Off The Record...
The hype coming out of Atlantic HQ seems to be that not only does Project 86
sound furiously heavy and swell, but that they've got something to say. The guys
lay it on thick and heavy, and give you a breather now and again, like with the
dreamy Star, or the drum breakdowns of Twenty Three thats a twelve-minute noise
blitz that would scare Monster Magnet. The last two-thirds of it sound like Fun
House by the Stooges run through a Guitar Center Heavy Metal Pedal. Now, that's
At The Movies...
Boys and Girls
Ryan and Jennifer are opposites who definitely do not attract. At least that's
what they always believed. When they met as twelve-year-olds, they disliked one
another. When they met again as teenagers, they loathed each other. But when
they meet in college, the uptight Ryan and the free-spirited Jennifer find that
their differences bind them together and a rare friendship develops. Now with
the help of their roommates, they're about to find out what men really want,
what women definitely need and what happens to friends when going for it goes
too far. A great date movie
Rob Schneider is Deuce Bigalow, an aquatic loving fish tank cleaner who meets
Antoine, a gigolo who has a sick fish. When Antoine has to leave the country for
a few weeks, he offers Deuce the opportunity to housesit. Deuce trashes the
place due to his bumbling ways, and enlists the aid of a friend TJ to help him
pay for the damages. TJ turns him, in a series of absurd preparations, into a
prostitute. These subsequent encounters with self-conscious females provide the
film with its biggest laughs. The first film from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison
production company is a winner.
Lets hope three is a lucky number for Paul Hogan
and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Hogan has signed on to reprise his role in
the latest and third installment of Crocodile Dundee, while Schwarzenegger has
finally inked the deal that will bring the Terminator back for round three.
Nancy Marchand, who played Livia Soprano on the HBO series The
Sopranos, has died of lung cancer.
Survivor continues to
build as the television event of the summer, but there were enough NBA
basketball fans to give NBC a weekly win in the prime-time ratings race.
Ray Charles has donated
$2 million to Wilberforce University to fund entertainment scholarships, and
its the largest single gift in the history of the private, historically black
A year after he earned an Emmy
nomination for a guest stint on ABC's courtroom drama The Practice, Tony Danza will join the regular cast of the CBS series Family Law.
Nelvana Ltd. has purchased the
production, distribution and merchandising licensing rights to Hugh Lofting's
Doctor Dolittle books. The Canadian animation studio plans to have an
animated television series based on the books ready for broadcast in the next
year or two.
The Cartoon Network's Powerpuff Girls will soon be fighting schoolyard
crime in a $25 million feature film from Warner Bros. The film is scheduled to
hit theaters summer 2002.
Comic strip artist Andrew Pepoy and writer Jay Maeder gave Little Orphan
Annie a makeover. That means no more red dress and curls. Now, Annie can be
spotted wearing platform sneakers, jeans and slicked-down hair.
The Sci Fi Channel chalked up a monster rating for the two-hour
premiere of The Invisible Man TV series. The 2.4 Nielsen rating in cable homes
translates into 1,534,000 households, marking the largest audience ever
delivered to Sci Fi for original programming of any kind.
It looks like NBC may be shelving Steven Spielberg's
Semper FI military series. Originally, NBC and DreamWorks Television was going
to team up on the Marine Corps drama with Spielberg serving as the executive