May 29, 1989 |
Among the Z Channel programming probably being least mourned in the L.A. cable channel's waning days is the infamous "Night Owl Theater," a slot usually filled by badly dubbed soft-core sex comedies from France, Italy and other countries where the very idea of adultery on the sly provokes anarchic giggling. Were our beloved Z still around a year or two from now, "Bye Bye Baby" (citywide) would surely show up in that slot. About half the actors' lips form around apparently Italian syllables, though English words come out; the plot is nothing more than an endless, deja vu -provoking cycle of cheating lovers; the profane and daringly banal dialogue seems almost wholly improvised, junior Cassavetes-style, by these English-as-a-second-language actors; and it seems designed as a sex comedy, though there's not much sex and even less comedy.
February 16, 2014 |
BOYS' BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS OPEN DIVISION First round, Friday, 7 p.m. #16 Cantwell-Sacred Heart at #1 Mater Dei #9 Chaminade at #8 Mayfair #12 Riverside North at #5 Sierra Canyon #13 Gardena Serra at #4 Corona Centennial #14 St. John Bosco at #3 Loyola #11 Compton at #6 Redondo #10 Bishop Montgomery at #7 Chino Hills #15 Cathedral at #2 Etiwanda Notes (Open Division): Quarterfinals, Feb. 28; semifinals, Mar. 4. Championship, Mar. 8 at Honda Center (Anaheim)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1986
Re the Fiedler indictment: A popular right-wing slogan against Rose Bird should now be amended. "Bye, bye, Bobbi." VICTOR FRESCO Venice
July 31, 1994
Bye-bye, Los Angeles . . . it's time for me to pack up and move out. After living here for 43 years, I find that my senses are transmitting "Mayday!" . . . the result of too many guys wearing earrings and too many girls wearing tattoos. MICHAEL LUDMER Encino
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1992
Way to go, L.A. Unified. June is "Gay Rights Month?" Not where my kids go to school. And you are worried about vouchers? You just gave the kiss of death to public education (or manipulation). Bye Bye. MARILYN MAURER, Simi Valley
February 10, 2001
Geoff Boucher's "Chill Factor" (Feb. 2) told the cold, hard truth. Radio audiences have grown up and desire artist-driven playlists instead of the overpriced, overplayed and overrated boy bands. Perhaps if these boy bands had more talent than production behind them (as demonstrated during the Super Bowl), they might have ridden the wave a few more years. Like their predecessors New Kids on the Block and the Bay City Rollers, it's time for the Backstreet Boys, 'N Sync and O-Town to all sing "bye, bye, bye."