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November 21, 1992
The 1992 Senate election season is not over. Next Tuesday Georgia voters go back to the polls to vote in a race they thought they had settled Nov. 3. On Dec. 4, voters in North Dakota will vote in a special election to fill a vacancy caused by a death. And after the Electoral College meets to cast presidential-vice presidential votes, Sen. Albert Gore Jr. will resign and the governor of Tennessee will appoint a replacement.The most interesting of these developments is in Georgia. First term Sen. Wyche Fowler, a Democrat, came in first on Election Day. He got 49 percent in a three-man race.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | April 24, 2009
An awful film about an awful time. Maybe The Informers is on to something. Shallow and pretentious, filled with characters who wear their vapidness like some bizarre badge of honor, The Informers thinks it has something important (or at least valid) to say about the 1980s, that decade of great self-absorption that was done in by a combination of despair, disease and plain old despicable behavior. But rather than being perceptive or even informed, it's alternately dull and disingenuous, coming across more as a smug "I told you so" than anything else.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | February 11, 1994
"The Getaway"Starring Alec Baldwin and Kim BasingerDirected by Roger DonaldsonReleased by UniversalR-rated*** Here's a word you won't find in many film reviews and in fact many critics don't even know what it means. But you guys who actually pay your money to go to the movies use it all the time and know exactly what it means: Cool.Cool in the sense that "The Getaway" is really cool.Based more on the McQueen-MacGraw 1972 movie that was directed by the great Sam Peckinpah than on the ridiculous Jim Thompson novel of 1958, it's the story of a sexy bandit couple on the run across the Southwest from three pursuers: the law (a minor irritation)
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By Los Angeles Times | February 28, 2009
Series Color Splash: : A living room is transformed in the Hollywood Regency style. (9 p.m., HGTV) Storytellers:: Kanye West is profiled. (9 p.m., VH1) 48 Hours Mystery: : A family with four children set out to sail around the world and met with catastrophe. (10 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) Rissi Palmer's Country: : The country singer explores the streets of Chicago and visits blues joints like Rosa's Lounge and Buddy Guy's Legends in the new travel series. (10 p.m., Travel) Movies Cast Away: : Tom Hanks reteamed with director Robert Zemeckis for this 2000 drama about a man stranded by a plane crash on an island for four years.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,Special to the Sun | April 30, 2000
NEW YORK -- Kim Basinger worries plenty, just not about the things you might expect of an actress who has struggled so long for validation in Hollywood. She worries about getting her 4-year-old daughter, Ireland, accustomed to her new school. She wrestles with her inner nomad, wondering if the latest house she shares in the Hamptons with her husband, actor Alec Baldwin, is the right place. But Basinger, who stars as tragedy-riddled author Kuki Gallmann in the new film "I Dreamed of Africa" next month, is not consumed by her career.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | March 24, 1998
"Titanic," James Cameron's $200 million epic about the 1912 sea disaster, tied "Ben-Hur" for the most Oscars in history, winning 11 at last night's 70th annual Academy Awards ceremony.The blockbuster, which just last summer was rumored to be a flop in the making, won the Oscar for best picture as well as awards for: costumes, sound, sound effects editing, visual effects, original dramatic score, film editing, original song, cinematography, art direction and direction.Its 14 nominations had tied the record set by the 1950 film "All About Eve."
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | August 11, 2000
It was bound to happen: Just as "The Silence of the Lambs" spawned a spate of sadistic thrillers based on increasingly bizarre methods of torturing women, the surprise success of last summer's "The Sixth Sense" has spurred all manner of occult hair-raisers with a spookily gifted child. If "Bless the Child" is any indication, this isn't going to be pretty. Kim Basinger plays a harried psychiatric nurse living a modest existence in New York (stop laughing) when her junkie sister shows up one night with an infant daughter.
