July 19, 1998 |
In the 1987 The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (Bravo Sunday at 10 a.m.) Maggie Smith is brilliant and heartbreaking as a desperate Irish spinster thrown into spiritual crisis. Bob Hoskins is equally fine as the man whose intentions she disastrously misreads. Allen and Albert Hughes, the 21-year-old twin brothers who directed the 1993 Menace II Society (KCAL Sunday at 6 p.m.
September 8, 2012 |
First Person: Despite my prison term, it was my colleagues in Hollywood - yes, Hollywood - who gave me encouragement. In the summer of 2009 I was dragged into a federal courtroom in handcuffs and leg irons. I'd been looking for a sense of family my entire life, a journey that had led me to a street gang for a decade and a half. So the arraignment on extortion charges wasn't a surprise, but the timing was. I'd left the gang three years earlier and had just found out my film"ENMV0002398"> , "Little Birds,"was fully financed and we were set to begin shooting.
March 15, 1994 |
When Tyrin Turner announces that he "gave the best performance of 1993," he's so confident it's hard to disagree with him. While he doesn't have to compete head to head with the likes of Tom Hanks or Anthony Hopkins--at least not this year--he does face serious competition in Jeff Bridges and Matthew Modine for the Independent Spirit Awards' best actor trophy.
March 6, 1999 |
While Pernell Whita- ker was standing on the scale a couple of weeks ago at Madison Square Garden, weighing in for his International Boxing Federation welterweight title fight, champion Felix Trinidad was running around on the streets outside the building in three layers of sweat clothes. Why? To lose three pounds. What a joke. In a sport riddled with shams, the weigh-in has become one of the biggest.
May 26, 1993 |
Allen Hughes and Albert Hughes, the 21-year-old twin brothers who directed the youth-in-trouble movie "Menace II Society," along with 23-year-old screenwriter Tyger Williams, are young enough to get inside the lives of Watts gangbangers without making it seem as if we're watching something taking place on another planet. They aren't always able to sort out what they put on the screen. (Not the worst of faults with filmmakers; at least they have something vital to put out.
July 27, 1993 |
Talk about an odd couple. Allen and Albert Hughes, the 21-year-old twins who have successfully moved into the Hollywood 'hood with their hard-edged urban drama "Menace II Society," have agreed to join hands with the traditionally conservative Walt Disney Co. They are doing so under a new two-picture deal with Joe Roth's Disney-based production company Caravan Pictures, assuring them creative control over their projects.