September 22, 2004 |
If "The Outsiders" author S.E. Hinton and Raymond Chandler had a child, she might be Veronica Mars. The teenage title character of UPN's new one-hour drama, "Veronica Mars," has the outsider angle covered, and she narrates events in a Chandler-esque voice-over. "If there's one thing I've learned in this business, the people you love let you down," the preternaturally cynical Veronica intones.
March 22, 1992 |
Creating a "Wonderland for kids of the '90s" is the goal for the folks behind the new series Adventures in Wonderland, premiering this week. Featuring musical numbers, animation, puppetry, miniatures and colorful sets, the show also includes 1990s updates of the "Alice in Wonderland" characters. Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee are reincarnated as rappers!
March 1, 1992 |
"Calliope"? Is that a new show for kids? You may never have heard of "Calliope," but it's cable's longest-running children's show--having recently begun its 14th season on USA (which is longer than most of its viewers have been alive!). The show, hosted by the grandfatherly Gene, an animated character, and his dog, includes a mix of animated and live-action segments from Eastern Europe, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Canada and the United States.
February 20, 1985 |
Whenever Hollywood's newest young Turks talk about one another, Emilio Estevez's name invariably crops up. "Emilio just wrote and starred in his own movie," someone might confide in admiring tones. ("That Was Then, This Is Now," based on the S. E. Hinton novel). "He's re-e-e-a-a-l-ly hot ." Just what kind of cinematic Wunderkind is this 22-year-old actor, whose most recent performance in "The Breakfast Club" has drawn so much critical praise?
May 31, 1987 |
"Chroma" is purity and intensity of color, and this is indeed a painterly book. Frederick Barthelme's counterparts in the visual arts are Warhol, Lichtenstein, Wesselman--Pop Art iconographers. Theirs is the art of selectivity, the choice of one object, one smile, one gesture, one phrase to represent all others. They are in search of the prototype that epitomizes the universal. The Pop artist must Stop, Look and Listen. Barthelme is a good listener.
March 17, 1991 |
So you're bored with the same old shows? Tune into Nickelodeon----the cable network premieres two new series this week. Clarissa Explains it All looks at life through the eyes of Clarissa Darling, an imaginative 13-year-old who keeps a foot-long pet alligator in her room, can't wait till the day when she finally learns how to drive and constantly plots against her annoying little brother, Ferguson.