January 10, 2009
When a new Jim Carrey comedy opens and a buddy asks me to go, I always say “yes,” but should you say yes to “Yes Man”? If you’re a fan of Carrey, by all means, yes, buy a ticket. Looking for a few cheap laughs, I say maybe. If you’re hoping to experience the greatest comedy ever made, the answer is sadly, no. Carrey stars as a boring bank officer named Carl Allen who loves to reply “no” to everything in life. He turns down loans, party invitations and even avoids contact with his friends after a painful divorce.
August 8, 2001
Katherine Tolford, Enjoy! BURBANK -- John Debney didn't need a fairy godmother to help him understand the world of diamond tiaras, glass slippers and taffeta ball gowns. The 44-year-old Burbank native and Glendale resident wrote the musical score to Disney's new film, "The Princess Diaries." Directed by Garry Marshall, the film tells the story of Mia (Anne Hathaway), a teenage girl who discovers she's the princess of a small European nation. Mia's grandmother, played by Julie Andrews, counsels her in the ways of royalty.
April 23, 2005
Jacqui Brown Although you would never recognize him in a crowd, film composer John Debney is just about everywhere. From the provocatively ethereal music in "The Passion of the Christ," which earned him an Oscar nomination, to the compelling music that drives the characters throughout "Sin City," now in theaters, Debney's talent to move a film forward is what has made him such a sought-after commodity in a competitive...