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February 3, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A nanny formerly employed by actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore sued the couple Monday, three days after they had sued her. The nanny, Kim Tannahill, contended in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court that she was not properly compensated for taking care of the couple's three children and was subjected to physical threats and verbal abuse. Willis and Moore, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Idaho, where they have a home, contended that she misappropriated funds and slandered them.
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ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1995 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In what looks to be an indicator of the dog-eat-dog competitive nature of the approaching summer, "Die Hard With a Vengeance" starring Bruce Willis racked up more than $21 million at the movie box office over the weekend, leaving an ebbing "Crimson Tide" in its wake. And even the decidedly modest debut of Billy Crystal's "Forget Paris" managed to incur casualties among its romantic comedy rivals.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 1994 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
It is sad, truly sad, to have to report that "Color of Night" is a disappointment in almost every respect. Richard Rush, its director, is not only warmly remembered for having made "The Stunt Man," one of the most original American films of the past 20 years, but that 1980 success was followed by the kind of miserable luck that never seems to afflict the untalented. For a variety of reasons, Rush has not had a film to call his own from that time to this.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 1995 | John Anderson, John Anderson is a staff writer for Newsday. and
On a chilly, darkened movie set that's been decorated to look like Earth's last Christmas, a figure lumbers in, festooned with clamps, canisters, hoses, gauges, bulbs, straps and wires. Both actor and hardware are enclosed in plastic. The plastic is inflated. "The boy in the bubble," someone announces. "The human condom," someone adds. Bruce Willis is ready for his close-up. The time? AD 2035. The character? A prisoner sent from the subterranean lair of humankind's last surviving few. The task?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 19, 1991 | NINA J. EASTON, Nina J. Easton is a Times staff writer
Bruce Willis, as one of the most popular and highly paid stars in Hollywood, is familiar to most moviegoers. Joel Silver's name isn't a household word. But, as one of Hollywood's biggest producers, the controversial and press-shy Silver has brought to the screen such box-office hits as "Lethal Weapon," "Lethal Weapon 2," "Predator" and "Commando."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 1994 | JUDY BRENNAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Although its ratings problems have apparently been resolved with an R rating awarded earlier this week, Disney's upcoming erotic thriller "Color of Night" is still mired in controversy: Another director has been brought aboard at the last minute, and new scenes for the film, which is scheduled to be released Aug. 19, were being shot Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 1990 | PAT H. BROESKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After weeks of great expectations that haven't panned out, Hollywood may finally have a breakaway summer hit. "Die Hard 2," the seventh, and last, of the summer's high-profile movies, racked up ticket sales of $35.5 million during its 5 1/2-day opening--for the fourth biggest opening ever.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2012 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
"The Expendables 2"arrives jam-packed and fully loaded with main man Sly Stallone still leading the charge, followed by that wild bunch of aging brawn. There is some new blood in Liam Hemsworth and a lot of very old blood with nearly every AARP action hero in the book turning up at some point. And the kill count reaches into the ca-zillions. But somehow all that testosterone-infused blow-'-em-up craziness turns out to be kind of a kick. Director Simon West hasn't messed much with the basic formula of Barney's (Stallone)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2007 | Paul Davidson, Special to The Times
The streets of Hollywood are littered with the corpses of R-rated action trilogies that once were, with their Terminators and Aliens and Rambos all hobbling around on canes and pulling oxygen tanks. So it's no wonder that as the release of the fourth "Die Hard" film, "Live Free or Die Hard," draws near, Bruce Willis finds himself reaching out directly to angry fans to avoid that fate.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2013 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
Given how successful its four predecessors have been, it's not surprising that "A Good Day to Die Hard" plays like an extended victory lap for star Bruce Willis and the entire "Die Hard" franchise. Not surprising, but not overwhelmingly entertaining either. Starting with the original "Die Hard" in 1988, over the next quarter-century the series has grossed an estimated $1.2 billion worldwide, a hefty sum which apparently convinced 20th Century Fox to commission this fifth time in the trenches for Willis' regular-guy action hero, New York City police Det. John McClane.
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