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2010-04-03 07:46:58

Two computer scientists explored how smart phones can be hacked, hijacked and exploited without their owner's knowledge Smart phones are becoming a common part of everyday life. Millions of Americans are using these powerful devices whose impressive capabilities and features rival that of desktop computers from just a few years ago, including new tools that can help simplify everyday tasks such as finding a parking garage or the nearest drycleaner. But suppose you're a criminal who wants to...

2010-01-20 09:34:00

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary funnyman Mel Brooks is set to be a featured guest at the TCM Classic Film Festival in April. As part of the festivities, TCM will partner with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce as they honor Brooks with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame*, which marks its 50th anniversary this year. Brooks will also introduce a festival screening of his first feature film, The Producers (1968), which earned Brooks an Oscar® for Best Original...

2008-08-24 00:00:24

By Nicholas Barber Film 2 Get Smart Peter Segal 111 MINS, 12A There's been a rash of prequels over the past few years, catering for those strange people who have always wanted to know where James Bond got his Aston Martin or how Batman manufactured his Bat-mask, but there's never been a prequel less necessary than Get Smart. The 1960s TV series was a spy spoof created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Pitting Maxwell Smart, agent of Control, against the master criminals of Kaos, it was a...

2008-08-23 18:00:22

By Joy Riley BASED on a madcap '60s television series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, here is a comic caper about an accident-prone yet sensitive secret agent who might just be mankind's last hope. James Bond and Jason Bourne need not fear. If Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) does save the world, it is the result of pluck and good fortune rather than a perfectly conceived and executed plan. Carell embraces the film's brand of unabashed silliness without restraint. He also...

2008-08-22 18:00:31

COMEDY GET SMART (1hr 50mins) Certificate: 12A Starring: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Terence Stamp Director: Peter Segal Star rating: *** BASED on a madcap 60s television series created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, Get Smart is a comic caper about an accident-prone yet sensitive secret agent. James Bond and Jason Bourne need not fear: if Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) does save the world, it is the result of good fortune rather than a perfectly conceived and executed...

2008-08-18 00:00:25

Anne Hathaway may look as pretty as a picture but she's made of stern stuff. The perky brunette didn't flinch when it came to performing action scenes wearing a tight dress and a pair of killer heels in new spoof comedy movie Get Smart. She said: "I feel like The Devil Wears Prada was my high heel training for this movie. "We were trying to find a look where you could walk down a runway or fight ninjas. That was the challenge." It seems Anne took her comedy action role opposite Steve...

2008-08-13 18:00:28

By Ellie Genower Anne Hathaway might look as pretty as a picture but she's made of stern stuff. The perky brunette didn't flinch when it came to performing action scenes wearing a tight dress and a pair of killer heels in new spoof comedy movie Get Smart. "I feel like The Devil Wears Prada was my high heel training for this movie," she laughs. "We were trying to find a look where you could walk down a runway or fight ninjas. That was the challenge." It seems Anne took her comedy action...

2008-08-08 00:00:26

By Gill Pringle Life's been tricky for Anne Hathaway recently, but, she tells Gill Pringle, for her new film she's put on a brave face In her latest film role, Anne Hathaway plays an ultra-cool secret agent - playing it straight against Get Smart's daunting comedic cast, which includes Steve Carell and Alan Arkin. In real life, too, the 25-year-old actress needed all the composure she could muster as her private life recently came tumbling around her in the midst of press duties for her...

2008-08-05 00:00:21

By Chris Hawley MEXICO CITY -- This weekend, thousands of Mexicans will line up at theaters to see "The Knight of the Night,""Super Agent 86" and "The End of Time." Never heard of them? Those are the literal translations of the Spanish titles given to "The Dark Knight,""Get Smart" and "The Happening," examples of the marketing tactics that can leave cinephiles baffled as Hollywood reaches out to increasingly important foreign audiences. Depending on the nation, moviegoers are watching...

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Chris Hawley MEXICO CITY --This weekend, thousands of Mexicans will line up at theaters to see The Knight of the Night, Super Agent 86 and The End of Time. Never heard of them? Those are the literal translations of the Spanish titles given to The Dark Knight, Get Smart and The Happening, examples of the marketing tactics that can leave cinephiles baffled as Hollywood reaches out to increasingly important foreign audiences. Titles are often tweaked to sound better in the local...


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