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From The Cast To The Kardashians: What You Need To Know About 'The People Vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'


Cuba Gooding Junior David Schwimmer John Travolta Kris Jenner Sarah Paulson Selma Blair Nathan Lane Kim Kardashian

‘The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story’ premieres tonight (February 15th) in the UK on BBC Two at 9pm and it’s one drama you certainly won’t want to miss. Already a critical hit in the US, the series comes from the team behind ‘American Horror Story’ and boasts a star-studded cast guiding you through one of the most famous cases in American legal history.

Cuba Gooding JrCuba Gooding Jr stars as O.J. Simpson.

The Premise

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Nathan Lane - Project Angel Food Angel Awards 2015 at Taglyan Complex Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 22nd August 2015

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Marianne Williamson and Nathan Lane
Marianne Williamson and Nathan Lane
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Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick - A host of stars were snapped as they arrived to the 15th Annual Monte Cristo Awards which were held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 13th April 2015

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Preston Whiteway, Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy
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Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick

F. Murray Abraham, Micah Stock, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Katie Finneran and T.R. Knight - Cast change at It's Only A Play at the Jacobs Theatre. at Jacobs Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 31st March 2015

F. Murray Abraham, Micah Stock, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Katie Finneran and T.r. Knight
Stockard Channing, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Katie Finneran
Nathan Lane, Katie Finneran and F. Murray Abraham
T.r. Knight, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Katie Finneran, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock
T.r. Knight, Stockard Channing, Matthew Broderick, Katie Finneran, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock
Tom Kirdahy, Terrence Mcnally, F. Murray Abraham, Micah Stock, Stockard Channing, Jack O'brien, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Katie Finneran and T.r. Knight

Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock - It s Only A Play Opening Night Curtain Call at Schoenfeld Theatre, - New York, New York, United States - Thursday 9th October 2014

Megan Mullally, Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock
Rupert Grint, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock
Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally and Matthew Broderick
Rupert Grint, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham, Nathan Lane, Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock
Nathan Lane, Micah Stock and Megan Mullally
Nathan Lane, F. Murray Abraham and Megan Mullally

Nathan Lane - ASPCA's Annual Bergh Ball Gala held at the Plaza Hotel - Arrivals - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 10th April 2014

Nathan Lane - Opening Night for the Broadway play "Mothers and Sons" at the Golden Theatre - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Monday 24th March 2014

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Stephen Sondheim and Nathan Lane - The New York Premiere of the HBO documentary Six By Sondheim, held at the Museum of Modern Art - Arrivals. - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 19th November 2013

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Frank Rich, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
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Stephen Sondheim
Frank Rich, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
America Ferrera, Stephen Sondheim and Jeremy Jordan

Nathan Lane - The 2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards held at Sardi's restaurant - New York City, New York, United Kingdom - Thursday 23rd May 2013

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Nathan Lane - The 2013 Drama Desk Award Nominee Luncheon held at the JW Marriott Essex House - New York, NY, United States - Wednesday 8th May 2013

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Nathan Lane - Celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show With David Letterman' - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 2nd May 2013

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Don't Write Off 'The Nance' As Broadway's Finest Of 2013


Nathan Lane Douglas Carter Beane

'The Producers' star Nathan Lane shines in Douglas Carter Beane's new play 'The Nance' set in the twilight of the burlesque era. The production opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway on Monday night (April 15, 2013) to seemingly unanimous praise from even the most discerning of theatre critics.

Lane plays Chauncey Miles, a headline performer in New York burlesque, who also happens to be a homosexual. The show explores the difficulties of a homosexual man living and working in the secretive and dangerous gay world of the 1930s, which Lane appears to demonstrate with aplomb. "The Nance, a Lincoln Center Theater production directed by the estimable Jack O'Brien and featuring a fine supporting cast, is the most ambitious work to date from Mr. Beane," said the New York Times. The New York Daily News said, "Lane has won Tonys for musical star turns in "The Producers" and "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." Under Jack O'Brien's assured direction, he's funny, sad and touching as the conflicted Chauncey."

The Huffington Post directed most of its praise at Lane's performance, saying, "As he's [Lane] previously demonstrated, he has the uncanny ability to make audiences laugh while tugging at their heartstrings - the gift indicating more than a spark of genius."

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Astro Boy Review


Good
Hong Kong-based animators give this Japanese manga a Hollywood spin using American voices and 3D-style animation to an eclectic, eccentric premise that wouldn't be out of place in a Studio Ghibli movie (see Spirited Away).

