May 23, 2008
SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW Comedy SEX AND THE CITY -- (New Line Cinema) The fab four retake Manhattan four years after the end of the TV series. With Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Jennifer Hudson. Opens May 30. YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN -- (Columbia Pictures), Adam Sandler stars as an Israeli commando who fakes his own death to pursue his dream of becoming a hairstylist in New York. With John Turturro and Rob Schneider. Opens June 6. THE PROMOTION -- (Dimension Films)
March 6, 2008
TELEVISION 1.American Idol (Tuesday), Fox 2.American Idol (Wednesday), Fox 3.American Idol (Thursday), Fox 4.Oprah's Big Give, ABC 5.Deal or No Deal (Monday), NBC FILMS 1.Semi-Pro, New Line Cinema 2.Vantage Point, Columbia Pictures 3.The Spiderwick Chronicles, Paramount Pictures 4.The Other Boleyn Girl, Columbia Pictures 5.Jumper, 20th Century Fox SINGLES 1.Low, Flo Rida featuring T-Pain 2.With You, Chris Brown 3.Don't Stop the Music, Rihanna 4.Love Song, Sara Bareilles 5.No One, Alicia Keys ALBUMS 1.Sleep Through the Static, Jack Johnson 2.As I Am, Alicia Keys 3.Back to Black, Amy Winehouse 4.Kidz Bop 13, Kidz Bop Kidz 5.Step Up 2 the Streets soundtrack, various artists DVDS (SALES)
August 17, 2007
Jonah Hill, the chubby, urgently ebullient actor at the center of the high school comedy Superbad, has the ability to blurt out scripted profanities as if they were erupting from his own barely exposed id. Gangly Michael Cera, uncoordinated and croak-voiced, talks as if his larynx is aligned to a warped tuning fork, and walks as if his limbs are guided by a malfunctioning GPS system. Currently also appearing as an older (if no more mature) character in Knocked Up, the 23-year old Hill is sensational here as high school senior Seth, a sex-obsessed, unpredictable catalyst for good/bad news, mostly about growing up or not. Cera, 19 and an anchor of three seasons of Arrested Development, is just as good as Evan, Seth's gentle, intelligent and sometimes-craven Dartmouth-bound best pal. Superbad (Columbia Pictures)
April 4, 2007
There's a funny premise at the core of Are We Done Yet? Too bad the movie doesn't do much with it. A remake of the 1948 Cary Grant comedy Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, the film stars Ice Cube as Nick Persons, a newlywed father of two and would-be magazine publisher who moves his family to a big fixer-upper house in the country. The plot gets them away from the dangers of the city and gives everyone space to breathe, but gives short shrift to all manner of comic possibilities. Are We Done Yet?
June 9, 2001
DAVID MANNING of the Ridgefield Press praised one Columbia Picture as "another winner!" and the star of another as "this year's hottest new star!" This Manning fellow saw only Columbia Pictures and raved about them all. Until Newsweek in an intrepid feat of investigative reporting revealed the awful truth: David Manning does not exist. The Ridgefield Press does, and never heard of him. David Manning lived and wrote only in ads purporting to quote him. He - or it - was a scam. Hollywood is shocked.
February 27, 1995
Come March 27, about 1 billion viewers are expected to turn on their television sets to the live 67th Annual Academy Awards. But for the first time in Academy Award history, as the Oscar winners make their way backstage to greet journalists from around the world, viewers with access to the World Wide Web or ABC Online will be able to be right there in the pressroom.How? Earlier this month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences established its own site, or address, on the Web, where computer users can get detailed information about this year's Oscars race.