September 1, 1986 |
"Born American" (citywide) isn't just a bad movie. It's one of those flabbergasting "No-they're-not-really-going-to-do- that!" movies, in which you can barely believe your eyes and ears. The movie is "Rambo" crossed with "Fraternity Vacation" and a bad cartoon version of "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich." It's an amazingly senseless movie, done with blood-curdling confidence.
October 12, 1989 |
The pairing of director Bill Forsyth and John Sayles, this time as a screenwriter, to create the delightful "Breaking In" (opening Friday at selected theaters) seems so felicitous you wonder that it didn't happen sooner. These are both men who know when to leave well-enough alone and when the smallest grace note will set a scene tingling.
June 30, 1991 |
"Doo-doo-DO-DO-doo-doo-DO-DO." It's time to enter another dimension. It's time for KTLA's popular July 4 "Twilight Zone Marathon." Beginning Thursday at 9 a.m., fans of Rod Serling's landmark surreal series will be treated to 13 hours of "Twilight." KTLA airs "Twilight Zone" fests every Thanksgiving and Independence Day. "The first one we did was on Thanksgiving in 1980," said KTLA program director Mark Sonnenberg. "The July 4th marathon started in 1983.
July 7, 1991 |
Forty years ago, TV was in its infancy. It was fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants television. Shows were done live, complete with gaffes and goofs, and broadcast in grainy black-and-white. Yet some of the greatest dramatic shows were produced during the so-called Golden Age of Television.
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June 1, 2007 |
Mark Harris, author of the acclaimed baseball novel "Bang the Drum Slowly," which he adapted for the 1973 movie starring Michael Moriarty and Robert De Niro, has died. He was 84. Harris, a retired Arizona State University professor of English who lived in Goleta, Calif., died of complications related to Alzheimer's disease Wednesday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, said his son, Henry Harris.