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Sandler, Seriously

Say you're a college sophomore and you've been assigned to write a thesis on the art of comedy. Like many an industrious student in the information age, you go...

Cinema: O Come, All Ye Dysfunctional

Oh, there's no place like moan for the holidays. That's now the tradition for year-end movies, and this year the season of official good feeling is refracted in...

Going Digital in Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 17, 2001 Web posted at 12:25 p.m. Hong Kong time, 12:25 a.m. GMT Hong Kong comedic sensation Stephen Chow hadn't made a film for a year and a...

The Unbeaten

Just before the final shootout in Brother, the yakuza played by Takeshi Kitano walks into a diner out in the California desert. The old man behind the counter...

In Defense Of Denial

If you're going to get a serious disease--and, unless you'd prefer to die violently and young, you're probably going to--Parkinson's is not your worst choice. It...

People: Jun. 25, 2001

A DRAGON'S BASIC INSTINCT In the most ominous invitation since Travis Coates asked Old Yeller to join him for a walk, SHARON STONE invited her husband, San...

Cinema: Making Faces

Driving through the town of Covina, Calif., circa 1960, you might have spotted seemingly healthy children in the distance playing on small lawns of modest homes...

The Man Who Stole The Movies

So who is Colin Farrell? the 24-year-old Dubliner has acted in four movies in two years. He has worked with Bruce Willis and Forest Whitaker. He has been...

Cinema: The Odd Fellows

Oddballs are Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski's specialty. Five years ago, the screenwriting partners turned the life of cross-dressing B-movie director Ed...

Cinema: Going Goofy at the Movies

All right, class, pencils down, lighten up. It's summer. Summer-movie time. And that means you can have your brains cryogenically frozen till fall. You won't...

Cinema: Famous for Being Famous

All right. After three years of hype, hokum and ho-hum, we finally get it: Matthew McConaughey has star quality. We weren't so sure back when McConaughey was in...

World War III for Oscar

RICHARD CORLISSWorld War II--the movie--was tough enough, what with the guns and the tanks and all that heavy emoting by actors in khaki. Now comes the real...

The Art of Lying...Low

All deceptions aren't equal. On the scale of untruths, from I-love-your-mother's-cooking to I-would-never-hurt-Nicole, George Bush's cuteness about coke ranks...

People: Mar. 8, 1999

NEW MOUSEKETEERS MAKE UP FOR SOME BAD ONES Sure they looked wholesome, but a few original Mouseketeers came to no good after leaving the club. Now stars of the...

Lies My Presidents Told Me

Three great presidential lies: I am not a crook. I will never lie to you. I did not have sexual relations with that woman. All first person. All simple...

People: Oct. 5, 1998

SUITS WITH CINDY CRAWFORD Is there no place where sex remains safe from lawyers? No sooner had the pseudo salaciously titled Sex with CINDY CRAWFORD aired on ABC...

Back in the Swing

I first contemplated using this column for evil purposes when TIME agreed to shell out $10,000 to adopt a stretch of highway for me. If they'll do that, I...

CINEMA: MAD ABOUT HER

Tough men go dippy in her presence. They look beyond the blondness and see a questing intelligence, a wit that can sting or caress and, in the corners of her...