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June 6, 1990 | TORENE SVITIL, Torene Svitil is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Against the rise of red, dusty rocks standing in for Mars in a small corner of a Saugus warehouse, post-production scenes were in progress on Paul Verhoeven's "Total Recall." As the cameras rolled, the crew huddled around the star of the scene--writhing and twisting as she was slammed against the rocks by unseen forces. Her forehead seemed to wrinkle with pain, her hands clutched at her neck as she gasped for air.
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June 6, 1990 | TORENE SVITIL, Torene Svitil is a Los Angeles free-lance writer.
Against the rise of red, dusty rocks standing in for Mars in a small corner of a Saugus warehouse, post-production scenes were in progress on Paul Verhoeven's "Total Recall." As the cameras rolled, the crew huddled around the star of the scene--writhing and twisting as she was slammed against the rocks by unseen forces. Her forehead seemed to wrinkle with pain, her hands clutched at her neck as she gasped for air.
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March 26, 1991
PICTURE * "Dances With Wolves" DIRECTOR * Kevin Costner "Dances With Wolves" ACTRESS * Kathy Bates "Misery" ACTOR * Jeremy Irons "Reversal of Fortune" SUPPORTING ACTRESS * Whoopi Goldberg "Ghost" SUPPORTING ACTOR * Joe Pesci "GoodFellas" ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY * Bruce Joel Rubin "Ghost" ADAPTED SCREENPLAY * Michael Blake "Dances With Wolves" ART DIRECTION * Richard Sylbert (art) and Rick Simpson (set) "Dick Tracy" CINEMATOGRAPHY * Dean Semler "Dances With Wolves" FILM EDITING * Neil Travis "Dances
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October 9, 1988 | Pat H. Broeske
What could be better/cuter than one Michael J. Fox? How about two ! That'll be the gimmick in a soon-to-shoot Diet Pepsi commercial. But . . . Fox won't be playing both roles. One of the "Foxes" will be a body double, wearing a "life mask" created by special effects meister Rob Bottin ("The Thing," "RoboCop"). Casting reps are now in search of that body double--who can be male or female, but must resemble Fox physically.
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July 9, 2000 | BARBARA THORNBURG
The 1930s cottage in Brentwood had an overgrown yard and a dated interior, but Michael Riva and his wife, Wendy Mickell, said, "We'll take it." A film production designer and art director, respectively, with more than 40 films to their credit, they are, after all, in the business of making something out of nothing. In addition, the pair were intrigued by neighborhood lore that read like a Hollywood screenplay. According to Riva, "The developer of the area named a street after his mistress.
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July 12, 1985 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Youngsters may forever be blowing bubbles, but there's never been one like the translucent sphere that the three young "Explorers" (citywide) unexpectedly generate from their homemade computer. This "bubble" can tear through walls like a bullet and expand to contain a quaint-looking spacecraft assembled from junk by the boys. "Explorers" itself is bubble-thin, but it glides by gracefully on the charm of its three young heroes and their vividly envisioned adventure in space.
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April 18, 1986 | KEVIN THOMAS, Times Staff Writer
Once upon a time there was a handsome young hermit whose purity of love for a beautiful princess was symbolized by a pair of unicorns who roamed the lush forest where the hermit made his home. So enchanted was the princess by the unicorns that she touched the magical but fragile horn of one of these blindingly white animals before the hermit could stop her. As the unicorn lay stricken, the Lord of Darkness started unleashing all his terrible powers.
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July 17, 1987 | MICHAEL WILMINGTON
Big-budget action movies have seemed so bone-headed recently that the cleverness of Paul Verhoeven's "RoboCop" (citywide) may startle you. Despite a level of lurid violence that may offend many, this movie has a motor humming inside. It's been assembled with ferocious, gleeful expertise, crammed with humor, cynicism and jolts of energy. In many ways, it's the best action movie of the year. Very consciously, the plot line is sheer comic book.
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July 1, 1987 | SHEILA BENSON, Times Film Critic
Using a twist on the ingenious premise of "Fantastic Voyage"--miniaturized travel within a human body--and a pair of very different but equally irresistible leading men, "Innerspace" (citywide) is densely inventive and consistently hilarious. The 1966, "Fantastic Voyage" took one boatload--pardon, subminiaturized--crew of earnest scientists through the circulatory system and up to the brain of a researcher whose potentially lethal blood clot they blasted away with a laser.
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March 29, 1987
PICTURE "Children of a Lesser God," Burt Sugarman and Patrick Palmer, producers "Hannah and Her Sisters," Robert Greenhut, producer "The Mission," Fernando Ghia and David Puttnam, producers "Platoon," Arnold Kopelson, producer "A Room With a View," Ismail Merchant, producer ACTRESS Jane Fonda, "The Morning After" Marlee Matlin, "Children of a Lesser God" Sissy Spacek, "Crimes of the Heart" Kathleen Turner, "Peggy Sue Got Married" Sigourney Weaver, "Aliens" ACTOR Dexter Gordon, " 'Round
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August 19, 1997 | STEVEN LINAN
POP/ROCK Dates Set in Stone: The Rolling Stones gathered under the Brooklyn Bridge in New York on Monday to announce plans for their "Bridges to Babylon" tour, which kicks off Sept. 23 in Chicago and reaches Los Angeles for a Nov. 9 concert at Dodger Stadium. The tour, which will showcase the Stones in venues ranging from stadiums and arenas to more intimate clubs and theaters, also will include shows Nov. 14 at Oakland Stadium in Oakland, Nov.
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