In the distant future, Metro City has broken away from the rubbish-strewn earth to float above it. Robots help in every part of life there, thanks to the inventive Dr Tenma (voiced by Cage), whose son Toby (Highmore) is also a science whiz. After Toby dies in an accident, Tenma rebuilds him as a robot with some extra features. The power-hungry General Stone (Sutherland) wants to get his hands on Toby's superpowers, but Toby escapes to the surface, where he's renamed Astro and must figure out his own destiny.

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Swing Vote Review


Weak
Swing Vote arrives during one election cycle but heavily references another, spinning the hanging chad scandal of the 2000 presidential race into a formulaic feel-empowered comedy for today's huddled masses.

Bud (Kevin Costner) and Molly Johnson (gifted newcomer Madeline Carroll) assume Hollywood's textbook father-daughter duo: she's the pint-sized "adult" of the trailer they call home, and he's the whiny child. On the eve of a tight presidential race, a mix-up at the polls negates Bud's ballot, which doesn't sound like a big deal until it's determined that the election will come down to a photo finish decided by one vote -- Bud's. If you think that's even remotely possible, by all means, read on. As Bud gets a crash course in democracy from smarty-pants Molly, incumbent president Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) and left-leaning White House hopeful Donald Greenleaf descend on Texico, New Mexico with glad-handlers in tow in hopes of winning the slob's valuable support.

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Trumbo Review


Weak
As the poster child for the Hollywood Ten during the Anti-Communist hysteria of the late '40s/early '50s, one of the darkest and most unsavory moments in recent American history, screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, Kitty Foyle, A Guy Named Joe) was a passionate, cranky, ill-tempered force of nature, the perfect foil for the mealy and mercenary denizens of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Thrown out of work, blacklisted (with scores of others), and jailed (Trumbo was Prisoner #7551), Trumbo burrowed into the Hollywood underground, continuing to write films under fronts and pseudonyms (Roman Holiday) and hatching a scheme to defeat Hollywood at its own game by toiling away as a script machine and working hard and fast with the idea of transforming blacklisted writers into becoming the most economically-desired writers in town simply by under-pricing the whitelisted writers, hoping to cause the blacklist to wither and die of its own weight. But an Oscar for The Brave One under a Trumbo pseudonym brought the whole stinking sham of the blacklist out in the open. Soon after, Trumbo became the first blacklisted screenwriter to have his name restored in the film credits (Spartacus, Exodus). But during Trumbo's exile and before his return to grace, he wrote lots of letters.

In Peter Askin's eponymous paean to Trumbo (based on son Christopher Trumbo's play, which starred Nathan Lane), Trumbo's prickly letters, mined from the 1940s to the 1960s (extracted from the published collection Additional Dialogue), are read by a legion of actors including Lane, Donald Sutherland, Michael Douglas, Josh Lucas, Liam Neeson, Brian Dennehy, David Strathairn, Joan Allen, and Paul Giamatti. Interspersed with the recitations are recollections from Trumbo's family, Christopher and daughter Mitzi, and supporters like Kirk Douglas, along with blurry film clips and extracts of interviews with Trumbo himself.

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The Lion King 1 1/2 Review


Bad
In typical Disney, fashion, a major hit is followed by a direct-to-video quickie release. Only here's the catch: The Lion King already had a Lion King 2. Figuring the whole Simba storyline was tapped out, Disney goes back to the well with a third film following the lovable supporting creatures, Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).

Why "1 1/2 " instead of a "3"? Because, quite literally, there's no sequel here at all. In fact, there's virtually no new material at all, and those expecting more of the same should steel themselves for exactly that: more of the same.

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The Producers (2005) Review


OK
I'll confess up front that I never saw The Producers on stage. Not that I didn't want to: I'm a huge fan of the original Mel Brooks film -- a movie I consider, bar none, his best work and one of the 10 greatest comedies ever made. (I even wanted to name my firstborn after Zero Mostel, but that's another story.) The Broadway show also earned critical praise the likes of which few stage productions have seen: 12 Tony Awards and a waiting list for tickets that spanned over a year.

In 1968, Brooks was at the top of his game. He was also at the very beginning of it: The Producers was his first feature film, and you can track the quality of his movies on a steady decline which stretches from the awesome Blazing Saddles (1974) to the middling Spaceballs (1987) to the awful Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), Brooks' last appearance behind the camera.

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The Birdcage Review


Excellent
It's a rare event when a remake of a film rivals the greatness of the original. The Birdcage, based fairly closely on La Cage aux Folles, achieves just that, memorably updating the earlier film's script with modern humor and a distinctly American setting.

