February 19, 1995 |
Chris Gerolmo, the writer-director of HBO's "Citizen X," nearly didn't make the film about the relentless search for Russian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. "It was way too grisly," says Gerolmo, who penned "Mississippi Burning," the 1988 Oscar-nominated film about two FBI agents investigating the disappearance of three civil rights leaders in the South in 1964. "The guy was a monster," he says of Chikatilo. "Too many people died. It was a sad story."
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January 17, 1989
La Palma police confiscated 28 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $89,000 and arrested two San Juan Capistrano men on drug charges over the weekend, authorities said. Thomas Samuel Koffler, 42, and Bruce Donald Sutherland, 36, were arrested Saturday in San Juan Capistrano as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation by the La Palma Police Department, Police Sgt. Michael Sellers said in a statement released Monday.
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January 27, 2004 |
Harry N. Blum, 71, whose Blum Group financed, produced and marketed motion pictures and who personally helped produce such films as Brian De Palma's 1976 "Obsession," died Jan. 18 of congestive heart failure at UCLA Medical Center. A native of Cleveland, Blum graduated from the University of Michigan and its law school. He was an executive in the toy and hobby industry before turning to the film business. In 1973, he formed the Blum Group to back and distribute independent films.
April 29, 1999
* Theater. "Enigma Variations," Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt's drama, with Donald Sutherland starring as a reclusive Nobel Prize-winning author, opens next Thursday at the Mark Taper Forum, 135 N. Grand Ave., downtown Los Angeles, playing Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. through June 13. $29 to $40. (213) 628-2772. * Dance.
March 21, 2012 |
When you're talking about "The Hunger Games," it all comes down to Katniss. Like other strong-minded women who have driven book sales into the stratosphere - think Lisbeth Salander of the "Dragon Tattoo" triology and even Bella Swan of the "Twilight" series - ace archer Katniss Everdeen is an indomitable heroine whom nothing fazes or flusters for long. Making a successful "Hunger Games" movie out of Suzanne Collins' novel required casting the best possible performer as Katniss, and in Jennifer Lawrence director Gary Ross and company have hit the bull's-eye, so to speak.