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October 11, 1992 | PETER RAINER, Peter Rainer is a Times staff writer
Having three romantic comedies out at the same time--"Singles," "Honeymoon in Vegas" and "Husbands and Wives"--only points up once again how rarely romance, grand or lowly, takes center stage anymore. Where are the films that deliver the kind of sexy shoptalk and entrancement that used to bring audiences together in a shared swoon? Have we become so cynically self-conscious that we can no longer accept the grand romantic gesture without mockery, or at least irony?
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September 26, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
In a little more than 48 hours, we'll have a pretty clear indication of whether Ang Lee's CGI-kissed, 3-D adaptation of "Life of Pi" casts a spell of magic or nausea. Given Lee's resume and undeniable talent, we'll err toward the former, but the international trailer below, released Wednesday in advance of the movie's Friday evening premiere at the New York Film Festival, doesn't exactly soft-sell its charms. Coldplay and Sigur Ros? Computer-generated armies of meerkats and dolphins?
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September 27, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
So, Cameron Crowe, what is it with you and the immediately younger set? In your early 20s, you penned "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," a knowing treatise on teen-agers whose high school you literally spied upon; now, in your early 30s, you write and direct "Singles," aiming to dissect just what ails the twentysomething set. Why not give up the cinematic cradle-robbing and pick on some generation your own size?
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May 16, 1993 | SUE MARTIN
Following are capsule summaries of upcoming summer movies, listed by opening dates, according to the latest available information. Unscheduled movies are listed at the end of each month. MAY 21 Hot Shots! Part Deux. Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges and Valeria Golino are back, as Commander in Chief Bridges enlists Sheen and his commandos for another spoof-filled mission. Director-writer Jim Abrahams and writer Pat Proft also return. (20th Century Fox) Sliver. Take two parts "Basic Instinct" (Sharon Stone and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas)
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September 26, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
In a little more than 48 hours, we'll have a pretty clear indication of whether Ang Lee's CGI-kissed, 3-D adaptation of "Life of Pi" casts a spell of magic or nausea. Given Lee's resume and undeniable talent, we'll err toward the former, but the international trailer below, released Wednesday in advance of the movie's Friday evening premiere at the New York Film Festival, doesn't exactly soft-sell its charms. Coldplay and Sigur Ros? Computer-generated armies of meerkats and dolphins?
ENTERTAINMENT
May 16, 1993 | SUE MARTIN
Following are capsule summaries of upcoming summer movies, listed by opening dates, according to the latest available information. Unscheduled movies are listed at the end of each month. MAY 21 Hot Shots! Part Deux. Charlie Sheen, Lloyd Bridges and Valeria Golino are back, as Commander in Chief Bridges enlists Sheen and his commandos for another spoof-filled mission. Director-writer Jim Abrahams and writer Pat Proft also return. (20th Century Fox) Sliver. Take two parts "Basic Instinct" (Sharon Stone and screenwriter Joe Eszterhas)
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February 9, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Thou shalt sham. That's the hypocrite's oath that TV follows in rejecting tasteful commercials that sell condoms. When you compare those rejections with what's accepted in the area of sexually oriented programs, the double standard becomes clear. A few commercial stations had a brief fling with condom ads in 1975 before being scared off by their critics. Public attitudes have since shifted, though.
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October 11, 1992 | PETER RAINER, Peter Rainer is a Times staff writer
Having three romantic comedies out at the same time--"Singles," "Honeymoon in Vegas" and "Husbands and Wives"--only points up once again how rarely romance, grand or lowly, takes center stage anymore. Where are the films that deliver the kind of sexy shoptalk and entrancement that used to bring audiences together in a shared swoon? Have we become so cynically self-conscious that we can no longer accept the grand romantic gesture without mockery, or at least irony?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1992 | CHRIS WILLMAN, Chris Willman is a frequent contributor to Calendar
So, Cameron Crowe, what is it with you and the immediately younger set? In your early 20s, you penned "Fast Times at Ridgemont High," a knowing treatise on teen-agers whose high school you literally spied upon; now, in your early 30s, you write and direct "Singles," aiming to dissect just what ails the twentysomething set. Why not give up the cinematic cradle-robbing and pick on some generation your own size?
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