October 9, 1998 |
"The Mighty" is based on a book called "Freak the Mighty," and that small but telling change is as good an indication as any of how the forces of conventionality have hamstrung what is in many ways a quirky and imaginative piece of work. Directed by Peter Chelsom, whose previous credits are "Hear My Song" and the fiercely eccentric "Funny Bones," "The Mighty" seems at war with itself.
April 14, 2004 |
HBO is planning a comedy series for this summer about a rising young movie star who is accompanied on his Hollywood adventures by his brother and a couple of friends from the old neighborhood in Queens. Mark Wahlberg is one of the executive producers of "Entourage" and will make a cameo appearance in the first episode, HBO said. Also lined up for cameos are Jessica Alba, Luke Wilson, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman.
April 28, 2007
In a recent Morning Briefing campaign, you seem to have forgotten our neighbor to the south when you claim that Buffalo or Cleveland are the losingest cities in sports. San Diego has compiled a dismal record in three major sports. They have not won a championship since 1963, if you count the Chargers' American Football League title. The Padres have never won a title in their 39 years, and neither did the Clippers during their six-year stay. Between the three teams that is 88 seasons without a title.
January 11, 2000 |
VCR alert! Overlapping each other tonight are two highly worthy programs that view crime from dramatically different perspectives. One is ABC's returning "NYPD Blue." The other is a stunning "Front-line" documentary about men convicted of murder and other serious crimes being later exonerated by DNA evidence. Either that or being forced to remain in prison because of states refusing to accept this scientific data that appears to exclude the convicted inmates from involvement.
June 3, 1990 |
When Oliver Stone's "The Doors" wraps late this month, Val Kilmer may not be turning in the black leather pants he wears as lead singer Jim Morrison. The reason: Kilmer and the rest of the "group" may reprise their roles--as supporting characters--if "Wild Child" (formerly "Wonderland Avenue") begins filming this summer. That's the word from a source close to "Wild Child," which details a young man's coming-of-age in the frenzied rock world.
May 11, 1990 |
THIS WEEK'S MOVIES Who says there aren't any family films anymore? Well, at least there are still some movies about families. This weekend at the video store you can choose between two recent theatrical releases, one about a family ("Dad") and the other about a potential one ("Immediate Family"). "Dad" (MCA, priced for rental, PG) is a comedy/drama about growing old in America and the relationship between a father (Jack Lemmon) and son (Ted Danson).