April 3, 1994 |
TriStar Pictures has decided to scrap one of the more unusual titles of the summer movie season. A July 8 release that used to be known as "Cop Tips Waitress $2 Million" or some variation thereof, is now expected to be called "It Could Happen to You."
April 5, 1993 |
The Scene: Beautiful downtown Burbank premiere of Fine Line Features' "Brady Bunch"-generation Angst film, "Bodies, Rest and Motion," at AMC Burbank 14 Thursday night. The party afterward was held at the low-budget furniture store Ikea, a subtlety lost on anyone over 30. * Who Was There: With the film being on the low-budget side, the event doubled as a cast-and-crew screening.
July 29, 1994 |
Charlie Lang (Nicolas Cage) is a New York cop with an overdose of decency. He's sweet and affable and he believes in keeping his word--he's like Forrest Gump with an elevated IQ. When Charlie finds himself in a diner short of a tip, he makes a pie-in-the-sky promise to his waitress (Bridget Fonda) to give her half of any possible winnings on his just-purchased lottery ticket.
May 15, 1992 |
The Scene: The benefit premiere Tuesday of Samuel Goldwyn Co.'s "The Waterdance" at the Cineplex Odeon. A party followed at the Twenty/20 Club. The revel with a cause benefited the Paralysis Project of America and Project Support for Spinal Cord Injury. Who Was There: The film's stars, Helen Hunt, Eric Stoltz and Bill Forsythe; directors Neal Jimenez and Michael Steinberg, and producers Gale Anne Hurd and Marie Cantin.
September 13, 1992 |
Offbeat director John Waters ("Polyester," "Hairspray") might seem an unlikely candidate to write/direct a film in the ever-predictable "Female Psychos From Hell Who Kill" genre. Imagine if Waters--the man who made Patty Hearst a movie star in "Cry-Baby"--had been the director of "Single White Female." Instead of a Bridget Fonda/Jennifer Jason Leigh pairing, Waters' sensibility might have leaned to a Lola Falana/Joey Heatherton combo.
November 20, 1997
Last week's Top 5 video rentals were: "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," "Jingle All the Way," "Liar Liar," "The Fifth Element" and "Batman & Robin." Last week's Top 5 sellers: "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (pan & scan); "Jingle All the Way," "Star Trek: First Contact," "Annabelle's Wish" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (letterbox). What's New In stores this week: "Love! Valour! Compassion!" (New Line), Terrence McNally's comedy-drama starring Jason Alexander.