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2005-10-28 01:15:00

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - There has been no rest for the weary on the Wellywood set of "King Kong." Award-winning DVD producer Michael Pellerin and his team have been running as fast as they can to keep up with Oscar-winning "Lord of the Rings" producer-writer-director Peter Jackson. Somehow, while Jackson was in the throes of creating his three-hour, $207 million epic remake of his favorite childhood classic, the tireless filmmaker also was supplying commentary not...

2005-10-17 17:05:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The upcoming movie remake of "King Kong" might outrage some serious scientists, but one expert in gorilla conservation sees the fictional ape as an inspiration. Patrick Mehlman is a field researcher in Rwanda and a vice president of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. He is also a King Kong fan. "The original 'King Kong' (1933) is one of my favorite movies. I think that's one of the things that as a child got me interested in studying great apes,"...

2005-10-13 21:01:15

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Universal is taking a novel approach to marketing its upcoming, big-budget film "King Kong" by releasing a DVD documenting the making of the movie a day before the film hits theaters. The DVD "KING KONG Peter Jackson's Production Diaries" marks the first time a major studio will ship retailers a DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a film ahead of its theatrical release, a Universal Studios Home Entertainment spokeswoman said on Thursday, and industry...

2005-10-13 21:00:00

LOS ANGELES -- Universal is taking a novel approach to marketing its upcoming, big-budget film "King Kong" by releasing a DVD documenting the making of the movie a day before the film hits theaters. The DVD "KING KONG Peter Jackson's Production Diaries" marks the first time a major studio will ship retailers a DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a film ahead of its theatrical release, a Universal Studios Home Entertainment spokeswoman said on Thursday, and industry sources agreed. By...

2005-10-13 17:10:27

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Universal Pictures is taking a novel approach to marketing its upcoming, big-budget film "King Kong" by releasing a DVD documenting the making of the movie a day before the film hits theaters. A Universal spokeswoman said on Thursday it is the first time a major studio will ship retailers a DVD featuring a behind-the-scenes look at a film ahead of its theatrical release, and industry sources agreed. By releasing the two-DVD set along with a companion book on...

2005-10-07 00:35:40

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Landing a blockbuster is every actor's dream. Especially when an actor hasn't established himself as a marquee movie star. But like many things in Hollywood, one person's opportunity is another's downfall. Take the stars of the Oscar-winning global blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," several of whom boast new fall movies. Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) is earning critical raves for his role as a family man with a violent past...

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2005-10-07 00:35:00

LOS ANGELES -- Landing a blockbuster is every actor's dream. Especially when an actor hasn't established himself as a marquee movie star. But like many things in Hollywood, one person's opportunity is another's downfall. Take the stars of the Oscar-winning global blockbuster trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," several of whom boast new fall movies. Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn) is earning critical raves for his role as a family man with a violent past in David Cronenberg's smart-house draw, "A...

2005-10-05 01:16:08

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, the creative duo behind the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and the upcoming "King Kong," will serve as executive producers of a movie based on Microsoft's blockbuster "Halo" video game. Universal Pictures and 20th Century Fox, the companies behind the project, hope to be in production in the spring with an eye for a summer 2007 worldwide release. No director is attached, though one is expected to come aboard...

2005-08-05 03:54:10

By Thomas K. Arnold LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Director Peter Jackson, at work on his own remake of "King Kong," is helping produce bonus materials for the DVD debut of the 1933 original. Jackson is working on a new documentary, "RKO Production 601: The Making of Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World," a two-hour, seven-part feature included in the two-disc "King Kong" set, which Warner Home Video will release on Nov. 22. "Fans of this film are going to go crazy; we've got...

2005-07-21 14:01:54

By Gina Keating LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Film industry insiders are optimistic that movie ticket sales will rebound in the second half of the year after a summer slump as more and better-quality films hit theaters. Regal Entertainment Group CEO Mike Campbell told Reuters in a recent interview that exhibitors were counting on a strong slate of fourth-quarter films to drive box office revenue past last year's totals. Exhibitors were expecting the year-end box office charge to be led by...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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