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By AMY BIANCOLLI and AMY BIANCOLLI,HOUSTON CHRONICLE | December 26, 2005
Suggest to Matthew Broderick that he can sing and dance. Imply that he might be good at it. Then ask why, after two Broadway musicals, one made-for-TV Music Man and now a crooning, tapping turn in The Producers, he still won't call himself a song-and-dance man. "I don't resist it. I mean, nothing would make me happier," says Broderick, 43, as unpretentious and polite in life as he comes across on screen. "It's just that there are song-and-dance men who have been dancing their whole lives, who have actual taps on their shoes and things like that.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 21, 2009
Series Criminal Minds: : The team goes after a serial killer who rides the rails like an old-school hobo and kills people who live near the tracks. (9 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back: : Pauley Perrette (NCIS) delivers an update on a murder case with two young female victims. With John Walsh. (9 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) Movies Glory: : Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for his performance as a runaway slave who enlists in Robert Gould Shaw's (Matthew Broderick)
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | July 23, 1999
It's not an easy summer to be a kid. You've got your "Tarzan" and you've got your "Muppets From Space" and that's about it. But restless tots and even 'tweens will be happy to know that "Inspector Gadget" is here to save the day. What's more, this peppy live-action interpretation of the popular cartoon has enough good-natured pop references to entertain even the most curmudgeonly adult companions.Things get off to an appropriately antic start with a wildly intricate stunt sequence in which police officer John Brown (Matthew Broderick)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com | December 19, 2008
The Tale of Despereaux tells three fairy tales at once - none of them especially well or with any sort of rhythm or even much in the way of wit. Kids will get antsy, wondering why their favorite characters disappear for long stretches of the film, while adults will wonder just when this scattershot approach to storytelling will congeal into something resembling coherence. Sadly, it never really does. Despereaux, the title character, is a big-eared mouse who refuses to act like the other mice.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,Sun Film Critic | May 7, 1999
With wicked, blackhearted glee, "Election" rescues social satire from the icy remove of irony and slams it straight into the solar plexus, where it belongs.A stinging commentary on democracy, sexual mores and hypocrisy, the film pokes fun at nearly everyone in its path, and its exacting scalpel penetrates all the way to the bone.Directed by Alexander Payne with an appealing mix of tartness and sincerity, "Election" stars Matthew Broderick as Jim McAllister, an Omaha high school civics teacher whose dedication to his profession is equaled only by the adoration of his students.
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June 3, 2001
Sarah: My one and HBOnly By Tamara Ikenberg SPECIAL TO THE SUN I have about the same chance of getting tickets for "The Producers" as I do of stealing Matthew Broderick from Sarah Jessica Parker. And that's just one of the reasons why I'm tuning in and turning on to HBO's "Sex and the City" tonight instead of the Tonys on CBS. Call it "Producers" envy. Call it lack of culture. Call it a preference for watching four female carnivores carnally conquering New York instead of a bunch of sissies breaking into song.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | May 9, 2008
What's wrong with Helen Hunt's appearance in Then She Found Me is not that she looks terrible -- pinched emotionally as well as physically -- but that Colin Firth keeps telling her she looks wonderful. And even a Firth who's deliberately sloppy (as he is here) is not the kind of man to lose his head in love that easily. In this New York cheer-and-tearjerker, Firth plays a guy at loose ends raising two kids by writing book-flap copy, and Hunt plays a schoolteacher aching for a baby. At the beginning, Hunt marries a friend and fellow teacher (Matthew Broderick)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 22, 2006
During the pre-Thanksgiving episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert pulled off one of his inspired satiric riffs on Bill O'Reilly's protect-Christmas crusade and condemned Deck the Halls as a spectacle of destruction without bothering to see it. Colbert was being wiser than he knew. Deck the Halls (Fox) Starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Directed by John Whitesell. Rated PG. Time 95 minutes.
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November 24, 2003
Jonathan Brandis, 27, who from an early age appeared in a string of roles on television, commercials and film, including two seasons on Steven Spielberg's SeaQuest DSV, died in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. The county coroner performed an autopsy but the cause of death, which police reported as a suicide, will not be announced until blood and toxicology tests are returned. Mr. Brandis started his career in commercials and on television, landing a recurring role on the soap opera One Life to Live at 6 years old. He also made guest appearances on L.A. Law, Who's the Boss?
