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2009-09-25 18:33:00

WHEATON, Ill., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Genghis Grill - The Mongolian Stir Fry is well-known for its fresh, hot and healthy food, for its style of fun service, featuring build your own bowl - an INTERACTIVE style of exhibition cooking modeled after a centuries-old legend. According to this legend, 12th century Mongol warriors, led by the mighty warrior GENGHIS KHAN, heated their shields over open fires to grill food in the fields of battle! Genghis Grill will be holding a fundraiser for...

2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Margaret Menge, Florida Keys Keynoter, Marathon Jul. 25--The thick of summer is the best time for an epic film like "Mongol" to hit movie houses. We're slowed by the heat, and a bit dulled from the sun. We are primed for something grand to open up on the screen in front of us, and slap us awake. "Mongol" opened in New York last month and is playing through July 31 at the Tropic Cinema in Key West. The movie, directed by Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, tells the story of the...

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By MAL VINCENT IF YOU'VE ALWAYS thought of Genghis Khan as a ferocious, cruel and barbaric warrior, "Mongol" sets out to change your mind. Here, he's a lad who wants, and deserves, revenge. Will a movie about the young Adolf Hitler be next? Or perhaps Atilla the Hun should get his turn. In any case, Genghis (if we can be so bold as to address him informally) is more the victim than the aggressor. This German-Russian-Mongolian production spends most of its time trying to prove that...

2008-06-27 09:02:45

By Jeff Vice Deseret News MONGOL -- *** -- Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluun; in Mongolian, with English subtitles; rated R (violence, gore, brief sex, profanity, slurs, brief drugs, brief partial nudity) As good as it is, "Mongol" still makes you wonder what someone like the late Akira Kurosawa would have done with this material. That's not meant as a slight against Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, who manages to stage a pretty impressive and involving epic on a fraction of a...

2008-06-27 06:02:41

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 27--The German-Russian production Mongol needed a more intriguing title, perhaps Genghis Khan: The Early Years. Immediately you'd be hooked. The 13th-century warlord is one of those fierce figures of world myth about whom we know so little and imagine so much. A nonromantic epic about how a son of nomads became the unifying commander of an empire that blanketed most of Asia sounds intellectually arresting and viscerally potent....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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