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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 23, 2002
SUN SCORE * Serving Sara is misnamed. Ill-Serving Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley and Anyone Else Associated With This Inert Lump of Celluloid would be more like it. This movie doesn't play; it just lies there, waiting to be kicked around by anyone unfortunate enough to have shelled out good money to see it. Perry, trying desperately to lay the groundwork for a post-Friends career, doesn't. As Joe Tyler, a process server assigned to deliver divorce papers to the trophy wife of a rich Texan, he's about as funny as a summons and should be as assiduously avoided.
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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 Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 9, 2004
The Whole Nine Yards shouldn't have worked. The plot was contrived, the direction uneven. But thanks to the cast, that 2000 action-comedy came out OK. Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet and Natasha Henstridge all have a gift for flakiness, and that was just enough to produce a fairly regular supply of giggles. It was as if they, and some of the others in the cast, were in a conspiracy to ignore or make fun of what was dull or stupid about the film. And much of the time they made you feel like you were in on the joke.
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By TOM JICHA and TOM JICHA,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | May 16, 2006
Coming off another disappointing season, NBC has torn up its prime-time lineup, creating a fall schedule that will see changes every night. Three new dramas, two new sitcoms and an hourlong show with a comedic bent were announced to advertisers yesterday, the first day of the networks' annual "upfront" week. Four other newcomers were announced yesterday for midseason, when NBC will have to fill the void left by the end of Sunday Night Football. The new fall class is densely populated by familiar names, including Matthew Perry (Friends)
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By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 14, 1997
"Fools Rush In," but wise men will rush out.Less a movie than a petition by its two stars for major career moves, "Fools Rush In" turns out to be a surprisingly bathetic drama of domestic discord, in-law wars and pregnancy emergencies. It's not very funny.I can certainly see why Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek would have said yes, however; for each it's a chance to stretch from already well-set perceptions and perhaps show the world, or at least the industry, that they are capable of more. Perry, the cute one on "Friends," gets to display callowness, bad judgment, immaturity and self-pity.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1999
Television actors who attempt to branch out into feature films are frequently dismissed as tackling material that is out of their element, a criticism that isn't applicable to the stars of "Three to Tango."If anything, Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott, familiar young faces on the small screen, are cheated by the new film, which basically requires them to ape their television personas.Perry, the witty guy from "Friends," Campbell, the headstrong young woman from "Party of Five," and McDermott, the driven attorney from "The Practice," are called upon to be witty, headstrong and driven, respectively.
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April 16, 2004
On April 13, 2004, DUSTY CLAIRE MATTHEWS (nee Hamlin), loving wife of the late Frederic D. Matthews, Sr., dear mother of Terrie Jeanne Ross, Frederick D. Matthews. Jr., and Scott Matthews; grandmother of Stephanie and Michael Ross, Briana Tyler, Natalie and Zachary Matthews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. Mac Phail Road, (at Rt. 24), on Saturday at 9 A.M. PERRY SR.; beloved husband of Mary C. Perry (nee Mc Donald); devoted father of Timothy L. Perry Jr., Helen R. Perry, Edward J. Perry, Suzanne M. Perry, William D. Perry, Stephen G. Perry and his wife Diane, Kevin P. Perry, Michael F. Perry, and his wife Julie; loving grandfather of Thomas, Elizabeth and Matthew Perry; dear brother of Charles S. Perry Jr., Mary Boehl, Thomas Perry, James Perry, Patrick Perry, and the late John Perry.
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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 Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1997
Of all the dozens of vampire films made over the years -- and there have been plenty, enough to warrant their own recently published video guide -- one of the best shows up on The Movie Channel this afternoon."
