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2014-04-09 08:26:43

TWO GENRE-DEFINING FILM NOIR CLASSICS COME TO BLU-RAY(TM) FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A pair of groundbreaking movies directed by two of the most influential filmmakers of all time, Billy Wilder and Orson Welles, come to Blu-ray((TM)) for the first time ever when Double Indemnity and Touch of Evil premiere in Limited Edition with Exclusive Collectibles including lobby cards, poster reproductions and a rare still of a never-before-seen...

2011-05-01 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) MONDAY, MAY 2: CITIZEN KANE'S 70TH Profile America -- Monday, May 2nd. One of the most influential motion pictures ever made was released this week 70 years ago -- "Citizen Kane," directed by Orson Welles, who also played the title role. Welles had already become famous for his legendary 1938...

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2009-04-22 15:47:40

Turner Classic Movies will pay tribute to 52 of cinema's greatest directors with a month-long festival in June, the U.S. network said. The festival will feature nearly 350 films, including the works of classic directors like Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock and John Ford; mavericks like Orson Welles, Billy Wilder and Blake Edwards; international icons like Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut and Akira Kurosawa; and modern masters like Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Woody...

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2009-04-06 09:32:20

Film actor Zac Efron has agreed to serve as guest host of Saturday Night Live in New York for the first time, NBC announced. Efron is slated to appear on Saturday's episode of the sketch comedy series, alongside musical guest Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Efron, who is best known for his work in the High School Musical movies, will star in 17 Again, a big-screen comedy set to open in U.S. theaters April 17 and will be seen in the film Me and Orson Welles later this year.

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2009-03-16 19:11:24

HBO announced Monday that The Sopranos creator David Chase has signed on to write and produce a miniseries about the history of Hollywood filmmaking. The New York Times said the drama series, Ribbon of Dreams, is expected to begin the story at the turn of the last century and to chronicle each period of Hollywood movies -- including silent westerns and comedies, the golden era of the studio system, the emergence of auteur filmmakers in the 1970s and the contemporary smorgasbord of big-budget...

2009-02-07 14:51:18

U.S. actress Claire Danes and British actor Hugh Dancy are engaged to be married, the couple's representative has confirmed. An unidentified representative for the 29-year-old actress and 33-year-old actor confirmed the couple are engaged after dating for more than a year, People.com reported Friday. The two movie stars met while filming 2007's Evening, the representative added. Danes, known for roles in the TV series My So-Called Life and movies like Romeo + Juliet, will next appear on the...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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