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By Michael Hill | October 19, 1990
Relax, Angela Lansbury fans, NBC has a scheduling ploy for you.Assuming the World Series goes five games, CBS will be pre-empting Lansbury's popular series "Murder, She Wrote" on Sunday night. But, at the same moment it usually comes on the air -- 8 o'clock -- NBC (Channel 2, WMAR) will show a new TV movie starring Lansbury, "The Love She Sought."And, in fact, it's a lot better than an episode of "Murder, She Wrote." Though its plot always teeters on the edge of cliche and contrivance, "The Love She Sought" is constantly pulled back onto the terra firma of solid drama by excellent acting and insightful characterizations.
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" Bridesmaids" (R). A bride to be (Maya Rudolph) worries that her upcoming wedding will be ruined by her increasingly jittery best friend and maid of honor (Kristen Wiig). This is an uneven comedy, but there are endearing performances and a few very funny scenes. Grade: B TownMall Cinemas (9:40 pm) "Green Lantern" (PG-13) Not reviewed. In this latest of comic book adaptations, Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, the first human to be recruited into the Green Lantern Corps, a centuries-old organization sworn to preserve intergalactic order.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | November 28, 1998
Though not up to the best of Disney, 20th Century Fox's "Anastasia" (7 p.m.-9 p.m., HBO) is a frequently delightful animated take on the legend of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Russia's last czar, Nicholas, and his wife, Alexandra. Meg Ryan, at her sauciest, is the voice of the young czarina, who escapes the violent fate of the rest of her family and ends up in an orphanage, with no memory of who she is. Some of the animation is quite stunning, particularly a dream sequence staged in the czar's former palace.
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June 14, 2009
Kyra Sedgwick, Holly Hunter, Angela Lansbury - Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith is about to join some pretty exclusive company when her new weekly TV series, HawthoRNe, debuts Tuesday on TNT. Like those other actresses who made their reputations in feature films, she is coming to TV as both star and executive producer of a series designed to showcase her talents. The trade-off is a simple one: The TV network or cable channel gets a film-caliber star who will attract new viewers, and the star gets a steady paycheck and control of the material in which she appears.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,SUN FASHION EDITOR | October 30, 1996
NEW YORK -- Designers showing their spring and summer collections here have solved the what-to-wear-to-work dilemma. Don't work. Don't even roll out of bed. At most, just take a #F languid turn around the patio in a wispy wrapper before your papaya facial.There's a heady air of the boudoir on the runways with every variation of lingerie allure. Even peppy-print queen Nicole Miller showed nightie-inspired gowns in slippery tricot knits, gathered and tied with ribbons under the bosom.There's a run on bedroom fabrics such as hasn't been seen since Mr. Frederick started his Hollywood catalog.
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By Dave Barry | May 26, 1991
Recently I was watching TV, and a commercial came on, and the announcer, in a tone of voice usually reserved for major developments in the Persian Gulf, said, "Now consumers can ask Angela Lansbury their questions about Bufferin!"As a normal human, your natural reaction to this announcement is: "Huh?" Meaning: "What does Angela Lansbury have to do with Bufferin?" But this commercial featured several consumers who apparently had been stopped at random on the street, and every one of them had a question for Angela Lansbury about Bufferin.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 31, 1994
Turning to HBO for "Dream On" and "The Larry Sanders Show": Be there, or be bored. Elsewhere on TV, to paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis, there's a whole lotta nothin' going on.* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 11) -- Renee Taylor guest-stars as Fran's mom on this repeat episode, which places the mother-daughter duo, and Fran's upper-crust employers, in Queens for a day. CBS.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8-10 p.m., Channel 45) -- I see Paris, I see France, I see Shannen leaving the show. This is a repeat of the episode in which Brenda (Shannen Doherty)
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June 19, 2011
" Bridesmaids" (R). A bride to be (Maya Rudolph) worries that her upcoming wedding will be ruined by her increasingly jittery best friend and maid of honor (Kristen Wiig). This is an uneven comedy, but there are endearing performances and a few very funny scenes. Grade: B TownMall Cinemas (9:40 pm) "Green Lantern" (PG-13) Not reviewed. In this latest of comic book adaptations, Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan, the first human to be recruited into the Green Lantern Corps, a centuries-old organization sworn to preserve intergalactic order.
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By John M. Glionna and John M. Glionna,Los Angeles Times | September 27, 1993
Like some modern-day cave man, Jason Lems adjusts his sunglasses and motions toward Hollywood's Vasquez Rocks -- twisted, angry stone formations that have been the Santa Clarita Valley's loneliest landmarks for 20 million years."
