The 15 hottest topics for the week of Dec. 24, 1993

By Jim Mullen
Updated December 24, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

1 The Pelican Brief It’s either Julia Roberts’ return to the screen after two years or something new from Calvin Klein.

2 The Menendez Brothers “No, you tell them they’re grounded.”

3 Video-Game Violence The Senate’s got it wrong. It’s Packwood that’s bad for the country, not Pac-Man.

4 Tombstone Plenty of outlaws and gunmen roving the streets shooting atanything that moves. But once you’re in the theater, things calm down.

5 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The hard-to-get toy this Christmas. They’re made out of leftover Cabbage Patch dolls.

6 La Toya Jackson Her husband said the Jackson family has tried to assassinate her. They’ll just have to get at the end of the line like everyone else.

7 Marla and Donald’s Wedding She’s registered at PaineWebber.

8 Grumpy Old Men Is it a movie with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau or a board of directors meeting at Paramount?

9 Entertainment Exports The French want to put limits on Hollywood’s detrimental influence on their culture. If we have to live with it, they should too.

10 The Super Bowl Halftime Show Why are so many people turning it down? Can’t they see what last year’s show did for Michael Jackson’s career?

11 The Flu Get lots of rest and drink plenty of fluids. Just what the doctor ordered. A six-pack in front of the TV set.

12 What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Let’s hope it’s not Edward Scissorhands.

13 CD-Rom They can squeeze an entire encyclopedia onto one little disc. Your kids won’t use that, either.

14 Heaven and Earth The third Oliver Stone Vietnam movie. Hell no, I won’t go.

15 Beavis, Butt-Head, and Cher They’ve done a video for “I Got You Babe.” What’s next? A single with Lori Davis?