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MOVIE REVIEWS: ZOOKEEPER

July 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The MGM lion is the first animal audiences see in Zookeeper. It’s real. The others in the movie are computer generated and they talk, in the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Don Rickles and Adam Sandler. All of them give the character portrayed by Kevin James advice about love. Lou Lumenick gives the […]

BAMBI IS NO. 1 AGAIN

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Nearly 70 years after it first appeared in theaters, Walt Disney’s Bambi debuted at the top of the DVD and Blue-ray disc charts this week. The two-disc package, which has an SRP of $39.99 but is heavily discounted at many outlets, includes the standard-definition and high-definition version in the same combo package. The “Diamond Edition” […]

BEST SONG SNUB KILLS PLANNED GAG AT OSCARS

February 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Producers of the Oscars show apparently felt so confident that Diane Warren’s Burlesque song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” would be nominated (it was the winner of the Golden Globe Award for best original song) that they had already planned a comedy bit about it. Oscar gag writer Bruce Vilanch told New York […]

HARRY BEATS HAIRY AT HOLIDAY BOX OFFICE

November 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

As expected, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 remained magical at the box office over the Thanksgiving holiday, earning $50.3 million over the weekend and $76.3 million from Wednesday, according to studio estimates. But Disney’s animated musical Tangled, based on the Rapunzel fairy tale, proved to be a worthy competitor as […]

WHO WILL CAST THE BIGGEST SPELL AT BOX OFFICE?

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Four new movies are arriving at theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday, including what some are saying will likely be Disney’s last animated feature based on a popular fairy tale, Tangled. But none of them is likely to earn more than Week 2 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, analysts say. The penultimate […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: BURLESQUE

November 24, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Making a movie musical these days would appear to be the riskiest of (show) businesses. It’s the rare musical that succeeds. A half century ago, it was only necessary to tie a few well-crafted tunes together with a sketchy script and moviegoers would cram into theaters to hum along. That’s no longer the case. Today, […]

POLICE LAUNCH PROBE INTO MURDER OF HOLLYWOOD PUBLICIST

November 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Beverly Hills police on Tuesday seized computers in the office and home of Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen hoping that they might reveal emails or other correspondence that would give them a clue to her shooting death. The Los Angeles Times reported on its website early today (Wednesday) that they have also requested video surveillance tapes […]

VETERAN PUBLICIST RONNI CHASEN SHOT AND KILLED IN BEVERLY HILLS

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Ronni Chasen, one of Hollywood’s longest-serving public relations representatives, was shot and killed as she was driving in Beverly Hills shortly after midnight after attending the premiere of a movie in Hollywood. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner/Medical Examiner said that she was found dead of five gunshot wounds in her Mercedes E-350 […]