The story has been done a thousand times, but La Cage aux Folles was one of the originals. Armand Goldman (Robin Williams) is an openly gay drag club owner in South Beach, Florida. Albert (Nathan Lane, best known as the voice of the weasel in The Lion King), aka Starina, is Armand's feature performer...and his "wife." When Armand's son-via-one-night-stand Val (Dan Futterman) announces his impending marriage to Barbara (Calista Flockhart, a dead ringer for Audrey Hepburn), Armand freaks. When Barbara's arch-conservative parents (Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest) drop by for a visit, it gets even worse.

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Isn't She Great Review


Bad
I'll start by saying up front that I really don't admire Bette Midler. I find her loud, hammy, a bit trashy, and generally obnoxious in every way. Oddly, this instantly qualifies her to play novelist Jacqueline Susann, who was loud, hammy, a bit trashy, and generally obnoxious in every way.

If the name Susann doesn't ring a bell, it's because you're too young. "Jackie" was a washed-up actress and radio star when she penned her first novel, The Valley of the Dolls, which went on to become, at its time, the biggest selling novel ever. Why? In the late 60s the tale of drugs and lurid sex against the backdrop of Hollywood was shocking. Now, it's quite tepid, and so is this film, exploring Susann's rise to fame.

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Nicholas Nickleby Review


Good
Poor Charles Dickens. He has the good fortune to be remembered by the entire world. What high school student hasn't been forced to suffer through Great Expectations? Nowadays, one of his books (and he didn't really write that many) is turned into a movie or a mini-series every year. (2001 saw four Dickens recreations on film or TV.)

2002 will earn but a single Dickens adaptation, a motion picture of Nicholas Nickleby, perhaps Dickens' least-read work and one of his most wandering (the novel being more than 800 pages long).

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Titan A.E. Review


Weak
Good Will Hunting goes to space in Titan A.E., an ill-conceived and overambitious animation blowout (courtesy of 20th Century Fox) that makes recent Disney fare look like thinking men's movies.

Matt Damon's voice stars as Cale, an eager-beaver twentysomething in the year 3028 who would be just like any other next-millennium Gen X-er if not for one thing: A race of evil beings called the Drej -- made of pure energy, natch -- have blown up the earth.

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Trixie Review


OK
It's a damn shame when a bad movie happens to a great actor. It's even worse when you try to enjoy their performance in the film while being distracted by a terrible wasteland of a script. Such is the sad case of Alan Rudolph's latest "screwball noir" farce, Trixie, a misguided attempt at expanding the noir genre by giving it a comedic twist.

Everything seemed to be in place to make a good film out of Trixie, starting with a great cast of Nick Nolte, Will Patton, Dermot Mulrooney, newcomer Brittany Murphy, Nathan Lane, and the wonderfully versatile actress Emily Watson. The story follows a misunderstood girl named Trixie, who has an annoying habit of mixing up her metaphors - with such memorable lines as "life is no bed of gravy" and "it's like looking through a needle for a haystack." Trixie holds dead-end jobs as a security guard for low-rent department stores but yearns for something better in her life. Don't we all. Eventually she takes a job at a casino resort as an undercover cop and gets involved in a tangled mess of a political sex scandal/murder mystery. Don't you just hate when that happens?!

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Teacher's Pet Review


Excellent
I have a hard time deciding whether or not I like Nathan Lane. Since he starred in The Birdcage almost a decade ago, he seems to have adopted an overblown, theatrical presence to whatever role he's playing. Call it Al Pacino Syndrome: when a talented actor finds success with a certain type of performance and then refuses to evolve regardless of the script.

That unwavering acting style can prove beneficial from time to time. Pacino's bellicose antics served him well in Michael Mann's overrated journalism epic The Insider and Lane's motivational speaker/Broadway crooner delivery proves to be a perfect fit in Disney's Teacher's Pet, an animated TV series that comes to the big screen with humor, heart and songs aplenty.

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The Lion King 1 1/2 Review


Bad
In typical Disney, fashion, a major hit is followed by a direct-to-video quickie release. Only here's the catch: The Lion King already had a Lion King 2. Figuring the whole Simba storyline was tapped out, Disney goes back to the well with a third film following the lovable supporting creatures, Timon (voiced by Nathan Lane) and Pumbaa (Ernie Sabella).

Why "1 1/2 " instead of a "3"? Because, quite literally, there's no sequel here at all. In fact, there's virtually no new material at all, and those expecting more of the same should steel themselves for exactly that: more of the same.

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Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! Review


Extraordinary
Editor's Note: It is the policy of this website to never bestow more than three stars on any film with the word "Tad" in the title, but in the spirit of experimentation, we present this review from a smitten Pete Croatto anyway.

