Advertisement
HomeCollectionsJennifer Connelly
IN THE NEWS

Jennifer Connelly

FEATURED ARTICLES
FEATURES
January 12, 2006
Her Army dad wants to nuke him, but she loves the man inside The Hulk (9 p.m.-12:28 a.m., USA), with Jennifer Connelly (above).
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | June 2, 2009
He's Just Not That Into You ** (2 stars) Starring Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson Directed by Ken Kwapis New Line Home Video $28.95 ($35.95 Blu-ray) Watching a bunch of self-pitying beautiful people is never as much fun as Hollywood makes it out to be. But at least the writers of She's Just Not That Into You manage to work in a few good lines for its photogenic cast. That, and it makes Baltimore look not only good, but hip. Essentially, HJNTIY follows nine eligible Baltimoreans as they struggle to connect, generally without much luck.
Advertisement
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | June 20, 1991
* ''Dying Young'' Julia Roberts is a young woman who becomes live-in caretaker of a young man who is ill. Campbell Scott is the shut-in who is dominated by his father.* ''The Rocketeer'' It is 1938 and a pilot finds a rocket pack that allows him to fly. Interested in gaining possession of the pack are the Nazis, who are represented in Hollywood by an actor who is meant to suggest Errol Flynn. Timothy Dalton, Jennifer Connelly and Bill Campbell star.
NEWS
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | February 6, 2009
Are guys really that hard to understand? They are, at least according to He's Just Not That Into You, a romantic comedy in which young, excessively attractive Baltimoreans struggle to understand dating, relationships and their significant others. The premise is pretty simple: When it comes to matters of the heart, women steadfastly refuse to see what's right in front of them. The same holds true for guys, by the way, but let's let the gals believe in their uniqueness, at least until the movie's over.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | April 1, 1991
The best thing that can be said of "Career Opportunities" is that it's not very long.Brevity is its only mercy. A slap-- mixture of "Home Alone" and "The Breakfast Club" set in a strip-mall department store as written by John Hughes in what appears to be less than a weekend, the movie proves only that if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, imitating yourself -- as Hughes does here -- represents genuine desperation.The movie is wretchedly desperate. When it's not full of self-pity, it's full of nonsense.
FEATURES
By MILTON KENT and MILTON KENT,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2000
It's been quite a while since Hollywood turned out a thriller with political overtones, and "Waking the Dead" isn't a perfect thriller and it doesn't get all the politics right. But director Keith Gordon deserves credit for at least attempting to deal with political themes, and the tension isn't bad either. Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly, who worked together in 1997's underrated "Inventing the Abbotts," are cast as a couple who meet in Chicago toward the end of the Vietnam War and, well, duh, fall in love.
FEATURES
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.
FEATURES
By Los Angeles Times | December 7, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- Bryan Gordon, who made a splash with his directing debut on "Ray's Heterosexual Dance Hall" -- it won a 1987 Oscar as best live-action short -- finally has his first feature coming out. It's "Career Opportunities," a light comedy for writer-producer John Hughes and Universal that's due next year.But what has him really jazzed is "Pie in the Sky," the "relationship comedy" that he's written and is now casting at the Samuel Goldwyn Co. (He also wrote "Ray's.") "Pie" examines the developing sexuality of a young man from birth to 23, focusing on "the relationship between his mother and the girlfriends in his life and how the key girlfriend is tied to [all the others]
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 8, 2005
Dark Water comes on sensitive, then tries to nail the audience with a series of sucker punches. This fake-feminist thriller hides its sadism under a show of sympathy for its beleaguered heroine. Jennifer Connelly plays a fragile divorced mother. Under pressure of a custody fight, she finds cheap and leak-plagued rooms two blocks away from a good school on the deteriorating Roosevelt Island apartment complex right off the shore of Manhattan. At first, the director, Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 21, 1991
There's just the two of us. It's man on man. One of us is going to win and one of us is going to lose.It's me and the pie.The pie is lemon meringue smothered in a strata of whipped cream. I figure maybe 9,000 calories. You could support India on this pie.Eat it today, wear it forever. Farewell waist, farewell bluejeans, farewell mirrors.Not gonna eat it, not gonna eat it, not gonna eat it, I tell myself. I look across the table.There's Jennifer Connelly, 20, pert, young, beautiful, perfect.
