September 21, 2001 |
David Proval huffs and puffs but fails to breathe life into "Seltzer-Man," a monologue written by Richard Krevolin, now at the Tiffany Theater. Set at "the end of the '60s" inside a seedy apartment on the Lower East Side of New York, "Seltzer-Man" examines 48-year-old Seymour Allan Cohen, who delivers bottles of seltzer by day and tries to write poetry by night.
May 6, 2005
Related to the 1953 Vincent Price film in name, embalming technique and Warner Bros. pedigree only, the new "House of Wax" is a dreary, predictable tale of hormone-driven young people who take a shortcut off a Louisiana highway only to find themselves potential figures in a backwater Madame Tussaud's.
May 18, 2007 |
In "Hollywood Dreams" an aspiring actress seeks stardom, finding rejection, romance, publicity and personal epiphanies along the way. It's the Hollywood fantasy seen through the eyes of writer-director Henry Jaglom, and it's a very mixed bag. When it's good, "Hollywood Dreams" is corrosively funny and unexpectedly poignant. And when it's bad, it's over-the-top bad.
March 13, 1998 |
To see Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" nearly 25 years ago was to be blown away by a film that confirmed a major talent with only two features behind him. A year earlier Francis Ford Coppola had created an epic crime family saga with "The Godfather," but though "Mean Streets" covered some of the same territory, it had a whole different feel. "Mean Streets" is a jazzy riff of a movie, zigging and zagging as if to the beat of snapping fingers.
February 6, 2004 |
There will be those for whom the mere pairing of former "Picket Fences" love interests Lauren Holly and Costas Mandylor will be reason enough to watch "Just Desserts," a made-for-TV romantic comedy about pastry chefs from opposite sides of the Harlem River that premieres Sunday night on the Hallmark Channel.
September 13, 2001
Heart & Soul is a fitting name for a hip-hop festival that spotlights two old-school heroes, Sir Mix-a-Lot and the legendary Afrika Bambaataa. Also appearing: L.A. DJ Richard "Humpty" Vission, Freaky Flow & MC Flipside, Valerie & the Vibe tribe and others. * Heart & Soul, National Orange Show Events Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, 4 p.m. $20 to $30. (909) 888-6788.