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2009-07-28 15:35:40

The Wagner/Cuban Companies' Magnolia Pictures said Tuesday it has acquired the North American rights to the film Serious Moonlight. The movie, written by the late Adrienne Shelly, marks actress Cheryl Hines's directing debut. The two collaborated on the big-screen comedy Waitress before Shelly, the writer, director and actress, was killed by an intruder in her New York office in 2006. Serious Moonlight, starring Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell and Justin Long, debuted at the Tribeca...

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2009-04-29 06:23:55

Actress Cheryl Hines says she felt proud, not pressured, in making her feature film directorial debut with a script penned by the late Adrienne Shelly. Shelly was strangled by an intruder at her Manhattan office in 2006, shortly before her hit independent film Waitress, co-starring Hines, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Before she died, Shelly had completed the screenplay for a dark comedy called Serious Moonlight. Determined to see her vision brought to the big screen again, her...

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2008-10-01 06:30:00

Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid says he finds it "unbelievable" his ex-wife Meg Ryan is still talking about their marriage, which ended years ago, in public. In her new movie, "The Women," Ryan plays a woman whose husband cheats on her. While promoting the film, the actress told In Style magazine she wasn't the first to be unfaithful while she and Quaid were married. "Dennis was not faithful to me for a long time, and that was very painful," Ryan said. She told TV's Diane Sawyer the same...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot ONE EXASPERATED character in "The Women" yells: "What do you think this is, some 1930s movie?" If only. "The Women," the original directed by George Cukor and co- scripted by Anita Loos, was the comedy highlight of 1939 - the greatest year in movie history. (It also saw "Gone With the Wind,""Wuthering Heights,""The Wizard of Oz" and a half dozen other top films.) With its all-female cast, it dealt affectionately with women, who, as...

2008-09-19 09:00:25

By Chris Hicks Deseret News How secure am I in my masculinity? I went to see "The Women" last weekend, and I was the only man in the theater. There weren't even any men on the screen! What's more, I watched the 1939 black-and-white original the night before. No men in that one either. Of course, I was prepared. I raised four daughters. I've had female bosses. I once ate quiche. "The Women" began as a play by the very witty Clare Boothe Luce, and it ran for 666 performances -- as...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

HOLLYWOOD is finally getting a hefty helping of girl power. Chick flicks like Sex And The City and Mamma Mia! have made it big on the big screen this summer, as largely female audiences flocked to cinemas. Now they are enjoying The Women, a remake of George Cukor's 1939 classic comedy drama exploring the lives and loves of a group of New York women. Meg Ryan takes on the central role in the movie as Mary Haines, a working mum with a fancy Connecticut house and a rich Wall Street head...

2008-09-14 12:00:17

By A.O. Scott The Women Directed by Diane English Reviewed by A.O Scott * 'What is this, some 1930s movie?" asks a character in "The Women." If only! Of course, the line pays winking homage to a specific '30s movie, directed by George Cukor and based on a notorious play by Clare Boothe Luce, that starred Norma Shearer and Joan Crawford and was also called "The Women." Further comparison would only serve to demean that sleek and waspish artifact of a bygone era, and also to...

2008-09-13 00:00:21

By Bob Strauss "Sex and the City" was smarter. "Mamma Mia!" was dopier. But both, unfortunately, were more entertaining than "The Women." The exceptional television writer Diane English has been laboring on this update of Clare Boothe Luce's theatrical war horse for 14 years. She adapted the play and its well-liked but hopelessly outdated 1939 film incarnation and directed the remake -- her first feature -- to boot. She came up with a lot of decent ideas. And she's done a competent...

2008-09-12 21:00:18

By John Beifuss The famous opening credits of director George Cukor's 1939 film "The Women" connects each of the MGM starlets in the cast with a particular type of animal. Norma Shearer's name is accompanied by a shot of a wide-eyed, innocent doe; Joan Crawford is represented as a stylish predator, a leopard. The animal that gets the most screen time in writer-director Diane English's remake of "The Women" is that big ol' friendly critter that seems to appear in almost every modern...

2008-09-12 21:00:18

By TONI RUBERTO Meg is back. Big time. Annette lets loose and has fun. Debra shows that she's no one-trick pony tied to a guy named Will. The same, actually, could be said about Jada. Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Debra Messing and Jada Pinkett Smith are four very good reasons to watch "The Women," the long-awaited comedy-drama directed, produced and written for the screen by Buffalo's Diane English. Candice Bergen, Cloris Leachman, Debi Mazar, Bette Midler and Eva Mendes round out the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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