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2009-01-08 07:00:00

$167.1 MILLION GROSS IN NORTH AMERICA - AND COUNTING - SURPASSES 'CASINO ROYALE' CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- At the motion picture box office, there is one man who keeps showing that nobody does it better: Bond. James Bond. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures'/Columbia Pictures' Quantum of Solace, the 22nd James Bond adventure, has taken in over $167.1 million to become the most successful Bond film of all time in North America, surpassing the $167 million grossed domestically by...

2008-12-09 12:52:23

A recurring back injury forced Scottish actor David Tennant to drop out of Monday's performance of Hamlet in London, the BBC said. The 37-year-old Doctor Who star is playing the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company's sold-out staging of the play at the Novello Theatre. Film, TV and theater actor Patrick Stewart co-stars in the production, which just transferred from Stratford-upon-Avon. We're waiting to hear whether he'll be able to perform tonight on press night, an RSC spokeswoman...

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2008-11-28 21:50:59

British actor Michael Caine revealed the unfilmed ending of his classic heist flick The Italian Job to a crowd at the 2008 Visit London Awards Thursday. The conclusion of the story told in the 1969 movie has been debated for years. The film ends with the gang of thieves left hanging -- literally -- as their bus filled with gold dangles over a precipice and Caine's character Charlie Croker is heard saying: Hang on a minute, lads. I've got a great idea. The Daily Mail said the 75-year-old actor...

2008-11-21 20:32:50

A first-edition British copy of You Only Live Twice, inscribed by author Ian Fleming to the real James Bond, is going up for auction. Profiles in History said the novel was inscribed by Fleming on the front free endpaper: To the real James Bond from the thief of his identity. Ian Fleming, Feb. 5, 1964. Scheduled to go on sale Dec. 11, the book is expected to sell for between $60,000 and $80,000, the auction house said. Bids can be placed either in person, by mail, phone, fax or live on the...

2008-11-14 15:00:16

British actor Daniel Craig, who has starred in many acclaimed arthouse films, says he is amazed by how well his James Bond movies do at the box office. The "Munich,""Sylvia" and "Infamous" actor starred as secret agent 007 in the enormous 2006 hit "Casino Royale," as well as its sequel "Quantum of Solace," which is already a blockbuster in the United Kingdom, where it opened two weeks ago. It opened in the United States Friday. "It's great," Craig told UPI in New York Thursday about the...

2008-11-13 09:25:00

By Claudia Puig In Quantum of Solace (**1/2 out of four), the stunts are as muscular and the film as handsome to look at as the hero who so ably pulls them off. But the story linking it all together is thin and weak. James Bond, again terrifically played by Daniel Craig, continues on a downward spiral of the spirit. He has not been the same carefree playboy since the death of Vesper (Eva Green), the true love he found in 2006's Casino Royale. Now he is bent on avenging her death, and his...

2008-10-27 15:00:18

British actor Malcolm McDowell was honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 11th annual Savannah Film Festival, organizers said Monday. McDowell's movies include "If ...,""A Clockwork Orange,""Time After Time,""Caligula,""Star Trek: Generations,""The Company,""I'll Sleep When I'm Dead" and "Red Roses and Petrol." Planners of the film festival, which was presented by the Savannah College of Art and Design, said McDowell was awarded the prize Sunday for his outstanding contribution...

2008-10-23 18:00:16

Produced by Mr. Aron Govil of Aron Govil Productions Inc., the film "SHOOT ON SIGHT" which released on 17th October, 2008 in India, has won the critics' & the Indian audiences' heart in all the ways. Despite other big budget and highly promoted films running besides, it is being liked by many and has got a lot of rave reviews. The film has been directed by Jag Mundhra of Provoked and Bawandar fame and casts Indian veteran actors Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Gulshan Grover along with...

2008-10-20 06:00:15

By Theresa Howard NEW YORK -- Daniel Craig, the sixth and latest James Bond, didn't just bring in new fans with his debut two years ago. He also has lured new marketers to the movie franchise well-known for product placement and tie-ins. Eon, which owns Bond rights, and Sony, which took over distribution in buying MGM, hoped Craig could broaden Bond's appeal across generations, gender and geography. He did: Worldwide box office for Casino Royale was $594.2 million, the most of the 21...

2008-10-13 09:00:30

By JUDITH S GILLIES By Judith S. Gillies The Washington Post In "Crusoe," a new series that premieres Friday, NBC wants to take viewers on an adventure. The question is: Will the program be as bereft of viewers as its lonely hero, or will it draw a crowd? Robinson Crusoe (Philip Winchester) awakes amid a grim scene: He's been tossed upon the beach of a large, remote island, the lone survivor of a shipwreck. Yes, the series is based loosely on the classic "Robinson Crusoe" by...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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