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2014-06-24 12:26:17

THE MOST ICONIC CREATURES IN FILM HISTORY AVAILABLE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER IN ONE DEFINITIVE SET! UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the era of silent films, Universal Pictures has earned a reputation as the home of the monster movie, producing landmark films that defined the horror genre for all time. Now for the first time ever, all 30 Universal Classic Monster films will be available together on DVD in the Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film...

2006-03-16 20:27:42

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - He was the Mexican narcotics officer in "Traffic," a born-again ex-con in "21 Grams" and a corrupt cop in "Sin City." Now actor Benicio Del Toro looks forward to playing "The Wolf Man." Universal Pictures, which just named a new executive team on Thursday after a mediocre year at the box office, has tapped screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker to haul the 1941 horror classic out of the closet for a brush-up, with Del Toro to assume the title role....

Word of the Day
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'