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October 14, 1988 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"The Kiss" (citywide) is the "Cat People" for the late '80s--and a much more effective film than Paul Schrader's 1982 remake of Jacques Tourneur's 1942 classic. It's smart, fast and sassy, as much fun as it is scary in its shock-cut grisliness--but absolutely not for the faint-of-heart. It's a fine feature debut for British-born Canadian director Pen Densham. Joanna Pacula was born to play Felice, the film's beautiful but oddly unsettling heroine.
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February 22, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million. The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family — think department store — earning it the name Bullock House. An oversized entry with beamed ceilings leads to the living room, library, formal dining room and carved-wood staircase. There are eight bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a basement.
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April 25, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," two of Hollywood's most anticipated summer releases, have something else in common. Both originated at Trilogy Entertainment Group, a tiny production company that will reap big rewards if the pictures live up to expectations. The combined budgets of the two films, which are stocked with such high-priced talent as Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Kurt Russell, is more than $80 million.
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April 25, 1991 | ALAN CITRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft," two of Hollywood's most anticipated summer releases, have something else in common. Both originated at Trilogy Entertainment Group, a tiny production company that will reap big rewards if the pictures live up to expectations. The combined budgets of the two films, which are stocked with such high-priced talent as Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Kurt Russell, is more than $80 million.
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February 22, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million. The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family — think department store — earning it the name Bullock House. An oversized entry with beamed ceilings leads to the living room, library, formal dining room and carved-wood staircase. There are eight bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a basement.
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March 11, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A whimsical house in Malibu that looks like something out of "The Flintstones" has come on the market at $3.5 million. The owners are iconic television personality Dick Clark and his wife, Kari , according to public records. The unusual architectural retreat sits on a mountaintop on a nearly 23-acre site zoned for equestrian use. Free-form walls punctuated with expanses of glass bring in ocean views. The custom-built one-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which has an interior ambience that brings to mind Fred and Wilma's place in Bedrock, features vaulted ceilings in the living and dining rooms, a bar, a fireplace and a wine cellar.
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May 12, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A New Role: Actor Jeff Bridges is set to take on his first action role in MGM's "Blown Away," which begins principal photography in August. Produced by John Watson, Pen Densham and Richard Lewis ("Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" and "Backdraft"), the film stars Bridges as the leader of a big-city bomb squad who becomes the target of revenge for an ingenious bomber.
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July 22, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
Backdraft (Imagine). Shooting in Chicago. "Parenthood's" Ron Howard directs another top-heavy cast as Robert DeNiro, Kurt Russell, Billy Baldwin, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Scott Glenn, Rebecca DeMornay and Jason Gedrick all shine in this thriller set against an arson investigation in the Second City. Russell and Baldwin play brothers as the scenario is revealed through the point of view of a rookie firefighter. Executive producer Brian Grazer. Producers Richard B. Lewis, Pen Densham and John Watson.
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July 24, 1990 | NINA J. EASTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Morgan Creek has locked up Kevin Costner to star in its upcoming Robin Hood epic, "Prince of Thieves," throwing into question the future of two other projects based on the popular legend. "Prince of Thieves," based on a script by Pen Densham and John Watson that Morgan Creek bought for $1.2 million last February, is scheduled for release next spring, the company's officials said. Warner Bros. will distribute the film in the U.S., while Morgan Creek is retaining overseas rights to the movie.
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October 14, 1988 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
"The Kiss" (citywide) is the "Cat People" for the late '80s--and a much more effective film than Paul Schrader's 1982 remake of Jacques Tourneur's 1942 classic. It's smart, fast and sassy, as much fun as it is scary in its shock-cut grisliness--but absolutely not for the faint-of-heart. It's a fine feature debut for British-born Canadian director Pen Densham. Joanna Pacula was born to play Felice, the film's beautiful but oddly unsettling heroine.
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August 12, 1990 | David J. Fox
Cameras don't roll until September on the Robin Hood saga "Prince of Thieves," and the thriller "Basic Instinct" doesn't shoot until January, but already weekly Variety has run reviews--of the films' screenplays . Editor Peter Bart admits it was "a bit unorthodox" to review the first-draft scripts--which are subject to revision through production--but says, "We have this extraordinary development of scripts that are selling for a million dollars or more. . . .
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