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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - May 29, 2006

The "X-Men" mutants overpowered the human competition at the U.S. Memorial Day holiday box office in North America, while "The Da Vinci Code" remained the top choice overseas, according to studio estimates issued on Monday.

Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic "Blade Runner," one of the first movies to appear on DVD in 1997, is being restored and remastered for a brief reissue in September.

Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]