Good, Bad, and Ugly

It’s an honor just to be nominated…

September 30, 2010

”Mission Impossible 4” to be filmed in Dubai

FRANCE/DUBAI, Sept 28 (Reuters Life!) – The fourth sequel of action blockbuster “Mission Impossible” starring Oscar-winning actor Tom Cruise will be partly filmed in Dubai, the Gulf Arab emirate’s media office said on Tuesday.

Titanic tale a bum steer?

September 27, 2010

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Titanic sunk by steering mistake, author says

LONDON (Reuters) – The Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 because of a basic steering error, and only sank as fast as it did because an official persuaded the captain to continue sailing, an author said in an interview published on Wednesday.

Shameless mistake

September 7, 2010

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You know there’s more than one Cusack, right? You have a story about Joan Cusack, but you illustrated it with a photo of JOHN Cusack.

A Very Brady error?

September 2, 2010

Bristol Palin, Hasselhoff join “Dancing With the Stars”

LEISUREFans of the TV family sitcom “The Brady Brunch” will be able to watch actress and TV talk show host Florence Anderson, 76, who played Carol Brady in the popular 1970s show.

Bad math…

August 30, 2010

Horror filmmaker Eli Roth talks exorcisms in new movie

USA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Since coming on to the horror film scene fifteen years ago with “Cabin Fever,” filmmaker Eli Roth made a name for himself in the genre with the “Hostel” franchise. An occasional actor, he got a chance to shine last year as the infamous “The Bear Jew” in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds.”

Denny Crane!

August 24, 2010

William Shatner reinvents TV image with new shows

LEISURE EMMYSLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – William Shatner will always be known for his role as the resolute Captain Kirk on classic television series “Star Trek.” Yet, recently he has carved out his own brand of journalism on TV and in September, he boldly steps into the world of TV sitcoms.

Last rites?

August 18, 2010
Zsa Zsa Gabor asks for last rites

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15 (Reuters Life!) – Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, a fixture in Hollywood for six decades, asked that a priest read her the last rites on Sunday, following hospitalization two days earlier due to complications from hip surgery.

The Powers that be…

August 10, 2010

Oscar-winning actress Patricia Neal dies aged 84

NEALThe husky-voiced Neal won an Academy Award for her role in the 1963 film “Hud” alongside Paul Newman and boasted a long list of stage, film and TV credits alongside Hollywood’s leading men including Ronald Reagan, John Wayne and Tyrone Powers.

Intolerance for errors?

July 21, 2010

Oscar speculation underway for “Inception”

JAPAN/By cutting among three simultaneous dreams, film editor Lee Smith’s work harkens to the granddaddy of bravura editing, Cecil B. DeMille’s “Intolerance.” Even New York magazine critic David Edelstein, who found a lot to criticize in the film, said of Smith, “He’s all but sewn up this year’s editing Oscar.”

Rookie mistake?

June 29, 2010

HILL STREET BLUES

“Rookie” error: new cop show is terrible

But at its core, “Rookie” is a terrible show. You can’t ask viewers accustomed to decades of such series as “Hill Street Blues,” “Homicide: Life on the Streets” and “Southland” to buy into a police series in an unnamed town.