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2008-12-02 16:45:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Pictures Classics took an impressive 18 Spirit nominations (in a addition to "Synecdoche, New York" winning a special Robert Altman Award) which were announced this morning in Los Angeles for their films "Rachel Getting Married," "Sugar," "The Class," "The Wackness," "Synecdoche, New York," and "Frozen River." "Rachel Getting Married" receiving some of the best critical praise of the Fall film releases took 6 nominations including Best Feature, Best...

2008-10-01 06:00:38

By Susan Wloszczyna, USA TODAY There are directors who tend to bring out the best out in male stars. Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and, yes, the aptly named Michael Mann are but a few. Then there is Jonathan Demme, whose deft touch with actresses in such indelible late-20th-century favorites as Something Wild, Married to the Mob and his Oscar triumph Silence of the Lambs could put him in the running for the modern era's closest successor to George Cukor. "I've always been a sucker for...

2008-09-07 12:00:13

By Roderick Conway Morris As the 65th Venice Film Festival drew to a close - the Golden Lion and other prizes were to be announced on Saturday evening - its director, Marco Muller, emphasized that, though there had been fewer Hollywood productions due to the screenwriters' strike and other delayed completion dates, Venice had managed to secure many of the most star-studded films. The festival got off to a lively start with the screening of the Coen brothers' intelligent "Burn After...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'