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2009-09-27 11:00:13

Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland for a 1977 underage sex case in the United States, film festival organizers say. Polanski was in Zurich Saturday to attend the city's international film festival and accept an achievement award when he was arrested, festival organizers told CNN. Roman Polanski, who is one of the greatest film directors of all time, would have been honored for his life's work in Zurich today, the film festival said in a statement.

2009-07-24 16:01:42

British actor Gary Oldman, who co-starred in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, says the next film about the Caped Crusader will hit theaters in 2011. Although The Dark Knight was an enormous blockbuster last year and won an Oscar for Oldman's late co-star Heath Ledger, plans for the next Batman movie have not officially been announced. EW.com said Oldman told the crowd at Comic-Con in San Diego Friday the next installment in the Batman franchise will begin shooting next year. You didn't hear...

2009-07-05 22:15:00

Notorious US bank robber and killer John Dillinger's Derringer will be auctioned in Dallas, auction gallery officials said.

2009-06-26 07:41:13

The trial of bank robber John Dillinger's girlfriend is to be re-enacted in St.

2009-06-19 15:26:36

Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard turned out for the Chicago premiere of Public Enemies, a film about infamous bank robber John Dillinger. The Chicago Tribune said Thursday night's premiere took place at the AMC River East theater, not far from where authorities hunted down and shot to death the real-life Public Enemy No.

2009-06-15 21:07:50

HDNet Movies said Monday it plans to offer a special sneak preview of the David Lynch-produced thriller Surveillance before its U.S. theatrical release. Lynch's daughter Jennifer directed it and co-wrote it with Kent Harper. She previously wrote and directed the cult classic film Boxing Helena.

2009-05-20 11:37:53

A man who fell down a 16th floor shaft at a New York construction site had only minor injuries after a tangle of duct work broke his fall, authorities said. Co-workers said welder George Saguay slipped while working just before 2:30 p.m. on the 16th floor of the construction site at 303 E. 77th St.

2009-05-06 09:30:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Director-producer Michael Mann has cast Britt Barrett for a featured role in one of the most anticipated films of the summer, Michael Mann's "Public Enemies" which opens July 1st and stars Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard and Giovanni Ribisi. Barrett also appears in Todd Phillip's upcoming comedy "The Hangover" starring Bradley Cooper which will be in theatres nationwide starting June 5th. Barrett is a graduate of the famed Rose Bruford...

2009-03-20 22:35:00

The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan's older brother, Matthew Francis Nolan, has been arrested in Chicago on murder and kidnapping charges.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.