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Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
Albert Brooks again sallies forth where others fear to tread, although his comic results are more mildly amusing than riotously funny.
"...Directed by: Albert Brooks. Starring: Albert Brooks, Amy Ryan, Sheetal Sheth, Emma..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Muse
"...Directed by: Albert Brooks. Starring: Mark Feuerstein, Steven Wright, Jeff Bridges, Andie..."

Aug. 27, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Scout
"...Directed by: Michael Ritchie. Starring: Albert Brooks, Brendan Fraser, Dianne Wiest, Anne Twoomey and Laane..."

Sept. 30, 1994 Movie Review by Brian Baker

Out of Sight
Soderbergh adapts Elmore Leonard in this caper movie that features great performances, gritty milieus, and clever creative flourishes.
"...Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Albert Brooks, Steve Zahn, Catherine Keener, Nancy Allen and Isaiah..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Critical Care
"...Sidney Lumet. Starring: James Spader, Helen Mirren, Kyra Sedgwick, Albert Brooks, Wallace Shawn, Jeffrey Wright and Anne Bancroft. Critical..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Finding Nemo
We're happy sweet, funny Nemo is back onscreen – 3-D or no.
"...any animated film of the past 30-odd years. Neuroticomic Albert Brooks (of the recent The In-Laws) and Ellen DeGeneres..."

May 30, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dr. Dolittle
"...pigs (voiced hilariously by the likes of Chris Rock, Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, John Leguizamo, and Gary Shandling). To..."

June 26, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Mother
"...Directed by: Albert Brooks. Starring: Albert Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow, Lisa..."

Jan. 17, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Defending Your Life
"...Directed by: Albert Brooks. Starring: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn and..."

May 10, 1991 Movie Review by Kathleen Maher

I'll Do Anything
"...Directed by: James L. Brooks. Starring: Nick Nolte, Albert Brooks, Julie Kavner, Joely Richardson,..."

Feb. 11, 1994 Movie Review by Louis Black

The In-Laws
"...Directed by: Andrew Fleming. Starring: Michael Douglas, Albert Brooks, Robin Tunney, Ryan Reynolds, Lindsay Sloane, David Suchet..."

May 23, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My First Mister
"...Directed by: Christine Lahti. Starring: Carol Kane, Albert Brooks and Leelee Sobieski. With critics and audiences still..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Scanlines
Modern Romance
"...(1981) with Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Bruno Kirby, James L. Brooks Lost..."

June 5, 1998 Screens Feature

Broadcast News
A meat-on-the-bones romantic comedy set at a tipping point in network news' history
"...the commentary track for Broadcast News, writer/director James L. Brooks recalls that, when he lost the Oscar for Best..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Screens Review by Kimberley Jones

Ring in the HollyDaze
Holiday Movie Previews
"...Lady, Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire, Debbie Reynolds in Albert Brooks' Mother, Kenneth Branagh in Hamlet, Jack Lemmon and..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Muse
"...The Muse D: Albert Brooks (1999); with Sharon Stone, Albert Brooks, Andie MacDowell,..."

April 7, 2000 Screens Review by Mike Emery

This Is 40
Growing old gracefully is not an option in Judd Apatow's world.
"...Starring: Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Albert Brooks, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Robert Smigel, Annie Mumolo,..."

Dec. 21, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Drive
Ryan Gosling plays a getaway driver in this seductive mix of brooding arthouse and heist-gone-to-hell genre picture.
"...Winding Refn. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman and Kaden..."

Sept. 16, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Summer Sneaks
Apocalypse Whenever: Movies in the Season of Armageddon
"...Thomas; with Eddie Murphy, the voices of Norm Macdonald, Albert Brooks, Garry Shandling, Julie Kavner, Chris Rock, Jean Stapleton,..."

May 22, 1998 Screens Feature

Morning Glory
Well-acted and ingratiating, this rom-com starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton should still be tarter than it is.
"...Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum and John Pankow. Remember Albert Brooks' flop sweat in Broadcast News? James L. Brooks'..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Simpsons Movie
The film delivers familiar hilarity and some treats you’ll never get on the show (nudity and drunkenness) but steers shy of anything bold and new.
"...writers (show creator Matt Groening and developer James L. Brooks head up the long list with many of the..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Fall Movie Round-Up
Sneaking Into Autumn
"...MOTHER D: Albert Brooks; with Brooks, Debbie Reynolds, Rob Morrow, Lisa Kudrow...."

Sept. 6, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Big Kiss-Off
Julie Klausner's misadventures with men
"...see the arrogance in that beta-maleness, like James L. Brooks did when he made Broadcast News and had Albert..."

March 12, 2010 Books Feature by Audra Schroeder

Three Women Abroad
Tuesdays, April 4 through May 16, Alamo Drafthouse Downtown
"...series will feature star turns from Wong, Baker, and Brooks, three actors who were all but exiled to Europe..."

March 31, 2006 Screens Feature

Dang Aloud
Dana Gould likes hiding the pill in the banana
"...Comedians Kenny Rogerson, John Ross, and Albert Brooks heavily influenced Gould: "Kenny's material was really dark..."

April 27, 2012 Arts Feature by Steve Birmingham

Larry Crowne
Tom Hanks directs and co-stars in this rom-com with Julia Roberts, though I suspect neither actor will list it high on their résumés.
"...at all. Larry Crowne makes Forrest Gump look like Albert Brooks. The film strikes the wrong note in the..."

July 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Control Freaks
Film Top Tens
"...Director: Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights); John Woo (Face/Off); Albert Brooks (Mother)..."

Jan. 9, 1998 Screens Feature

Autumn Tale
What Movies Look Like This Fall
"...debut with My First Mister, starring Leelee Sobieski and Albert Brooks. Brooks is a cranky, middle-aged shop owner; Sobieski..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

The Other Stars in the Galaxy
"...THE MUSE D: Albert Brooks; with Brooks, Sharon Stone, Andie MacDowell, Jeff Bridges...."

May 21, 1999 Screens Feature

Chronicle Recommends: Foolish Films
They're no geniuses, but these fools make for fun films
"...pretty. And therein lies the rub of James L. Brooks’ underrated romantic comedy, which deserves the same reverence as..."

April 1, 2016 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

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