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2011-09-15 07:00:00

One of Hollywoodâs most terrifying new films, Tape 407, features footage that feels too real for reality and too disturbing for fiction. The film opens with two teenagers flying from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve. Their nightmare begins when their plane hits extreme turbulence mid-flight. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing area. The handful of survivors from...

2009-04-28 07:00:00

FAMILY MEMBER Of KILLER WILL DELIVER STATEMENT Of EVIDENCE Supporting Forensic Experts, Law Enforcement/Government Personalities, and Legal Representatives organized by members of the original Law Offices of Melvin Belli will be in Attendance SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 40 years have passed since the first ZODIAC murder. He may have killed 36 people. There has never been conclusive evidence implicating a single individual and no one has ever come forward to identify the...

2008-10-09 18:00:24

By SCOTT A. MAY In an age of corporate greed run amok, "Flash of Genius" is perfectly timed but imperfectly played, offering only sporadic sparks of dramatic depth and character empathy. Based on a true story, the script was penned by the late Philip Railsback - brother of "Helter Skelter" actor Steve Railsback - adapted from a New Yorker article by John Seabrook. Veteran producer Marc Abraham ("The Commitments,""Children of Men") makes his directing debut with this feature, and it shows....

2008-10-03 09:00:21

By Jeff Vice Deseret News FLASH OF GENIUS -- ** -- Greg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney; rated PG-13 (profanity, vulgarity, brief drugs) "Flash of Genius" takes an uninteresting idea -- on the surface, at least -- and actually makes it even less interesting than it already would be. (For those who are wondering, it's a film about a controversy about exactly who invented the intermittent windshield wiper for automobiles. Not exactly the kind of stuff to pique audience interest.)...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Roger Moore "Flash of Genius" is a film biography that lacks the flash of inspiration, the sting of wit, the pangs of pathos. The story of the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper isn't a bad film. But producer-turned-director Marc Abraham, and the writers and star Greg Kinnear, don't give us a reason to care about the lonely, dull quest of the inventor to be paid, and get credit, for the device that changed rainy-day driving forever. It's a toothless "Tucker," a movie...

2008-09-17 00:00:19

The movie "Flash of Genius," starring Greg Kinnear, has won the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award, organizers of the Hamptons International Film Festival said. The film is to have a special Sloan/HIFF New York premiere Oct. 2 at the Museum of Modern Art. This is the ninth consecutive year the $25,000 prize is being presented as part of the festival. It is awarded to a feature-length film "that explores science and technology themes in fresh, innovative ways and depicts scientists and...

2008-07-18 00:00:24

By Carla DeStefano When playwright John Morogiello's comedy "Stonewall's Bust" takes stage for the first time, he has some high hopes for the outcome. "I hope the audience will leave the show gasping for breath from laughing so hard. I hope they have oxygen in the theatre ready to go," he says. "But I am a humble man - a simple man." It's that humor that is carried through his play, which will be presented at the Mountain Playhouse in Jennerstown beginning Tuesday. Set in the South,...

2008-07-11 12:00:38

By Michael Smith, Tulsa World, Okla. Jul. 11--If Steven Spielberg hadn't made a movie about the man, the public at large still wouldn't have the foggiest idea as to the identity or importance of Oskar Schindler's life-saving efforts at the close of World War II. "The Children of Huang Shi" won't bring the same fame to George Hogg, but this good-natured drama is a worthwhile memorial to a little-known rescue of 60 innocent souls from a pre-World War II reign of terror. The film begins...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'