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July 14, 2010 | Michael Phillips
My son and I attended a screening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at a schmantzy new multiplex, and heading out to the car afterward he observed that the only thing louder than the film was the supersonic hand dryer in the restroom. He enjoyed both for what I surmise was the same reason: blasting functionality. This latest Disney live-action feature, based a tiny little bit on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in "Fantasia" and on Goethe's poem before that, isn't bad as these things go. It's more diverting than the "National Treasure" movies, which, like this one, were produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed with aggressive impersonality by Jon Turteltaub and starred Nicolas Cage.
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BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
It's a Small World, the 50-year-old Disneyland attraction with the singing automatonic children, is reportedly being turned into a movie. Deadline.com reported that Jon Turteltaub has been hired by Walt Disney Studios to direct the movie based on the attraction, with writer Jared Stern on board to write the script. Turteltaub has worked with Disney before, directing the two "National Treasure" films staring Nicolas Cage, and "The Kid" starring Bruce Willis. Most recently, he directed "Last Vegas" with Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By John Horn
LAS VEGAS - From the 34th floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, a colossal hotel complex with more than 4,000 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot gambling floor, Robert De Niro surveyed what remained of the Las Vegas he once knew. "I don't even recognize the place," the 70-year-old actor said, peering out the vertiginous, floor-to-ceiling windows in his suite. "I can't even imagine how much this city has changed. When you fly in here, it just goes on and on. " Asked to point out some of the locations where he and Martin Scorsese made "Casino" nearly two decades ago - specifically, the Riviera Hotel & Casino - De Niro was stumped and shook his head.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, "Last Vegas" is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better. The four stars of the thing, born between 1937 and 1947, are Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The set-up: Lifelong Flatbush-born pals reunite for the bachelor party of the Douglas character, a Malibu slicko marrying a much younger woman. Old grudges reignite; new hijinks (bikini-contest judging, fistfights with twerps one-third their age) ensue; a tax attorney turned Vegas lounge singer (?
BUSINESS
April 24, 2014 | By Hugo Martin
It's a Small World, the 50-year-old Disneyland attraction with the singing automatonic children, is reportedly being turned into a movie. Deadline.com reported that Jon Turteltaub has been hired by Walt Disney Studios to direct the movie based on the attraction, with writer Jared Stern on board to write the script. Turteltaub has worked with Disney before, directing the two "National Treasure" films staring Nicolas Cage, and "The Kid" starring Bruce Willis. Most recently, he directed "Last Vegas" with Robert De Niro, Michael Douglas and Morgan Freeman.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1997 | Steve Schmidt, Steve Schmidt is a writer based in Westwood
Ageism strikes fear into everyone who knows they'll soon be getting up there, if they haven't already arrived--particularly in the entertainment business, where dynamism and young ideas often appeal over hard-won sagacity. A 17-year-old was recently plucked out of a Santa Monica high school for a development deal with New Line Cinema, sending chills up the spines of writers who remember going to movies when they were rated M. For baby boomers and beyond, there's a recent tide of good news.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
NUCLEAR devastation can be a tough sell, particularly on a weekly series. So the creators of "Jericho," a tale about a small Midwestern town that survives a nuclear attack, weren't surprised when their premise met with heaps of rejection. More than a half-dozen networks passed on the project until CBS finally greenlighted the show, which premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By Michael Phillips
A genial "Hangover" for the AARP set, "Last Vegas" is roughly what you'd expect, or fear, but a little better. The four stars of the thing, born between 1937 and 1947, are Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline. The set-up: Lifelong Flatbush-born pals reunite for the bachelor party of the Douglas character, a Malibu slicko marrying a much younger woman. Old grudges reignite; new hijinks (bikini-contest judging, fistfights with twerps one-third their age) ensue; a tax attorney turned Vegas lounge singer (?
