November 14, 1990 |
Paramount's "The Godfather, Part III," Columbia's "Awakenings," Universal's "Kindergarten Cop" and Disney's "Three Men and a Little Lady" are the four films likeliest to rack up the highest box-office grosses this Christmas season, according to people in the industry who bank on their ability to predict these things. This year, the schedule is more jammed than usual, with the major studios set to release 21 feature films, three more than last Christmas.
November 9, 1994 |
Construction on what could be the nation's largest cinema complex--a 135,000-square-foot theater center with seating for 5,800 moviegoers--begins today just north of the El Toro Y, where the Santa Ana and San Diego freeways merge. The cinema complex, part of a $30-million entertainment and retail center designed to resemble a Moroccan village, will have 21 screens. Four of the theaters will have screens more than three stories tall and seat 500 moviegoers each.
December 4, 1998 |
With the phenomenal success of the Al Jolson musical "The Jazz Singer" in 1927, Hollywood quickly made the transition from silents to talkies. However, injecting color into movies was a much harder sell. In fact, it took the founder of Technicolor more than two decades to convince movie makers about the viability of color. The new Turner Classic Movies documentary "Glorious Technicolor," premiering Monday, examines the tangled history of color movies, as well as the life and career of Herbert T.
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December 2, 2000 |
A 17-year-old Granada Hills High School senior known for his quirky, intelligent and sometimes dark personality pulled his Toyota MR2 sports car onto the campus parking lot early Friday, set up a video camera and, after turning up the radio, shot himself to death in front of classmates. "It was horrible," said Gina Romero, a 10th-grader who saw the shooting. "He put on some music, I don't know what, set up a camera, then shot himself in the head." Students who watched the 7 a.m.
May 23, 2006
Weekend box office, May 19-21 *--* MOVIE 3-DAY TOTAL (MILLIONS) VENUES AVERAGE PER VENUE WEEKS (STUDIO) GROSS (MILLION S) 1 The Da $77.1 $77.1 3,735 $20,635 1 Vinci Code (Sony) 2 Over the $38.5 $38.5 4,059 $9,475 1 Hedge (DreamWo rks Animatio n) 3 Mission: $11.3 $103.5 3,450 $3,290 3 Impossibl e III (Paramou nt) 4 Poseidon $9.2 $36.8 3,555 $2,595 2 (Warner Bros.) 5 RV $5.0 $50.3 2,925 $1,711 4 (Sony) 6 See No $4.6 $4.6 1,257 $3,645 1 Evil (Lionsga te) 7 Just My $3.4 $10.
February 4, 2001
In your Jan. 21 movie overview, New Line Cinema's Mark Ordesky states that " 'Lord of the Rings' was the 'Harry Potter' of the previous generation" ("Something Familiar This Way Comes," by Richard Natale). I think Ordesky needs to do a little more research. To compare Tolkien's epic series to current popular literature is like saying that the Bolshoi Theatre was the "American Bandstand" of long ago. "Lord of the Rings" is a literary classic, set on a huge scale with characters that stay with readers forever.