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Zap2It.comBrendan Fraser, who was last seen as one of the many people touched by racism in "Crash," has added another kid to his family's ensemble cast. The "Mummy" actor and his wife Afton Smith welcomed their third child into the world at Cedars-Sinai Medical...
Zap2It.comMickey Spillane, whose Mike Hammer private eye novels generated a post-World War II storm of literary criticism for their level of sex and violence and made Spillane one of the bestselling authors of the 20th century, died today. He was 88. Spillane, who...
Tags: U.S. Army, Cartoons, Death, Robert Aldrich, Children
The Boston GlobeI believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon.. . . In a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the moon . . . it will be an entire nation. For all of us must...
Tags: Death, NASA, Space Programs, John F. Kennedy, CBS Corp.
FOR THE TIMESFriday October 6, 2000 Like goblins in the forest or the Man in the Moon, the TV-generated phenomenon of "Digimon"--a.k.a. Digital Monsters--makes a certain amount of sense. The mythologizing of the unknown is a timeless human impulse, whether the...
Tags: Sora, Movies, Entertainment, Japan, Animation (genre)
SPECIAL TO THE TIMESFriday July 21, 2000 I got the early word from the grade-school pundits who talk about semiotics, chaos theoryand Quidditch strategy between kickball games. Within months, these guys told me with customary assurance, Pokemon will be, like, so over,...
Tags: Entertainment, Movies, Eric Stuart, Gaming
Times Staff WriterOscar winner Hayao Miyazaki creates a visually breathtaking fantasy world with 'Howl's Moving Castle.' We hear it before we see it, moving ponderously with heavy, thudding steps: Something big is coming our way. Clanging, banging, wheezing, it's something...
Times Staff WriterIt's axiomatic among film critics that the movies have gone to the dogs, or more precisely to teenage boys. Given the current crop of cheerlessly noisy entertainments, such bitterness is understandable, but then again it's summer. Summer is the critics'...
Baltimore Sun Movie CriticOnly an "m" separates Neo, the hero of The Matrix Reloaded, and Nemo, the hero of Finding Nemo, but an ocean of vitality and exuberance divides the Matrix sequel from the Pixar studio's latest work of computer-animation genius. Finding Nemo marks the...
Times Staff Writer"Around the World in 80 Days" sails along on a slipstream of pleasant scenery, amusing incident and the boundless charms of its appealing leading men, Jackie Chan and Steve Coogan: It's an unexpectedly buoyant spectacular. Based on the Jules Verne novel,...
Tags: Steve Coogan, France, French Literature, Movies, Fred Astaire
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRay Bradbury is the first Los Angeles writer many people read. He's also the first reasonably serious writer -- someone concerned with political and moral themes -- many encounter. His early science-fiction novels and story collections have drawn readers,...
Tags: Ohio, Genres, Iowa, Wallace Stevens, John Huston
Times Staff WriterLike a junior high science fair on steroids, Katsuhiro Otomo's "Steamboy" has so many amazing gadgets in its Jules Verne-inspired arsenal that it's easy to be overawed by the machinery. A sometimes stirring adventure story and visual treat with its lush,...
Tomorrow - The Agronomist: Jonathan Demme, keeping his hand in documentaries and pursuing his fascination with Haiti (previously reflected in a CD compilation of Haitian music), tells the story of the volatile Caribbean nation through the dissident...
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