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By TOM JICHA and TOM JICHA,SOUTH FLORIDA SUN-SENTINEL | May 16, 2006
Coming off another disappointing season, NBC has torn up its prime-time lineup, creating a fall schedule that will see changes every night. Three new dramas, two new sitcoms and an hourlong show with a comedic bent were announced to advertisers yesterday, the first day of the networks' annual "upfront" week. Four other newcomers were announced yesterday for midseason, when NBC will have to fill the void left by the end of Sunday Night Football. The new fall class is densely populated by familiar names, including Matthew Perry (Friends)
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April 16, 2004
On April 13, 2004, DUSTY CLAIRE MATTHEWS (nee Hamlin), loving wife of the late Frederic D. Matthews, Sr., dear mother of Terrie Jeanne Ross, Frederick D. Matthews. Jr., and Scott Matthews; grandmother of Stephanie and Michael Ross, Briana Tyler, Natalie and Zachary Matthews. A Memorial Service will be held at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. Mac Phail Road, (at Rt. 24), on Saturday at 9 A.M. PERRY SR.; beloved husband of Mary C. Perry (nee Mc Donald); devoted father of Timothy L. Perry Jr., Helen R. Perry, Edward J. Perry, Suzanne M. Perry, William D. Perry, Stephen G. Perry and his wife Diane, Kevin P. Perry, Michael F. Perry, and his wife Julie; loving grandfather of Thomas, Elizabeth and Matthew Perry; dear brother of Charles S. Perry Jr., Mary Boehl, Thomas Perry, James Perry, Patrick Perry, and the late John Perry.
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By Jay Boyar and Jay Boyar,ORLANDO SENTINEL | April 9, 2004
The Whole Nine Yards shouldn't have worked. The plot was contrived, the direction uneven. But thanks to the cast, that 2000 action-comedy came out OK. Bruce Willis, Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet and Natasha Henstridge all have a gift for flakiness, and that was just enough to produce a fairly regular supply of giggles. It was as if they, and some of the others in the cast, were in a conspiracy to ignore or make fun of what was dull or stupid about the film. And much of the time they made you feel like you were in on the joke.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | August 23, 2002
SUN SCORE * Serving Sara is misnamed. Ill-Serving Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley and Anyone Else Associated With This Inert Lump of Celluloid would be more like it. This movie doesn't play; it just lies there, waiting to be kicked around by anyone unfortunate enough to have shelled out good money to see it. Perry, trying desperately to lay the groundwork for a post-Friends career, doesn't. As Joe Tyler, a process server assigned to deliver divorce papers to the trophy wife of a rich Texan, he's about as funny as a summons and should be as assiduously avoided.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,SUN STAFF | October 22, 1999
Television actors who attempt to branch out into feature films are frequently dismissed as tackling material that is out of their element, a criticism that isn't applicable to the stars of "Three to Tango."If anything, Matthew Perry, Neve Campbell and Dylan McDermott, familiar young faces on the small screen, are cheated by the new film, which basically requires them to ape their television personas.Perry, the witty guy from "Friends," Campbell, the headstrong young woman from "Party of Five," and McDermott, the driven attorney from "The Practice," are called upon to be witty, headstrong and driven, respectively.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 5, 1997
Of all the dozens of vampire films made over the years -- and there have been plenty, enough to warrant their own recently published video guide -- one of the best shows up on The Movie Channel this afternoon."
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 14, 1997
"Fools Rush In," but wise men will rush out.Less a movie than a petition by its two stars for major career moves, "Fools Rush In" turns out to be a surprisingly bathetic drama of domestic discord, in-law wars and pregnancy emergencies. It's not very funny.I can certainly see why Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek would have said yes, however; for each it's a chance to stretch from already well-set perceptions and perhaps show the world, or at least the industry, that they are capable of more. Perry, the cute one on "Friends," gets to display callowness, bad judgment, immaturity and self-pity.
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April 10, 2009
opening next friday 17 Again : (New Line Cinema) A disillusioned 30-something gets more than he bargained for when he wishes he were 17 again. With Zac Efron and Matthew Perry. Crank: High Voltage : (Lionsgate) A hitman without a heart (literally) must keep his battery-powered ticker charged as he races to recover his real heart. With Jason Statham and Amy Smart. Sin Nombre: (Focus Feature) Teenagers band together on a Mexican train with the goal of starting a new life in the United States.
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May 1, 2003
NOW OR NEVER An exhibit at the Japan Information and Culture Center (Embassy of Japan, Lafayette Center III, 1155 21st St. N.W., Washington) marks the 150th anniversary of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in Japan and subsequent opening of a cultural exchange between Japan and the United States. Check out 24 Japanese woodblock prints at the exhibit Japan After Perry: Views of Yokohama and Meiji Japan through May 16. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Free admission. Call 202-238-6949. NEXT WEEK IN LIVE Brock Lesnar leads World Wrestling Entertainment's Smackdown to 1st Mariner Arena ... Hitting the road to visit Charlottesville ... Avril Lavigne brings her ubiquitous tie (how punk!
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