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June 18, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
As the summer movie season heats up, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops to attract family audiences. Both of the weekend's major releases were PG-rated movies marketed toward young viewers, though results were mixed. Twentieth Century Fox's big-budget superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" grossed an estimated $57.4 million to easily rank No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada, while "Nancy Drew," an update of the classic detective tales, managed a modest $7.1 million.
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March 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Don Payne, an award-winning writer and producer of "The Simpsons" and screenwriter of the 2011 blockbuster "Thor" as well as "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said his friend and former writing partner John Frink. He was 48 and had bone cancer. Payne was most recently a consulting producer on "The Simpsons," Fox's long-running animated series. Two episodes he wrote are in production and will air in the fall: "Labor Pains" and the Christmas installment, "White Christmas Blues.
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June 15, 2007 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
STRANGE things are happening on planet Earth. A bay in Japan freezes solid. It snows on the Sphinx. All the electricity in Los Angeles turns off just like a light. Some are starting to wonder, a breathless TV journalist intones, if the hand of God is involved. Not quite. Place the blame on the hand of Hollywood, always eager to put the planet in peril in the service of yet another superhero sequel, in this case "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
TRAVEL
November 7, 2010 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times staff writer
If you plan to fly with your favorite board to catch gnarly surf, get ready for a wild ride - financially, that is. Many airlines charge $100 or more each way to take surfboards as checked baggage. A few charge nothing. So check it out before you check it in. And be glad you're not a professional surfer. "It's mind-blowing how expensive it is to travel with surfboards," said Hawaiian pro surfer Fred Patacchia Jr. "I just recently went to Europe on American Airlines and was charged $150 per board, traveling with nine boards.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2007 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
DO gods ride surfboards? The upcoming "Fantastic Four" sequel features one of the most enigmatic and best-loved denizens of the Marvel Comics universe: the detached, philosophical and ultra-powerful Silver Surfer. "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" pits the superhero group against a creature who rides the crests of cosmic waves, exploring the mysteries of existence, bringing with him salvation ... or devastation.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2007 | Tom Roston, Special to The Times
THERE he was, seemingly just another perpetual adolescent, gleefully flipping through the pages of a comic book at Comics Ink in Culver City. But director Tim Story was doing more than merely getting his comic-book jones on; he was on a market-research expedition that July of 2005, one that would help lay the foundation for Friday's Twentieth Century Fox summer tent pole, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2007 | Jay A. Fernandez, Special to The Times
Feeling bullish on the eve of the release of its "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Fox has already put a feature spinoff into development that will star the enigmatic Surfer, with J. Michael Straczynski currently crafting the screenplay. Despite lackluster reviews, the first "Fantastic Four" raked in $329 million worldwide, apparently a result of its appeal to younger viewers.
TRAVEL
November 7, 2010 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times staff writer
If you plan to fly with your favorite board to catch gnarly surf, get ready for a wild ride - financially, that is. Many airlines charge $100 or more each way to take surfboards as checked baggage. A few charge nothing. So check it out before you check it in. And be glad you're not a professional surfer. "It's mind-blowing how expensive it is to travel with surfboards," said Hawaiian pro surfer Fred Patacchia Jr. "I just recently went to Europe on American Airlines and was charged $150 per board, traveling with nine boards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Don Payne, an award-winning writer and producer of "The Simpsons" and screenwriter of the 2011 blockbuster "Thor" as well as "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," died Tuesday at his home in Los Angeles, said his friend and former writing partner John Frink. He was 48 and had bone cancer. Payne was most recently a consulting producer on "The Simpsons," Fox's long-running animated series. Two episodes he wrote are in production and will air in the fall: "Labor Pains" and the Christmas installment, "White Christmas Blues.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Arts and culture will be well represented in the Postal Service's new commemorative postage stamps for 2007. Among them: * James Stewart, star of such films as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington," will be featured on the 13th Legends of Hollywood stamp. * The honoree in the Black Heritage series will be Ella Fitzgerald, widely known as the first lady of song for her great vocal range, flexibility and the joy she brought to music.
BUSINESS
June 18, 2007 | Josh Friedman, Times Staff Writer
As the summer movie season heats up, Hollywood is pulling out all the stops to attract family audiences. Both of the weekend's major releases were PG-rated movies marketed toward young viewers, though results were mixed. Twentieth Century Fox's big-budget superhero sequel "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" grossed an estimated $57.4 million to easily rank No. 1 in the U.S. and Canada, while "Nancy Drew," an update of the classic detective tales, managed a modest $7.1 million.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2007 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
STRANGE things are happening on planet Earth. A bay in Japan freezes solid. It snows on the Sphinx. All the electricity in Los Angeles turns off just like a light. Some are starting to wonder, a breathless TV journalist intones, if the hand of God is involved. Not quite. Place the blame on the hand of Hollywood, always eager to put the planet in peril in the service of yet another superhero sequel, in this case "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2007 | Jay A. Fernandez, Special to The Times
Feeling bullish on the eve of the release of its "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," Fox has already put a feature spinoff into development that will star the enigmatic Surfer, with J. Michael Straczynski currently crafting the screenplay. Despite lackluster reviews, the first "Fantastic Four" raked in $329 million worldwide, apparently a result of its appeal to younger viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 2007 | Tom Roston, Special to The Times
THERE he was, seemingly just another perpetual adolescent, gleefully flipping through the pages of a comic book at Comics Ink in Culver City. But director Tim Story was doing more than merely getting his comic-book jones on; he was on a market-research expedition that July of 2005, one that would help lay the foundation for Friday's Twentieth Century Fox summer tent pole, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 6, 2007 | Michael Ordona, Special to The Times
DO gods ride surfboards? The upcoming "Fantastic Four" sequel features one of the most enigmatic and best-loved denizens of the Marvel Comics universe: the detached, philosophical and ultra-powerful Silver Surfer. "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer" pits the superhero group against a creature who rides the crests of cosmic waves, exploring the mysteries of existence, bringing with him salvation ... or devastation.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2007
The comedy "Evan Almighty" and the Angelina Jolie drama "A Mighty Heart" both opened below expectations. But the horror film "1408," based on a Stephen King story, looks like a surprise hit after its solid launch. Last week's top film, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," took a steep 65% drop. "Knocked Up" and "Surf's Up" continue to hold up well in theaters.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2007 | Susan King
The "Fantastic Four" movie franchise has proven itself to be critic-proof. The 2005 adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series about four co-workers who develop superpowers didn't exactly win the hearts of critics but managed to pull in over $300-million worldwide. And this summer's sequel, set for Tuesday on DVD, "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer," probably won't be making it on any major critics' top 10 lists at year's end.
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