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November 14, 2012 | By David Ng
When some actors hit it big in Hollywood, they leave behind the theater world where they honed their craft. Such is not the case with Sigourney Weaver, who has made a point of doing plays in between more lucrative screen projects such as the "Alien" movies and more recently, "Avatar. " Weaver is back on stage this month in a new Chekhov-inspired comedy written by her fellow Yale Drama School alum -- and frequent collaborator -- Christopher Durang. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," playing at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, is a contemporary comedy that borrows character names and themes from some of the Russian playwright's best-known dramas.
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January 22, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
Considering that the snow continued in Paris on Monday, the Dior collection came as a welcome preview of spring-summer 2013. Like Dorothy going from gray Kansas to Technicolor Munchkinland, guests slogged through the Jardin des Tuileries, layered in slush, to find themselves inside a tree-filled pavilion alive with greenery. Under the circumstances, traveling to Paris may have delayed some, but for Danielle Steel, getting to the couture shows presented no problem. "I live in Paris," said the former San Francisco resident, arguably among the most popular authors alive today.
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July 10, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's past 11 p.m. on the set of USA Network's "Political Animals" in southwest Philadelphia and Sigourney Weaver has just wrapped an emotion-packed scene. She hustles to slip out of her Ann Roth-designed black evening dress and into morning attire for a breakfast scene. She probably won't finish until 3 a.m., but she's not tired. "This is possibly the best role I have ever played," says the veteran film actress who is taking on her first regular role in a TV series in USA Network's six-part "Political Animals," which premieres Sunday.
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November 22, 2012
MOVIES Scare off those extra Thanksgiving calories with a midnight screening of the sci-fi thriller "Alien: Resurrection. " Set 200 years after "Alien 3," the film features a cloned Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a much-hyped and very daring underwater escape scene. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Midnight. Fri. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org.
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July 13, 1986 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD
Move over Clint; get lost Sly; make room for the newest, baddest toughie on the block--actress Sigourney Weaver. Clint and Sly may have come across some pretty heavy slimeballs in their time, but the disease that this babe cures comes in the form of gigantic, man-eating, alien monster-things. And boys, she made these aliens' day with not one but three futuristic Russian AK-47-type jobs that fire millions of rounds a second and even launch grenades.
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January 10, 2000 | CLIFF ROTHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sigourney Weaver's not the kind of person you'd expect to be throwing around "Oh, man's" as she sips Pellegrino over lunch.
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November 9, 1997 | John Clark, John Clark is a frequent contributor to Calendar
In a loft in lower Manhattan, actresses Winona Ryder and Sigourney Weaver are parading around in various stages of undress. It's all very professional. There's catering to keep them fed, publicists to keep them happy and music to keep them loose. They're doing a photo shoot to promote their new movie, Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Alien Resurrection."
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September 9, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A by-the-numbers thriller that often looks as murky as its plot, "The Cold Light of Day" runs up a high ammo count in pursuit of a MacGuffin that's a supposed political hot potato, with a few whatchamacallits and whoevers thrown into the suspense-free action. The Spain-set attempt at international intrigue stars Henry Cavill as an American businessman whose vacation turns into a ping-ponging series of car chases, ad hoc rendition-type interrogations and de rigueur shootouts in subterranean garages.
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June 8, 2009 | Michael Ordona
On an unseasonably cold spring afternoon in Los Angeles, Sigourney Weaver, formidable and urbane, seems impervious to the elements. She'd be right at home in a piece by Noel Coward or A.R. Gurney. The three-time Oscar nominee is now getting award buzz for her first TV-movie role, as Mary Griffith in Lifetime's "Prayers for Bobby."
