November 11, 2001
Wednesday THE WASH Comedy Lions Gate With: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, George Wallace. The idea: Capers, cons and a kidnapping liven up the workday at the car wash. Writer-director: DJ Pooh. So?: Dre-Snoop chemistry is a plus. Friday AUDITION Thriller American Cinematheque With: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina. The idea: A widower conducts bogus film auditions to meet a woman, and gets more than he bargained for. Writer: Takishi Miike, based on the book by Ryu Murakami. Director: Miike. So?
March 29, 2001 |
If the crowds aren't descending on Disney's new park in full force yet, maybe they will this spring, when overall pleasure travel is expected to increase by more than 2% over last year, according to a survey by the Travel Industry Assn. of America. More than 147.4 million trips will be taken in March, April and May--86% of them for leisure purposes, the organization's officials said.
January 24, 2001 |
As auto makers arm themselves for a fierce battle to simply maintain market share in a year of tumbling sales, Hyundai Motor Co. of South Korea has been handed the equivalent of a small nuclear weapon for its arsenal: Consumer Reports magazine has rated Hyundai's compact Elantra sedan as one of the best small cars in the United States. The rating underscores how once-reviled South Korean auto makers are overcoming American buyers' concerns about product quality. U.S.
January 23, 2001 |
It's a new stock market for a new year: Investors have rushed back into many downtrodden technology and telecom stocks this year, while taking profits in many of last year's market leaders such as utilities and drug stocks. The turnabout has lifted some tech and telecom shares 20% or more in three weeks, though the market took a breather Monday with major indexes closing little changed. The Nasdaq composite eased 0.5% to 2,757.91, though it's still up 11.6% year to date.
January 21, 2001 |
With the curtain going up on 2001 amid rising costs, labor uncertainty and decreasing ticket sales despite "record" box office, Hollywood is betting unusually heavily this year on so-called "tent-pole" titles, many of them sequels or big star vehicles.
January 21, 2001
The Accidental Spy. Jackie Chan. Need we say more? (Dimension) * Adventures of Felix. A man makes unexpected discoveries as he journeys through the French countryside in search of the father he's never met. (Winstar Cinema) * A.I. Artificial Intelligence. Haley Joel Osment and Jude Law are among the cast of Steven Spielberg's return to science-fiction, which concerns conflict between humans and humanoids. (Warner Bros.) * American Pie 2.
January 8, 2001 |
The impact of potential strikes later this year by writers and actors, as well as the endurance of the "Survivor"-driven invasion of so-called "reality" programming, dominated the discussion as the twice-annual gathering of TV critics and reporters got underway in Pasadena, featuring separate question-and-answer sessions with the Fox, WB, UPN and Pax broadcast networks.