August 6, 1995 |
In 1992, Universal Pictures released a film titled "The Babe." On Friday, Universal Pictures released a movie called "Babe." Are they the same picture? You make the call Babe Portrayed by 48 piglets, weighing roughly 16 pounds each, total weight: 768 pounds. The Babe Starring one John Goodman. Total weight somewhat under 768 pounds. Veteran character actor James Cromwell's role Babe A farmer who encourages Babe to compete in the National Grand Challenge Sheep Dog Trials.
August 5, 1995 |
It had the makings of a nightmare: Corralling, calming, cajoling and ultimately coaxing top-flight performances from 48 pigs, 37 mice, 30 ducks, eight dogs, four cats, two horses and a cow. Not to mention a supporting cast of nearly 800 sheep. But veteran animal trainer Karl Lewis Miller relished the challenge--his most extensive in a 30-year career--and thus came to fruition "Babe," a fable of a cuddly pig who defies convention and discovers his special talent while living on a farm.
March 24, 1996 |
This year's best picture nominees represent an unprecedented sweep of the world, with each one having been set or filmed in a different country: "The Postman (Il Postino)" in Italy, "Babe" in Australia, "Braveheart" in Scotland, "Sense and Sensibility" in England and "Apollo 13" in the United States. So we dispatched correspondents to each site to find out how filming affected the area, how the finished film touched the locals--and who everyone will be rooting for on Monday night.
November 15, 2006 |
HAVING taken on a variety of eccentric projects, including "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Sin City," since starring in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Elijah Wood finds himself at it again. This time he's a dancing penguin in director George Miller's eco-friendly animated film, which turns on the unique mating calls of emperor penguins. Wood, who also stars in the upcoming ensemble film "Bobby," gives voice to Mumble, the sole dancer among a tribe of singers.
August 3, 1990 |
In the unnamed African republic that is the setting for "L'Etat Sauvage" (at the Monica 4-Plex), sex, racism, corruption and death swarm over the body politic like maggots over a strangely tranquil sunbather. It's a literal hellhole, but one with a little style, perhaps a remnant from the French colonials. In a posh hotel, the drunken whites yell racist epithets. In modern ministries, the crooked blacks take bribes and boogie to tribal dances in the middle of Cabinet meetings.
November 8, 1998 |
I was lying in bed, lazily watching television, when I was hit by a wave of insecurity. It wasn't Ally McBeal's shrinking miniskirts that troubled me or even concern that they're going to kill off Jimmy Smits on "NYPD Blue." It was the ads for the holiday films, the ones in which a booming announcer quotes a critic as saying, "Sure to be an Oscar contender." So many must-see movies, so little time. Once--was it only two years ago?--I was rolling in cinematic social currency.