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March 19, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone channel-surfing to MTV and VH1 over the past two years has gotten an eyeful of images sprung from the mind of one Joseph McGinty Nichol, known since infancy by his family nickname, McG. "Lately, it's McG-TV, as opposed to MTV," chuckles Lewis Largent, the channel's vice president of music programming. "He's done a few videos we've played."
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March 19, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Anyone channel-surfing to MTV and VH1 over the past two years has gotten an eyeful of images sprung from the mind of one Joseph McGinty Nichol, known since infancy by his family nickname, McG. "Lately, it's McG-TV, as opposed to MTV," chuckles Lewis Largent, the channel's vice president of music programming. "He's done a few videos we've played."
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August 4, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
With the dust settled and Hollywood hindsight in sharp focus, there were clear winners at Comic-Con International, which ended last week in San Diego. The makers of "Watchmen" are absolutely living up to the hype, while the wide-eyed "Twilight" team is just now realizing how huge the fan expectation is for its vampire romance.
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June 22, 2003 | Elaine Dutka
McG looks far too young to have a $100-million movie riding on his shoulders. But the 32-year-old director of "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" was even more of a question mark in the first installment, his feature film debut. Reared in Newport Beach, he made his name in music videos (Sugar Ray, Wyclef Jean) and award-winning commercials (the Gap, Ikea). Confounding skeptics, "Charlie's Angels" took in $125.3 million at the domestic box office. He was born Joseph McGinty Nichol.
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May 3, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
Director McG had a bit of advice last year for a visitor to the set of "Terminator Salvation," which had set up shop in a vast hangar at Kirtland Air Force Base here. "If you go too far that way," he said, pointing across the tarmac, "someone will shoot you."
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May 17, 2009 | Geoff Boucher
This week the "Terminator" franchise returns to theaters with its darkest chapter yet, a relentless, spirit-crushing vision of the future where humans are snuffed by killer robots. There are not a lot of lighthearted moments in this film, but you might hear chuckles in the theater during the screen credits because of one line: "A McG film." McG? ? Let the eye-rolling begin.
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