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2006-06-30 01:57:53

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Expanding on the motion-capture animation technique he deployed in his lyrical Christmas tale "The Polar Express," exec producer Robert Zemeckis and a young UCLA film school grad named Gil Kenan, making his debut as a feature director, have engineered a comic adventure-scare movie for children in "Monster House." There is no monster in the dilapidated, crumbling relic, which is the title character. Instead, the house itself is the...

2006-05-18 04:12:37

By Nellie Andreeva LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox, the home of "24" and "Prison Break," is loading up on more intense dramas next season. The network is expected to reveal plans for late-summer launches of new dramas "Vanished" and "Standoff" during its presentation to advertisers and the media Thursday. The network also is rumored to pin its hopes for a long-elusive Thursday breakthrough on freshman comedy "'Til Death," starring Brad Garrett ("Everybody Loves Raymond")....

2006-02-02 19:44:21

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Wednesday night belonged to Fox and "American Idol" once again. The 8 p.m. edition of "Idol" lured 30.2 million viewers and 12.4 rating/32 share in the adults 18-49 demographic on a night that had its share of repeats on the competing networks. The only program that came anywhere close to delivering even half of "Idol's" audience was CBS' 10 p.m. drama "CSI: NY" (16.2 million, 5.3/14). ABC's big Kahuna "Lost" (9.3 million,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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