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August 11, 1996 | Anne Bergman, Anne Bergman is an occasional contributor to Calendar
"There's got to be something wrong with me," says Jake Busey, "something that makes me really enjoy being someone else." If there's something wrong with Busey, it's not readily apparent. Fresh from shooting "The Frighteners," the 25-year-old actor went right into filming a major role in the action film "Starship Troopers" and he's already been tapped to star in "Contact," the first movie directed by Robert Zemeckis since "Forrest Gump."
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August 11, 1996 | Anne Bergman, Anne Bergman is an occasional contributor to Calendar
"There's got to be something wrong with me," says Jake Busey, "something that makes me really enjoy being someone else." If there's something wrong with Busey, it's not readily apparent. Fresh from shooting "The Frighteners," the 25-year-old actor went right into filming a major role in the action film "Starship Troopers" and he's already been tapped to star in "Contact," the first movie directed by Robert Zemeckis since "Forrest Gump."
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November 25, 1998 | JOHN ANDERSON, FOR THE TIMES
At one point, Drew Barrymore seemed destined to become the Louise Brooks of the second half of the 20th century, mixing liberal doses of healthy sex appeal with an irresistible complicity with her audience; a wink always seems to accompany her smile. Most recently, her career has been heading down a depressingly wholesome track ("The Wedding Singer," "Ever After"), but she still can exude a wry sweetness disarming enough to excuse just about anything.
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July 5, 2012 | By Robert Abele
There's laser-like concentration to the indie "Crazy Eyes" - about a rich, young Hollywood Hills hedonist named Zach (Lukas Haas) whose myriad seductions leave him empty - but that doesn't mean the sphere of vision is terribly interesting. Rather, director/co-writer Adam Sherman's Bukowski-lite character study is one of those exercises in masculine self-pity and glib misogyny that frustrates because of its shortsightedness. Zach is obsessed with party girl Rebecca - whom he calls Crazy Eyes - and whose mercurial flirtatiousness is given real comic verve by Madeline Zima.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2000 | KEVIN CRUST
WORKING OVERTIME Molly Parker, who gave a breakthrough performance in the 1997 feature "Kissed," has also been busy this summer, showing up in three films. Currently starring opposite Ralph Fiennes in Istvan Szabo's "Sunshine," Parker opens Friday in "The Five Senses" from filmmaker Jeremy Podeswa, in which she plays the mother of a little girl whose disappearance links a group of Toronto denizens. The following Friday, the Canadian actress stars in Michael Winterbottom's "Wonderland."
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October 5, 1999 | HOWARD ROSENBERG, TIMES TELEVISION CRITIC
"Shasta McNasty" is the Quasimodo of sitcoms. Its PR says it's about three Venice Beach members of a musical group, who are played by Carmine Giovinazzo, Dale Godboldo and Jake Busey (son of Gary Busey). Not that any plot line was apparent in Thursday night's chaotic, madcap premiere, which was not made available for preview. It emerged, aptly, from the butt of "WWF Smackdown," with UPN's low burlesque of wrestling tele-brutes proving a most compatible lead-in.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 2003 | Carolyn Patricia Scott and Lisa Boone
Jake Busey "Identity," ABC's fall series "Karen Sisco" "I love 'The Simpsons.' It's animated and somehow they can get away with politically incorrect subject matter. It's the smartest show on TV. I like to watch documentaries, but my favorite people on TV are Letterman, Cosby and Kilborn. My least favorite people on TV are all of the ones on the overabundant 'reality' programs. It's like high school TV. It proves that film is art and television is furniture."
NEWS
June 8, 1999 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA and KASTLE WASERMAN
Forget sequined bodies, Harry Winston jewels and all that other designer stuff celebs parade in at the Academy Awards. At Saturday's MTV Movie Awards (to be broadcast 9 p.m. Thursday on the cable channel) movie stars pretended to be rock stars picking up pseudo-Oscars (actually, a statue of a bucket of popcorn).
REAL ESTATE
July 1, 2001 | RUTH RYON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This William Pereira-designed house has been used in many movies, TV series and photo shoots, not only because of its 13-acre grounds adjacent to a 1,300-acre nature preserve, but also because of its dramatic, modern look. Pereira designed the Transamerica tower in San Francisco and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
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May 12, 2000 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not far from the Grand Canyon, Michael (Jamie Foxx) and Rae (Nia Long)--a vacationing couple from Chicago--are driving across the desert in a mint-condition '57 Golden Hawk Studebaker. Rae is not as thrilled with her fiance's recent purchase as he is, especially since the radio doesn't work and the only tape on hand is Tony Orlando and Dawn's "Tie a Yellow Ribbon."
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July 19, 1996 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"The Frighteners" is out of the ordinary run of things. The kind of major commercial project that usually comes from slick, standard-issue directors, it arrives this time courtesy of New Zealand's dark and eccentric Peter Jackson, with results that are saucy, scary and pleasantly unsettling. Best known for the reality-based "Heavenly Creatures," his most recent film, Jackson had an earlier career as the splatter impresario behind "Bad Taste" and "Brain Dead."
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