August 25, 2006 |
"Beerfest" is one sloppy comedy, but the lads of the troupe Broken Lizard don't know when to say when in their pursuit of the idiotic laugh, and persistence certainly counts for something. The result is the opposite of a microbrew. It's more of a "Half Off All Pitchers!" special. In honor of their late grandfather, played by Donald "Cash the Check" Sutherland, brothers Todd and Jan Wolfhouse travel to Germany to scatter the old man's ashes at Oktoberfest.
September 4, 2002 |
Just two months after getting a major promotion, the top film production executive at Warner Bros. resigned abruptly late Tuesday to become a producer at the studio, saying he was miserable in the new job. Lorenzo di Bonaventura had periodically clashed with Warner President Alan Horn over budgets and picking movies during the three years they worked together. They frequently had icy relations, although Warner executives insisted that the two were able to develop a working relationship.
December 4, 1996 |
"The women interviewed for this issue didn't want to talk about the glass ceiling or gender bias. They wanted to talk about work," said Premiere magazine's editor in chief, James Meigs, who stood in front of a big screen image of Meryl Streep on the cover of the magazine's "Women in Hollywood" special issue.
April 4, 2003 |
"What a Girl Wants" is a modern-day fairy tale for preteens with an exceptionally strong passion for romantic fantasy. Compared with this, the similar "Princess Diaries" is a tough-minded work of realism, yet on its own narrow terms "What a Girl Wants" works well enough. It has a decided plus in its appealing young star, Amanda Bynes, last seen opposite Frankie Muniz in "Big Fat Liar." What Bynes' 16-year-old Daphne wants is a father.
May 23, 2003 |
Watching the remake of "The In-Laws" is like listening to a drawn-out, gruesomely inappropriate toast made at a posh wedding reception by a dissolute best man. No, even worse: It's like having a tin-eared DJ sampling John Philip Sousa and hillbilly funsters Homer and Jethro throughout the same reception.
June 21, 2002 |
When the outtakes at the end don't make you laugh, what does that tell you about the movie that preceded them? Let's give the benefit of the doubt to those who probably thought there was a glimmer of potential in the basic concept of "Juwanna Mann." Must have made a sweet pitch to the suits: Hot-dogging, ball-hawking egocentric pro basketball star (Miguel A. Nunez Jr.) goes way too far in displaying (so to speak) his displeasure over being yanked from a game.
December 19, 2009 |
The gig : The 47-year-old Brit runs his own production company on the Warner Bros. lot. His most recent endeavors include the upcoming Christmas Day release "Sherlock Holmes," starring Robert Downey Jr.; this past summer's "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and its forthcoming sequels "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" parts I and II; and the computer-animated "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," directed by Zack Snyder of "300" fame. Background : The eldest of three children, Wigram grew up privileged in London, the son of a banker/real estate developer father and a mother who was a fashion editor.
September 18, 1998 |
Georges Marciano, the successful Guess jeans guru-turned-real estate mogul, has fashioned a drab, nine-story bank building in Beverly Hills into one of the city's most sought-after office spaces among the Hollywood elite. Michael Ovitz has signed a 10-year lease for the sixth floor of the building on the northwest corner of Beverly Drive and Wilshire Boulevard--just blocks from the former super-agent's onetime home, Creative Artists Agency.
December 17, 1989 |
Suddenly, after 28 years of a fearsome, almost obscene, presence, the Berlin Wall has lost its horror. The Wall snakes its reptilian way, shimmering with colored graffiti, across the once and possibly future German capital, and is now visibly dying. People beat on it with hammer and chisel, hawkers sell chunks of its concrete spine, strollers peer tentatively through the ruptures. From the moment the Wall was breached on the memorable evening of Thursday, Nov.
August 17, 2001 |
"American Outlaws" begins in the thick of a Civil War skirmish, as a large contingent of Union soldiers opens fire on a group of young men, who, in an astonishing display of bravura and daring, trounce their adversaries like David defeating Goliath.