March 23, 2008 |
Hours after young New York designer du jour Chris Benz landed in L.A., he was living the Hollywood high life, mixing it up at a party hosted for him by director Brett Ratner. Ratner, notorious for his love of night life, spent the evening holed up inside his manse entertaining "older guests," while Benz schmoozed like there was no tomorrow, celebrating the debut of his vividly hued collection, which is so well-suited to California, at Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills.
January 16, 2014 |
The giddy, broad, candy-colored "G.B.F" takes a sharp and amusing look at what happens when three high school queen bees discover what's missing from their arsenals of cutting-edge cool: a gay best friend, hence "G.B.F. " So when the sweet, tentative and, as one of the quasi-mean girls notes, "not even that fabulous" Tanner (an endearing Michael J. Willett) is outed via a mishap with a guy-on-guy hookup app, the bees swarm. The girls (Sasha Pieterse, Andrea Bowen and Xosha Roquemore)
February 19, 1999 |
"Jawbreaker," Darren Stein's wickedly hilarious sendup of high school mores, takes its title from that hard candy about the size of a pingpong ball. Although not as serious or sophisticated, this zesty film rekindles fond memories of "Heathers" of some years back in its dark view of teenagers. Courtney (Rose McGowan), the icy undisputed queen of Reagan High, comes up with what she insists on calling a "clever prank" even after it goes lethally awry.
July 5, 2002 |
James Toback's "Harvard Man" is a fast and clever con-gone-wrong comedy that reflects the writer-director's characteristic blend of the intellectual and the criminal. But it lacks anyone to care about--even the repellent characters are less than fascinating--and the result is a crisply made movie that is no more than mildly amusing. Adrian Grenier's Alan is a Harvard philosophy major and a point guard on the basketball team.
October 18, 2002 |
Don't get David Kulovic wrong. It's not that he's unhappy in his work, but the kind of attractive, available women he'd like to meet aren't interested in, well, plumbers. But movie directors, that's a different story. Or so David thinks.
October 7, 1999 |
ABC's premiering "Wasteland" is the cratered moonscape of the new season. A series as bad or as barren has yet to air. Talk about bipolarity in prime time. Kevin Williamson, whose Fox series "Dawson's Creek" is about teenagers who think and talk like adults, this time delivers a drama whose mid-20ish characters think and sound like teenagers. Dumb teenagers.