September 5, 2013 |
You can add another name to the ever-growing list of those annoyed by Johnny Manziel: former Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys coach Barry Switzer. Switzer took issue Wednesday with Manziel's antics during Saturday's game against Rice. During the game, Manziel would often rub his thumb and forefingers together, a gesture that usually means "money. " After a short run, Manziel mimed signing an autograph while shaking his head. “I'm certainly disappointed in his actions. For him to act so arrogant, I wanted to jerk his facemask.
July 18, 2013
Last fall Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. Since then, however, his off-field behavior has taken over the spotlight. Writers from around Tribune Co. will discuss whether Johnny Football will be hurt by his off-season antics. David Teel, Newport News Daily Press Keyboard jockeys with Budweiser bellies won't determine whether Johnny Manziel's oft-chronicled off-season eroded his skills or credibility with teammates and coaches.
June 8, 2013 |
On dance stages, the vision for ancient myths has been owned for decades by the ferocious Martha Graham. Her vocabulary of gut-sucking contractions and knotted spirals, along with her stark design tableaux, have defined that specific genre of epic grief and hard learnings. Yet Friday night, Amy “Catfox” Campion, an established hip-hop artist with solid choreography, music mixing and filmmaking skills, seized a piece of that sacred territory with the debut of “Illuminated Manuscript,” presented by her 12-member company Antics at the befitting, ziggurat-style Ford Amphitheatre.
April 12, 2013 |
Poor Charlie Sheen! In the opening of "Scary Movie V," no sooner does he bed Lindsay Lohan - both barely convincing playing themselves - than a ghost kills him and kidnaps his three kids. (Legal troubles aside, Lohan is fine.) Three months later, Snoop Dogg finds the now-crabwalking moppets in a haunted cabin in Humboldt County and delivers them and their new ghost mom back to civilization. Three months is auspicious. "Scary Movie V" lifts its plot from Jessica Chastain's surprise horror hit "Mama," released in January, and if you think three months is an impossible amount of time to write and produce a feature film, well, it is. In the Oscar nominee's role is former Disney star Ashley Tisdale, here seen having her way with a microwave.
December 24, 2012 |
Things aren't what they used to be in the world of "Parental Guidance," not just with the kids but parents too. In this lazy, smugly self-satisfied movie starring and produced by Billy Crystal, the comedian apparently wanted to say a thing or two about modern "helicopter" parenting techniques from the perspective of an old-school, been-there grandparent. Crystal and Bette Midler portray the less-popular "other grandparents" to the three children of their only daughter, played by Marisa Tomei.
October 20, 2012 |
The search for a warm-weather “Nutcracker” continues with “Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,” Christopher Wheeldon's three-act dance fantasy, which the National Ballet of Canada brought to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Friday in its U.S. premiere, beginning a five-performance run. Like the Russian Christmas classic, the new work (co-commissioned by Britain's Royal Ballet) begins at a party for adults, involves its child-heroine in dreamlike changes of scale and battles with bizarre adversaries but also contains such formal divertissements as a Waltz of the Flowers and an Arabian Dance.