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January 12, 2000 |
Prosecutors have refused to charge a tabloid photographer arrested after Barbra Streisand and husband James Brolin complained they were being stalked. Wendal Wall, 28, a Streisand neighbor arrested Saturday and held in lieu of $1-million bail, was released from the Malibu jail Tuesday after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office ruled "prosecution declined." Deputy Dist. Atty. Martin L.
August 7, 1993
As an executive producer of "Cheatin' Hearts," I have got to defend not only this film but all other carefully made, low-budget independent films that are the hopes and dreams of their totally committed writer-directors (" 'Cheatin' Hearts': An Achy Breaky Story," July 9). Defend them from reviewers that run amok over newsprint. This particular film was labeled as "country cornball" by Peter Rainer, as if there were something more countrified about it than the location. Maybe if he had just said corny I wouldn't be so upset.
August 26, 1993 |
Prime time could do a lot worse than a soap opera renaissance. But CBS newcomer "Angel Falls" won't remind anyone of seductive "Dallas" or "Dynasty." Premiering at 10 tonight on Channels 2 and 8, it isn't artful enough even to be amiable corn. Although it wastes no time plowing into misery and setting the table for sexual action, its plodding characters and the laborious pace of their story are a good bet to leaden your lids.
November 17, 2006 |
"Lies & Alibis" isn't as jaunty as its title and dilutes a serviceable premise for a mild diversion that just lapses into confusion. Directors Matt Checkowski and Kurt Mattila and writers Noah Hawley and Collin Friesen work up more complications than they and their ensemble cast, boasting a surprisingly large number of name players, can handle.
July 9, 1995 |
Suspect Device: Tuesday at 9:30 p.m., starring C. Thomas Howell, Stacy Travis and John Beck; directed by Rick Jacobson. The Alien Within: July 18 at 9:30 p.m., starring Roddy McDowall, Alex Hyde-White and Melanie Shatner. Screenplay by Alex Simon; directed by Scott Levy. Sawbones: July 25 at 9:35 p.m., starring Nina Siemaszko, Adam Baldwin and Barbara Carrera. Screenplay by Sam Montgomery; directed by Catherine Cyran. Virtual Seduction: Aug. 1 at 9:30 p.m.
June 3, 2011 |
I fear no amount of therapy could cure what ails "Love, Wedding, Marriage. " The romantic comedy, which stars Mandy Moore as a couples counselor taking desperate measures to keep her parents' marriage together and her brand-new one from falling apart, is an emotional wreck of major proportions. While movies have long had good fun at the expense of the therapy trade — watching Richard Dreyfuss' pompous Dr. Marvin deconstruct in "What About Bob?" remains priceless 20 years after the fact — Moore's Ava is a complete head case.