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Well-known cast strives to save weak movie

...Aniston and Sudeikis plug gamely along, playing on the fact that America wants them to succeed. The addition of character actors Nick Offerman and Katheryn Hahn, both alums of the similarly affable sitcom "Parks and Recreation," only ups...
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Movie review: 'Lone Ranger' a little odd and flawed, but still fun

...played with greedy villainy by Tom Wilkinson, cannibalistic psychopath Butch Cavendish, almost unrecognizable as character actor William Fitchner, and finally John Reid, idealistic and newly appointed as the region's district attorney, played...
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Movie review: Explosive fun in 'Pacific Rim'

...the grizzled Jaeger program commander, gives a stirring performance among a cast of lesser known up and comers and character actors. In the lead is Charlie Hunnam, playing the emotionally damaged Jaeger pilot Raleigh Becket. Hunnam reminded me...
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'Cabin' offers horror and an ingenious twist

...into the same problem, but more so. The performances in "Cabin" are great, but particularly those of veteran character actors Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford, who steal the show. Chris Hemsworth, as lead cabin-goer Curt, is fine...
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Is this 'Snow White' the fairest?

...well shot. The dwarves are a little off-putting, if only because they are recognizable as fairly famous British character actors like Toby Jones, Bob Hoskins, Ian McShane, and others, yet are also utterly unrecognizable as that they are dwarves...
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Film's intensity cuts to the bone

...John Hawkes, who plays Teardrop, has been around for a long time, though rarely playing a role of this size. The character actor has been working for more than 25 years, mostly in independent films, but I remember first taking notice of him...
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Wilson's comedy hits a snag

...tendencies, and you can add lots of gorgeous half-naked women to the mix. Get Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and character actor extraordinaire Philip Seymour Hoffman, and you've got a guaranteed box-office smash Oscar-winning hit on your...
'50/50': A film that beats the odds

...Anjelica Huston, as Diane, does a fine job, but nothing that really asks her to stretch much. There are two veteran character actors who shine in a couple of very small but dense roles as Adam's chemotherapy friends. Phillip Baker Hall and Matt...
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The Western rides again: Russell Crowe shines as bad guy in remake of '3:10 to Yuma'

...Sun," but has only recently become recognizable to mainstream audiences. Playing Batman will do that for you. Character actor Ben Foster is adequate as the evil Charlie Prince, Wade's nattily dressed second-in-command. At times he was...
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Opens Friday, Dec 14, 2012 Synopsis: As a child, "Baby Jane" Hudson was the toast of vaudeville. As an adult, however, Baby Jane was overshadowed by her more talented sister, Blanche, who became a top movie star. Then, one night in the early '30s, came the accident, which crippled Blanche for life and which was blamed on a drunken, jealous Jane. Flash-forward to 1962: Jane (Bette Davis), decked out in garish chalk-white makeup, still lives with the invalid Blanche (Joan Crawford) in their decaying L.A. mansion. When Jane isn't tormenting the helpless Blanche by serving her dead rats for breakfast, she is plotting and planning her showbiz comeback. Convinced that her days are numbered if she remains in the house with her addlepated sister, Blanche desperately tries to get away, but all avenues of escape are cut off by the deranged Jane. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? sparked a trend toward casting venerable Hollywood female stars in such grotesque Grand Guignol melodramas as Lady in a Cage (1964) and Hush...Hush Sweet Charlotte (1965). In addition to revitalizing the careers of Davis and Crawford, whose real-life mutual animosity came through loud and clear, the film made a star of sorts of 24-year-old character actor Victor Buono, cast as a porcine mama's-boy musical composer. Lukas Heller's screenplay was based on the novel by Henry Farrell. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Marjorie Bennett, Anna Lee, Maide Norman Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review



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