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July 28, 1996 | Kenneth Turan
A light and diverting 1992 romantic comedy that is as high-spirited, undeniably silly and not particularly deep as its teen-age protagonist. Each generation, it seems, has its own designated vampire slayer, a nubile young woman, ignorant of her task, who needs to be initiated into the mysteries of stake placement and the like. Enter born-to-shop Buffy (Kristy Swanson, pictured), an ace cheerleader for Hemery High (Fox Monday at 8 p.m.).
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Does ABC have a Marvel synergy-Frankenstein on its hands? With sequels to "Thor" and "Captain America" slated to hit in the near future, there exist synergy opportunities on the network's upcoming superhero prime-time drama "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " Joss Whedon is working on it -- and cautious about it. "There will be as much as we can allow," Whedon said during the show's panel Sunday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour. "We're still working it out. This is a fluid process.
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NEWS
May 15, 2003 | T.L. Stanley, Special to The Times
For the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" wrap party, Twentieth Century Fox Television executives threw a bash fit for the glitterati of dedicated demon fighters. Guests were summoned to the minimalist-chic Miauhaus by invites printed on parchment paper, wrapped around pillar candles and hand-sealed with wax. When guests arrived, their first few steps sent them through a graveyard that had been built on-site.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar, who have both played iconic TV characters, are joining forces for the new CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones. " Their roles are worlds away from their previous tours as "Mork" the alien from "Mork & Mindy" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer. " But when Williams is involved, having a title like "The Crazy Ones" doesn't seem too far-fetched. Williams plays a renowned advertising genius whose unorthodox methods would get him fired if he weren't the boss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 23-year-old Lancaster man, who has at various times claimed to be a mind reader, fallen angel and vampire slayer, was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder in the 1990 slashing death of his fiancee. Christopher Michael Rowland, 23, blinked rapidly, threw back his head and groaned in disbelief as the jury returned its verdict after two days of deliberations. He was acquitted of premeditated, first-degree murder. Superior Court Judge Michael R. Hoff ordered Rowland to return to court Dec.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 2008 | From the Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Aristotle. Nietzsche. Buffy? The blond heroine of the campy television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," as well as other works by creator Joss Whedon, are the focus of an academic conference at Henderson State University this weekend. The show starring Sarah Michelle Gellar won cult fame and critical praise during its seven seasons on the WB and UPN networks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2011 | By Joy Press, Los Angeles Times
What happens after you save the world? That's not a quandary most actresses face. But if you are Sarah Michelle Gellar, it's a real question. Having stepped into the lead role of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a teenager, she found herself a cult icon by the time the series ended in 2003. The show's influence lingered, with academics writing papers about its slang, its mythology, even its military strategies. Gellar seemed unable to shake Buffy's wise and wisecracking shadow for many years, flitting through a series of indie films and horror movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 1992 | JOE RHODES, Joe Rhodes is a free-lance writer based in Los Angeles .
The Hemery High School prom is going badly. For one thing, the gym resembles the aftermath of a Nirvana video. The place is littered with fallen streamers, overturned tables and broken punch bowls, not to mention the standard assortment of teen-age party debris--smashed corn chips, trampled paper flowers, shredded banners that once said, "Hug the World." And then there's the gaping hole in the wall caused by . . . marauding vampires. They're everywhere. Gray-skinned, bat-eared, fang-toothed.
