May 18, 2010
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 Showtime 9 a.m. Paradise Now 2005 Sundance 10:05 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Deconstructing Harry 1997 Encore 11 a.m. The Year of the Yao 2004 IFC 11 a.m. Rich, Young and Pretty 1951 TCM 11 a.m. Jellyfish 2007 Sundance 11:45 a.m. Iron Monkey 1993 IFC 12:30 p.m. Superman 1978 AMC 2 p.m. The New World 2005 IFC 2:05 p.m. Harriet the Spy 1996 Cinemax 2:30 p.m. One Crazy...
December 4, 1988 |
E. C. Comics' vintage '50s "Tales from the Crypt"--ghoulish and darkly humorous--are being dusted off by HBO and attracting the likes of directors Walter Hill, Bob Zemeckis and Richard Donner and producers Joel Silver and David Giler. Supervising producer Bill Teitler told us three episodes will be produced as an HBO special for airing next May and theatrical release in foreign markets. The cable network also has the option to turn it into a series.
March 9, 1990
A former Newport Beach luxury yacht dealer who allegedly stole more than $2 million from his clients and then wrote them cheerful letters and Christmas cards as he traveled the world on their money has been arrested in Florida. Toni Bell, 51, who allegedly left the United States with more than $2 million that his customers had deposited for custom yachts he promised to build, was arrested at a recreation vehicle dealership in Winter Park, Fla., on Wednesday.
December 3, 2006
GEOFF BOUCHER missed a key point in his dissection of the machinations against director Richard Donner by producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind on "Superman II" ["The Cape Crusader," Nov. 26]. "The Godfather" films were not models that the Salkinds were looking at while deciding to film two Superman movies simultaneously. Rather, it was their "The Three Musketeers" and "The Four Musketeers," both of which were filmed in 1973 as one long epic and later split into two films and released a year apart.
May 22, 1994 |
We all know that "Maverick" started out as a TV series, running on ABC from 1957 to 1962, with numerous cast changes over the years. In those days, "adult" Western dramas ruled the airwaves, much like today's so-called reality shows. In 1960, there were 21 Westerns on the prime-time schedule. In Warner Bros.' big screen version of "Maverick," the film's climactic poker game shows card tables sprinkled with faces familiar from past TV Westerns.
December 23, 2011 |
Ebenezer Scrooge was a heartless miser in desperate need of reinvention. It should come as no surprise, then, that he eventually found his way to Hollywood for numerous makeovers spanning more than a half century. Charles Dickens reportedly dashed off the story, "A Christmas Carol," as a way to quickly pay some debts, dreaming up the tight-fisted businessman in 1843. But the writer had more than money on his mind. He was ruminating on heavy issues like consumerism, morality and redemption.
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April 27, 2005 |
George P. Cosmatos, the director of such hit films as the 1985 "Rambo: First Blood Part II" starring Sylvester Stallone and the 1993 "Tombstone" starring Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell, has died. He was 64. Cosmatos died last week in Victoria, Canada, where he had lived for the last 24 years. Fellow director Richard Donner told Victoria's Times Colonist newspaper Friday that Cosmatos had recently been diagnosed with lung cancer.
August 9, 1991 |
Ever have a really bad dream? "Delirious" (citywide) plays like one. Yet, superficially, it's a movie that shouldn't have gone so wrong, so completely. Imagine it: John Candy, in a comedy about a TV soap opera writer who gets bonked on the head and dreams he's inhabiting his own show. Isn't that a vaguely funny idea?