February 11, 2007
THIS was absolutely one of the best pieces on the making of a film ["Love in the Time of Cholera"] that I've read in years ["Crazy 'Love,' " Jan. 28]. The quotes about relationships being like bandages were remarkable. [ " ... some relationships are bandaged and re-bandaged for decades, until the bandage finally starts to unravel, revealing what was always hidden but unacknowledged."] And the thoroughness of the article was exceptional. Thanks to Reed Johnson for continuing to write responsibly and effectively and deeply.
May 20, 2002
Antonio Banderas, John Leguizamo, Freddy Fender and Ricky Martin received special honors Saturday night at the National Council of La Raza's 2002 ALMA Awards. "Pinero" was named best movie, and "Amores Perros" took foreign language film honors in festivities at the Shrine Auditorium. Among other American Latino Media Arts Awards, Robert Rodriguez was named best director for "Spy Kids."
September 29, 2011
Today Nick Lachey. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America John Paul Stevens; Benjamin Bratt; Susan Lucci and Liza Huber; Hulk Hogan. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Céline Dion. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Regis and Kelly Claire Danes; Alton Brown; Jason Derülo performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Benjamin Bratt. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Amy Brenneman; Ricky Paull Goldin; Kris Jenner, Aisha Tyler and Sheryl Underwood. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Couples with addictions.
December 17, 1998 |
Too much security around Susan Sarandon! That's what some who attended the big premiere of "Stepmom" thought when the great actress arrived at New York's Ziegfeld Tuesday night and also later when she appeared at the Rainbow Room party. One veteran partygoer groused that Sarandon and her guy Tim Robbins had a security team "that rivaled that of Hillary Clinton."
May 14, 1999
Stevie Wonder, Joan Baez, BeBe Winans, Hugh Masekela and Lebo M ("The Lion King") will perform at "Jabulani! Freedom Rising," a May 24 South African benefit at the Wiltern Theatre. Nobel laureate and South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu is the event's keynote speaker and guest of honor; additional scheduled celebrity participants include Ted Danson, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Robert Guillaume, Samuel L. Jackson, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington and Alfre Woodard.
December 22, 2000 |
"Miss Congeniality" is about a beauty pageant, right? So what's it doing opening with an FBI raid in what appears to be a Brighton Beach nightclub to nail some Russian mafiosi? It works like this: The most intrepid member of the raiding party is no-nonsense but headstrong special agent Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock), who breaks the rules but gets the job done.
December 14, 2001 |
"I want to hear a poem where ideas kiss similes so deeply that metaphors get jealous, where the subject matters so much that adjectives start holding pro-noun rallies at city hall," says Steve Coleman. "I want to hear a poem, I want to feel a poem, I want to taste a poem. Give me your spot on the mike if you want to waste a poem."
October 18, 2002 |
"Abandon" is a trite psychological thriller designed to keep the audience guessing and guessing -- which is not to be confused with suspecting -- until it comes time to wrap things up and send the viewers home. The trouble with this well-worn approach to suspense is that all the while the filmmakers are upping the ante for themselves, generating expectations that they can't deliver on.
November 10, 2000 |
If looks were everything, "Red Planet" would have it made. On the visual level, this space epic is completely convincing in its depiction of the barren landscape of Mars, the mission there to save mankind from an over-polluted Earth, and all the elaborate equipment and technology involved in the undertaking. When it comes to special effects, the filmmakers have spared no expense. But when it comes to the story, audiences have been shortchanged.