March 6, 1987 |
Unpredictability is the hallmark of most good actors, and a sense of danger can carry you a long way. In "Lethal Weapon" (citywide), Mel Gibson gets hold of one of those archetypal, dangerous, star-making parts: a wildly unpredictable character who careens through the movie, pulling crazy stunts, magnetizing everyone's attention. It's a good thing he does. Gibson is the lethal weapon of the title, and without him or co-star Danny Glover the movie would really be lost.
December 16, 2009
ABBA, others in rock hall The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is opening its arms to welcome in ABBA, Genesis, the Hollies, the Stooges and Jimmy Cliff, but has given the KISS-off, for this year at least, to hard rock's most celebrated tongue-wagging, makeup-loving band. The Cleveland-based rock hall announced the 2010 inductees Tuesday. Its 25th annual induction ceremony will be held March 15 in New York City. Veteran music mogul David Geffen also will enter the hall as a non-performer, along with two of the Brill Building's most celebrated songwriting teams, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich and Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil.
April 27, 1989 |
Rosemary Clooney couldn't have chosen a more appropriate song to close the fourth annual Singers' Salute to the Songwriter on Tuesday night--Jerome Kern's "Look for the Silver Lining." It was in an effort to do something constructive after her sister Betty's death of a brain injury 11 years ago that Clooney came up with the idea of the salute. This year's event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion raised nearly $500,000 for the Betty Clooney Foundation for Persons with Brain Injury and its offspring, the Betty Clooney Center in Long Beach.
August 24, 1990 |
In stark contrast to the recent trend in which any number of producers are enlisted by a hit artist for a new album, the "Dick Tracy" song soundtrack album instead has one producer riding herd over a daunting diversity of name performers. The range of voices includes k.d lang, Erasure, Brenda Lee, Ice-T, Tommy Page, Darlene Love, Al Jarreau and Jerry Lee Lewis.
February 15, 2014 |
The first months of the year are, by consensus, the bleakest of cinematic times. But not so much if, like me, you are a lover of documentaries, someone who revels in the pleasures of the nonfiction film. Proofs of the remarkable strength of documentaries in this day and age are manifold right around now. If you were fortunate enough to go to last month's Sundance, for instance, a prime nonfiction showcase that this year screened some 40 documentaries from around the world, you got a peek at the best of what 2014 will offer.
December 13, 1987 |
"Can 12 great Christmas songs be . . . (recorded) with the same feeling and sound that is found on the hit singles (of today's most exciting artists) without losing for a moment the feeling of Christmas?"
December 23, 2009
The Early Show Mel Brooks; chef Eric Ripert. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Kevin Michael Connolly; Colbie Caillat; the Stunners. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Ali Wentworth ("It's Complicated"). (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Repeat segments. 9 a.m. KABC The View Maggie Gyllenhaal; Mary J. Blige performs. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors The health, maintenance and well-being of the breast; Crystal Hunt ("One Life to Live")
June 16, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 16 - 22, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Voice The singing competition presents the first half of its two-night season finale. 8 p.m. NBC Brain Games This new installment explores how the brain models the world in three dimensions. 9 p.m. Nat Geo Independent Lens Activist Amlan Ganguly, pictured, who works to improve the lives of some of India's poorest children, is profiled in the documentary "The Revolutionary Optimists.