August 5, 2011 |
A canceled cable series and tales of a classic monster top this week's DVD picks. United States of Tara, The Third Season, Grade B-plus: Showtime has ended this first-rate series starring Toni Collette. This DVD set is your chance to see the last episodes of a show that examines what it's like to live with a woman who has multiple personalities. The season focuses on Tara's (Collette) decision to go back to school and how the emergence of her alters causes problems. Eddie Izzard guest stars.
February 13, 2009
Each weekday until the Oscars on Sunday, Inquirer film critics Carrie Rickey and Steven Rea will discuss their picks for the winners in one of the six major categories - best supporting actress, best supporting actor, best director, best actor, best actress and best picture. The nominees for actress in a leading role are: Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married ; Angelina Jolie, Changeling ; Melissa Leo, Frozen River ; Meryl Streep, Doubt ; and Kate Winslet, The Reader . Carrie: Absolutely the hardest category to handicap.
May 14, 1997 |
DENVER JonBenet pixs in garbage The second batch of JonBenet Ramsey crime-scene pictures published by a supermarket weekly were obtained by someone rooting through garbage, authorities said yesterday. And because trash is legally considered abandoned property, no criminal charges will be filed. The El Paso County District Attorney's office discovered that eight photos published by the Globe in its March 18 issue showing the interior of the Ramsey home after JonBenet's Christmas night murder were taken by private investigators working for John and Patsy Ramsey of Boulder, the slain girl's parents.
March 15, 2013 |
OSCAR SEASON has just concluded, and with the hoopla comes the assumption that awards and nominations confer career privileges upon lucky recipients. Which brings us to Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, former winner and nominee, respectively, whose achievements qualify them to be waterboarded and tortured in "The Call. " (Next week, you can see Melissa Leo get dragged by her hair in "Olympus Has Fallen. " Oscar gloria is especially sic transit for women.) Breslin was nominated for "Little Miss Sunshine," a road movie that had her traveling to a beauty pageant in a microbus.
March 21, 1997 |
Bykos's Birthday Book SATURDAY: Daily News publisher Bob Hall builds revenue at 52; Art Spikol authors 61; Star 104.5 weekender Lisa Tyler spins 31. SUNDAY: Ex-Eagles quarterback, broadcaster Ron Jaworski takes care of business at 46. "Beverly Hills, 90210" is about to make a sacrifice on the altar of ratings. The virgin, in this case, is Donna Martin, Tori Spelling's knuckleheaded blonde on the long-running teen soap. Donna will lose her virginity in the series' season finale, naturally set to air on Fox during TV's May sweeps period, TV Guide reports in its April 12 issue.
August 22, 2008 |
The mighty St. Lawrence flows from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic, slicing the United States from Canada. Ray and her two sons live near its eddies on the New York side, in a rustbound mobile home that shivers visibly on a subzero December morning. Ray's trailer doesn't have sufficient insulation, nor does this working mother, who toils part-time in a dollar store, hoards her pennies, and between paychecks feeds her boys popcorn and Tang. Resembling an unvarnished Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Leo is Ray, whose husband has absconded with the down payment for a new trailer home.
May 28, 1996 |
We'll just assume no one was home at Eric Clapton's London townhouse, which was badly damaged in a fire late Saturday. Because this was the famed guitarist's instinctive response to the crisis: "The first thing I did was grab my guitars," Clapton said. The musician was returning from a day out. He "opened the front door and smoke billowed out," he told reporters. Clapton brought the guitars to safety, then firefighters ordered him to stay outside. The blaze apparently was started by a faulty lighting circuit in the ceiling.
July 19, 1990 |
Gregg Rainwater, the mystical half-breed Buck Cross in the ABC series "The Young Riders," now seen Thursday nights at 9, says that in the fall when it becomes an 8 o'clock show, violence will be toned down. "I'm looking forward to it," said Rainwater, 24, a soft-spoken, gentle actor from Flint, Mich., who admits he's still adjusting to life in L.A. "I'd really like to get back to relationship stories as opposed to action stories. " The 5-foot-10, 145-pound actor wears his long hair tied in the back, with an earring dangling from one ear. But after the show has been on a couple of years, he warns, he's going to get out the clippers and sheer it off like a sheep until he's completely bald.
November 6, 1991 |
QUOTE "When I'm really hot, I can walk into a room and if a man doesn't look at me he's probably gay. " - Kathleen Turner HEARD CHARGED, SENT HOME ALONE Character actor John Heard has been slapped with an assault charge after he reportedly ignored a court order to leave his son alone - then hauled off and hit the mother of the child. Heard, 45, the father in "Home Alone," snatched his 4-year-old son at a Halloween party before the child's mother, actress Melissa Leo, came to pick him up, according to New York police.
November 5, 2012 |
Robert Zemeckis was in Philadelphia last weekend, pre-Sandy, having jetted in from Chicago to present Flight , his riveting Denzel Washington drama, at the closing night of the Philadelphia Film Festival. And even though the director's latest project pivots, literally, on a harrowing plane crash - a mechanical malfunction that sends a commercial jetliner plummeting nose-first to earth - Zemeckis harbored no greater concerns about flying than he had before he set out to make Flight.