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2008-10-10 09:00:35

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (IFC Films, $24.95) -- * 1/2-- A well-acted but somewhat disturbing Romanian drama that broaches the abortion issue. Romanian with subtitles. Not rated, probable R (profanity, brief nudity, drugs, brief gore, brief sex, slurs) -- Jeff Vice, Deseret News -- "The Edge of Heaven" (Strand Releasing, $27.99) -- ***-- A European drama about strained parental relationships, featuring some very strong performances and...

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2008-10-07 14:20:00

A U.S. District Court has ordered RealNetworks to stop selling its RealDVD software, which the company says provides users a legal way to copy DVDs. Six leading movie studios -- Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal, Disney and Warner Bros -- jointly sued the Seattle, WA- based software company on September 30, the day the software was unveiled.  San Francisco District Court Judge Marilyn Hall Patel was set to review the case on Tuesday. RealNetworks...

2008-10-07 09:00:32

Big Screen Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC:BSEG) has announced the following concerning its films in development and recent distribution deals: -- Financial negotiations are underway with a Dubai-based investment group for the film "Standing Down," starring Ron Perlman and Pras Michel, with Marshall Tyler slated to direct. Perlman starred in the successful blockbuster "Hellboy 2" (worldwide gross $140,000,000) this past summer, and currently stars in the critically acclaimed FX television...

2008-10-03 09:00:21

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "Feast II: Sloppy Seconds" (Dimension/Weinstein, $19.98) -- Direct-to-video sequel to the 2005 horror film. Jenny Wade ("No Reservations") stars. Not rated, probable R (violence, gore, sex, nudity, vulgarity, profanity, brief drugs) -- "The Happening" (Fox, $29.95) -- * -- M. Night Shyamalan's latest is pretty gory and features a rather heavy-handed environmental message. Mark Wahlberg stars. R (violence, gore, profanity, brief drugs,...

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2008-10-01 07:00:00

RealNetworks Inc. was sued on Tuesday by Hollywood's six major movie studios.  The lawsuit is an attempt to try and block the company from distributing DVD copying software that the studios believe will allow consumers to copy DVDs outright. Hollywood studios could lose a large chunk of their estimated $14 billion revenue this year if consumers are able to copy rental DVDs from outlets like Blockbuster and Netflix. The Motion Picture Association of America, which represents Hollywood's...

2008-09-30 16:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's top movie companies filed a lawsuit today asking a federal court to stop RealNetworks Inc. from distributing the company's RealDVD software which allows movies to be copied illegally. In their complaint and motion for a temporary restraining order, the studios said that RealNetworks' RealDVD violates the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) because its software illegally bypasses the copyright protection built into DVDs that...

2008-09-26 09:00:25

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "Beaufort" (Kino, $29.95) -- *** 1/2 -- This Oscar-nominated war thriller is a very fascinating, sometimes disturbing tale about the emotional and physical toll of combat. With English subtitles (Yiddish and Middle-Eastern dialects). R (violence, profanity, gore, vulgarity, slurs, brief drugs) -- Jeff Vice, Deseret News -- "Bigger, Stronger, Faster*" (Magnolia, $26.98) -- *** -- It's not perfect, but this insider documentary about steroids...

2008-09-25 00:00:21

By JONPAUL HEDGE Torbay Council, which effectively banned one of the world's most successful comedies 28-years-ago, is to screen it for the first time after declaring its own X-rating certificate void. The Life Of Brian is to be shown in Torquay on Sunday after it won an online poll as part of the English Riviera International Comedy Film Festival. After legal advice the council has deemed the previous ruling redundant, paving the way for what's thought to be the first council organised...

2008-09-19 09:00:25

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "Deception" (Fox, $27.98) -- ** -- This predictable erotic thriller is a long, slow case of deja vu. Ewan McGregor and Hugh Jackman star. R (sex, profanity, violence, drugs) --Robert W. Butler, McClatchy Newspapers -- "Leatherheads" (Universal, $29.98) -- *** -- George Clooney's crowd-pleasing, screwball/period sports comedy is surprisingly, refreshingly effective at times. PG-13 (violence, vulgarity, profanity, slurs) --Jeff Vice, Deseret...

2008-09-12 09:00:31

The following DVDs will be released Tuesday: -- "88 Minutes" (Sony, $28.96) -- * -- A sleazy and dim-witted, "torture-porn" thriller that could use at least 88 more IQ points. Al Pacino stars. R (violence, torture, gore, profanity, drugs, rape, vulgarity, brief nudity, brief sex) --Jeff Vice, Deseret News -- "Before the Rains" (Lionsgate, $27.98) -- Period romance starring Linus Roache as a spice merchant who falls in love with an alluring servant (Nandita Das). PG-13 (violence, sex)...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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