June 24, 1990 |
This uproarious comedy, a dazzling display of director Tim Burton's unique pop culture sensibility, is an irresistible treat in which attractive, homespun ghosts Alec Baldwin and Geena Davis wreak havoc on the relentlessly upscale new owners of their New England home. With Michael Keaton (pictured) as a decidedly weird "bio-exorcist" in the title role. Cinemax Tuesday at 6:30 a.m., Friday at 4:30 p.m.
November 22, 2001
The Left Coast Band, featuring Jon Whinnery on sax, Theo Saunders on piano, Putter Smith on bass and Kendall Kay on drums, performs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A., 5:30 p.m. (323) 857-6000. Flagship Theatres offers fans of its Cool Weekend Late Shows series a post-Thanksgiving treat with free screenings of Tim Burton's "Batman," starring Michael Keaton, Friday and Saturday, University Village 3, 3323 S. Hoover St., L.A., midnight. (213) 748-6321.
January 31, 1990 |
Actor Michael Keaton, the househusband in "Mr. Mom," the cruddy afterlife creature in "Beetlejuice" and the caped crusader in "Batman," has filed for divorce, People magazine reported. "Michael doesn't comment on his personal life," Keaton publicist Paul Bloch said Tuesday in response to the report in this week's issue. Keaton, 38, and his wife, actress Caroline McWilliams, 44, were married seven years ago and have a 6-year-old son, Sean. McWilliams starred in the film "Nearly Departed."
July 8, 1990 |
Last summer's blockbuster is far from perfect, with a script not nearly as taut or illuminating as it ought to have been, but once Jack Nicholson's Joker (pictured) and Michael Keaton (in the title role) go to it, the Tim Burton film is pretty entertaining. There's a terrific assist from Anton Furst's production design (which owes as much to Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" as it does the comic strip) and Danny Elfman's ominous score. (HBO Sunday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m., 10:45 p.m.
October 10, 1992
Recently I was driving my two small children home when my car broke down in the middle of San Vicente Boulevard. I was so nervous, wondering how I was going to get both children out of their car seats with so many people honking their horns and driving around us. It was the most welcome thing for someone to appear out of nowhere, take charge of the situation and push the car to the side of the road, which is exactly what Michael Keaton did. ...
May 21, 1989
This is one fan who has not had a "change of heart" over the casting of Michael Keaton as Batman in the upcoming movie (Pat H. Broeske's "Man Behind the Mask," May 14). Keaton, as talented as he is, lacks the physical presence to make you believe he could intimidate criminals. Keaton isn't a wimp; he just doesn't project the toughness of a Sean Connery or Clint Eastwood. Jack Nicholson as the Joker, . . . well, maybe 15 years ago. The Joker is supposed to be very thin, something 'ole Jack hasn't been in a while.