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Skip It

As the year stumbles toward its conclusion and critics begin penning their best-and-worst compendiums, here's a holiday contender fit for the all-time Naughty List. Based on the John Grisham novel Skipping Christmas -- which, face it, is less a novel…
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Reel World

The Wanderers Philip Kaufman is too professional and too polite to comment until contracts are signed and the deal's official. But his office confirms that he's in discussions for his next project, The Runaway Jury, a legal thriller from the…
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Court, No Spark

John Grisham's The Rainmaker Directed and written by Francis Ford Coppola, from John Grisham's novel. Starring Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, and Danny DeVito. Opens Friday, Nov. 21, at the Regency and the Empire.…
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Cooking Without Gas

The Chamber Directed by James Foley. Screenplay by William Goldman and Chris Reese, from the novel by John Grisham. Starring Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, and Lela Rochon. Continuing at area theaters. The Chamber as a novel is both…
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Confederacy of Dunces

By now, the John Grisham legal-eagle movie factory has split in two: There's the upscale conspiracy outfit, which manufactures overly elaborate big-star thrillers like The Firm and The Pelican Brief, and the courtroom drama assembly line, which trundles out socially…
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