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2008-08-19 15:00:57

By BROATCH, Mark APRON STRINGS (M - violence and offensive language) starring Scott Wills, Jennifer Ludlam, Jodie Rimmer, Laila Rouass. Directed by Sima Urale. 90 mins. Showing now * * * -------------------- MICHAEL (NATHAN Whitaker), has returned from the UK with his TV chef mother Anita (Laila Rouass), a kind of Indian Nigella Lawson or Kiwi Padma Lakshmi, all sensuous ethnic glamour and Bollywood backing track. He's desperate to connect with his Indian side so heads to Auckland's...

2008-07-08 15:00:33

By KEITH, Leighton A NEW director has been found for an $18-million movie about New Zealand war hero, double VC recipient Charles Upham. Yesterday Fat and Thin Productions announced Justin Chadwick, who directed The Other Boleyn Girl and the multi-award winning BBC production of Bleak House, had signed on to make the film. Mark of the Lion is Charles Upham's story. Born in Christchurch in 1908, he was twice awarded the Victoria Cross in World War II. Upham was only the third person...

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2005-12-16 02:05:00

By Gail Schiller LOS ANGELES -- The critics aren't the only ones raving about Peter Jackson's "King Kong." For the film's promotional partners, the movie represents a rare opportunity to have a director of Jackson's caliber creatively involved in their programs, for which they've awarded him their own thumbs up. Universal Pictures co-president of marketing Eddie Egan said Jackson had "input and involvement on every aspect of the many global partnership campaigns in support of 'King Kong,'...

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2005-11-18 06:05:00

LOS ANGELES -- Ubisoft's "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" has been building buzz since it was previewed at the E3 conference in May. Consumers finally will get the game in their hands Tuesday, three weeks before Universal Pictures' movie hits theaters and -- not by coincidence -- the same day Microsoft releases its new     Xbox 360. Ubisoft vp marketing Tony Kee said the close involvement of Jackson and his WETA special effects house in the...

2005-11-07 04:15:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When Peter Jackson unveiled the first "Lord of the Rings" movie in 2001, it ushered in a torrent of attention on New Zealand and its film industry, kicking it into high gear and showing that the country was a viable place for Hollywood to make its movies. Four years later, with Jackson's "King Kong" just more than a month away, the director's shadow still looms large over the film industry in the remote country of 4.1 million people. "He's...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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