MAGAZINE
August 1, 1999 | DAVE GARDETTA, Dave Gardetta last wrote for the magazine about comedy impresario Jamie Masada
In a way, Marjorie Light's life is a lot like Buffy the Vampire Slayer's which is not such a far-fetched comparison once you get to know her. Here are the particulars on Marjorie: She is 15 and Filipino and has braces and a great smile and her own zine and a Web site. She just finished the 10th grade and is an honors student in Eagle Rock, the town she lives in.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 1992 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
If the undead invaded a Southern California high school, would anybody notice? Are questions of life and death more important than cheerleading practice? Can an airhead save the world? And can a film called "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" be as amusing as its title? Fortunately, the answer to all of the above is a cheerful if guarded yes.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 13, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
NBC will be bringing "Dracula" to audiences Friday nights in the fall. Today the network put the official preview of the show online, just in advance of the Upfronts, the multi-network previews for media writers and television critics. "Dracula" has a number of things going for it, including actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers, a director from "The Tudors" and producers from "Downton Abbey. " There are fancy costumes, dramatic lighting and, if the trailer is any measure, a very gothy atmosphere.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 24, 2011
George Michael appeared outside his North London home Friday and acknowledged that he had nearly died during his monthlong battle with pneumonia. "It was touch and go for a while," said the 48-year-old singer, who appeared to have lost weight during his month in a hospital in Vienna. He fought back tears and seemed short of breath. The solo star and former Wham! frontman said his staff had downplayed the severity of his illness to avoid alarming his fans. He implied that he had been in a coma when he talked about having "woken up" 10 days ago. —Associated Press New haunts for 'Horror Story' Now that FX's "American Horror Story" has ended its first season, creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy reveals that each succeeding season will start fresh.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2011 | By Joy Press, Los Angeles Times
What happens after you save the world? That's not a quandary most actresses face. But if you are Sarah Michelle Gellar, it's a real question. Having stepped into the lead role of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as a teenager, she found herself a cult icon by the time the series ended in 2003. The show's influence lingered, with academics writing papers about its slang, its mythology, even its military strategies. Gellar seemed unable to shake Buffy's wise and wisecracking shadow for many years, flitting through a series of indie films and horror movies.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2011 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The New Orleans-set "Dylan Dog: Dead of Night" brings vampires, werewolves, zombies, detective noir and spoofy comedy together for a murky genre gumbo with barely any flavor. Based on a globally popular Italian comic book series by Tiziano Sclavi, director Kevin Munroe's structural mess of a movie stars Brandon Routh as the title character, a human private eye embittered by past dealings with the city's hiding-in-plain-sight undead. When a wealthy importer's murder shows lycanthropic leanings, Dylan gets pulled back into the city's creature corners — and pitted against a vampire kingpin (Taye Diggs)
HOME & GARDEN
September 23, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Marc Blucas, who apparently has a creative streak away from the screen when it comes to home remodeling and renovation, has listed two houses for sale in Brentwood. The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star transformed the larger of the homes, a '60s ranch-style house, into loft-like living space listed at $1,639,000. He purchased windows, basins and other materials from salvage yards, and he rebuilt the interiors by hand. There are polished concrete floors and beamed ceilings in the open plan house, which has a den, an office, three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,766 square feet.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Though "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" has been off the air for seven years, Emma Caulfield is still pursued by fans of the sci-fi-horror series, in which she played the role of the former vengeance demon Anya. "It's crazy," says the 37-year-old actress. "The fans are very awesome. But they never really refer to me by my name — ever. I had a fan come up to me once and said they had just had a baby and named their daughter after me. I said, ‘Oh God, that's sweet. It's a good name.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 1998
Re "Our Top Teen List" (by Sarah Vowell, Dec. 21): I confess: I'm a twentysomething slacker-turned-medical student and I enjoyed Vowell's article on the deglorification of grunge. "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is my favorite show of the last two seasons, but even though Buffy Sommers may be the new teen queen, Angela Chase still reigns supreme, in my humble opinion. As a devotee of the sorely missed "My So-Called Life," it's also my duty to point out that, angst being a mind-set more than a locale, the show took place in Pennsylvania, not the Northwest.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2002 | Gendy Alimurung
It's the morning of the first day of class in "Lessons," the Season 7 opener of UPN's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and Buffy is about to send little sister Dawn to high school. Somewhere between breakfast cereal and backpack check, ("Books, lunch, stakes?"), Buffy hands Dawn a small package tied with ribbon. "What is it?" Dawn asks. "It's a weapon, isn't it?" "Yes," Buffy says with a smile.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 2010
Emma Caulfield got her first big break as Brandon Walsh's girlfriend Susan Keats on the original "Beverly Hills, 90210" back in 1995. She did about 30 episodes before leaving the show the following year. In 1998, the San Diego native was cast as Anya in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Though she was supposed to be on for just a limited time, her character proved so popular that she became a regular. Caulfield landed her first big movie role in the 2003 horror film "Darkness Falls." She's also guest-starred on TV series such as "Monk" and "Private Practice" and has several indie films in the can, including "Why Am I Doing This?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2009 | Gina McIntyre
Forget the garlic, the crucifixes, the security of daylight. Nothing is holding the vampires at bay these days. With the wild popularity of movie, TV and literary properties including "Twilight" and HBO's hit series "True Blood," the bloodthirsty undead are dominating the pop culture landscape in ways Count Dracula could have never imagined, and the trend seems unlikely to abate any time soon. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," the second film adaptation of the popular series of novels, is set for release in November, with the third installment to follow in June 2010.
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