Sunday, February 14, 2016

Carrie Rickey

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Carrie Rickey was born in L.A. around the time the Jennifer Jones/Laurence Olivier movie Carrie hit screens. Hence her name. Since then she's seen more than 12,000 films without losing her love of movies -- or wordplay. But don't envy her job too much. She has to sit through the likes of Battlefield Earth just so she can warn you not to.

A modest middle-school musical bursting with immodest exuberance, Standing Ovation is the story of a network music-video competition pitting the "mean girls," a quintet called the Wiggies, against the "nice girls," the Ovations.
Jerry Bruckheimer, the producer whose films include National Treasure and Pirates of the Caribbean, has a formula. It goes something like this. Take a mainstream script - the hunt for missing treasure, say - and cast it with an off-center actor to give the marshmallow some texture and edge.

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