Top 10 Articles
Robert L. Jones
July/August 2005 -- New episodes of the hit detective program Monk, starring Tony Shalhoub, air on the USA Network on Fridays at 10 p. m. Eastern / 9 p. m. Central.
Fall 2005 -- When Frank Sinatra died in the spring of 1998, many critics and music lovers lamented his passing as “the end of an era.” The legendary singer had defined “the standards” for millions of avid listeners since the late 1930s. In hundreds of inspired recordings and thousands of public performances, Sinatra brought passion, perfectionism, a broad musical vocabulary, and a heartfelt love for some of the greatest collections of little black dots ever put down on paper.
Summer 2006 -- United 93. Starring David Alan Basche, Peter Hermann, Richard Bekins, Cheyenne Jackson, Lewis Alsamari, J.J. Johnson, Trish Gates, and Polly Adams. Written and Directed by Paul Greengrass. (Universal Studios/Working Title, 2006, Color, 111 minutes. MPAA Rating: R)
Summer 2006 -- The World’s Fastest Indian. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Paul Rodriguez, Aaron Murphy, Christopher Lawford, Annie Whittle, Chris Williams, Jessica Cauffiel, and Saginaw Grant. Written and Directed by Roger Donaldson. (Magnolia Pictures, 2005, Color, 127 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG-13.)
November 2006 -- A Scanner Darkly. Starring Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Rory Cochrane, Winona Ryder. Based on the novel by Philip K. Dick. Written and directed by Richard Linklater. (Warner Independent, 2006, Color, 100 minutes. MPAA Rating: R.)
November 2006 -- A Prairie Home Companion. Starring Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, and Lily Tomlin. Screenplay by Garrison Keillor, based on a story by Garrison Keillor and Ken LaZebnik. Directed by Robert Altman. (Picturehouse, 2006, Color, 105 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG-13.)
Fall 2006 -- The Lost City. Starring Andy Garcia, Inés Sastre, Tomas Milian, Nestor Carbonell, Enrique Murciano, Bill Murray, Richard Bradford, Jsu Garcia, Millie Perkins, Steven Bauer, Lorena Feijóo, Dustin Hoffman, and Juan Fernández. Screenplay by G. Cabrera Infante. Directed by Andy Garcia. (Magnolia Pictures, 2005, Color, 143 minutes. MPAA Rating: R.)
Fall 2006 -- Art School Confidential. Starring Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Matt Keeslar, Jim Broadbent, Joel David Moore, and Anjelica Huston. Screenplay by Daniel Clowes. Directed by Terry Zwigoff. (United Artists/Sony Pictures Classics, 2006, Color, 102 min. MPAA Rating: R).
December 2006 -- It’s a Wonderful Life. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Travers, Beulah Bondi, Frank Faylen, Ward Bond, Gloria Grahame, Todd Karns, Samuel S. Hinds, and H.B. Warner. Screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra. Additional scenes by Jo Swerling. Based on the short story “The Greatest Gift,” by Philip Van Doren Stern. Directed by Frank Capra. (Liberty Films, 1946, Black and White, 130 minutes.)
April 2006 -- V for Vendetta. Starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, and John Hurt. Screenplay by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. Directed by James McTeigue. Warner Bros., 2005, Color, 132 min. MPAA Rating: R.