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By Los Angeles Times | December 20, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- Kurtwood Smith joins Madonna in Mainline Productions' "Boxing Helena," a psychological thriller about obsessive love to be directed by Jennifer Lynch.Roy Scheider, Julian Sands and Michael Zelniker join Judy Davis and Peter Weller in David Cronenberg's film of William Burroughs' novel "Naked Lunch." Shooting begins in January in Toronto and Morocco. Jeremy Thomas and Gabriella Martinelli will produce for the Recorded Picture Co.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2013
The Baltimore-born author Justin Kramon's supporting characters are so quirky and funny, you'd swear they were drawn from real life. There's the landfill operator who shows a visitor a photograph of a hatchet-faced woman in her 60s and then complains that no one understands the burden of having a pretty wife. And there's the big-bellied, bearded lodge owner who's secretly addicted to online shopping. But the 33-year-old Kramon, who will read Tuesday at the Ivy Bookshop from his second novel, "The Preservationist," swears that he invented every oddball character.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 10, 1999
IN THE TENSE psychological thriller "Night Watch," in production by the Drama Club at North Carroll High School, Elaine Wheeler's view from her luxury apartment is that of murder and suspicious visitors.What Elaine sees, those around her do not -- or do they? The whining and fears cascade from Elaine, who's believed to be mentally unstable, as she alienates her husband, psychiatrist, maid and local police."The audience never knows. Did she see it? You won't know, until the very end, what is the true story," said Tom Scanlan, play director.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2002
There'll be familiar faces and familiar places at the movie theater this summer. It's not just the actors we know so well - although lots of big stars are accounted for - but some characters and plots we've loved elsewhere are now larger than life on the movie screen. There are movies based on literature, such as Oscar Wilde's classic play The Importance of Being Earnest, Rebecca Wells' best-selling novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and A.S. Byatt's Possession, and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears, The Bourne Identity and Minority Report (a novel by Tom Clancy, a novel by Robert Ludlum and a short story by Phillip K. Dick, respectively)
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By Staff report | October 9, 1991
Elaine Wheeler is seeing things -- or so everybody says.But she insists that she has seen the dead body of a man in an abandoned tenement across from her Manhattan apartment.Unfortunately, the police can't find a body or any evidence that there was a dead body in the building.A body that isn't there is the premise for the Carroll Players' fall production of Lucille Fletcher's "Night Watch," to be performed the next three weekends at Frock's Sunnybrook Farm."It's a murder mystery with an exciting twist at the end," says director Kathleen Day. "It's a psychological thriller -- you don't know who's done what or to whom."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 21, 2013
The Baltimore-born author Justin Kramon's supporting characters are so quirky and funny, you'd swear they were drawn from real life. There's the landfill operator who shows a visitor a photograph of a hatchet-faced woman in her 60s and then complains that no one understands the burden of having a pretty wife. And there's the big-bellied, bearded lodge owner who's secretly addicted to online shopping. But the 33-year-old Kramon, who will read Tuesday at the Ivy Bookshop from his second novel, "The Preservationist," swears that he invented every oddball character.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 28, 2001
Don't Say A Word packages male hysteria so slickly there isn't an ounce of real life in it. Michael Douglas stars as a high-powered New York psychiatrist who specializes in problem adolescents. On the evening before Thanksgiving he agrees to treat a teen-age patient (Brittany Murphy) in a psychiatric hospital - only to find on Thanksgiving morning that he has to crack her case by 5 p.m. Bad guys have kidnapped his 8-year-old daughter and will kill the precocious tyke if the shrink doesn't retrieve a secret number from Murphy's scrambled brain.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | May 16, 2002
There'll be familiar faces and familiar places at the movie theater this summer. It's not just the actors we know so well - although lots of big stars are accounted for - but some characters and plots we've loved elsewhere are now larger than life on the movie screen. There are movies based on literature, such as Oscar Wilde's classic play The Importance of Being Earnest, Rebecca Wells' best-selling novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and A.S. Byatt's Possession, and the thrillers The Sum of All Fears, The Bourne Identity and Minority Report (a novel by Tom Clancy, a novel by Robert Ludlum and a short story by Phillip K. Dick, respectively)
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | June 4, 1999
