August 6, 1998 |
ENTERTAINMENT Let the Skirmishes Begin: In the first of several expected legal blows against CNN and Time magazine over the retracted story that claimed the U.S. military used nerve gas against its own defectors during the Vietnam War, one of the 16 soldiers from the Operation Tailwind ground troops plans to file a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit today against the media outlets and CNN correspondent Peter Arnett.
February 25, 1999 |
Richard Dreyfuss, Whoopi Goldberg, Burt Reynolds and Donald Sutherland are among the stars featured in movies this weekend. Dreyfuss plays the legendary gangster Meyer Lansky in HBO's biopic "Lansky," Saturday at 8 p.m. David Mamet wrote the script for the period drama that also stars Eric Roberts as Bugsy Siegel and Anthony LaPaglia as Lucky Luciano. ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney" presents the Oscar-winning 1989 box-office hit "The Little Mermaid," Sunday at 7 p.m.
May 15, 1997 |
The final weekend of the May ratings sweeps brings a vast array of specials, ranging from a beauty pageant to a tribute to the Three Stooges. "KTLA's 50 Golden Years," airing at 8 tonight on Channel 5, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the first commercial TV station in Los Angeles. Newscasters Stan Chambers, Hal Fishman and Barbara Beck host the two-hour retrospective, which features archival footage and interviews with longtime viewers. (Review on Page 48.) Nyuk! Nyuk! Nyuk!
March 3, 1999 |
NBC cemented victory in the February rating sweeps with Sunday's telecast of "Alice in Wonderland" and another strong showing from its Thursday lineup, based on results for last week issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. Although sweeps don't officially conclude until tonight, when ABC seems assured of a big audience for its Monica Lewinsky interview, NBC holds an insurmountable lead over second-place CBS thanks in part to the finishing kick from "Alice," its latest big-budget fantasy.
August 3, 1995 |
In "Waterworld," the polar icecaps have long since melted, and civilization has devolved into two seagoing bands--the evil Smokers and the benign Atollers--who battle over possession of a living map to Dryland. (Rated PG-13) * The early, grown-up buzz on the world's most costly movie was thumbs down, so most kids were surprised to find this water-based action flick fun and exciting.
July 28, 1995 |
"Waterworld" doesn't come with instructions, but it should. Before entering the theater, take a breath and repeat three times, "It's only a movie. It's only a movie. It's only a movie."
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April 19, 1999 |
Ben Franklin got a jolt out of one. Alexander Graham Bell launched a few in his day, too. And Mary Poppins wasn't above flying a kite up in the highest heights. So it's no wonder that hundreds would converge on a windy ridge at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sunday to let their spirits, and handiwork, soar over the canyons around Simi Valley.
December 23, 2004 |
The Manchurian Candidate Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep Paramount, $30 It sounded like sacrilege when it was first announced that Paramount was going to remake the 1962 tale of political intrigue that was directed with great panache by the late John Frankenheimer. Though this new version doesn't reach the heights of the original (which was adapted from Richard Condon's novel), it more than holds its own as a taut political thriller.