July 11, 2008 |
"Death Defying Acts" is far more diverting and well crafted than its promotion-free release campaign might suggest. Then again, for a film largely based on the notion that "nothing is what it seems," such lowered expectations may actually work in its favor.
August 11, 1994 |
The Scene: Tuesday's benefit premiere of Gramercy's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" at the Cinerama Dome. A party followed at the Palace. Writer-director Stephan Elliott said it was altogether fitting that his musical comedy about three drag queens traversing the Australian Outback premiered "in what looks like a giant bra cup."
March 26, 2011 |
With its low-cost labor and scenic locales, Serbia has long been a popular European location for filming. Now, facing rising competition from neighboring countries such as Hungary, the Czech Republic and Germany, the country wants to up its game. The Serbian government has approved a new film incentive program specifically targeted to foreign productions. The program provides a 15% cash rebate on goods and services purchased in Serbia and a 12% rebate on labor expenses, including foreign crew and talent.
April 10, 2012
CBS This Morning Magic Johnson; Edie Falco; Anthony Bourdain. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Carole King; Christina Applegate; Mariska Hargitay. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly DJ Pauly D; Christina Applegate; Gabourey Sidibe. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Steve Harvey; "Dancing With the Stars"; Krysten Ritter and Dreama Walker. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Shannen Doherty; Taniya Nayak. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Fixing persistent pain.
May 19, 2012
Upcoming films produced by Megan Ellison "Lawless" A Prohibition-era bootlegging drama based on the novel "The Wettest County in the World. " Director: John Hillcoat ("The Road") Stars: Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBoeuf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska Debuts: May 19 (Cannes Film Festival); Aug. 31 (in U.S.) "Killing Them Softly" Gritty drama about a mob enforcer. Based on the novel "Cogan's Trade. " Director: Andrew Dominik ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford")
September 19, 1997 |
Fascinated by the spectacle of fallible men and fallen women trapped in a corrupt and heartless world that's too cold to care, filmmakers in every generation have never stopped reinventing film noir. From 1940s classics like "Out of the Past" (1947) through the likes of "Kiss Me Deadly" (1955), "Point Blank" (1967), "Chinatown" (1974) and "Body Heat" (1981), each decade has taken its own kind of brooding look at what goes down at the dark end of the street. "L.A.
May 4, 2008 |
Don CHEADLE has become adept at showing the duality of man. Consider: The same guy who serves as a tenacious political activist to end the civilian slaughters in Darfur can also be seen in Jimmy Kimmel's comic video in which the late-night TV host declares his love for Ben Affleck. This summer, Cheadle will star in "Traitor," in which he plays former U.S.
April 10, 2010
SERIES 48 Hours Mystery: This real-life crime series follows up on a case where a teenager's mother was killed a year after the teen's father (10 p.m. CBS). Saturday Night Live: Tina Fey hosts, with musical guest Justin Bieber (11:29 p.m. NBC). MOVIES Who Is Clark Rockefeller? A German con artist (Eric McCormack) poses as a member of the Rockefeller family in this 2010 TV drama. Sherry Stringfield also stars (7 p.m. Lifetime). Bedtime Stories: Adam Sandler plays a motel's jack-of-all-trades who entertains his niece and nephew with fanciful stories -- which start coming true.
April 7, 2000 |
"Rules of Engagement," as this courtroom-combat drama takes pains to explain, are a set of regulations that let soldiers know what the military can and cannot do when it comes to using deadly force. Wouldn't it be nice if there were similar rules governing what Hollywood can and cannot do when confronted with what's potentially an involving, invigorating subject? Directed by the veteran William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L.