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December 25, 1992 | PETER MARKS, NEWSDAY
For Jesse Borrego, the path to success as an actor did not require that one big break. It required two. Borrego, then a student at CalArts, had gone to a casting call for producers of the TV series "Fame," who were looking to fill new roles in the series about kids at New York's High School of Performing Arts. Borrego thought he had done pretty well at the audition, but wasn't particularly shocked when he got no callback.
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March 20, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
No More 'Blood': Director Taylor Hackford's saga of three cousins growing up in L.A.'s Latino culture has been renamed "Bound by Honor" after market tests using the former name "Blood In . . . Blood Out." The Walt Disney Co. release, billing Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt and Damian Chapa, has no opening date yet, though it has been completed for months.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 20, 1993 | DAVID J. FOX, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
No More 'Blood': Director Taylor Hackford's saga of three cousins growing up in L.A.'s Latino culture has been renamed "Bound by Honor" after market tests using the former name "Blood In . . . Blood Out." The Walt Disney Co. release, billing Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt and Damian Chapa, has no opening date yet, though it has been completed for months.
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December 25, 1992 | PETER MARKS, NEWSDAY
For Jesse Borrego, the path to success as an actor did not require that one big break. It required two. Borrego, then a student at CalArts, had gone to a casting call for producers of the TV series "Fame," who were looking to fill new roles in the series about kids at New York's High School of Performing Arts. Borrego thought he had done pretty well at the audition, but wasn't particularly shocked when he got no callback.
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September 4, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Viva Los Artistas: The Music Center's Viva Los Artistas! performing arts awards will be handed out Sunday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Honors will go to director-playwright Jose Quintero, the comedy trio Culture Clash, playwright Eduardo Machado, conductor-composer Lalo Shifrin, singer Suzanna Guzmann, choreographer Rudy Perez and the late actor Jose Ferrer. Actor Jesse Borrego will be named debut artist.
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June 3, 1995 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
"The destiny of the United States is to expand," says William Henry Harrison in Sunday's TNT movie "Tecumseh: The Last Warrior." And expand the United States did, with deadly consequences for the native inhabitants who stood in its way.
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May 3, 1987 | Craig Modderno
Edward Herrmann is Goldie Hawn's wimpy rich husband who fights for her affections with carpenter Kurt Russell in "Overboard," which shoots next week near Mendocino. . . . Robert Urich and Tommy Lee Jones must decide how they will battle the British on the eve of the American Revolution in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production "April Morning." Tess Harper and Chad Lowe join the cast, which begins shooting in two weeks in Toronto. . . .
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May 30, 1986 | DAN SULLIVAN, Times Theater Critic
My heart sank as the crowned head of Miss Liberty materialized toward the end of "Green Card" at the Mark Taper Forum on Wednesday night. It was time for JoAnne Akalaitis' witty extravaganza to come up with a final statement on the American dream, and a cheap shot at the lady with the lamp seemed to be looming. But "Green Card" doesn't--one of the best things about it--work that way.
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May 21, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
The following is a synopsis of a review of "Bound by Honor" that was published April 30 when the film was released in 30 cities, including San Diego. The film opens today in Los Angeles. "Bound by Honor" (citywide) is nothing if not ambitious, but sometimes ambitious is all it is. A sincere attempt at epic filmmaking by director Taylor Hackford, it has been unable to translate its aspirations into believable, non-cliched cinema.
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April 30, 1993 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"Bound by Honor" is nothing if not ambitious, but sometimes ambitious is all it is. A sincere attempt at epic filmmaking, it has been unable to translate its aspirations into believable, non-cliched cinema. What unrolls instead is approximately three hours of violent, cartoonish posturing incongruously set in the realistically evoked milieu of East Los Angeles.
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June 13, 2000 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
There's a "Girl Manifesto" at the end of the invigorating poetry jam "Black Butterfly," the opening piece in the Taper, Too season. "I am 100% Girl Power--not the Spice Girl kind," says one Latina, who later adds: "I am never going to carry a beeper." Then, from another: "I am no longer afraid of a blank page." "Black Butterfly" has been touring area high schools for a while now. Its full title is "Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pin~ata Woman and Other Superhero Girls Like Me."
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July 21, 1994 | LEILA COBO-HANLON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"It's all about the girls, and the girls do nothing for the neighborhood," sniffs Tricky. Nitowl doesn't agree: "I hear talk like that from all the guys, they always talk . . . about the girls. . . . But it's (screwed) up, man, 'cause we're from the neighborhood too, we grew up here, we don't need them." When Allison Anders made "Mi Vida Loca" ("My Crazy Life"), that was exactly what she wanted to show: The girls didn't need the guys. But this is no script.
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