January 20, 1990 |
The fledgling Fox TV network is planning to expand to five nights a week of programming by this fall, the company said Friday. Fox, seen in Los Angeles on KTTV Channel 11, currently is up to three nights of regular, weekly, prime-time programs--Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The so-called "fourth network" debuted in October, 1986, with the late-night, ill-fated Joan Rivers show.
August 22, 1986 |
The surprising and moving little Danish film "Twist and Shout" (Cineplex) is set in and around Copenhagen in 1964. Part of its plot springs from that year's great, worldwide media explosion: the Beatles. It's somehow sparkling and warming to see that Denmark was conquered just as America was--that Scandinavian hearts beat as strongly to the drums and ecstatic screams on "She Loves You--Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!"
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?
September 18, 2005 |
WHEN Francis Ford Coppola headed for Tulsa, Okla., in the early 1980s to film S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders," a novel about alienated teenagers and class conflict, it came at a time in his career that he now likens to being an oil tycoon who'd lost everything. "If you were a wildcat in the oil business and you made a lot of money, then lost all your money, you'd go back to digging the hole," he said this summer, during a brief visit to New York.
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.