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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - June 11, 2005

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George Lucas, the cruel taskmaster who made Harrison Ford hang with snakes and rats, required Robert Duvall to shave his head and turned Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill into Pez dispensers, was presented with The American Film Institute's annual lifetime achievement award Thursday night.

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Robert Rodriguez has repeatedly proven himself as a filmmaker of infinite resourcefulness, serving as director, writer, cinematographer, editor, visual effects supervisor and sometimes even composing the score. But with his latest movie, "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D," he confirms what he cannot do: come up with a single original idea.

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After watching "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," it would seem physically impossible for any human being with eyes and a pulse to resist falling in love with either of them - or both of them at the same time.

Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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