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lily Tomlin can't stop hugging Spencer Breslin as they pose for pictures in a suite at the Century Plaza Hotel. Breslin, all of 8, is blushing with all the attention. He better get used to it; after the release today of "Disney's The Kid," the young actor probably will be getting a lot more recognition for his performance as the overweight, emotional Rusty Duritz, who suddenly arrives at the house of his 40-year-old-self (Bruce Willis), now a nasty, driven image consultant.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2000 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The front door to director Jon Turteltaub's production offices in the Disney Animation building is a dead ringer for an elevator door, complete with up and down buttons. You find yourself standing in front of it feeling like an idiot, hoping no one sees you scratch your head, trying to figure out how to get in. "Don't feel bad," says Turteltaub. "Lots of high-ranking Disney executives have tried hitting the up button the first time they came here to see me." (Just push, and the door opens.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 31, 2013 | By John Horn
LAS VEGAS - From the 34th floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, a colossal hotel complex with more than 4,000 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot gambling floor, Robert De Niro surveyed what remained of the Las Vegas he once knew. "I don't even recognize the place," the 70-year-old actor said, peering out the vertiginous, floor-to-ceiling windows in his suite. "I can't even imagine how much this city has changed. When you fly in here, it just goes on and on. " Asked to point out some of the locations where he and Martin Scorsese made "Casino" nearly two decades ago - specifically, the Riviera Hotel & Casino - De Niro was stumped and shook his head.
NEWS
July 14, 2010 | Michael Phillips
My son and I attended a screening of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" at a schmantzy new multiplex, and heading out to the car afterward he observed that the only thing louder than the film was the supersonic hand dryer in the restroom. He enjoyed both for what I surmise was the same reason: blasting functionality. This latest Disney live-action feature, based a tiny little bit on the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in "Fantasia" and on Goethe's poem before that, isn't bad as these things go. It's more diverting than the "National Treasure" movies, which, like this one, were produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, directed with aggressive impersonality by Jon Turteltaub and starred Nicolas Cage.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 17, 2006 | Martin Miller, Times Staff Writer
NUCLEAR devastation can be a tough sell, particularly on a weekly series. So the creators of "Jericho," a tale about a small Midwestern town that survives a nuclear attack, weren't surprised when their premise met with heaps of rejection. More than a half-dozen networks passed on the project until CBS finally greenlighted the show, which premieres at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 7, 2000 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lily Tomlin can't stop hugging Spencer Breslin as they pose for pictures in a suite at the Century Plaza Hotel. Breslin, all of 8, is blushing with all the attention. He better get used to it; after the release today of "Disney's The Kid," the young actor probably will be getting a lot more recognition for his performance as the overweight, emotional Rusty Duritz, who suddenly arrives at the house of his 40-year-old-self (Bruce Willis), now a nasty, driven image consultant.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2000 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The front door to director Jon Turteltaub's production offices in the Disney Animation building is a dead ringer for an elevator door, complete with up and down buttons. You find yourself standing in front of it feeling like an idiot, hoping no one sees you scratch your head, trying to figure out how to get in. "Don't feel bad," says Turteltaub. "Lots of high-ranking Disney executives have tried hitting the up button the first time they came here to see me." (Just push, and the door opens.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 29, 1997 | Steve Schmidt, Steve Schmidt is a writer based in Westwood
Ageism strikes fear into everyone who knows they'll soon be getting up there, if they haven't already arrived--particularly in the entertainment business, where dynamism and young ideas often appeal over hard-won sagacity. A 17-year-old was recently plucked out of a Santa Monica high school for a development deal with New Line Cinema, sending chills up the spines of writers who remember going to movies when they were rated M. For baby boomers and beyond, there's a recent tide of good news.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2007 | Sheigh Crabtree, Special to The Times
Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren, the sexiest grande dame at this year's Academy Awards ceremony, is officially in on the secret. Mirren is joining leading man Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure: Book of Secrets," the sequel to Walt Disney Pictures' action-adventure directed by Jon Turteltaub and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. This mystery involves the assassination of President Lincoln, his assailant John Wilkes Booth -- and 18 pages missing from Booth's diary.
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