October 24, 1988 |
Ten people were injured late Saturday when fire struck a Paris movie theater showing "The Last Temptation of Christ." Four spectators and six police officers who helped evacuate the cinema were hospitalized for treatment of smoke inhalation, police said Sunday. One of the spectators suffered serious injuries, they said. It took firemen an hour to bring the flames under control at the St.
November 21, 2000 |
Universal and Imagine Entertainment's "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" struck green (as in greenbacks) in its opening weekend, grossing $55.1 million. The lavish Brian Grazer-Ron Howard production based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday story was the second-biggest opener of the year and the fifth highest-grossing opener ever. "Grinch," which was directed by Howard and stars Jim Carrey, is the fifth consecutive No. 1 film for Universal--a modern-day record.
December 17, 2000 |
Even as millions of kids flocked to movie theaters to see Nickelodeon's "Rugrats in Paris" over Thanksgiving weekend, the folks at the cable channel were plotting and planning to take "The Wild Thornberrys," already a quiet success on television, to the big screen too. The idea is to turn "Wild Thornberrys" into a mega-hit like "Rugrats." It will be two years before Nick knows for sure if it has managed anything close.
May 21, 2009 |
It's fascinating to look at the blog postings Wednesday from the Cannes Film Festival of the premiere of "Inglourious Basterds," Quentin Tarantino's WWII Nazi-scalping action fantasy (he has the Reich apparently coming to an end not in Hitler's bunker but in a Paris movie theater). To me, the postings reflect each blog's rooting interest in the film and the director, whose PR campaign is orchestrated by the Weinstein Co., which will release the film later this summer.
September 18, 1994 |
Marlon Brando's hold on the public imagination has more to do with his scandals, his acting fees and even his weight than any of his recent performances. It wasn't always so. Between 1947 and 1954, from "A Streetcar Named Desire" to "On the Waterfront," Brando changed the way we think about acting.
December 15, 1991 |
French movie critics and writers have been conscientiously following Peter Sellars' "The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez," the no-dialogue, Expressionistic film starring Mikhail Baryshnikov that had its world premiere in Paris. Sellars' movie, the story of a Wall Street trader, his girlfriend, his roommate and two beggars, drew a host of full-page feature stories in French publications, but reviews were mixed. Critics' comments ranged from raves to raving mad.