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2008-08-29 03:00:36

IT is a scene that would cost a Hollywood studio more than pounds 100million to recreate. A-list stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen lark about on a luxury yacht on holiday in Hawaii. DiCaprio - whose most memorable splash into the sea came in the blockbuster Titanic - leaps into the waves a lot more happily this time, with a snorkel and flippers. Standing beside him on deck is bikini-clad Courteney, whose husband, -...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By TARA CAIN STEP BROTHERS (15) STARS: Will Ferrel, John C Reily, Mary Steenburgen. DIRECTOR: Adam McKay. THE biggest laugh in Adam McKay's comedy of escalating sibling rivalry comes before the opening credits roll. We are treated to one of George W Bush's infamous turns of phrase, taken from a campaign speech in 2000, when he proudly declared, "Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream." This unintentional verbal faux pas surpasses anything in McKay and Will...

2008-08-27 00:00:30

By JAMES MOTTRAM Film STEP BROTHERS ACROSS THE UK John C Reilly is ranting. The 43-year-old actor is furious about some of the less-than-complimentary reviews of his new film, Step Brothers, a brash comedy about two overgrown adolescents still living at home. "We were in some way commenting on real things in this movie. Things like family relationships and this phenomenon of the man-child. We were trying to talk about what it's like to be in America right now and how spoilt we are." The...

2008-08-24 09:00:20

By JAKE COYLE By Jake Coyle The Associated Press NEW YORK EatDrinkOrDie.com is hoping to find the culinary equivalent of Paris Hilton's political campaign ad. The site is the latest expansion of the Or Die Networks Group, whose signature site is Funny Or Die, the comedy Web site Will Ferrell and Adam McKay co-created last year. As is true with the other Or Die sites, Eat, Drink or Die marries professional content with amateur submissions. Each of the sites is branded with...

2008-08-22 18:00:30

By John Beifuss "Bottle Shock" is a warm, modestly budgeted movie about wine that debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival. "Tell No One" is a French-language mystery thriller. From those descriptions, one might think these films offer a worthwhile alternative to the typical Hollywood production. Instead, they demonstrate that the value of the foreign and so-called independent films that crowd American movie screens has become increasingly debased by moviemakers grasping at the gold...

2008-08-07 21:00:14

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While Paris Hilton's spoof campaign ad on Funny or Die may not lead to an increase of pink paint sales in the nation's capital come this November, one thing is certain -- Funny or Die has the hottest viral hit on the web. Since its release two days ago, the video has been viewed over 6.2 million times, and driven site visits to their highest level in company history. "We are excited that this piece has become a hot topic for both the media and the public...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

By Jake Coyle NEW YORK -- It's often said all actors want to be rock stars. Will Ferrell has gotten to be both. Almost every Ferrell movie has given the comedian wide berth to, as Christopher Walken once urged him to in the famous "Saturday Night Live" cowbell sketch, "explore the space." Ferrell's nightingale warbling -- or, more accurately, his talent for portraying himself as believing in his nightingale warbling -- has played a large role in his comedy. The latest addition to...

2008-07-30 09:00:00

By Kathy Gilbert and Holly Leber, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Jul. 30--Casey Phillips: This movie is a second to "The Love Guru" in my rankings as this year's most vulgar movie. Since the jokes dragged on long past chuckleworthiness, I'm convinced this movie's most redeeming quality might be as a case study in how comedy can be taken too far. With one-tenth as many jokes and horrible sight gags involving unmentionable bits of the male anatomy, there might have been a funny movie...

2008-07-25 18:00:39

Tomorrow night the Nelson Film Society presents Safety Last, featuring Harold Lloyd, and the keyboard magic of Gabor Tolnay. Safety Last is a hilarious escapade, a film full of gags and daredevil stunts. "The Boy", wanting to secure the hand of his sweetheart, heads to the city in search of fortune. He takes a lowly job in a department store, but makes out to his girlfriend that he runs the joint. Found out, he becomes entangled in a plot to save himself. Lloyd hanging from the hands of a...

2008-07-25 15:00:48

Some of Disney Channel's biggest stars are teaming up with the Muppets for Studio DC: Almost Live, a new U.S. special to air next month, the network said. Slated to appear are human celebrities Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Ashley Tisdale, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Brenda Song and Phill Lewis, as well as famous Muppets like Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, and Fozzie Bear. The half-hour, music-filled sketch comedy show is to premiere Aug. 3 on Disney Channel. Dylan and Cole Sprouse...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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