December 16, 1994 |
Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith - married, divorced, married again and almost divorced again - have reconciled yet again. The actress makes the revelation in the Dec. 24 issue of TV Guide, noting: "We've gone through hell this year. But everything is fine now. We've just decided not to talk about it in public. " Griffith, 37, and Johnson, 45 yesterday, were married in 1976 and divorced two years later. They remarried in 1989. She filed for divorce in March but days later withdrew the petition.
January 9, 2001 |
"I haven't been in a relationship for like five years now. It was so hard the last time. . .It was just like 'Aggh! God, forget all that, man, let's just be friends.'" - Dude guy Keanu Reeves explaining his current single status in Vanity Fair. For recovering addict and Hollywood star Melanie Griffith, it's beyond her control. We ain't talking about her well-known drug habit. At least, for the moment anyway, Mrs. Antonio Banderas says she's licked that vice. But she can't seem to rein in the many TMI moments she has in the February issue of Redbook magazine.
January 31, 1992 |
In Shining Through, the World War II saga of an American stenographer- turned-spy, Our Heroine defeats the Germans through her command of their language and cuisine. If you like your strudel larded with schmaltz, this is the movie for you. Had Queens-born Linda Voss, the heroine of Susan Isaacs' page-turner, seen the film version she would have sneered, "It shoulda been a mini-series. " Only a mini-series could showcase the requisite number of USO dances, rayon blouses and seamed stockings Our Heroine rips through before achieving her goal.
December 21, 1988 |
Tess McGill has a lot of problems. The Staten Island secretary longs to move up in the high-powered Manhattan brokerage firm where she works. But despite her intelligence and diligent study, the prejudice against heavily accented, big-haired, mega-mascaraed "working girls" traps her in pink- collar limbo. On top of that, Tess's sneaky boss steals her brilliant idea for a media merger. Then Tess finds her boat-skipper lover in flagrante delicto with one of their friends. When the boss breaks her leg skiing, things seem to be on the upswing; Tess impersonates the boss and moves ahead with the merger deal.
February 9, 1992 |
The toxins coursing through Melanie Griffith's bloodstream are throwing one heck of a bon voyage party. "Yesterday, she almost fainted," a concerned publicist says of the star, who is about to exit an upstairs suite at the Four Seasons to discuss her life, her new movie, Shining Through, and the joys and mysteries of brown rice. "But she's feeling better today. " And indeed she is. Or at least she looks it. She glides into the room in dashing black and white, her va quickly followed by her voom, her blond hair, blue eyes and gleaming skin seeming to radiate, just like the peroxided screen goddesses - Harlow, Monroe, Holliday - who came before her. "Melanie is a movie star," Shining Through director David Seltzer explains, "because she is positively luminous on screen.
November 9, 2012
FEMININE STYLE is back, with ladies sashaying down the street going to and from work. In skirts, heels and scarves — and toting giant handbags — these women have a look that hearkens back to the days of the power suit. It's Melanie Griffith in "Working Girl," minus the shoulder pads. Contact Reuben Harley at BIGRUBE@streetgazing.com , or follow on Twitter @BigRubeHarley. Read his blog at streetgazing.com.
October 5, 1989 |
Today, class, we have four newly released videos that cover the range of The Inquirer's movie-rating system. At the top of the list is an excellent comedy about the world of big business. Next comes a good comedy about a gang of mental patients on the loose in New York. Then we have a baseball comedy that's only fair. And last, there's a lackluster comedy about a hypochondriac that's just plain poor. Were you taking notes? There may be a pop quiz. WORKING GIRL (1988) (CBS/Fox) $89.98.
November 7, 1986 |
"Something Wild," an unconventional thriller starring Jeff Daniels and Melanie Griffith. Directed by Jonathan Demme from a screenplay by E. Max Frye. Photographed by Tak Fujimoto. Music by John Cale and Laurie Anderson. Running time: 114 minutes. Orion Pictures release. Opens Friday at the Sameric and area theatres. There is something strange about "Something Wild. " Despite excellent performances by its leading characters, large parts of this movie just don't make sense. It shifts from being director Jonathan Demme's attempt at comedy to his version of the violent underside of everyday life.
May 17, 1989 |
A LI'L EXTRA MUSCLE It would be, at the very least, tacky to suggest that all this was timed to take the spotlight off aunt Jackie, but we are intrigued by the early, early, early word that Maria Shriver is pregnant. The wags are saying that Maria, now a rising star at NBC, and hubby Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Kennedy family's token Republican, are due to have their first child in early 1990. Word is that the couple are thrilled. ALL THAT GLITTERS . . . Speaking of celebrity families in the making, friends of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson now say that the two want to tie the knot at sea, on nothing less decadent than the Donald Trump yacht with the gold-plated everything.
January 31, 1992 |
Listening to Melanie Griffith narrate World War II in "Shining Through" is like listening to Lowell Thomas speak with a lungful of helium. "London was reeling under a hailstorm of German bombs called the Blitz," says Griffith in one of her many "Shining Through" voiceovers, all delivered in her sing-song, kewpie-doll voice. "Shining Through" is bungling on a massive scale - crippled by the stupendously miscast Griffith and a plot that would have failed the plausibility test for "Hogan's Heroes.