March 7, 1996 |
'Pocahontas' Sales Strong: In its first week in stores, Walt Disney Home Video's "Pocahontas" has done booming business, selling more than 9 million copies nationwide. While that doesn't compare to "The Lion King's" record-shattering 20 million copies sold in its first week of video release a year ago, "Pocahontas" is running 50% above the first-week sales last fall for Disney's classic "Cinderella." . . .
March 29, 2007 |
Dodgers Manager Grady Little makes so many lists, he makes lists of his lists. And the two on his desk this week merely stated the obvious: The Dodgers' starting rotation is superior to that of a year ago. One column had the names of this year's starters: Derek Lowe, Randy Wolf, Jason Schmidt, Brad Penny and Brett Tomko. The other column had the names of last year's early rotation, with the erratic Odalis Perez and ineffective Jae Seo instead of Wolf and Schmidt.
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August 28, 1993 |
Trouble had stalked Lloyd Bloom for years. Accused of racketeering in a highly charged scandal involving college football players, Bloom prevailed in court, only to face later battles over alleged mail fraud and business deals gone sour. So when the sports and entertainment agent was found slain this week in his lavish Malibu home, those who knew him were less than shocked.
June 14, 1991 |
Writer-director James Slocum's amusing and poignant "An American Summer" (at the Monica 4-Plex) is an inspired reworking of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" transposed from the banks of the Mississippi River in the 1850s to the shores of a Southern California beach community during the summer of 1978. Why 1978? One suspects that Slocum, a USC cinema alumnus in a nifty feature debut, was that year the same age as his 14-year-old hero, Tom Travis (Michael Landes).