Monday: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Oh, what can we say? It’s perfect. Perfect! The Peanuts gang shows us every possible way to screw up the holiday: Snoopy decorates his dog house like it’s Atlantic City; Sally asks Santa to send cash money; Charlie Brown, that blockhead, mopes, sulks, overanalyzes, expects too much, and then settles Read More
John Travolta has been caught in the act of smooching another man again. This time, though, he apparently knew there were cameras present to document the kiss. Who’s the lucky guy? None other than Kirk Douglas! The kissee had just presented the Hairspray actor with the Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence last Read More
Kirk Douglas may no longer be Spartacus, but he’s not ready for a plot at Forest Lawn, either. At 86 years old-when tummy tucks don’t work, apples don’t bite, careers don’t survive and X-rays don’t lie-this living legend is both fighting the debilitating effects of a stroke and ready for his closeups. Having outlived almost Read More
Robert Mitchum: Baby I Don’t Care , by Lee Server. St. Martin’s Press, 590 pages, $32.50.
It was 1942, and the studios were unsure how to pitch Robert Mitchum to the American public. “He looks kinda mean around the eyes,” said one producer. “Sounds like a gorilla,” suggested another. The teenage readers of Photoplay magazine Read More
The Saint of Death Row
The movies take another bite out of Stephen King (or is it the other way around?) with the really long (and I’m not kidding) The Green Mile , a prison drama starring Tom Hanks that clocks in at three hours and seven minutes. This is about an hour more than Read More