September 19, 1992 |
Steven Weber is changing. Sure, he's still the same easygoing, lovable quipster Brian Hackett on NBC's "Wings" (making its season premiere Thursday). But last summer, movie audiences also saw a darker side of Weber, as Bridget Fonda's philandering fiance in the hit thriller "Single White Female." And come November, Weber gets really dark, playing real-life California serial killer Jon Dunkle in the CBS-TV movie "In the Company of Darkness."
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.
June 24, 1993 |
Rosie Perez joins Bridget Fonda and Nicolas Cage in "Cop Gives Waitress $2 Million Tip." Perez plays Cage's wife in the movie about a police officer and a waitress who share a winning lottery ticket and end up falling in love. Filming starts next month in New York. The actress and choreographer of Puerto Rican heritage was last seen in "White Men Can't Jump." The on-again, off-again saga of a movie on the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is apparently on again.
July 18, 1999 |
More than 50 years ago, women used to make toy monkeys out of socks to keep their kids company because many toys were too darn expensive. Now, nostalgia has catapulted the homemade monkeys back into people's hearts. There are hundreds of sock monkey World Wide Web sites on the Internet--from cheeky to reverent--where owners reminisce about owning a monkey "just like Grandma used to make." On one site, a chimp named "Nate" asks you to sign his guest book and read about his trip to Indonesia.