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January 6, 1998 |
Randal Miller and his longtime companion, Barbara Lane, were practically inseparable. The Lancaster couple spent long summer days boating and water skiing at Pyramid Lake. They shared cooking, laundry and cleaning chores around their small ranch house. They jointly cared for their daughter, Alisha, 5, and Lane's son, Wyatt, 10. They talked about culminating their 10-year relationship in marriage later this year.
August 30, 2013
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting 36 righteous individuals. With Franky G., Jeffrey De Serrano and Donna McKechnie. Written by Joey Dedio and De Serrano. Directed by Eddy Duran. Active Fox Productions 99%: The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film A documentary about the birth and rise of the Occupy movement, as captured by more than 100 filmmakers.
January 6, 1995 |
"Houseguest," a rowdy fish-out-of-water comedy, is as good-natured as its big, beefy star, comedian Sinbad. His Kevin Franklin is a Pittsburgh dreamer steeped in get-rich-quick schemes but now dangerously in debt to a local Mafioso. Deciding to make a run for it, he finds salvation when, at the airport, he's mistaken for a childhood friend by Phil Hartman's Gary Young, an Ivy League lawyer who lives in the lush suburb of Sewickley and has come to pick up his old acquaintance.
June 5, 1992 |
Kid 'n Play are a new-style comedy duo, rappers turned movie comics who seem to have the dynamics, interplay and the casual expertise of some of the best old-style teams (Abbott & Costello, Martin & Lewis, Hope & Crosby) down pat. Kid is the oddball, Play is the smoothie and, at their best, they work together as joyously as their predecessors. But they don't necessarily have the best vehicles.
March 28, 1997 |
If there's such a thing in Hollywood as being too smart for your own good, Disney's marketing gurus may qualify for releasing a movie on a weekend when it will have to compete with its own subject.
March 31, 2006 |
The quaintly titled "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School" is a movie of sentiment, sweetness and nostalgia, a story hovering somewhere between realism and bittersweet fantasy. Occurrences, coincidences and resolutions take on an adult fairy-tale quality, much of it genteel and preposterous. Director Randall Miller, who first hit upon the crux of the tale for a shorter film about 15 years ago, would no doubt argue that truth, not reality, is the intent here.