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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 01, 2006

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter

When widely hyped action flick "Mission: Impossible III" opens in the United States on Friday, Hollywood will be looking for clues to a billion-dollar question: Is Tom Cruise still one of cinema's biggest draws?

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A Silicon Valley start-up hopes to introduce a lot of bounce, rattle and roll into the video game industry with a new microchip that makes virtual worlds behave as realistically as they look.

As he did with "The Perfect Storm," Petersen shot most of "Poseidon" on a soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot, where an enormous tank had been built.

May madness sets in at the foreign box office next weekend as "Mission: Impossible III" kicks off a month that will see "Poseidon" set sail on May 12, "The Da Vinci Code" crack theaters on May 19, and "X-Men: The Last Stand" mark the spot the following weekend.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.