March 11, 1994 |
"Kalifornia," with Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis, may have played to near-empty theaters, but rental audiences sure love it. It climbed two more notches to No. 6, out-performing some much more heralded, higher-grossing films. "The Man Without a Face," is No. 7 after two weeks. Though Mel Gibson isn't playing the usual macho hunk, the film, which he also directed, is still luring renters. But this sentimental drama probably won't have the staying power of Gibson's action fare.
March 1, 1999 |
Violence beat romance at the box office over the weekend, with the grim pornography drama "8MM" and the action-packed "Payback" topping "Message in a Bottle" and "The Other Sister." With Nicolas Cage as a private eye investigating a possible murder captured on film, "8MM" debuted at No. 1 with $14.3 million. The Mel Gibson shoot-'em-up "Payback" had $6.9 million for second place.
February 2, 1995 |
When the dive-like Central was transformed into the Viper Room a year and a half ago, the spiffy changes were of little interest to the lay clubgoer. All that mattered was that Johnny Depp, a handsome young actor, now owned the West Hollywood club.
February 25, 1994 |
The Valentine's Day weekend rental run on "Sleepless in Seattle" finally boosted it into the top spot, toppling "The Firm," which slipped to No. 4. Of all the Top 10 rentals, "Sleepless" is the only one with strong romantic appeal, so it naturally benefited most from the holiday. It's also the kind of movie that does strong repeat business. "In the Line of Fire," the suspense thriller with Clint Eastwood, is next in line for the top spot.
November 3, 1994 |
The Carousel of Hope ball, dears, is one party where you don't want to be caught in a plain little cocktail dress and Grandma's graduated pearls. To be sure, Barbara Davis, chairwoman of Friday night's fund-raiser for diabetes charities, and her daughters Nancy, Dana and Patty didn't disappoint. Their full-skirted "Age of Innocence" gowns (Nancy's with a bustle) were made to order by Vera Wang, better known as a bridal-gown designer.
September 3, 2010
The Early Show Usher performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today "Mad Men" fashions. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Labor Day deals. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jake Gyllenhaal; Betty White; Keane performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View 50 Cent. 10 a.m. KABC The Martha Stewart Show Dr. Andrew Weil. 2 p.m. KNBC The Bonnie Hunt Show Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete; Brody Jenner.
May 12, 2001 |
Showtime's "My Louisiana Sky," an appealing coming-of-age story set during a summer of change and growth for a young girl of the '50s, offers simple pleasures about salt-of-the-earth people. Nicely directed by actor Adam Arkin, this pleasing family film generates minimal conflict among the characters yet captures its time and place with an understated approach that is not condescending or judgmental.
January 10, 2014 |
"August: Osage County" has its six Oscar winners and nominees (oooh), its basis in a Pulitzer- and Tony-winning stage production (aaah), its Academy Awards dreams (gasp) and its reviews (blah). The movie opens wide in theaters Friday. The film was initially set to go wide on Dec. 25 amid holiday hoopla, but the Weinstein Co. reportedly pulled it back. Meantime, "August" the film (as opposed to the play, which scooped up five Tonys) has a 58 out of 100 on Metacritic. Will you see it?