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2006-10-02 17:25:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Robert Downey Jr. will star as the latest Marvel Comics superhero to hit the big screen. Downey will play the title character in "Iron Man," a film directed by Jon Favreau. Filming is scheduled to begin in February, with the movie due in theaters in May 2008. It will be the first feature film produced independently by Marvel Entertainment. "(Downey's) versatility sets him apart and makes him an ideal fit to play such a complex character as Iron Man," said Kevin Feige,...

2006-05-25 11:30:07

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - Director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient. "A Scanner Darkly" is based on a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and tells the story of a group of friends who end up spying on each other as the authorities seek to crack down on "drug terrorism." U.S. troops are...

2006-05-25 12:01:33

By Mike Collett-White CANNES, France (Reuters) - U.S. director Richard Linklater has turned a bleak 1977 science fiction novel into an animation film starring Keanu Reeves, and believes its vision of a country ruled by fear and heavy surveillance proved prescient. "A Scanner Darkly" is based on a Philip K. Dick novel of the same name, and tells the story of a group of friends who end up spying on each other as the authorities seek to crack down on "drug terrorism." U.S. troops are...

2006-05-19 10:45:00

By Mike Collett-White CANNES (Reuters) - Director Richard Linklater says his new movie based on the 2001 bestseller "Fast Food Nation" might be seen by the restaurant industry as something of a threat to its bottom line. The film of the same name, which has turned a factual book into fiction, is the latest cinematic critique of fast food chains after Morgan Spurlock's 2004 documentary "Super Size Me," an irreverent look at obesity in the United States. Eric Schlosser, who wrote Fast Food...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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