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 27, 2003
George Axelrod, the screenwriter and sometime director who died Saturday at age 81, had his name on the scripts of several icon-generating movies, including The Seven Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). He also produced, directed and wrote the disreputable crazy-comedy classic Lord Love a Duck (1966). But his main claim to posterity is the subversive political suspense film The Manchurian Candidate (1962). It's one of the few "trick" movies that builds in entertainment value even after its tricks are revealed - and even after repeated viewings.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 27, 2003
George Axelrod, the screenwriter and sometime director who died Saturday at age 81, had his name on the scripts of several icon-generating movies, including The Seven Year Itch (1955), Bus Stop (1956), and Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). He also produced, directed and wrote the disreputable crazy-comedy classic Lord Love a Duck (1966). But his main claim to posterity is the subversive political suspense film The Manchurian Candidate (1962). It's one of the few "trick" movies that builds in entertainment value even after its tricks are revealed - and even after repeated viewings.
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By Chris Kaltenbach | November 28, 1998
Though not up to the best of Disney, 20th Century Fox's "Anastasia" (7 p.m.-9 p.m., HBO) is a frequently delightful animated take on the legend of Anastasia, the youngest daughter of Russia's last czar, Nicholas, and his wife, Alexandra. Meg Ryan, at her sauciest, is the voice of the young czarina, who escapes the violent fate of the rest of her family and ends up in an orphanage, with no memory of who she is. Some of the animation is quite stunning, particularly a dream sequence staged in the czar's former palace.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,SUN FASHION EDITOR | October 30, 1996
NEW YORK -- Designers showing their spring and summer collections here have solved the what-to-wear-to-work dilemma. Don't work. Don't even roll out of bed. At most, just take a #F languid turn around the patio in a wispy wrapper before your papaya facial.There's a heady air of the boudoir on the runways with every variation of lingerie allure. Even peppy-print queen Nicole Miller showed nightie-inspired gowns in slippery tricot knits, gathered and tied with ribbons under the bosom.There's a run on bedroom fabrics such as hasn't been seen since Mr. Frederick started his Hollywood catalog.
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By David Bianculli and David Bianculli,Special to The Sun | August 31, 1994
Turning to HBO for "Dream On" and "The Larry Sanders Show": Be there, or be bored. Elsewhere on TV, to paraphrase Jerry Lee Lewis, there's a whole lotta nothin' going on.* "The Nanny" (8-8:30 p.m., Channel 11) -- Renee Taylor guest-stars as Fran's mom on this repeat episode, which places the mother-daughter duo, and Fran's upper-crust employers, in Queens for a day. CBS.* "Beverly Hills, 90210" (8-10 p.m., Channel 45) -- I see Paris, I see France, I see Shannen leaving the show. This is a repeat of the episode in which Brenda (Shannen Doherty)
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By John M. Glionna and John M. Glionna,Los Angeles Times | September 27, 1993
Like some modern-day cave man, Jason Lems adjusts his sunglasses and motions toward Hollywood's Vasquez Rocks -- twisted, angry stone formations that have been the Santa Clarita Valley's loneliest landmarks for 20 million years."
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By Dave Barry | May 26, 1991
Recently I was watching TV, and a commercial came on, and the announcer, in a tone of voice usually reserved for major developments in the Persian Gulf, said, "Now consumers can ask Angela Lansbury their questions about Bufferin!"As a normal human, your natural reaction to this announcement is: "Huh?" Meaning: "What does Angela Lansbury have to do with Bufferin?" But this commercial featured several consumers who apparently had been stopped at random on the street, and every one of them had a question for Angela Lansbury about Bufferin.
FEATURES
June 14, 2009
Kyra Sedgwick, Holly Hunter, Angela Lansbury - Baltimore native Jada Pinkett Smith is about to join some pretty exclusive company when her new weekly TV series, HawthoRNe, debuts Tuesday on TNT. Like those other actresses who made their reputations in feature films, she is coming to TV as both star and executive producer of a series designed to showcase her talents. The trade-off is a simple one: The TV network or cable channel gets a film-caliber star who will attract new viewers, and the star gets a steady paycheck and control of the material in which she appears.
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February 8, 2003
Peter Shaw, 84, a producer and former agent married to actress Angela Lansbury, died in Los Angeles Jan. 29. Born in Reading, England, Mr. Shaw served in the British army during World War II. After his discharge, he was signed to a contract by MGM Studios, where he met Ms. Lansbury. The couple were married in London in 1949. He worked as an agent for William Morris, representing such actors as Robert Mitchum, Katharine Hepburn and Anna Magnani. He worked at MGM again in the 1960s as assistant head of production before returning to William Morris.
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By Michael Hill | October 19, 1990
Relax, Angela Lansbury fans, NBC has a scheduling ploy for you.Assuming the World Series goes five games, CBS will be pre-empting Lansbury's popular series "Murder, She Wrote" on Sunday night. But, at the same moment it usually comes on the air -- 8 o'clock -- NBC (Channel 2, WMAR) will show a new TV movie starring Lansbury, "The Love She Sought."And, in fact, it's a lot better than an episode of "Murder, She Wrote." Though its plot always teeters on the edge of cliche and contrivance, "The Love She Sought" is constantly pulled back onto the terra firma of solid drama by excellent acting and insightful characterizations.
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