September 24, 1986 |
Pssst! Hey pal, come here for a minute. Yeah, you with the bulging wallet and the naive look in your eye. I've got a proposition for you. How would you like to invest in Sean Penn's next movie? Hey, what's so funny? I said Sean Penn, not Shaun Cassidy. I'm talking the new Marlon Brando, the new James Dean, the purest actor since Robert De Niro. You can look it up in American Film magazine or Vanity Fair. Brooding intensity doesn't grow on trees.
February 11, 2003 |
Voters for the Razzies, an annual spoof of the Academy Awards, have a message for Britney Spears and Madonna: Don't quit your day jobs as pop divas. Spears' teen buddy flick "Crossroads" had a leading eight Razzie nominations and Madonna's island-romance bomb "Swept Away" received seven, including worst picture and worst actress for both movies.
August 22, 1991 |
When George Harrison came to the rescue of Monty Python's beleaguered "Life of Brian" in 1978, the former Beatle commenced a second career as a film producer. In the delightful 51-minute 1989 documentary "The Movie Life of George" (on KCET Channel 28 tonight at 11:15, previously seen on cable's Discovery channel), Harrison insists that his company, Handmade Films, for him is "something sort of on the side. I don't take it all that seriously."
November 18, 2002 |
* *--* TENNIS RANKINGS AND COMMENTS MEN 1 LLEYTON HEWITT C'mon! Something to celebrate in the Clijsters/He witt household 2 ANDRE AGASSI Should get assist of the year for taking out Hewitt at U.S. Open 3 JUAN CARLOS FERRERO Shanghai surprise in pushing Hewitt to limit in five sets 4 CARLOS MOYA Did the right thing in playing full-out against Albert Costa at Masters 5 MARAT SAFIN Started year as an enigma. Why should the end be any different?
August 30, 1987 |
Manhattan Beach officials gave the city's cable television service some static when the company increased rates in March without giving 30 days' notice, as required in its contract. So to make up for the short notice, the company is likely to give 14,000 subscribers in Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach a month's worth of free movies, ranging from "White Knights" to "Reform School Girls." The company, M. L. Media, raised the price of basic, 12-channel service to $12.95 a month from $9.92.
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September 26, 2001 |
Victor Keung Wong, whose gentle demeanor and wispy white beard and mustache made him a popular character actor who was frequently cast as a grandfather or wise man in films such as "The Joy Luck Club," "The Last Emperor" and "The Golden Child," has died. He was 74. Wong, who was born in San Francisco's Chinatown, died in his sleep Sept. 12 at his farmhouse near Locke, Calif., where his father ran a school for Chinese children in the 1930s.