August 1, 1998 |
Nora Ephron, take a cue. The romantic comedy, as we've known it, just took a radical turn. And you can thank the Farrelly Brothers. That's right. "Dumb & Dumber" filmmakers Peter and Bobby Farrelly have managed to attract huge female, couple and even older audiences to their 20th Century Fox film, "There's Something About Mary"--a movie filled with gross-out gags and over-the-top sexual humor. Typically Farrelly movies are what teen males rush out to see.
January 6, 2002 |
Although, since the Beatles, we British music fans have often affected insouciant confidence in the superiority of our taste over the rest of the world's--and particularly America's--regardless of crude measures such as sales and chart positions, we experienced a Damascene moment in the late '90s. It was when the Billboard 200 album chart revealed that the only British entrant younger than 50 was classical-pop ingenue Charlotte Church. "Oh, crikey!" we said.