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2008-09-20 18:00:15

U.S. actor Josh Hartnett did an adequate job in his London debut as the co-star of a stage production of the movie "Rain Man," stage reviewers say. Hartnett plays the role fellow Hollywood heartthrob Tom Cruise made famous in the 1988 movie, playing a car salesman with an autistic brother in the stage production, the BBC noted Saturday. The Barry Levinson-directed film earned actor Dustin Hoffman an Academy Award for best actor for his performance as the autistic brother, played in the...

2008-09-18 12:00:25

By Kerry McKittrick Some Like It Hot, When Harry Met Sally and Groundhog Day are just some of the films on the list of the Greatest Comedy Movies of All Time as voted by the viewers of all time. Yes, they're all American, but from across the pond the list also features the likes of Bridget Jones' Diary, The Full Monty and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. If they do this poll again in 50 years time, you can't help wondering if the likes of Scary Movie, There's Something About Mary,...

2008-09-14 00:00:19

By Nicholas Barber Film 2 Pineapple Express David Gordon Green 111 MINS, 15 The Women Diane English 114 MINS, 12A Eden Lake James Watkins 90 MINS, 18 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Mark Herman 94 MINS, 12A Do we really need another comedy produced by Judd Apatow this year? Probably not, but Pineapple Express is the best of them, and it could be the year's best comedy, full stop. It still has the semi- improvised, man-childish banter you'd expect from the Judd Squad; the difference is...

2008-09-11 06:00:25

By Steve Pratt, Damon Smith; Damon Smith The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas (12A, 94mins) ***** Stars: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, David Thewlis, Vera Farmiga, Sheila Hancock, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Jim Norton, Cara Horgan THE friendship of Bruno and Shmuel is both unexpected and touching. One is the son of a Nazi commandant, the other is a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. They get to know each other separated by a barbed wire fence. They are...

2008-09-08 21:00:18

All Seth Rogen really wanted when he came to Hollywood was to make a movie with Kevin Smith . His dream came true, and more: Rogen got to make a dirty movie with Smith. Rogen stars with Elizabeth Banks in Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno," a romantic comedy with a whole lot of skin showing. The 26-year-old actor recalled a meeting nearly a decade ago with a prospective agent who asked what his career goals were. That's when he confessed his desire to work with Smith, whose profanity-...

2008-09-08 06:00:14

By Siobhan Synnot PINEAPPLE EXPRESS (15) ** Director: David Gordon Green Running time: 111 minutes BE PREPARED to revisit many of the most recognisable House of Judd Apatow obsessions previously exhibited in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Don't Mess With The Zohan, Knocked Up and Superbad - such as young men who display all the smarts of a bear with its head stuck in a honey pot, inventive swearing, the romantic disparity between a chunky, committed couch potato and some hyper, sharp-...

2008-09-01 12:00:12

Actor and writer Seth Rogen says a scene in his drug-themed Hollywood comedy "Pineapple Express" is being changed before its British release. The film, which was a hit in the United States this summer, is to open in England Sept. 12. In it, Rogen plays a marijuana-smoking process server who goes on the lam with his pot dealer, played by James Franco, after witnessing a murder. "We had to remove stuff from the movie to get the rating that we needed. We're actually more responsible in the...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By GRANT LAUCHLAN ANOTHER week and another comedy from Hollywood golden boy Judd Apatow. If he were making pop music, he'd be the movie equivalent of Stock, Aitken and Waterman. Since last summer's smash hit Knocked Up, he's released six movies, with another, Pineapple Express, due for release next month. But with quantity are we getting quality? Well if Step Brothers is anything to go by, then yes, and no. Apatow's movies are irreverent and absurd, but oddly, considering how gross...

2008-08-11 15:00:53

Canadian actor and scribe Seth Rogen says he is working hard to prepare for his upcoming role in "The Green Hornet." "I hear he's been working out (to play the superhero,)" Rogen's "Pineapple Express" co-star James Franco told reporters in New York recently. "I keep telling him. He doesn't believe me, though," Rogen, sitting beside him, said with a laugh. "It's so unnecessary, though, because they'll just give you a muscle suit," added Franco, who co-starred in the three recent...

2008-08-10 00:00:17

By Syantani Chatterjee He played tragic actor James Dean and a villain and friend in "Spider-Man 3," but actor James Franco says he's always loved making people laugh, which is what he hopes his new movie "Pineapple Express" will do. The marijuana-fueled action film which debuted Wednesday, marks a comeback to comedy for Franco, after more serious roles in 2007 war drama "In the Valley of Elah" and 2006 tragic romance "Tristan & Isolde." Well before those roles, Franco, 30, caught...


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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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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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