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | September 10, 1993
Dear Film Critic;My problem is that I'm too smart. I see through everything. Everything bores me. The conversation of my colleagues is so banal that I grow hostile and have lost all my friends. My corporation is on an insane course of self-destruction, but I'm the only one bright enough to see it. The values of our society are transparent and debasing, but no one cares. I'm angry all the time. What should I do?--Restless in BaltimoreDear Restless; Bud, you've got to shave off some IQ points fast.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 28, 2009
Series Color Splash: : A living room is transformed in the Hollywood Regency style. (9 p.m., HGTV) Storytellers:: Kanye West is profiled. (9 p.m., VH1) 48 Hours Mystery: : A family with four children set out to sail around the world and met with catastrophe. (10 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) Rissi Palmer's Country: : The country singer explores the streets of Chicago and visits blues joints like Rosa's Lounge and Buddy Guy's Legends in the new travel series. (10 p.m., Travel) Movies Cast Away: : Tom Hanks reteamed with director Robert Zemeckis for this 2000 drama about a man stranded by a plane crash on an island for four years.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 10, 2004
Cellular is a kidnapping-thriller starring the new Nokia 6600 cell phone. It co-stars Oscar winner Kim Basinger, one-time Oscar nominee William H. Macy and one of the kids from The Perfect Score. Basinger plays Jessica Martin, a teacher who lives with her Realtor husband and unfortunately named son, Ricky. One day, she drops Ricky Martin off at school, comes home to a dead maid and a kidnapper. Ryan (Chris Evans, of Score) is an irresponsible hunk who can't understand why his girlfriend (Jessica Biel)
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,ORLANDO SENTINEL | September 10, 2004
Cellular is a kidnapping-thriller starring the new Nokia 6600 cell phone. It co-stars Oscar winner Kim Basinger, one-time Oscar nominee William H. Macy and one of the kids from The Perfect Score. Basinger plays Jessica Martin, a teacher who lives with her Realtor husband and unfortunately named son, Ricky. One day, she drops Ricky Martin off at school, comes home to a dead maid and a kidnapper. Ryan (Chris Evans, of Score) is an irresponsible hunk who can't understand why his girlfriend (Jessica Biel)
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By Joe Neumaier and Joe Neumaier,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 20, 2004
Alec Baldwin says he's a new man. After an ugly split from actress Kim Basinger - and a decade of headlines about the couple's acrimonious public spats - he insists he's no longer a tabloid-hating, Republican-baiting, angry tough guy. "I am changed as a human being as a result of this," Baldwin tells the New York Daily News. "I don't want any unnecessary conflict, I don't want to take any risks. ... You wind up living a very cautious lifestyle after something like this happens to you."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | November 8, 2002
Is Eminem a movie star? Only when he raps. Playing Jimmy "Rabbit" Smith Jr., a white hip-hopper at odds with everything in his off-kilter trailer-park family and crumbling Detroit environment, he's supposed to ooze bruised sensitivity like a latter-day James Dean. Instead, Eminem holds the screen with hammer-and-tongs determination. He's a galaxy away from the glinting emotionalism of a man born for the camera. Eminem channels his energy into expressing a single feeling at a time as he berates his beautiful mother Stephanie (Kim Basinger)
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By Jim Shea and Jim Shea,HARTFORD COURANT | February 25, 2001
You have to wonder just what in heaven's name is wrong with this world when a couple of crazy kids like Sean "Puffy" Combs and Jennifer "J.Lo" Lopez can't make it work. Sure, there were the career demands, the infamous dress, the gunplay, not to mention the looming threat that the Puffster might actually wear some of the clothing from his new fashion line in public. Still, even given these love bumps -- oh, and I guess you do have to figure in the potential for hard time -- happily-ever-after should at least have had a chance.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | August 11, 2000
It was bound to happen: Just as "The Silence of the Lambs" spawned a spate of sadistic thrillers based on increasingly bizarre methods of torturing women, the surprise success of last summer's "The Sixth Sense" has spurred all manner of occult hair-raisers with a spookily gifted child. If "Bless the Child" is any indication, this isn't going to be pretty. Kim Basinger plays a harried psychiatric nurse living a modest existence in New York (stop laughing) when her junkie sister shows up one night with an infant daughter.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | May 5, 2000
Here's hoping your own dreams of Africa are more interesting -- and better acted -- than this movie. Adapted from the writings of a woman who apparently always wanted to go to Africa and get in touch with nature, "I Dreamed of Africa" doesn't forget for a moment that it's a movie about Important Stuff: It's about reconnecting with your inner self, it's about ridding the world of poachers, it's about pretending that trite journal entries are meaningful, it's...
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | April 24, 2009
An awful film about an awful time. Maybe The Informers is on to something. Shallow and pretentious, filled with characters who wear their vapidness like some bizarre badge of honor, The Informers thinks it has something important (or at least valid) to say about the 1980s, that decade of great self-absorption that was done in by a combination of despair, disease and plain old despicable behavior. But rather than being perceptive or even informed, it's alternately dull and disingenuous, coming across more as a smug "I told you so" than anything else.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1998
Although it seemed endless, the 70th annual Academy Awards did conclude early yesterday morning.By yesterday afternoon, people were still savoring memories of the interpretive dancing, Fay Wray's sad cameo and fashion writers who actually thought the Oscar stars haven't looked that elegant and sexy in years. Were we watching the same show?Here are a few reviews from the real fashion experts -- the millions of slugs who watched the Oscars in jeans and T-shirts:Helen Hunt, Best Actress:What other fashion critics said: "Perfectly groomed with a smooth up 'do and a pale blue Gucci strapless gown, Hunt was radiant," said the Los Angeles Daily News.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,Special to the Sun | April 30, 2000
NEW YORK -- Kim Basinger worries plenty, just not about the things you might expect of an actress who has struggled so long for validation in Hollywood. She worries about getting her 4-year-old daughter, Ireland, accustomed to her new school. She wrestles with her inner nomad, wondering if the latest house she shares in the Hamptons with her husband, actor Alec Baldwin, is the right place. But Basinger, who stars as tragedy-riddled author Kuki Gallmann in the new film "I Dreamed of Africa" next month, is not consumed by her career.
FEATURES
By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1998
Although it seemed endless, the 70th annual Academy Awards did conclude early yesterday morning.By yesterday afternoon, people were still savoring memories of the interpretive dancing, Fay Wray's sad cameo and fashion writers who actually thought the Oscar stars haven't looked that elegant and sexy in years. Were we watching the same show?Here are a few reviews from the real fashion experts -- the millions of slugs who watched the Oscars in jeans and T-shirts:Helen Hunt, Best Actress:What other fashion critics said: "Perfectly groomed with a smooth up 'do and a pale blue Gucci strapless gown, Hunt was radiant," said the Los Angeles Daily News.
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