December 24, 1998
* Last week's Top 5 rentals: "The Mask of Zorro," "Six Days, Seven Nights," "Dr. Dolittle," "The Negotiator" and "Armageddon." * Last week's Top 5 sellers: "The Parent Trap," "Dr. Dolittle," "The Mask of Zorro," "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" and "Armageddon." What's New In stores this week: * "Blade" (New Line), vampire thriller starring Wesley Snipes. (R) * "Cousin Bette" (Fox), comedy starring Jessica Lange. (R) * "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" (Trimark), romantic comedy starring Sean P.
July 24, 1998 |
Tommy O'Haver's "Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss" is a giddy yet wise romantic comedy about a self-absorbed young gay photographer from Indiana who has come to L.A. in search of love and success. Sean P. Hayes' boyish Billy loves old Hollywood movies, particularly women's melodramas, and O'Haver makes his film a witty homage to vintage screen romance while keeping its perspective on the here and now.
December 20, 1998
Movies "Stepmom" features Susan Sarandon (above, left, with Julia Roberts) in a domestic comedy-drama from director Chris Columbus about a family dealing with the fallout from a divorce. Ed Harris plays Sarandon's ex-husband and Roberts' current boyfriend. It opens in general release Friday.
December 31, 2000
In my 30-odd years of reading Calendar, I have never been moved to write in response to something encountered in its pages. I am now compelled following your writer's snide, semantically ill-advised characterization of Sean P. Hayes' feinting answer to a question about his sexuality as babble ("It's Not Easy Being Jack," by William Keck, Dec. 24). However elastic one's definition of "babble," it is more accurately exemplified by the media's incessant nattering on the issue of sexual orientation than by Hayes' thoughtful and carefully parsed (if purposely evasive)
December 21, 1999
Here is the list of Golden Globe Award nominees. * Best Motion Picture--Drama: "American Beauty," DreamWorks Pictures; "The End of the Affair," Columbia Pictures; "The Hurricane," Universal Pictures/Beacon Communications; "The Insider," Touchstone Pictures; "The Talented Mr. Ripley," Paramount Pictures/Miramax Films.
July 16, 1998 |
Outfest '98, the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, continues through Monday at various venues with more noteworthy films. Tanya Wexler's "Finding North" (DGA, Friday at 5 p.m.) features a grieving gay man (John Benjamin Hickey) who leaves New York to fulfill his late lover's wishes by taking an extended and complicated journey to a small Texas town where the dead man was born and raised.