June 1, 2003 |
"HAVE you ever proposed to a woman, and she said, 'Let me think about it'?" Jim Simpson is asking Benjamin Bratt. "No," the actor says, drawing a laugh from Julianna Margulies, who is sitting next to Bratt. "Of course, you wouldn't have," she says, appraising her dark-haired companion with a look that says: "What woman in her right mind would turn you down?"
June 13, 2004 |
Benjamin BRATT'S bicultural roots run deep, he says, affecting not only his professional choices but how he sees himself. Hollywood, as he's experienced it, has rarely been colorblind. So he was heartened when, despite the high stakes, Warner Bros. cast him opposite Halle Berry in "Catwoman," a film based on the venerable comic book character, to be released on July 23.
September 29, 2011
SERIES The Big Bang Theory: Amy (Mayim Bialik) takes Leonard (Johnny Galecki) to a wedding as her date, in this new episode (8 p.m. CBS). How to Be a Gentleman: An etiquette columnist (David Hornsby) befriends his old high-school nemesis (Kevin Dillon) in an effort to relate to a younger readership in this new series (8:30 p.m. CBS). Person of Interest: The Machine leads Finch and Reese (Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel) to a teenager who was killed two years ago. Taraji P. Henson also stars in this new episode (9 p.m. CBS)
July 23, 2004 |
"Catwoman" is as swift and light on its feet as its heroine, Halle Berry. Though stylish and full of technical razzle-dazzle, no special effect or cliffhanging stunt overshadows Berry in the role as a mousy, diffident office worker reincarnated as the sexy, glamorous superhuman Catwoman. Berry clearly has fun playing an action heroine, yet her part also requires her to integrate two radically different personalities.
March 27, 1988
On the cover of the Feb. 28 issue, everybody knows the man on the left; a credit is hardly needed for Bill Cosby. The man on the right, however, is somewhat less recognizable. He is Gearey McLeod, camera assistant and member of IATSE Local 659. I spoke by phone with Gearey, who is on location in Louisiana, and described the picture, the composition of the picture and the caption--"The New Black Clout in Hollywood." His response was simply, "I may have a job, but I sure don't have clout."
July 15, 2008 |
“The Cleaner,” which follows the adventures of an "extreme interventionist," is a slightly exasperating new series from A&E -- its first original scripted show in six years, the network is proud to point out. There are some good things here, and some that are less good: It's a mix of the professionally done, the professionally overdone, the reasonably convincing, the surprisingly hackneyed and the occasionally absurd.