August 27, 2010
Baseball fans will find the start of "Chasing 3000" tough to resist: highlights from the career of one of the greatest, Roberto Clemente. This sincere, nostalgic, brothers-on-the-road movie has its strong points but sadly fails to do what Clemente so famously did in his final at-bat — finish on a high note. It's 1972, and teens Mickey (Trevor Morgan) and Roger (Rory Culkin) aren't taking well to being transplanted from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles, away from their grandfather (Seymour Cassel)
September 5, 1990 |
Proclaiming that he is "not willing to surrender the motion picture media to the devil," Orange County televangelist Paul F. Crouch is breaking into the movie business with a $6-million feature film, aimed at mainstream theater audiences and financed entirely by donations. The film, "China Cry," is based on the life of Chinese-American evangelist Nora Lam and carries the subtitle, "A True Story."
March 25, 1999
SPECIAL SCREENINGS Divine ("El Evangelio de las Maravillas") (Mexico, 1998): This film (loosely based on a real cult from the '70s) studies the life of a religious sect in Mexico. The group's credo and dogma are gleaned from Hollywood biblical epics of the '50s; they faithfully watch the movies and reenact the rituals depicted. Director: Arturo Ripstein. Cast: Francisco Rabal, Katy Jurado, Carolina Papaleo. 1:52.