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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - November 18, 2005

With the fourth "Harry Potter" film opening across North America Friday, the beloved franchise doesn't show any sign of losing momentum.

Walt Disney Pictures on Thursday said it will release an upcoming computer animated movie, "Meet the Robinsons," in a three-dimensional version following the success of current 3-D hit "Chicken Little."

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Faced with promoting its movie version of C.S. Lewis' "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe," a book that many readers consider a contemporary classic, the Walt Disney Co. decided to tread carefully with a "classy" promotional program that highlights the book's literary heritage.

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Get ready for more "White Noise." Independent producer Gold Circle Films is moving forward with "White Noise 2: The Light," a sequel to the horror hit that grossed $57 million upon its release in January.

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Ten cartoons are on the eligibility list for best animated feature film in this year's Academy Awards race, and stop-motion animation is represented for the first time since the category was created in 2001.

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Ubisoft's "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" has been building buzz since it was previewed at the E3 conference in May.

Scottish actress Tilda Swinton may be one of the stars of "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe," but she says she never read the world-famous C.S. Lewis books from which the film is adapted.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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