I always groan when I read articles in movie magazines and websites touting some nubile, perky, twentysomething starlet as "the next big thing." Typically, I'm a little hesitant to believe that, because all the designation usually means is that said actress will launch millions of erections. It also gives the false impression that Kirsten Dunst, Natalie Portman, and Reese Witherspoon are all vying for the female lead in The Gin Game.

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Win A Date With Tad Hamilton! Review


Good

Let me begin this review by telling you what "Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!" is not, because it's not what it looks like.

"Win a Date" is not one of those insipid romantic comedies in which the girl is in love with a jerk but is too dumb to realize it, and the shy guy who's been in love with her from afar all his life has to drum up the chivalrous courage to stop her from doing something foolish, like getting married.

It's not a movie that will make teenage girls swoon while their dates roll their eyes, and director Robert Luketic lets you know it right out of the gate by mocking that very style of movie. It's not a facile comedy that half-heartedly recycles old plots for a target audience that doesn't know any better.

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Titan Ae Review


OK

Save its ambitious, eye-popping computer-generated space battle effects, 20th Century Fox's second run at Disney's animation crown is little more than another threadbare cartoon orphan story ("Dinosaur," "Anastasia," "The Lion King," etc.) dressed up in wannabe-anime style and targeted at 11-year-old boys with a toy-friendly, sci-fi storyline and a bad, bad, bad guitar rock soundtrack.

Taking place in a distant future when the Earth has been destroyed and the remnants of mankind are adrift in the galaxy, "Titan AE" follows handsome, cocky, cusp-of-manhood Cale (voice of Matt Damon), the son of a valiant military martyr in our planet's brief defense against a race of energy beings called the Drej.

The Drej blew up Earth with their giant crystalline space ship in an expensive-looking CGI sequence when Cale was just a boy, and now they're hunting what's left of humanity as we flee through the stars. What, exactly, the Drej have against us, the movie doesn't bother to explain. The fact that they look like a lava lamp versions the Terminator's skeleton signals they're bad news, so who needs to bother with, you know, motive?

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Trixie Review


Weak

Undeniably an ardently independent filmmaker with unique and eccentric vision, Alan Rudolph has made some peculiarly fascinating movies.

"Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle" radiated with atmospheric, addled Algonquin Roundtable intellectualism. "Afterglow" made the threadbare theme of marital infidelity almost hypnotically riveting.

Even when he goes down in flames, like he did with last year's "Breakfast of Champions" adaptation, he does it so spectacularly that it's almost impossible to look away.

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Nicholas Nickleby Review


Weak

You deserve a grain-of-salt warning before reading this review: Your friendly film critic really can't abide Charles Dickens, and "Nicholas Nickleby" is especially exemplary of everything that irks me about his work.

The characters in this tale of 19th Century woe are largely one-dimensional -- implausibly sweet and naive or absurdly ruthless and cruel without reason -- and they invite second-guessing to a distracting degree.

Nineteen years old and suddenly the head of his family after his father's death, the title character (played by the over-earnest Charlie Hunnam) reluctantly moves with his mother and sister from the quiet country cottage they can no longer afford to dirty, polluted, noisy, heartless London, seeking the help of Nicholas's rich, odious uncle (Christopher Plummer), who doesn't see why he should be burdened with helping his brother's family.

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Mirror Mirror Movie Review

Mirror Mirror Movie Review

Both lavishly produced and light-hearted in tone, this fractured fairy tale aspires to be The...

Mirror Mirror Trailer

Mirror Mirror Trailer

We all know the tale of Snow White: the girl with hair as black as...

Astro Boy Movie Review

Astro Boy Movie Review

Hong Kong-based animators give this Japanese manga a Hollywood spin using American voices and 3D-style...

Astroboy Trailer

Astroboy Trailer

Watch the trailer for Astroboy Astro is a young robot who's been created by a...

The Lion King 1 1/2 Movie Review

The Lion King 1 1/2 Movie Review

In typical Disney, fashion, a major hit is followed by a direct-to-video quickie release. Only...

The Producers (2005) Movie Review

The Producers (2005) Movie Review

I'll confess up front that I never saw The Producers on stage. Not that I...

The Producers (2005) Movie Review

The Producers (2005) Movie Review

I'll confess up front that I never saw The Producers on stage. Not that I...

Isn't She Great Movie Review

Isn't She Great Movie Review

I'll start by saying up front that I really don't admire Bette Midler. I...

Nicholas Nickleby Movie Review

Nicholas Nickleby Movie Review

Poor Charles Dickens. He has the good fortune to be remembered by the entire...

Titan A.E. Movie Review

Titan A.E. Movie Review

Good Will Hunting goes to space in Titan A.E., an ill-conceived and overambitious animation blowout...

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