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Entertainment News Archive - October 28, 2008

1/2*  (77m | R) After Rob Schneider's last two no-brow comedies ("The Hot Chick" and "The Animal") underperformed at the box office, he couldn't get work outside of his requisite cameos in Adam Sandler flicks.

***  (106m | PG) The playfully warped imagination of director Tim Burton is ideally suited for remaking Roald Dahl's twisted-as-taffy children's tale, and the result is a sourball confection of pure movie magic.

**  (97m | PG-13) Once the largely inept and uncouth cast shuts the heck up (i.e. stops trying to act) and starts burnin' rubber and wreckin' cars, there's some good ol' fun to be had in this slipshod TV rehash.

**1/2  (115m | PG-13) Palpable sexual electricity between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie provides this comedy-action-thriller with all the power it needs to overcome a very silly plot about suburbanites whose waning marriage is revitalized by discovering (the hard way) that they're both undercover assassins.

**1/2  (118m | PG-13) Steven Spielberg's huge-budget update of H.G. Wells' seminal 1898 alien-invasion novel is a problematic blockbuster with one essential saving grace: It's profoundly frightening in a way that few directors have the talent to capture.

Apace Systems Corporation(R), a leading media workflow and storage solution provider for all media, announces immediate availability of its integrated system workflow solutions enabling global media access, collaboration and distribution of non compatible multi-vendor workgroup islands.

By Scott Bowles Angels & Demons, the follow-up film to The Da Vinci Code, has many of the elements of the 2006 movie: star, director, a little controversy. What it doesn't share with its predecessor, filmmakers would like you to know, is Tom Hanks' hairstyle.

By Fredreka Schouten WASHINGTON -- Democrat Barack Obama, who is on track to spend a record $230 million on television advertising, will punctuate his broadcast strategy Wednesday with prime-time commercials on CBS, NBC and Fox.

By Steve Jones John Legend has no fear of tinkering with success. Two years ago, he followed his edgy, urban debut, Get Lifted, with the '60s soul-flavored Once Again. Together, those albums sold more than 3 million copies, but neither provided a formula for his latest work.

NEW YORK and VENICE BEACH, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Access 360 Media (http://www.access360media.com/), the nation's largest out-of-home media network reaching young adults, has raised $8 million in a Series B round funding led by Mission Ventures and joined by Bessemer Venture Partners.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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