YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRugrats In Paris Movie

Rugrats In Paris Movie

November 21, 2000 | SUSAN KING
Universal and Imagine Entertainment's "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" struck green (as in greenbacks) in its opening weekend, grossing $55.1 million. The lavish Brian Grazer-Ron Howard production based on Dr. Seuss' beloved holiday story was the second-biggest opener of the year and the fifth highest-grossing opener ever. "Grinch," which was directed by Howard and stars Jim Carrey, is the fifth consecutive No. 1 film for Universal--a modern-day record.
April 16, 2000
As head writer for the Rugrats television series and one of many writers to work on "Rugrats in Paris-The Movie," I was distressed to read in "Birth of a Nickelodeon Nation" (by Irene Lacher, special Hollywood issue, March 26) that Susan Sarandon, John Lithgow and Debbie Reynolds will provide the voices of the "preternaturally eloquent babies" in the film. These fine actors play adults in the film. The voices of the babies will belong to--and have always belonged to--a group of actors who are often unseen but should not be unsung: Christine Cavanaugh (as Chuckie)
In the history of American cinema, sequels that match or surpass the quality of their predecessors are not unheard of. Many critics preferred "The Empire Strikes Back" to "Star Wars." "The Godfather, Part II" is always ranked right alongside the first installment. And despite a seven-year gap between them, "Aliens" showed no stylistic drop-off from "Alien." Alas, "Rugrats in Paris--The Movie" does not fall into this category. This will matter not one lick to 6-year-olds.
April 18, 2010
The Rookie 2002 *** Encore 9 a.m. A Sound of Thunder 2005 * SyFy 9 a.m. Some Like It Hot 1959 **** TCM 9 a.m. Lord of War 2005 ** TNT 9 a.m. Jurassic Park III 2001 ** Starz 9:10 a.m. Ella Enchanted 2004 ** ABC Family 9:30 a.m. Watchmen 2009 ** Cinemax 9:30 a.m. Across the Universe 2007 ** FX 9:30 a.m. Jeremiah Johnson 1972 *** AMC 10 a.m. Lies My Mother Told Me 2005 Lifetime 10 a.m. The Brothers Grimm 2005 ** USA 10 a.m. Separate Lies 2005 *** IFC 10:30 a.m. and 3:25 p.m.
November 2, 2000 | KAREN JONES,
Children's Web sites come in all shapes and sizes. Two of the largest, and, offer distinctly different online services. is a fun-first site loaded with Nickelodeon-generated content. Yahooligans provides online activities but serves mainly as a comprehensive directory of age-appropriate Web sites. at is both an online showcase for all things Nickelodeon and an ambitious entertainment site.
January 6, 2001 | LEE MARGULIES
POP/ROCK Judge For Yourself: Controversial best album Grammy nominee Eminem will give a full-length televised concert for In Demand pay-per-view. The Feb. 17 broadcast, airing just days after the rapper is scheduled for trial on felony assault and weapons charges in Michigan (see story, F1), will be taped before a private audience at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar on Jan. 20.
March 29, 2001
Charlie's Angels (2000). This reworking of the 1970s TV series is a potato chip of a movie. Tasty and lightweight, it's fine for a cinematic snack, but making it an entire meal really isn't advisable. Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu and Bill Murray star. Columbia: no list price; DVD: $24.95; (CC); PG-13, for action violence, innuendoes and some sensuality. Girlfight (2000).
December 2, 2002 | Lorenza Munoz, Times Staff Writer
The boy wizard barely pulled his magic over the suave middle-aged spy this weekend, with "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" bringing in an estimated $32.2 million Friday through Sunday, squeaking ahead of James Bond and "Die Another Day's" $31 million. However, when Wednesday and Thanksgiving Day are included, "Die Another Day" edged ahead with $46.3 million versus $45.8 million for "Potter." Both movies are going strong, with "Die Another Day" bringing in $101.
December 17, 2000 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, Elizabeth Jensen is a Times staff writer
Even as millions of kids flocked to movie theaters to see Nickelodeon's "Rugrats in Paris" over Thanksgiving weekend, the folks at the cable channel were plotting and planning to take "The Wild Thornberrys," already a quiet success on television, to the big screen too. The idea is to turn "Wild Thornberrys" into a mega-hit like "Rugrats." It will be two years before Nick knows for sure if it has managed anything close.
November 8, 2000 | SHAUNA SNOW
MOVIES Battle of the Leading Men: Universal Pictures, facing a box-office showdown for its romantic fantasy "The Family Man," has opted to have the film's star, Nicolas Cage, face off with Tom Hanks rather than Mel Gibson. Backing away from what looked like one of the key contests of the holiday season, Universal moved the opening of "The Family Man" from Dec. 15, when it would have faced competition from another romantic fantasy--Paramount Pictures' Gibson vehicle "What Women Want."
Los Angeles Times Articles