September 10, 1993 |
Hollywood's new red-hot screenwriter is a guy named Quentin Tarentino, whose scripts are so good it's believed no one can ruin them. Director Tony Scott tries his darnedest, though, in "True Romance. " The man who brought us "Top Gun" brings his Top-40, bubble-gum approach to Tarentino's punk-tone road movie. It's like hiring Whitney Houston to front for the Sex Pistols. "True Romance" stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette as Clarence and Alabama, a young couple on the run from Detroit to L.A. with stolen Mafia cocaine.
January 6, 1994 |
A wacky witchy tale and an offbeat drama are among the first movies to come to video in 1994. HOCUS POCUS (1993) (Buena Vista) 96 minutes. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy. This silly but irresistible film stars Midler, Parker and Najimy as 17th-century sorceresses whose spirits are conjured up in present-day Salem on Halloween night. They think that they've died and gone to the devil's playground. The trick-or-treaters think that they have way-cool costumes.
February 18, 2015
A story in Sunday's Live Life Love erred in identifying the male lead in True Romance . He is Christian Slater. Also, the release year for The English Patient was incorrect. It is 1996. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia does not draw from or depend on the treasuries of local parishes. A Sunday story on parish mergers failed to note that distinction. In a story Friday about the HBO documentary Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1, Dana Perry was identified incorrectly.
September 10, 1993 |
The conversation that opens True Romance - a provocatively bloody lovers- on-the-lam odyssey from the twisted mind of Quentin Tarantino - isn't as obscenely funny as the thugs' symposium on Madonna's "Like a Virgin" that led off his Reservoir Dogs. But it comes darn close: Clarence Worley, a comic-book-store clerk with an encyclopedic appreciation of Sonny Chiba chopsocky movies, is in a Detroit bar talking to a woman about Elvis and Elvis' incredible sex appeal, and how, even though Clarence isn't of that persuasion, he'd entertain the notion of conjugal relations with the King.
March 30, 1995 |
Having examined the many entries for the official Brad Pitt Movie Quiz, we can now understand why Pitt needed armed weightlifters to keep fans out of his hair during the "Twelve Monkeys" shoot. Fanatical devotees swamped the Daily News with entries that displayed a keen - you might say disturbing - interest in the young career of young Brad. Pitt-o-philes had little trouble with our quiz (winners get a "Legends of the Fall" poster), often augmenting their answers with supplemental Pitt trivia.
June 17, 1993 |
There's one major problem with "Jurassic Park," "Coneheads," "Cliffhanger" and a few of the other big summer movies: a definite lack of cute guys. Sure, Sylvester Stallone is hunky, but these days, he's looking tired. So girlfriends, befor you plunk down $6 on any movie this season, here's our official list of the 10 Hottest Boys of Summer, in descending order of cuteness: 1. Brad Pitt in "True Romance" and "Kalifornia," That scene in "Thelma & Louise" with Brad shirtless was off scale on the hotness meter.
September 23, 1993 |
Christian Slater may be MTV's love object of the moment and tantalizingly on the verge of major movie stardom. But he would rather be thought of as a very serious young actor. And he would be - if he could just stop having so much fun. "I just loved this, loved the experience, just incredible," the 24-year- old actor said, referring to his latest movie, "True Romance. " But he expresses identically happy, if slightly weary, enthusiasm about most of the projects he has worked on recently, from hosting the MTV Video Music Awards to Barry Levinson's latest writing-directing effort, which Slater is filming opposite Joe Pesci.
May 31, 2013 |
British goth-pop singer Charli XCX's debut album, True Romance , shares a title with Tony Scott's Quentin Tarantino-scripted 1993 road movie. The similarity, however, is only "incidental," says the 20-year-old songwriter, who will headline Union Transfer on Saturday. "I do love that movie, and I think that Clarence and Alabama [played by Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette] are two of the best romantic heroes ever," says the singer, who hails from Hertfordshire, north of London, and whose last name is Aitchison.
September 30, 2014 |
At 31, Aziz Ansari is at a fascinating point in his comic career. So interesting, in fact, he can perform the nearly impossible task of filling a sports arena for what is ordinarily an intimate stand-up routine. That's what Ansari did Friday when he packed the Wells Fargo Center. Then again, Ansari is a different comic from most, a wiry stand-up who not only has rock-star status, but whose snarky routines have the tone and rhythm of daring musical artists, like Kanye West and LCD Soundsystem, whom he name-drops into his sets.
June 6, 1993 |
In Jurassic Park, the mega-dino movie that thunders into theaters on Friday, Samuel L. Jackson doesn't get much chance to mingle with the triceratops. For most of the film, Jackson's character - head computer geek for the prehistoric theme park where genetically cloned dinosaurs roam free - is hunkered behind a bank of keyboards and video monitors in the park's Mission Control. Jackson's bespectacled John Arnold is a systems engineer who worked on the Polaris submarine missile system in the late '60s, and supervised construction of several high-end theme parks, including Universal Studios Hollywood.