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August 6, 1998 | SHAUNA SNOW
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
August 3, 1995 | LYNN SMITH, Lynn Smith is a staff writer for the Times' Life & Style section.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1997 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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!
ENTERTAINMENT
March 3, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1995 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
"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."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 1994 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On Wednesday, "Corrina, Corrina" was chosen by the United Nations as the film to be screened in the General Assembly Hall this year--joining a group of past recipients that include "Rain Man," "Terms of Endearment" and "E.T." Although the $11-million movie is unlikely to match these blockbusters in terms of box office or prestige, that it made it to the screen at all is a testament to the resolve of first-time feature director Jessie Nelson, a native Angeleno who also wrote and produced it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1999 | GARY POLAKOVIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
February 28, 1999 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not only did director Nick Willing want his version of "Alice in Wonderland" to be as faithful to the classic Lewis Carroll book as possible, he also wanted it to be a celebration of the various artists who have been influenced by the British author's work.
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