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2006-07-17 07:20:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES -- They broke out of the independent movie pack at the Sundance Film Festival in the mid-1990s as voices of Generation X, and a decade later writer/directors Kevin Smith and Edward Burns have something new to tell their peers: Grow up. Smith's new movie, "Clerks II," hits theaters on Friday, and Burns' "The Groomsmen" is now playing in New York and Los Angeles with plans to roll out more widely in the coming weeks. Smith's film is a sequel to his 1994 comedy...

2006-06-06 13:11:52

By Craig Modderno CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - He's won Oscars, raced cars, been on President Richard Nixon's enemies list, helped found the famed Actor's Studio and established a food company to fund charities. So what is the 81-year-old Paul Newman doing playing a crusty old automobile with blue eyes for headlights in the animated film "Cars," a cartoon set in the world of race cars. "I wanted to be the first animated character on screen to demonstrate method acting," the...

2006-06-06 07:36:12

By Craig Modderno CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - He's won Oscars, raced cars, been on President Richard Nixon's enemies list, helped found the famed Actor's Studio and established a food company to fund charities. So what is the 81-year-old Paul Newman doing playing a crusty old auto with blue eyes for headlights in the animated film "Cars," a cartoon set in the world of race cars. "I wanted to be the first animated character on screen to demonstrate method acting," the trim...

2006-01-30 03:31:34

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - After a three-year absence from feature filmmaking, "Charlie's Angels" director McG is returning to the game with an untitled college football project starring Matthew McConaughey. The Warner Bros. movie is based on an event that occurred in the 1970s, when members of the West Virginia-based Marshall College football team -- along with most of its coaching staff, sports commentators and many of its local boosters -- were killed in a...

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2006-01-23 17:27:55

LOS ANGELES -- A key to the success of a possible takeover of Pixar Animation Studios Inc by Walt Disney Co is whether the entertainment giant can nurture the freewheeling culture that led Pixar to a string of box office successes. The companies are in talks over whether Disney should buy Pixar for around $7 billion in stock, making Pixar Chief Executive     Steve Jobs Disney's top shareholder and potential board member. The Disney board is meeting on Monday. Pixar is...

2005-12-29 23:38:02

By Brian Fuson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The four-day New Year's holiday weekend should look similar to the Christmas session just passed as nary a wide release will enter the marketplace. But one major difference this weekend is that New Year's Eve is not the theater-emptying holiday Christmas Eve is. So with a true four-day holiday frame ahead, ticket sales for all films should be higher than the $176.5 million recorded this past weekend. The only bows belong to limited...

2005-11-18 02:03:40

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor-turned-filmmaker Jon Favreau will write and direct the action drama "Johnny Zero" for Columbia Pictures, the studio that just released his latest film, "Zathura." The story chronicles the birth of the hot-rod movement in the years after World War II. Favreau is a self-described hot-rod enthusiast. "I've always been intrigued with the culture and music of the postwar period," Favreau said. "The birth of hot rodding marked a...

2005-11-18 01:58:27

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor-turned-filmmaker Jon Favreau will write and direct the action drama "Johnny Zero" for Columbia Pictures, the studio that just released his latest film, "Zathura." The story chronicles the birth of the hot-rod movement in the years after World War II. Favreau is a self-described hot-rod enthusiast. "I've always been intrigued with the culture and music of the postwar period," Favreau said. "The birth of hot rodding marked a...

2005-11-06 12:47:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Chicken Little," the first fully computer-animated movie produced by Walt Disney Co., exceeded industry expectations by selling $40.1 million in tickets in North American in its first three days of release, the company said on Sunday. Film industry observers had expected the new box office champion to pass the $30 million mark, despite scathing reviews. The film is considered a key test of the ability of Disney, whose fortunes were built on hand-drawn...

2005-10-18 00:17:53

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Having already made the transition from indie hipster in "Swingers," which he wrote, co-produced and starred in, to family entertainer with "Elf," which he directed, Jon Favreau is next sequeing into toonland. Sony Pictures Animation said Monday that Favreau will write and produce the CG-animated feature "Neanderthals," based on his original story. Further details about the plot line, the company said, "are being kept in a cave under...


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2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields, transforming "one industry after another, from computers and smartphones to music and movies." Jobs also...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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