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Film, "Hope Springs": Rom-Com Doesn't Practice Tolerance It Preaches

"Hope Springs": Rom-Com Doesn't Practice Tolerance It Preaches

Although the tone of Steve Carell's couples-counseling character in Hope Springs is consistently placid and even-handed, it's also tellingly vague. Hope Springs might appear more contemplative than your average studio-produced rom-com, but that's only because it's atypically concerned with an…
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Film, "Men in Black 3": Bummer of '69

"Men in Black 3": Bummer of '69

Men in Black 3 reunites the series stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones with director Barry Sonnenfeld, who, beginning with 1991's The Addams Family, has made his fortune on special-effects comedies that could be synopsized and cross-promoted on the…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Three the Hard Way

Three the Hard Way

No Country for Old Men (Paramount) "A horror comedy chase" is how a grinning Tommy Lee Jones describes No Country for Old Men in the making-of — meanwhile, his fellow actors add to the list such adjectives as "a very…
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Film, He Will Bury You

He Will Bury You

Tommy Lee Jones' feature directorial debut is probably much as you'd expect: a blast of nostalgia that nonetheless accepts the realities of modernity, which isn't surprising coming from an actor who's getting up there in years but has found more…
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Dining, Eat Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

The plan was for my brother to meet me at a movie and then we'd have dinner after. I'd seen everything he wanted to see - Frida, Rabbit-Proof Fence, Talk to Her, Gangs of New York - and, though I…
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Film, Old Hands

Old Hands

t's a pleasure to say that Clint Eastwood reverses his recent downward slide --A Perfect World (1993), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Absolute Power (1997), and True Crime (1999), each of which has seemed less satisfying than its predecessor…
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Hommes en Noir: Film Blanc

Men in Black Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Screenplay by Ed Solomon, from the comic book by Lowell Cunningham. Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Opens Wednesday at area theaters. One speech and one prop from Men in Black combine…
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