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2010-04-07 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Crescent Financial Partners, Inc., (CFP) announced it has signed an agreement to acquire a minority equity stake in Prominent Pictures, LLC for a minimum initial guaranteed commitment of $10 million to contribute towards a slate of feature films budgeting between $2M-$10M each.

2009-02-21 22:27:10

The Wrestler was named best feature at the Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., Saturday night. The movie about a former pro wrestling icon who can't let go of his glory days also earned the award for cinematography, while star Mickey Rourke picked up the trophy for best lead actor. I went out and found the best actors I could find -- Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood and the legend Mickey Rourke, director Darren Aronofsky told the audience as he collected the evening's top...

2008-09-28 12:00:25

By MAL VINCENT By Mal Vincent The Virginian-Pilot "Frozen River" speaks to the desperation of those American citizens who probably couldn't afford the ticket to go see it. They may be down, but they're not out.

2008-09-05 12:00:24

By ROBERT NOTT Cooler runnings Robert Nott I The New Mexican Frozen River, a survival story, rated R, Regal DeVargas, 988-2775, 3.5 chiles The town of Massena, in northern New York state on the Canadian border, is a bleak industrial community where the skies remain cloudy all day.

2008-09-01 18:00:16

By John Beifuss Something that is real ought to be more familiar than something that is unreal, but at the movies, the opposite is true. A tale about a superbeing from outer space may seem old hat, while a story about working-class Americans may be novel.

2008-09-01 18:00:16

By John Beifuss Courtney Hunt used to return to her hometown of Memphis with the typical luggage of someone reuniting for a few days with a host of uncles, cousins and other family members.

2008-08-22 21:00:17

By JAMES VERNIERE "FROZEN RIVER" Rated R. At Kendall, Coolidge Corner and West Newton cinemas. Grade: B- Even the snow is depressing in "Frozen River," the latest feel- bad indie film attracting critical praise from the icy depths of blue-collar, working-class bummer-hood.

2008-08-01 06:00:29

By Claudia Puig A Sundance hit that is both absorbing and bleak, Frozen River is anchored by powerful performances, believable scenarios and excellent writing.

Word of the Day
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.