November 9, 2012 |
The CW has given rookie fantasy crime drama "Beauty and the Beast" a full-season order. The series, a revamp of the 1980s CBS drama of the same name, is pulling in decent numbers for the network with "The Vampire Diaries" as its lead-in, averaging 2.4 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among women 18-34. The Thursday drama, which stars Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville") and Jay Ryan ("Terra Nova"), is the second of the network's three freshman series to get a full-season order, joining "Arrow.
January 15, 2009 |
If there is a cop-drama cliche writers Vincent Angell and William L. Rotko overlooked while creating the first two episodes of A&E's "The Beast," we can be fairly certain they will nail it in Episode 3.
February 24, 2013 |
Though there was much anticipation about what 9-year-old lead actress nominee Quvenzhane Wallis would wear on the Oscars red carpet Sunday, there was arguably as much intrigue about which puppy-dog purse she would select. She showed off her latest canine accesssory, which was decked out in a tiara, tutu and Swarovski crystals. Asked where she keeps all the purses back home in Louisiana, she said they're all tucked away in her room. And would she ever bring one to school? "Heck no!"
October 13, 2002 |
A remarkable print of Jean Cocteau's 1946 Beauty and the Beast, struck in France for the 100th anniversary of cinema, has reached this country. Writer-director Cocteau's "Beauty" gets its strength from the restraint of his version. "Children believe what we tell them," he writes in the film's prologue. "I ask of you a little of this childlike simplicity." It will be richly rewarded. * Nuart Theater, 11272 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A. Through Thursday. (310) 478-6379.
April 20, 1991 |
Playing Lucasfilm Games' frantic, twisted "Nightshift" is like living a Howie Mandel comedy routine. The result is a dizzy, wonderful, nonviolent arcade game. As Lucas' special effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, gave life to the originals, "Nightshift's" Industrial Might & Logic produces toys called Baby Vader, Obi-Wan Jr. and Mini-Threepio. The toys are produced from a 15-story machine called the BEAST (Bingham's Environmentally Active Solution for Toys).
October 11, 2012 |
It may simply be a matter of extreme self-correction, but as women's roles on television finally grow a bit more diverse and less stereotypical, men are increasingly squeezed into a few narrow boxes: child-man, anguished hero and monster. The "Twilight"-inspired obsession with ravening predators and the women who love them grows more unsettling with every passing year - the thrill of surrendering one's heart to a man who must continually fight his rage-filled blood-thirst is far too close to the pattern of domestic abuse for comfort, even if the man in question is a glittering vampire or the regretful product of a military experiment gone wrong.