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By Chris Kridler and Chris Kridler,SUN STAFF | May 23, 1997
If only love were as certain as romantic comedies make it out to be. Even in the complicated "Addicted to Love," in which the hero and heroine are out for revenge on the lovers who dumped them, you know the two leads are pawns of amorous destiny. Especially in a Meg Ryan movie!That means that the journey is more important than the predictable conclusion, and in this case, the journey is fraught with fun.Matthew Broderick plays Sam, a small-town astronomer whose love for a school teacher (Kelly Preston)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | May 9, 2008
What's wrong with Helen Hunt's appearance in Then She Found Me is not that she looks terrible -- pinched emotionally as well as physically -- but that Colin Firth keeps telling her she looks wonderful. And even a Firth who's deliberately sloppy (as he is here) is not the kind of man to lose his head in love that easily. In this New York cheer-and-tearjerker, Firth plays a guy at loose ends raising two kids by writing book-flap copy, and Hunt plays a schoolteacher aching for a baby. At the beginning, Hunt marries a friend and fellow teacher (Matthew Broderick)
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By Gene Seymour and Gene Seymour,Newsday | May 8, 2008
Thirteen years have passed since Colin Firth became, as Jane Austen might put it, "universally acknowledged" as the definitive Mr. Darcy in the lionized BBC TV miniseries of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In the intervening time, the 47-year-old actor has established himself among worldwide audiences as a go-to guy when it comes to British romantic leads not played by Hugh Grant -- who was, you'll recall, Firth's rival in 2001's Bridget Jones's Diary. Firth describes Then She Found Me, which opens tomorrow, as straddling the edge of both his "serious" and "comedic" projects.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 22, 2006
During the pre-Thanksgiving episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert pulled off one of his inspired satiric riffs on Bill O'Reilly's protect-Christmas crusade and condemned Deck the Halls as a spectacle of destruction without bothering to see it. Colbert was being wiser than he knew. Deck the Halls (Fox) Starring Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick. Directed by John Whitesell. Rated PG. Time 95 minutes.
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By AILEEN JACOBSON and AILEEN JACOBSON,NEWSDAY | July 2, 2006
First-time visitors to Amy Sedaris' home in Greenwich Village hear a clanging noise coming from the direction of her apartment as they emerge from the elevator. She uses the sound and a few friendly words to guide them around the right corners. Could she be banging on a pan? After all, Sedaris, though most famous as an actress, is also known as a dedicated cook -- and even has a wacky entertaining book coming out in the fall. And, sure enough: There she is wearing a blue-checked apron over a ruffly white dress -- she loves aprons, she later explains, and often wears them all day. Her apartment is a study in quirkiness: living room adornments include a rubber turkey, a stuffed squirrel and dozens of paintings.
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January 5, 2006
Brokeback Mountain What It's About: A ranch hand (Heath Ledger) and a small-time rodeo man (Jake Gyllenhaal) fall in love herding sheep on Brokeback Mountain. Rated: R The scoop: It's pretty, tasteful and long, but if you're hungering for an old-fashioned male weepy, this is the one for you. Grade: C The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe What It's About: C.S. Lewis' classic tale of four British children going from the frying pan of London during the Blitz to the cold fire of a battle between good and evil in the fantastic parallel world of Narnia.
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By AMY BIANCOLLI and AMY BIANCOLLI,HOUSTON CHRONICLE | December 26, 2005
Suggest to Matthew Broderick that he can sing and dance. Imply that he might be good at it. Then ask why, after two Broadway musicals, one made-for-TV Music Man and now a crooning, tapping turn in The Producers, he still won't call himself a song-and-dance man. "I don't resist it. I mean, nothing would make me happier," says Broderick, 43, as unpretentious and polite in life as he comes across on screen. "It's just that there are song-and-dance men who have been dancing their whole lives, who have actual taps on their shoes and things like that.
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By Los Angeles Times | February 21, 2009
Series Criminal Minds: : The team goes after a serial killer who rides the rails like an old-school hobo and kills people who live near the tracks. (9 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) America's Most Wanted: America Fights Back: : Pauley Perrette (NCIS) delivers an update on a murder case with two young female victims. With John Walsh. (9 p.m., WBFF-Channel 45) Movies Glory: : Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for his performance as a runaway slave who enlists in Robert Gould Shaw's (Matthew Broderick)
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By Los Angeles Times | October 27, 1998
It's hard not to notice the billboards and TV ads heralding the arrival of the sequel to the most successful animated film in history.But unlike the 1994 box-office hit, which grossed nearly $800 million worldwide, Disney's "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" will not be opening at a theater near you today. It will make its debut at video stores."Lion King II" ($27) is following in the paw-prints of Disney direct-to-video sequels based on its animated musical features "Aladdin," "Beauty and the Beast" and "Pocahontas."
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November 24, 2003
Jonathan Brandis, 27, who from an early age appeared in a string of roles on television, commercials and film, including two seasons on Steven Spielberg's SeaQuest DSV, died in Los Angeles on Nov. 12. The county coroner performed an autopsy but the cause of death, which police reported as a suicide, will not be announced until blood and toxicology tests are returned. Mr. Brandis started his career in commercials and on television, landing a recurring role on the soap opera One Life to Live at 6 years old. He also made guest appearances on L.A. Law, Who's the Boss?
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | October 10, 2003
If you don't like dogs, you won't like Good Boy!, or the things it implies. That includes, first and foremost, the notion that dogs alone make life bearable. Without them, in the world according to this lighthearted little charmer from the Henson studios, people just wouldn't know what to do with themselves. If you're a dog person, of course, this movie will only state the obvious, and you'll probably love it for that very reason (and the simple fact that we never get enough talking-dog movies)
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