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To air is human?

August 4, 2011

Polanski, Madonna films to air at Venice festival ROME (Reuters) – Madonna’s film about King Edward VIII’s relationship with an American divorcee and Roman Polanski’s “Carnage” are set to be among highlights at the 2011 Venice film festival.


“To air” means to be broadcast over the airwaves, on television or radio.

He didn’t win…

December 29, 2010

Michelle Williams still asks why Heath Ledger died

LEISURE CANDY PREMIEREThe 30 year-old actress, whose romance with Ledger blossomed on the set of “Brokeback Mountain” in roles for which they both received Oscar nominations (he won supporting actor), said she had found “meaning in things and people and relationships that have sprung up and friendships that have strengthened.

Pee-wee’s roles…

January 24, 2010
Pee-wee Herman returns to the spotlight in a new show  

gbu pee-wee crop 220After Pee-wee Herman disappeared in 1991, Reubens remained in Hollywood and has appeared in various TV shows including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “30 Rock” but his alter-ego remained out of sight, bar one or two appearances.

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

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.

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.