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August 16, 2004 | Lynne Heffley, Times Staff Writer
Professional athlete, aerobics guru and business mogul Magnus Scheving, founder of a children's entertainment empire in Iceland, has partnered with Nickelodeon in the creation of a new Nick Jr. series, "LazyTown," beginning today.
January 15, 2010 | By Michael Phillips
On the ground or twirling in a stunt harness above it, Jackie Chan brings an air of determined good cheer to even the most metallic of clunkers. "The Spy Next Door" proves this. Chan's new all-ages vehicle is smooth like oatmeal. It's hard to imagine anyone being offended, except fans of good comedy. This is "True Lies" without the striptease or the Arab-maiming. On loan to the Central Intelligence Agency from the Chinese government, Bob Ho (Chan) is a superspy who, by day, masquerades as a mild-mannered pen importer.
March 10, 2005 | Valli Herman, Times Staff Writer
Years from now, we'll know that the hottest song to come out of Iceland wasn't by the super-hip Sigur Ros, or Quarashi, Gus Gus, or even from the red-carpet queen Bjork. With fond nostalgia, today's preteen rockers will someday sing the "Bing Bang" song. To a disco beat: "Bing, bang digger rigger dun! First thing I say after I wake up. Bing, bang digger rigger dun!"
August 14, 2005 | Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
THERE'S a new kind of TV villain on "LazyTown," Nickelodeon's popular kids' show. Robbie Rotten, in all his creeping, hand-wringing, nyah-ha-ha evil, plots to keep the village children indoors, occupied with video games and candy. His nemeses Sportacus and Stephanie back-flip to the rescue, demonstrating the joys of fresh air and fitness.
August 14, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
TELEVISION is by nature a kingdom of the known; it plays upon our desire to return to a familiar place, for familiar fun, week after week, or even day after day, same time, same channel. Yet there is no pleasure quite like that of happening upon a strange program for the very first time, of being for an instant flummoxed, intrigued, disturbed. In such moments television gets a little of its mystery back. So it was when I first stumbled upon "LazyTown."
January 17, 2010
Capsule reviews are by Kenneth Turan (K.Tu.), Betsy Sharkey (B.S.) and other reviewers. Compiled by Anthony Miller. Openings FRIDAY Drool A desperate housewife is on the run with her kids after her friend accidentally kills her no-good husband. With Laura Harring and Jill Marie Jones. Written and directed by Nancy Kissam. (1:25) NR. Extraordinary Measures Based on the true story of John Crowley, a man who risked his family's future to pursue a cure for his children's life-threatening disease.
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