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June 4, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Richard Branson 's Virgin Group has debuted the trailer for its "Departure Date," believed to be the first movie to be filmed entirely at 35,000 feet. As highlighted in an On Location story last month, Virgin's America, Atlantic and Australian airlines recently teamed up with the company's new film and TV unit to shoot a half-hour movie that was filmed and edited aboard regularly scheduled commercial flights. "Departure Date," directed by Kat Coiro and starring Janeane Garofalo, Ben Feldman and Luis Guzman, is an airborne romance tale about two people who meet on a plane.  The film, which was shot over nine days in three continents, is part of a marketing campaign to promote Virgin's services to Los Angeles and will be featured as in-flight entertainment.  'Departure Date' will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
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September 28, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Jennifer Tilly, who starred in "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky," returns to "Chucky" land in the latest installment, "Curse of Chucky," part of a six-film package - "Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition" - that Universal is releasing Oct. 8 to celebrate the killer doll's 25th anniversary. Tilly also appears in the high-school romance movie "The Secret Lives of Dorks," which opened this weekend, and in Wallace Shawn's "Grasses of a Thousand Colors," which will have its American premiere at New York's Public Theater on Oct. 7. How did you get involved with "Chucky"?
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 28, 2013 | By Irene Lacher
Jennifer Tilly, who starred in "Bride of Chucky" and "Seed of Chucky," returns to "Chucky" land in the latest installment, "Curse of Chucky," part of a six-film package - "Chucky: The Complete Collection Limited Edition" - that Universal is releasing Oct. 8 to celebrate the killer doll's 25th anniversary. Tilly also appears in the high-school romance movie "The Secret Lives of Dorks," which opened this weekend, and in Wallace Shawn's "Grasses of a Thousand Colors," which will have its American premiere at New York's Public Theater on Oct. 7. How did you get involved with "Chucky"?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 4, 2012 | By Richard Verrier
Richard Branson 's Virgin Group has debuted the trailer for its "Departure Date," believed to be the first movie to be filmed entirely at 35,000 feet. As highlighted in an On Location story last month, Virgin's America, Atlantic and Australian airlines recently teamed up with the company's new film and TV unit to shoot a half-hour movie that was filmed and edited aboard regularly scheduled commercial flights. "Departure Date," directed by Kat Coiro and starring Janeane Garofalo, Ben Feldman and Luis Guzman, is an airborne romance tale about two people who meet on a plane.  The film, which was shot over nine days in three continents, is part of a marketing campaign to promote Virgin's services to Los Angeles and will be featured as in-flight entertainment.  'Departure Date' will debut later this month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1999 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When French filmmaker Catherine Breillet cast an Italian pornography star in her newest movie, "Romance," some members of her cast were taken aback. A wall had been breached. The line separating pornography and art was being blurred. Filmgoers who have seen David Cronenberg's "Crash" in 1997 or some of the more sexually daring movies from Europe may ask if that line even exists anymore. If it does, then "Romance" was intentionally crafted to obliterate it.
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March 18, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
He's an irresistibly charming magician with a past. She's a sweet and innocent, uh, television producer. Love kindles, passion rages . . . and yawns abound in the Showtime cable channel's "Harlequin Romance Movie: Magic Moments" (Sunday at 8 p.m.). There's plenty of blame to go around for this soggy bonbon. Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham wrote the cliche-ridden teleplay, based on Nora Roberts' novel, "This Magic Moment."
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June 9, 2002 | MICHAEL VENTRE
Working in the camera department at Paramount Studios during the early '90s, Steve Gainer often spotted tripod legs beckoning from dumpsters on the lot. For a fledgling cinematographer who had followed his outsize love of cameras into the movie world, those ungainly limbs proved signposts to a gold mine of old lenses, filters and other camera accessories tossed out thanks to the premium on storage space at studios.
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March 12, 1998 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you love glitzy novels and the movies, plan a stop in Santa Barbara on Saturday. Jackie Collins, the glamorous and prolific author whose books sell in the millions, will be at the Santa Barbara Borders Books, 900 State St., to sign her new novel "Thrill" at 11 a.m. Collins has just signed with Pocket Books to write "L.A. Connection" a four-part novel with each title, "Power," "Obsession," "Murder" and "Revenge," to be released monthly beginning in September.
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May 5, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
If Britain's royal wedding put you in the mood for love, or at least nuptials, get thee to a cinema: There's an onslaught of marriage movies coming to theaters in the next few months. The timing is mere coincidence; most of these films were in production before Prince William popped the question to Catherine. But if the royal couple is aiming for a drama-free happily-ever-after, filmmakers love the wedding genre exactly because it's rife with drama — and romance, scandal and conflict.
