November 28, 2006 |
IF PAMELA Anderson and Kid Rock can't make it work, what hope is there for the rest of us? The pneumatic pinup and the stringy-haired rocker each filed divorce papers yesterday seeking to end their marriage of less than four months. It seems that once the three-month honeymoon ended, all that was left were the "irreconcilable differences. " Pam's rep had no comment on the matter, but Pam wrote on her Web site, "Yes, it's true," adding the cryptic: "Unfortunately impossible.
November 14, 1988 |
In Ching Siu-Tung's A Chinese Ghost Story, people fly through the air with the greatest of ease. They bounce off trees like pinballs crashing around an arcade game, they leap mighty leaps and somersault mighty somersaults. Warriors shoot fire from their hands - an apocalyptic hailstorm of fire. The dead are alive again, and the living are in for a rollicking wild time. This exhilaratingly wacky tale from Hong Kong - about a dim-but-noble loan collector (Leslie Cheung) who falls in love with a beautiful ghost (Wong Tsu Hsien)
February 25, 1993 |
Things are a little weird this week. The three top new videos are a French film that can truly be called bizarre, an offbeat comedy, and drama about a man on the edge of society. DELICATESSEN 1/2 (1992) (Paramount) 95 minutes. Jean Claude Dreyfus, Dominique Pino, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Sylvie Laguna. A darker-than- dark comedy about love and cannibalism, this haywire feature from French filmmakers Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro is a screwball synthesis of Buster Keaton classics, Terry Gilliam's Brazil, the ricocheting animation of Tex Avery, the cinematic brashness of the Coen brothers and the freak-show atmosphere of David Lynch.
May 13, 2008 |
Ask BET's Reginald Hudlin why mixed martial arts is the newest muse among BET's reality television offerings, and he will take you back to tales of rooting for the greatest fighters to ever step into a ring. "You know when we were kids, the question of whether Muhummad Ali or Bruce Lee would win in a fight? Well, mixed martial arts can answer that today," said Hudlin, 46, president of entertainment for BET. "I have followed the Ultimate Fighting Championship since my brother [Warrington]
February 4, 2000 |
What's your sign? Are you a dragon? Lucky you. According to the Chinese zodiac, if you were born in the Year of the Dragon - every 12 years, 1988, 1976, 1964, and so on back - you're powerful, energetic, confident, intelligent, a born leader. You also have a short fuse, but you make up for it by being gentle and soft-hearted. You ought to do well this year because the dragon symbolizes good fortune and long life. Well-known people born in the year of the dragon are Grace Kelly, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Shirley Temple, Florence Nightingale, Christopher Reeve, Bruce Lee and Oliver Hardy.
November 8, 1987 |
Two gems from the past were among last week's new arrivals at area video stores. THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER (1940) (MGM/UA) $24.95. 97 minutes. Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart. Budapest at the turn of the century is the location for this romantic romp about two shop clerks who dislike each other on the job but fall in love while corresponding as pseudonymous pen pals. Stewart and Sullavan are great together. From director Ernst Lubitsch. CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945)
January 28, 1994 |
Kevin Welde is 15-0 this season at 152 pounds and has 78 victories in his four-year career at Cardinal O'Hara. That's 78 more victories than doctors thought he would get five years ago. When Welde was in the eighth grade, he found out that he had a bicuspid valve leak in his heart and that he was suffering from patent ductus arteriosus, a breathing problem that he was told began at birth. Welde feels fine these days. He visits Children's Hospital of Philadelphia every six months for a checkup and has been cleared to wrestle.
June 20, 1995 |
The latest way to improve work habits, it seems, requires a belted white tunic, loose white pants and bare feet - all the better to land a kick, Bruce Lee fashion, to the boss' chin and relieve some tension. Karate, long the staple of self-defense clinics and cheesy martial-arts movies, is punching its way into U.S. workplaces, promising fitness, stress relief and, lately, better business through enhancing teamwork, management skills or customer relations. "When there is a crisis, you want to be as Zen-like as possible.
May 2, 1993 |
There are a couple of scenes in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story - a big, boisterous biopic of the late kung fu movie star - that now seem eerily prescient, and devastatingly sad. Preview audiences who have seen Rob Cohen's lively homage to the American-born, Hong Kong-raised Lee have sighed and even sobbed at Dragon's depiction of the birth and early childhood of Brandon Lee who became a promising action film star, like his father - and died recently under...
July 2, 2002 |
BRUCE LEE: A WARRIOR'S JOURNEY, 10 tonight, AMC Most of tonight's new American Movie Classics biography, "Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey," is a leaden affair, weighed down by familiar footage and interviews, fawning narration and a present-tense approach that makes it seem like a time-warped installment of a current E! celebrity special. But after the documentary proper concludes, a bonus is delivered, and it's a doozy. Formerly lost footage from Lee's never-completed final film is re-edited into a series of martial-arts battles that make dramatic and thematic sense - and nearly 30 years after they were filmed, these scenes remain dynamic.