April 6, 1987 |
"Something Special" (selected theaters) is an unassuming little comedy about sexual identity and role confusion. It's about a young girl, who, suddenly and magically, turns into a young boy. As Milly, she was a frustrated wallflower and amateur astronomer. As "Willy," she acquires a set of do-or-die buddies, a persistent female admirer, a gang of implacable bully-foes and a newly rejuvenated father who tries to indoctrinate him/her in the manly virtues of self-defense, swearing and swaggering.
August 2, 2012 |
"The Babymakers" starts out as an agreeable, playfully off-color comedy of contemporary domestic manners and loses course to become a slack, tacky slapstick. After months of trying to get his wife Audrey (Olivia Munn) pregnant, Tommy Macklin (Paul Schneider) is told by a doctor that his sperm are "confused. " While reeling from this blow to his masculine identity, he hatches a plan to steal back a batch of semen he had donated to a fertility clinic years before. On their own, just talking at dinner or alone in bed, Schneider and Munn are a winning pair, her high-energy type-A vibe playing well off his low-key delayed responses.
May 10, 2009 |
Go Down Together The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde Jeff Guinn Simon & Schuster: 468 pp., $27 Bonnie and Clyde The Lives Behind the Legend Paul Schneider Henry Holt: 384 pp., $27.50 -- Within minutes of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's deaths from police gunfire in 1934, gawkers drawn by the sound of shots surrounded their bullet-riddled Ford and snatched gory souvenirs. Someone snipped a lock of Bonnie's hair and a piece of her bloodstained dress; a man tried to cut off Clyde's ear.
August 16, 1987
MSI Data Corp. said it expects to raise $13.7 million for possible acquisitions from its sale of 750,000 shares of common stock, offered last Thursday at $18.375 per share. The shares were offered at the closing market price for the company on Wednesday. MSI, which manufactures and markets hand-held electronic devices used for inventory counts, has 3.25 million shares outstanding.