October 25, 1999 |
Sources said Paramount Pictures won the closely watched bidding for the movie rights to the new time-travel novel from Michael Crichton, the best-selling author of "Jurassic Park," "The Lost World" and "Airframe." Under the unusual deal, Crichton will only receive $1 for the rights to "Timeline" but will enjoy a hefty percentage of the film's gross in a deal that reportedly could pay him as much as $15 million if the film is a hit. In addition, Crichton will be paid as a producer.
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February 1, 2002 |
Harold Russell, the disabled World War II veteran who received two Academy Awards for his role in "The Best Years of Our Lives," has died. He was 88. Russell, who lost both of his hands in an explosion during the war, died Tuesday of a heart attack in Needham, Mass., his family announced Thursday. "The Best Years of Our Lives," was the runaway hit of the 1946 Academy Awards.
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.
May 19, 2010
The Honeymoon Killers 1969 IFC 10:15 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Doubt 2008 Starz 10:30 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. Caramel 2007 Sundance 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. War/Dance 2007 Sundance 12:10 p.m. Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 1980 AMC 12:30 p.m. Hellboy II: The Golden Army 2008 HBO 1 p.m. Lymelife 2008 TMC 1 p.m. The Last Wave 1978 IFC 2:25 p.m. Poliwood 2009 Showtime 2:30 p.m. Traitor 2008 Starz 2:30 p.m. ...
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.
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?
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March 29, 1992 |
The ancient Hawaiians were svelte and strong. Many of their descendants are obese and prone to heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. What happened? Two Hawaiian nutritionists set out to answer that question, and the result is a diet that is low in fat, high in complex carbohydrates and based on the eating habits of the ancient islanders--on the breadfruit, poi and other fruits that were the staples of their lives. Richard Donner Sr. says it works.