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May 12, 1989 | SHAUNA SNOW and ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Actor John Malkovich, best known for his stage and screen roles in "Dangerous Liaisons," "Burn This" and "Empire of the Sun," has left the production of Paramount's "Crazy People" for "personal reasons," according to executive producer Robert K. Weiss. The trouble-plagued film, which began principal photography April 17 in Chatham, Va., had a change of directors earlier this week when Tony Bill was announced to take over for first-time director and "Crazy People" screen writer Mitch Markowitz.
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September 20, 2007 | Gina Piccalo
Dimension Films has nearly maxed out its successful "Scary Movie" series, so now the studio takes on another franchise-friendly genre: the comic-book movie. "Superhero," the studio's newest spoof, starts production this week in Los Angeles and is set to open March 28. It's written and directed by Craig Mazin, who worked on "Scary Movie 3" and "Scary Movie 4." David Zucker and Robert K. Weiss are producing.
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March 11, 1988 | KEVIN THOMAS
**"Amazon Women on the Moon." MCA. $79.95. Like all anthology comedies, this is a hit-and-miss affair, made up of 20 vignettes written by Michael Barrie and Jim Mulholland and possessing varying degrees of humor. Most of them are spoofs of commercials and old movies. When the film is funny, it's often hilarious and low-down; but when it isn't, it's embarrassingly grim. However, "Amazon Women" balances out as an amiable diversion--provided you're in an undemanding mood.
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May 20, 1990 | David Pecchia \f7
The Fisher King (Tri-Star). Shooting in L.A. and New York. Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges star in this dramatic comedy from "Brazil" director Terry Gilliam. Bridges attempts to redeem himself from a life of fatal cynicism via the help of visionary--and street person--Williams. Producers Debra Hill and Lynda Obst. Screenwriter Richard LaGravanese. Also stars Mercedes Ruehl and Amanda Plummer. Git (Warner Bros.). Shooting in L.A.
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January 20, 1991 | John M. Wilson
When the trailer begins--a shot of the familiar jukebox, strains of "Unchained Melody," the potter's throwing wheel--audiences figure it's yet another "Ghost" campaign. When the camera pans to bare-chested Leslie Nielsen nuzzling Priscilla Presley as she shapes wet clay--instead of Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore--they laugh. And when the wet clay spins wildly off the wheel, splattering the smooching lovers, audiences know they've been had. "Naked Gun" has struck again.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1995
Anne Buettner has been named vice president of corporate taxes at Walt Disney Co. * Eleonora Granata has been named vice president of acquisitions for Turner Pictures Worldwide Distribution Inc. * Richard Longwell has been named senior vice president and general manager of international for MGM/UA Home Entertainment. * Robert K. Weiss has been named president of Broadway Pictures, a division of Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video. * NBC Television Network has appointed Steven S.
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February 6, 1998 | JACK MATHEWS, FOR THE TIMES
"18 Years Later." With that pre-credit title nudge, the sequel to John Landis' supercharged 1980 car chase and R&B comedy "The Blues Brothers" begins, and you are warned: If you don't have a detailed and reverent memory for the first film, rent it and love it, or save your money for the soundtrack. "Blues Brothers 2000" is the best noise you're going to hear all year. "BB 2000" actually plays more like a self-celebrating 20-year reunion of aging hipsters than a sequel.
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