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Sentinel Movie CriticThere never was a movie mogul like William Castle. "The poor man's Alfred Hitchcock" wasn't so much a gifted director as a brilliant showman, a horror huckster of the first order who made his cheesy B-movies "events" by finding gimmicks and milking them...
Tags: Alfred Hitchcock, John Landis, Roger Corman, Movies, Death
ANITA O'DAY: THE LIFE OF A JAZZ SINGER Friday, April 4, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. at Regal Saturday, April 5, 2:30 p.m.–4 p.m. at Regal Considered by many to be one of the top five female jazz singers ever, Anita O'Day lived a life that from the...
Forrest J Ackerman, who influenced a generation of young horror-movie fans with Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine and spent a lifetime amassing what has been called the world's largest personal collection of science-fiction and fantasy memorabilia, has...
Tags: Bela Lugosi, Teen-agers, Vice (movie), Movies, Los Angeles
Zap2It.comAre Leonardo DiCaprio and his Appian Way shingle looking to bring "The Twilight Zone" back to the big screen? That's what The Hollywood Reporter says, indicating that the Warner Bros.-based banner has been seeking pitches based on episodes of the Rod...
Zap2It.comSacha Baron Cohen's brilliantly titled comedy "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" will have its world premiere as part of the Midnight Madness slate at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film,...
Zap2It.comABC, whose Emmy-winning hit "Lost" brought forth a host of other supernaturally tinged shows this season, is taking the next leap into the sci-fi stratosphere. The network has ordered an anthology series called "Masters of Science Fiction" that will...
Orlando CityBeat WriterAt last, at last! It only took them 15 years and four failed attempts, but I'll be hornswoggled -- I say hornswoggled, son -- if they didn't finally capture the zany wit and multileveled antics of our beloved pals, the Warner Bros. (and friends/licensees)...
Tags: Elton John, Movies, Vice (movie), Michael Jordan, Jenna Elfman
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday July 10, 1998 "Small Soldiers" is a little boy's fantasy of toys come to life. And like small boys it is often charming and funny, occasionally malicious, and finally too focused on gizmos and effects for its own good. What if,...
Tags: Denis Leary, Kirsten Dunst, Toys, Movies, Frank Langella
TIMES FILM CRITICFriday October 6, 2000 "Hollywood Boulevard," the outlandish 1976 Joe Dante-Allan Arkush satire on the movie business, featured a studio called Miracle Pictures whose motto was, not surprisingly, "If it's a good picture, it's a miracle." In that...
Sentinel Movie CriticPity poor Daffy Duck, eternal also-ran of Warners' world. He tries so very hard, sputtering and shouting, boasting and plotting, and yet his best is always second-best -- at best. As we see in Looney Tunes: Back in Action, the desperate duck resents...
Times Staff WriterDon't wait too long in line to experience R.L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse, the new 4-D movie at SeaWorld San Diego. This ghost story redefines "lifeless production." R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" books dominated the spooky kid-lit market before J.K....
Times Staff WriterSoon after the comedy "Looney Tunes: Back in Action" opens, Daffy Duck riffles through another script in which he gets the short end of the carrot stick. Seated at the head of a mile-long table lined with strikingly inanimate human movie executives, Daffy...
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