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Hey you, make my day?

November 16, 2009
France makes Eastwood’s day, gives him top honor

He called Eastwood, whose line “Come on, make my day” from Dirty Harry became a global catchphrase, “a myth, a giant, an example of the admiration we have for American culture.”

Animated objection?

October 12, 2009

Marge Simpson makes cover of Playboy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “D’oh!” doesn’t even start to cover it. Marge Simpson — the blue beehived matriarch of America’s most loved dysfunctional family – is Playboy magazine’s November cover, the magazine said on Friday.

Box office figures…

October 6, 2009

Zombieland” top destination at box office

Drew Barrymore’s directing debut, “Whip It,” and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story” each reported about $4.9 million in ticket sales.”Capitalism” played in almost twice as many theaters as “Whip It,” which had been expected to open in the high-single-digit millions ahead of the Gervais comedy.The article claims the movie “Whip It” that tied for seventh place with “Capitalism..” played in half as many theaters as the Michael Moore pick though the opposite was true.My questions is if anyone is going to fixed this error and notify the outlets you sent the story to? why does it take so long to correct an obvious error such as this?SeanSeveral readers pointed this out. We corrected: GBU Editor Director of the movie and cast member Drew Barrymore poses at the premiere of “Whip It” in Hollywood, September 29, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Casting aspersions?

September 22, 2009

Few deals, some Oscar bets at Toronto film festival

He pointed to Rodrigo Garcia’s relatively low-cost “Mother and Child,” which stars Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Samuel L. Jackson

Repost the story?

September 18, 2009

Gelbart’s colleagues remember “master of masters”

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – The classic series “M*A*S*H,” the hit movie comedy “Tootsie” and the Tony-winning play “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” are part of the enduring legacy that writer Larry Gelbart left behind when he died September 11 at age 81.

Basterdized spelling?

August 26, 2009

Tarantino’s “Basterds” leads world box office

LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) – Director Quentin Tarantino scored the best opening of his colorful career with his World War Two thriller “Inglourious Basterds,” which topped the worldwide box office after selling $65.1 million worth of tickets, its distributors said on Sunday.

Contending with the facts…

August 11, 2009

“On the Waterfront” screenwriter Schulberg dies, 95

His screenwriting included 1957′s “A Face in the Crowd,” but it was the classic “On the Waterfront” for which Schulberg will be best remembered.

The caste of characters?

August 10, 2009

Ridley Scott, DiCaprio travel to “Brave New World”

Characters who figure in are Bernard, a lower-caste member, and Lenina, the woman with whom he is infatuated. DiCaprio would likely play Bernard, who is persecuted when the leaders of the society find his behavior antisocial.

Alice in Blunderland

July 27, 2009

Tim Burton explores “Alice in Wonderland”

Q: What did you take from Lewis Carol’s source material?

A: It’s based on all of Lewis Carol’s material, including the “Jabberwocky Poem.” Past “Alice” films were always just a girl wandering around passively with a lot of weird characters. We tried to weave it into a story that has emotion to it and makes sense.

Fire the editor?

July 20, 2009

Actress Mischa Barton on “psych hold” in L.A.

But her character was killed off at the end of the third season in 2006, and the show was canceled the following year. The actress has appeared in a strong of low-profile features since then.