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July 20, 1986
I'll take Sigourney Weaver smashing aliens over Sly and Arnold smashing humans any day ("Sigourney Weaver: 'Just Call Me Rambolina,' " by Deborah Caulfield, July 13). DORAN BARONS Burbank
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November 14, 2012 | By David Ng
When some actors hit it big in Hollywood, they leave behind the theater world where they honed their craft. Such is not the case with Sigourney Weaver, who has made a point of doing plays in between more lucrative screen projects such as the "Alien" movies and more recently, "Avatar. " Weaver is back on stage this month in a new Chekhov-inspired comedy written by her fellow Yale Drama School alum -- and frequent collaborator -- Christopher Durang. "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," playing at Lincoln Center's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, is a contemporary comedy that borrows character names and themes from some of the Russian playwright's best-known dramas.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2012 | By Sheri Linden
A by-the-numbers thriller that often looks as murky as its plot, "The Cold Light of Day" runs up a high ammo count in pursuit of a MacGuffin that's a supposed political hot potato, with a few whatchamacallits and whoevers thrown into the suspense-free action. The Spain-set attempt at international intrigue stars Henry Cavill as an American businessman whose vacation turns into a ping-ponging series of car chases, ad hoc rendition-type interrogations and de rigueur shootouts in subterranean garages.
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July 17, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 15 - 21 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning Dan Silva; Arizona State University President Michael Crow. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Elton John; Gary Oldman. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Extreme roller coasters; Florence and the Machine. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray First Lady Michelle Obama.
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July 10, 2012 | By Katherine Tulich, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It's past 11 p.m. on the set of USA Network's "Political Animals" in southwest Philadelphia and Sigourney Weaver has just wrapped an emotion-packed scene. She hustles to slip out of her Ann Roth-designed black evening dress and into morning attire for a breakfast scene. She probably won't finish until 3 a.m., but she's not tired. "This is possibly the best role I have ever played," says the veteran film actress who is taking on her first regular role in a TV series in USA Network's six-part "Political Animals," which premieres Sunday.
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September 24, 2010 | By Glenn Whipp, Special to the Los Angeles Times
To consider the baffling, would-be romantic- comedy "You Again," it's best to use the words of one of the movie's male characters, who sputters at one point: "I don't pretend to have the slightest clue about the way it works in the girl world. Quite frankly, it frightens and confuses me. " That this line was penned by a woman, first-time screenwriter Moe Jelline, adds a certain level of irony, of course. You figure that most women — and men too, if they're older than, say, 15 — know a thing or two about the girl world.
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September 10, 2010 | By Jevon Phillips, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
It's widely acknowledged that Sigourney Weaver is the queen of sci-fi. (Her status as such was well-cemented way before "Avatar. ") Paul W.S. Anderson, director of "Resident Evil: Afterlife," thinks that the action star of his franchise, one Milla Jovovich, has the chops to be in the conversation with Weaver among the genre's best. "There are very few women that have anchored four action movies -- the only one I can think of is Sigourney Weaver with the 'Alien' movies. And Sigourney really was the jewel in the crown of that franchise.
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March 30, 1987 | Academy Awards news, views and statistics from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Sigourney Weaver, on her role as Warrant Officer Ripley in "Aliens": "I secretly structured myself to play Ripley like Henry V and like the women warriors in classic Chinese literature."
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November 22, 2012
MOVIES Scare off those extra Thanksgiving calories with a midnight screening of the sci-fi thriller "Alien: Resurrection. " Set 200 years after "Alien 3," the film features a cloned Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and a much-hyped and very daring underwater escape scene. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 N. Fairfax Ave., L.A. Midnight. Fri. $12. (323) 655-2510; http://www.cinefamily.org.
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February 28, 2010 | By BETSY SHARKEY, Film Critic
Who would have thought James Cameron would turn out to be one of the strongest feminist voices in contemporary cinema, and yet he is. It's not merely that his films are populated by strong women -- they've been saving mankind since his first, 1978's 12-minute sci-fi short "Xenogenesis." What makes him a potent feminist force is the way he rides the mood swings and internal debates of the movement's second and third waves, exploring what women want, how they define themselves and how society values their worth, albeit a bit sneakily and usually in some future world.
NEWS
June 8, 2009 | Michael Ordona
On an unseasonably cold spring afternoon in Los Angeles, Sigourney Weaver, formidable and urbane, seems impervious to the elements. She'd be right at home in a piece by Noel Coward or A.R. Gurney. The three-time Oscar nominee is now getting award buzz for her first TV-movie role, as Mary Griffith in Lifetime's "Prayers for Bobby."
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