group magazine: July-August, 1995
From: July/August 1995 Group Magazine
Keywords: Media Movies Television Games
*MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO Hollywood is going bananas over primates. Check out these soon-to-release pictures based on evolutionists' favorite relatives:
*Dunston Checks In -a comedy starring Jason Alexander, whose two sons befriend a baby orangutan living in a heating vent.
*Congo-a Michael Crichton thriller about a primatologist, his gorilla companion, Amy, and the search for a lost city.
*Planet of the Apes-a new version still in production, directed by Oliver Stone.
*The Monkey Trial- a Disney film about a researcher and a lawyer who team up to save a highly evolved gorilla.
*HOLLYWOOD GETS DUMB (WE KNEW THAT ALREADY) With successful films such as Being There, Forrest Gump ,and Dumb & Dumber, hollow-wood has decided that lower intelligence in films equals big bucks at the box office. Look out for such films as Louie (about a dog who becomes a man); The Stupids (based on the popular children's books); a movie based on the Beavis and Butt-Head series; and stupid stuff from Pauly Shore and National Lampoon.
*STAR WARS FEVER CONTINUES The new CD-ROM game, Dark Forces has Star Wars fans glued to their computers. This latest glimpse into the perennially popular Star Wars universe has players attempting to collect the Death Star plans in a first-person, Doom-like perspective. Now fans have something to do while waiting for the next movie-expected in 1998.
*CBS LOOKS FOR HITS CBS wants to target younger viewers and provide more urban and ethnic shows this fall. At least three new sitcoms feature teenagers: a Dumb & Dumber takeoff; Crosstown Traffic, a fast-paced drama that looks at the seedy Hollywood club scene; and a female version of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, starring R&B/pop star Brandy.