February 27, 1999 |
Things get curiouser and curiouser. How fitting that NBC's "Alice in Wonderland" should arrive just as Dennis Rodman joins the Los Angeles Lakers. As Alice says: "I used to read fairy tales. I never thought I would end up in the middle of one."
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.
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.
January 21, 2010
SERIES Community: The gang finds out that Jeff (Joel McHale) has a new love interest, which he wanted to keep under wraps. Donald Glover, Gillian Jacobs and Chevy Chase also star (8 p.m. NBC). The Deep End: The lives of five rookie lawyers at a prestigious Los Angeles firm are the meat of this new drama series starring Matt Long, Leah Pipes, Ben Lawson, Tina Majorino and Mehcad Brooks (8 p.m. ABC). Modern Marvels: While there may not be anything modern or all that marvelous about "Eggs," this new episode charts the dietary staple's journey from the henhouse to the breakfast table (8 p.m. History)
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.