of beauty pageants with more hilarity in 1975 with "Smile."So what does "Drop Dead Gorgeous," Michael Patrick Jann's comedy about two Minnesota mothers warring over a small-town high school beauty pageant, bring to the table?
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By Lou Cedrone | May 10, 1991
Blake Edwards uses a familiar theme in ''Switch,'' does some predictable things and still manages to get a few laughs. Actually, he gets quite a few. You might even say that ''Switch'' is a return to the old Edwards, the man who turned out movies like ''Ten'' and ''Victor-Victoria.''You'll see some of "Victor-Victoria" in ''Switch,'' but then you'll see a lot of other movies, too.''Switch'' has Perry King play a womanizer, an ad man who is murdered by one of three women he has used. When he gets to that great boudoir in the sky, he is told that he has been a bad boy and that he should be sent straight to hell.
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By Susan Paynter and Susan Paynter,Seattle Post-Intelligencer | May 9, 1993
SEATTLE -- You sit in a theater watching the recently released movie "This Boy's Life," starring Robert De Niro as a monstrous martinet stepfather bullying and brutalizing his stepson.The crowd boos. You cry. Why? Because a rage of unfairness overtakes you. You long to tell each person in the audience: "It wasn't that way at all. I know. He was my father."That's how it was recently when Cheryl Sites and 16 members of her family trooped to a Seattle theater for the opening of the movie based on the biographical memoir by her stepbrother, Tobias Wolff.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | December 3, 2011
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner. " Viewers still respond to all the people in it, not as old friends but as fresh discoveries. That seductive fellow with the voice that flows as fluidly as his pompadour — my God, it's Mickey Rourke. That gal with the asymmetrically alluring mouth and the heartbreaking way with a line — could it be Ellen Barkin?
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By Orlando Sentinel | June 8, 2007
Surf's Up Rating -- PG What it's about -- A teen penguin surfer hotdogs his way to the top, learning some humbling lessons along the way. The Kid Attractor Factor -- Animated penguins, bodily function jokes, the voices of Jon Heder and Shia LaBeouf. Good lessons/bad lessons -- Do what you do for love, not glory. Follow your bliss. Violence -- A few surfing accidents, whales chasing penguins, penguin cannibals. Language -- Very clean, with the odd trip to the potty. Sex -- Flirting.
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June 1, 2007
HOSTEL: PART II -- (Lionsgate/Screen Gems) Director Eli Roth's sequel to his horror tale of college students in a foreign hostel. With Bijou Phillips and Heather Matarazzo. PARIS, JE T'AIME -- (First Look International) Twenty-one directors construct tales of love in the City of Light. OCEAN'S THIRTEEN -- (Warner Bros.) Newcomers Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin join George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Steven Soderbergh's amusing heist series. ONCE -- (Fox Searchlight) Drama about an Irish busker and a Czech immigrant making love and music together.
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By Sandy Coleman and Sandy Coleman,BOSTON GLOBE | March 17, 1996
In case we hadn't noticed, Glamour points out this month that Hollywood's "most desirable women are over 35 and acting their age."The hot celluloid ladies include Ellen Barkin, 40; Meryl Streep, 46; Susan Sarandon, 49; and Michelle Pfeiffer, 38.That's great news for all of us who aren't getting any younger. However, the fact still remains that those actresses will never be paired with a sweet young thang the way older male actors are. Robert Redford, 58, can offer 33-year-old Demi Moore an indecent proposal, but when will we see Meryl Streep get busy with, say, 34-year-old Michael J. Fox?
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By Susan Paynter and Susan Paynter,Seattle Post-Intelligencer | May 9, 1993
SEATTLE -- You sit in a theater watching the recently released movie "This Boy's Life," starring Robert De Niro as a monstrous martinet stepfather bullying and brutalizing his stepson.The crowd boos. You cry. Why? Because a rage of unfairness overtakes you. You long to tell each person in the audience: "It wasn't that way at all. I know. He was my father."That's how it was recently when Cheryl Sites and 16 members of her family trooped to a Seattle theater for the opening of the movie based on the biographical memoir by her stepbrother, Tobias Wolff.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | July 18, 1992
Everyone connected with "Man Trouble" is 100 percent culturally validated: Jack Nicholson, of course, is the leading film actor of his generation; Ellen Barkin, after a series of vivid, passionate performances, is the first genuine actress since Meryl Streep to poise on the edge of movie stardom; Bob Rafelson, the director, is a legendary enfant terrible of Hollywood, having helmed the classic "Five Easy Pieces," as well as "Mountains of the Moon" and...
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By Lou Cedrone | May 10, 1991
Blake Edwards uses a familiar theme in ''Switch,'' does some predictable things and still manages to get a few laughs. Actually, he gets quite a few. You might even say that ''Switch'' is a return to the old Edwards, the man who turned out movies like ''Ten'' and ''Victor-Victoria.''You'll see some of "Victor-Victoria" in ''Switch,'' but then you'll see a lot of other movies, too.''Switch'' has Perry King play a womanizer, an ad man who is murdered by one of three women he has used. When he gets to that great boudoir in the sky, he is told that he has been a bad boy and that he should be sent straight to hell.
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By Knight-Ridder | March 2, 1992
"Fried Green Tomatoes," the feel-good sleeper starring Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates and the Oscar-nominated Jessica Tandy (for her role as the flashbackee who gets the story in motion) only suggests what the book it is based on spelled out: Idgie (Ms. Masterson) and Ruth (Ms. Parker) are lovers.In Fannie Flagg's 1987 novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," the two women -- who sling hash and raise a baby in a Depression-era diner in deepest Alabama -- are fast friends whose affection for one another blooms into a romance.
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January 21, 2013
Notable Ravens fans react on Twitter to the news that the team will be heading to the Super Bowl: Oriole Adam Jones , @SimplyAJ10: Unreal victory. BMORE STAND UP. Pastor Jamal Bryant, @jamalhbryant: God is with the Ravens......meet me in New Orleans!!! Actor/Baltimore native Josh Charles, @MrJoshCharles: Saw this earlier today walking down my street. Seems appropriate. NOLA bound baby. #Ravens [Twitpic of "We clean UGGs" ad] Gov. Martin O'Malley, @GovernorOMalley: WAY TO GO RAVENS!
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