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May 16, 2006 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
IN Hollywood, it's always safest to kick a man when he's down. Last week the movie jungle was abuzz with glee over the lackluster opening of "Mission: Impossible 3," largely because Tom Cruise's popularity in Hollywood is roughly on a par with Dick Cheney's.
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May 16, 2006 | PATRICK GOLDSTEIN
IN Hollywood, it's always safest to kick a man when he's down. Last week the movie jungle was abuzz with glee over the lackluster opening of "Mission: Impossible 3," largely because Tom Cruise's popularity in Hollywood is roughly on a par with Dick Cheney's.
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September 20, 2005 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Joel Hirschhorn, the songwriter who shared Academy Awards for theme songs in two catastrophe-oriented motion pictures, "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno," has died. He was 67. Hirschhorn, who lived in Agoura Hills, died early Sunday of a heart attack at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, his wife, documentary producer Jennifer Carter Hirschhorn, said Monday. She said Hirschhorn had fallen Friday night and broken his shoulder.
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April 29, 1990 | CHRIS WOODYARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Down the long and twisting hallway, Yul Brynner glowers defiantly as the King of Siam, a pistol-waving Roger Moore lunges as Agent 007, and the cast of "Star Trek" goes where no man has gone before. A trickle of visitors pause at the displays for a few seconds at a time, usually just long enough to admire the gleam in Ed Asner's glass eyes or the cut of Marilyn Monroe's gown. Then they move on.
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August 18, 2006 | Claudia Eller, Times Staff Writer
Last year Warner Bros. President Alan Horn was at the top of his game. Boy wizard Harry Potter, eccentric candy maker Willy Wonka and crime fighter Batman catapulted Warner to its most profitable year. But the hot streak ended with a thud. Not even Superman could prevent a crush of movie losses that has shaken the venerable Burbank studio and its affable leader. The costly disaster movie "Poseidon," director M.
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