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July 17, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many movies start out with a man being discharged from prison, but "Buffalo '66," Vincent Gallo's compelling debut film as a writer-director, has come up with a way for us to identify immediately with his ex-con: The guy has to urinate and there's no place to do it, a universal predicament. The guard thinks he's crazy to be asked to let back in the prison to go to the restroom, so there's nothing to do but take the bus and wait till it pulls into the Buffalo, N.Y.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
If Britain's royal wedding put you in the mood for love, or at least nuptials, get thee to a cinema: There's an onslaught of marriage movies coming to theaters in the next few months. The timing is mere coincidence; most of these films were in production before Prince William popped the question to Catherine. But if the royal couple is aiming for a drama-free happily-ever-after, filmmakers love the wedding genre exactly because it's rife with drama — and romance, scandal and conflict.
MAGAZINE
June 9, 2002 | MICHAEL VENTRE
Working in the camera department at Paramount Studios during the early '90s, Steve Gainer often spotted tripod legs beckoning from dumpsters on the lot. For a fledgling cinematographer who had followed his outsize love of cameras into the movie world, those ungainly limbs proved signposts to a gold mine of old lenses, filters and other camera accessories tossed out thanks to the premium on storage space at studios.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2000 | SOREN BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Mission: Impossible 2" may have pulled off one stunt that's even more daring than anything John Woo concocted with motorcycles or cars--the on-screen interracial romance between Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton. In society at large the idea of someone like Cruise having an intimate relationship with Newton may not seem so remarkable, but when he appears as Ethan Hunt with Newton at his side in "M:I-2," it's somewhat revolutionary.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 1999 | ERIC HARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When French filmmaker Catherine Breillet cast an Italian pornography star in her newest movie, "Romance," some members of her cast were taken aback. A wall had been breached. The line separating pornography and art was being blurred. Filmgoers who have seen David Cronenberg's "Crash" in 1997 or some of the more sexually daring movies from Europe may ask if that line even exists anymore. If it does, then "Romance" was intentionally crafted to obliterate it.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 1998 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Many movies start out with a man being discharged from prison, but "Buffalo '66," Vincent Gallo's compelling debut film as a writer-director, has come up with a way for us to identify immediately with his ex-con: The guy has to urinate and there's no place to do it, a universal predicament. The guard thinks he's crazy to be asked to let back in the prison to go to the restroom, so there's nothing to do but take the bus and wait till it pulls into the Buffalo, N.Y.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 1998 | FRANCES HALPERN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
If you love glitzy novels and the movies, plan a stop in Santa Barbara on Saturday. Jackie Collins, the glamorous and prolific author whose books sell in the millions, will be at the Santa Barbara Borders Books, 900 State St., to sign her new novel "Thrill" at 11 a.m. Collins has just signed with Pocket Books to write "L.A. Connection" a four-part novel with each title, "Power," "Obsession," "Murder" and "Revenge," to be released monthly beginning in September.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2000 | SOREN BAKER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Mission: Impossible 2" may have pulled off one stunt that's even more daring than anything John Woo concocted with motorcycles or cars--the on-screen interracial romance between Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton. In society at large the idea of someone like Cruise having an intimate relationship with Newton may not seem so remarkable, but when he appears as Ethan Hunt with Newton at his side in "M:I-2," it's somewhat revolutionary.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2009 | Chris Lee
You'd be forgiven for not recognizing Mariah Carey in her role as a dowdy welfare caseworker in the urban drama "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire." The legendarily high-maintenance pop diva underwent a soup-to-nuts physical transformation, checking her glossy celebrity patina at the door in order to convincingly portray the film's Ms. Weiss: a drab but deeply empathetic soul helping a troubled teenager in '80s Harlem. Far from the image Carey has cultivated for years, the character is no oil painting of music-video pulchritude, with her lank hair, a wardrobe of rayon sweater-coats and, yes, even a sparse mustache creeping across her upper lip. "I had to lose all vanity," Carey said.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1989 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
He's an irresistibly charming magician with a past. She's a sweet and innocent, uh, television producer. Love kindles, passion rages . . . and yawns abound in the Showtime cable channel's "Harlequin Romance Movie: Magic Moments" (Sunday at 8 p.m.). There's plenty of blame to go around for this soggy bonbon. Terence Brady and Charlotte Bingham wrote the cliche-ridden teleplay, based on Nora Roberts' novel, "This Magic Moment."
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