FEATURES
January 12, 2006
Her Army dad wants to nuke him, but she loves the man inside The Hulk (9 p.m.-12:28 a.m., USA), with Jennifer Connelly (above).
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 8, 2005
Dark Water comes on sensitive, then tries to nail the audience with a series of sucker punches. This fake-feminist thriller hides its sadism under a show of sympathy for its beleaguered heroine. Jennifer Connelly plays a fragile divorced mother. Under pressure of a custody fight, she finds cheap and leak-plagued rooms two blocks away from a good school on the deteriorating Roosevelt Island apartment complex right off the shore of Manhattan. At first, the director, Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Sragow and By Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | May 29, 2005
Director Ron Howard and writer Akiva Goldsman have made a specialty of taking chaotic lives and crafting them into sleek and tidy biopics. The team that gave us A Beautiful Mind and now Cinderella Man (opening Friday) have studied the melodramas of Hollywood's Golden Age and realized that audiences respond to clear, decisive lines of action and the calculated release of tension and emotion. These filmmakers know that what they may lose in revelation or insight they gain in pop catharsis and applause.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and By Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | December 25, 2001
A Beautiful Mind is filled with wonder, poignancy, suspense, passion and revelation. But most of all, it's filled with a sense of achievement - of a man who spent his life doing what everyone told him was impossible, and of a filmmaker exercising creative muscles we never knew he had. Based - loosely - on the life of mathematician and Nobel laureate John Forbes Nash Jr., A Beautiful Mind offers Russell Crowe what certainly should be his second straight Oscar-nominated...
FEATURES
By MILTON KENT and MILTON KENT,SUN STAFF | March 24, 2000
It's been quite a while since Hollywood turned out a thriller with political overtones, and "Waking the Dead" isn't a perfect thriller and it doesn't get all the politics right. But director Keith Gordon deserves credit for at least attempting to deal with political themes, and the tension isn't bad either. Billy Crudup and Jennifer Connelly, who worked together in 1997's underrated "Inventing the Abbotts," are cast as a couple who meet in Chicago toward the end of the Vietnam War and, well, duh, fall in love.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | January 11, 1995
Until it surrenders to its own worst instincts toward the end, John Singleton's "Higher Learning" is a bracing, invigorating and resolutely fair-minded critique of college education in America.The site is Columbus University -- the irony of naming the school after the star in the new pantheon of oppressor-chic is one of the film's many heavy-as-uranium strokes -- somewhere in California, an institution so diverse it's nearly tribal. Singleton, who wrote and directed, has no sense of an ivory tower; if the tower is ivory, it was built by African slaves working with materials stolen from the Mother Country.
FEATURES
By Lou Cedrone | April 2, 1991
John Hughes may need a rest. The man who did the scripts for ''Home Alone'' and ''Planes, Trains and Automobiles'' may be working at too heavy a pace. His newest film, ''Career Opportunities,'' plays like an afterthought, one that was never clearly developed.The film's ambitions are small, but the results are smaller than was hoped. The comedy stars Frank Whaley (''The Doors'') as a young man with little ambition but loads of charm. When he loses one more menial job, his father tells him he will have to pay rent or move out.In desperation, he takes a job as night custodian at a department store and finds himself locked in on his first night of duty.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Mooney | February 7, 1992
THE ROCKETEERWalt Disney Home Video ($92.95)This big-budget Disney adventure tries very hard to bring Magic With a Capital M back to the movies, and sometimes succeeds; other times, it feels just a bit too calculated about its game plan -- more so even than "Raiders of the Lost Ark," from which it borrows."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Mooney | February 7, 1992
THE ROCKETEERWalt Disney Home Video ($92.95)This big-budget Disney adventure tries very hard to bring Magic With a Capital M back to the movies, and sometimes succeeds; other times, it feels just a bit too calculated about its game plan -- more so even than "Raiders of the Lost Ark," from which it borrows."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 21, 1991
There's just the two of us. It's man on man. One of us is going to win and one of us is going to lose.It's me and the pie.The pie is lemon meringue smothered in a strata of whipped cream. I figure maybe 9,000 calories. You could support India on this pie.Eat it today, wear it forever. Farewell waist, farewell bluejeans, farewell mirrors.Not gonna eat it, not gonna eat it, not gonna eat it, I tell myself. I look across the table.There's Jennifer Connelly, 20, pert, young, beautiful, perfect.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.