October 4, 1996 |
German media mogul Leo Kirch's check-writing blitz in Hollywood continued Thursday with the announcement that he is buying 7.5% of prolific film producer New Regency Productions. Kirch joins such deep-pocketed investors as Australian billionaire Kerry Packer and Korean electronics giant Samsung Entertainment Group in backing the ambitious plans of producer Arnon Milchan, whose Warner Bros.-based company made such hit films as "A Time to Kill," "Tin Cup" and "Heat."
March 8, 1995 |
William F. Kartozian confirmed Tuesday that he will step down as president of the National Assn. of Theater Owners at the end of the year. He has served almost continuously since September, 1988, as the first full-time, paid president of the exhibitors organization. The group said it is in the early stages of finding a successor. Kartozian, a highly respected, Harvard-educated lawyer and former theater owner, said he has no plans. He has said he is "looking forward to the unknown."
February 28, 2003 |
Jennifer Garner is resurrecting her "Daredevil" role. 20th Century Fox and production partner Regency Enterprises said that Garner will star in an action spinoff featuring her Elektra Natchios character, introduced in Ben Affleck's superhero hit "Daredevil." The Elektra film will be set after events in "Daredevil," in which Garner's character seemingly died. But "Daredevil" ended with a cryptic scene indicating Elektra might have survived.
November 24, 1993 |
Macaulay Culkin has bright red candy lips in "George Balanchine's The Nutcracker" (citywide). They're practically phosphorescent. They could turn out to be the most famous pop star lips since Mick Jagger's. Clearly this is not the insight one is supposed to take away from this film. But whenever Culkin, playing the Nutcracker Prince, turns up, the bottom tends to drop out of the ballet (dance review, F12).
March 27, 2007 |
Robert Harper is leaving his position as vice chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment to head the studio's most important outside supplier of movies and television programming, Regency Filmed Entertainment. As the top executive at Regency, Harper will oversee New Regency Productions, its feature film division, as well as Regency Television. New Regency produced such hits as "Mr. and Mrs. Smith." The TV unit was behind "Malcolm in the Middle." News Corp.
October 23, 1995 |
"Empire Records" is a soundtrack album in search of a movie. It's not so much a film as a series of random scenes connected by pop songs concerning a record store so hip that spontaneous dancing routinely breaks out in the aisles and so cool that the easiest way to get a job there is to come in and fire a few rounds from a gun.