March 4, 2013 |
If it's March, it must be an effects-driven dud. Nearly a year after Disney's "John Carter" crashed to earth, bringing an executive down with it, a different fantasy-heavy film fell mightily at the box office this weekend. Nominally based on the myth of "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk," Bryan Singer's "Jack the Giant Slayer" was more like an errant weed this weekend. The film, starring Nicholas Hoult, grossed a paltry $28 million for the studio that released it, Warner Bros., and the division that produced it, New Line, despite costing nearly $200 million to make.
June 6, 2012 |
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars. Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale. Disney previously offered its DVDs to Redbox the same day they went on sale at retail stores and online. The policy change began with the studio's release of the Japanese animation movie "The Secret World of Arrietty" on May 22, a studio spokeswoman confirmed, but has gained widespread notice this week as it is applying to the high-profile flop "John Carter.
November 6, 2003 |
Johnny Cash won the Country Music Assn.'s album of the year, single of the year and video of the year awards Wednesday night -- his first CMA awards since 1969. Cash, who died Sept. 12 at age 71 of complications from diabetes, had been nominated for four awards and won all but one: Vocal event of the year went to Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett for their hit duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." Cash's son, John Carter Cash, accepted the awards with Cash's daughter, Kathy Cash.
April 1, 2005 |
Noah Wyle, the only leading player from the original "ER" cast to have stayed with the show, will leave the medical drama at the end of this season. But he won't disappear entirely: NBC says the actor has committed to returning for four episodes in each of the next two seasons. Wyle, who plays Dr. John Carter, will bid farewell to colleagues at the Chicago hospital in the season finale, scheduled for broadcast May 19.
May 26, 1991 |
** 1/2 Horace Tapscott, "The Dark Tree 1 & 2," Hat Hut . The problem with this pair of live recordings is that the Los Angeles pianist's all-star supporting cast--the late clarinetist John Carter, bassist Cecil McBee and drummer Andrew Cyrille--is just that , a backup band and not a group that's had the chance to live with Tapscott's music. Consequently, the playing behind the leader's cascading torrents is too stiff and formal.
August 14, 2003 |
Noah Wyle knows a good thing when he sees it. The actor, who plays Dr. John Carter on NBC's "ER," has signed to continue in the medical drama through the 2004-05 season, Warner Bros. Television said Wednesday. Wyle is the only member of the original cast to have stayed with the show continuously since its premiere in 1994. Sherry Stringfield, who plays Dr. Susan Lewis, was in the original cast but left the series for a few years to pursue other activities.
August 15, 1993
Many recent articles in The Times' Business section leave the impression that enforcement of Mexican ecology laws is much less stringent than in the United States. In fact, it appears that the next segment of U.S. industry to experience significant growth--perhaps replacing some of the dwindling aerospace business in Southern California--will be related to the Mexican environmental effort. Do not present Mexico as a backward country incapable of instituting meaningful environmental controls.