The best instincts of Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. should have told them to stay as far away as possible from "Instinct," an obvious, underwhelming and downright silly tale of a dude who goes ape a little too literally for comfort.That would be eminent primatologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins), who has spent years studying apes in their native Rwandan habitat -- not so much, it seems, to learn more about them, but to become one of them. Which he does, a fact that becomes clear when he and a big male ape (Stan Winston's robotic primates are marvelous)
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By GERRI KOBREN QUEEN OF DESIRE. Sam Toperoff. HarperCollins. 276 pages. $20 | January 26, 1992
PRIVATE EYES.Jonathan Kellerman.Bantam.475 pages. $21.50."Private Eyes" looks, at first, to be the kind of tight psychological thriller Jonathan Kellerman has produced in his other Dr. Alex Delaware books. Eighteen-year-old Melissa, the daughter of a severely agoraphobic mother and a rich old dwarf who died before she was born, comes to the psychologist-sleuth for advice.Although she has been accepted by Harvard, she doesn't want to leave her mother, who was disfigured years before in an acid attack.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | September 28, 2001
Don't Say A Word packages male hysteria so slickly there isn't an ounce of real life in it. Michael Douglas stars as a high-powered New York psychiatrist who specializes in problem adolescents. On the evening before Thanksgiving he agrees to treat a teen-age patient (Brittany Murphy) in a psychiatric hospital - only to find on Thanksgiving morning that he has to crack her case by 5 p.m. Bad guys have kidnapped his 8-year-old daughter and will kill the precocious tyke if the shrink doesn't retrieve a secret number from Murphy's scrambled brain.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 10, 1999
IN THE TENSE psychological thriller "Night Watch," in production by the Drama Club at North Carroll High School, Elaine Wheeler's view from her luxury apartment is that of murder and suspicious visitors.What Elaine sees, those around her do not -- or do they? The whining and fears cascade from Elaine, who's believed to be mentally unstable, as she alienates her husband, psychiatrist, maid and local police."The audience never knows. Did she see it? You won't know, until the very end, what is the true story," said Tom Scanlan, play director.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Staff | June 4, 1999
The best instincts of Anthony Hopkins and Cuba Gooding Jr. should have told them to stay as far away as possible from "Instinct," an obvious, underwhelming and downright silly tale of a dude who goes ape a little too literally for comfort.That would be eminent primatologist Ethan Powell (Hopkins), who has spent years studying apes in their native Rwandan habitat -- not so much, it seems, to learn more about them, but to become one of them. Which he does, a fact that becomes clear when he and a big male ape (Stan Winston's robotic primates are marvelous)
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By Staff report | October 9, 1991
Elaine Wheeler is seeing things -- or so everybody says.But she insists that she has seen the dead body of a man in an abandoned tenement across from her Manhattan apartment.Unfortunately, the police can't find a body or any evidence that there was a dead body in the building.A body that isn't there is the premise for the Carroll Players' fall production of Lucille Fletcher's "Night Watch," to be performed the next three weekends at Frock's Sunnybrook Farm."It's a murder mystery with an exciting twist at the end," says director Kathleen Day. "It's a psychological thriller -- you don't know who's done what or to whom."
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By Los Angeles Times | December 20, 1990
HOLLYWOOD -- Kurtwood Smith joins Madonna in Mainline Productions' "Boxing Helena," a psychological thriller about obsessive love to be directed by Jennifer Lynch.Roy Scheider, Julian Sands and Michael Zelniker join Judy Davis and Peter Weller in David Cronenberg's film of William Burroughs' novel "Naked Lunch." Shooting begins in January in Toronto and Morocco. Jeremy Thomas and Gabriella Martinelli will produce for the Recorded Picture Co.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 28, 1991
''Past Midnight,'' shooting in Seattle, stars Rutger Hauer and Natasha Richardson in a psychological thriller about a social worker who befriends a client convicted of a heinous murder. Also shooting in Seattle is ''Singles'' for Warner Bros. Cameron Crowe follows "Say Anything" with this romantic comedy that looks at a group of young folks who alternately search for and run from that thing called love. Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Shella Kelly, Matt Dillon and Bill Pullman are in the cast.
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May 8, 1993
Ann Todd, 82, a leading British actress who co-starred in the classic "The Seventh Veil," died Thursday at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after a stroke. She found film success in 1945 when, after a decade as a stage actress, she co-starred with James Mason in "The Seventh Veil," a low-budget psychological thriller that became a classic of its type.William J. Dorvillier, 85, founder, editor and publisher of the San Juan Star, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 for distinguished editorial writing, died of cancer Wednesday at Concord Hospital in New Hampshire.
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