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2006-08-18 16:01:25

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early audiences lured to "Snakes on a Plane" by its sensational title and Internet hype said the film lived up to their expectations for an over-the-top thriller. "It was just so ridiculous it was a good movie," said Colin Cowes, 15, from Minnesota, after seeing a morning screening in New York on Friday. "I went and saw it because I saw an ad for it on the Internet. Definitely the title got me in because it just sounds so random and stupid."...

2006-08-18 13:55:00

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK (Reuters) - Early audiences lured to "Snakes on a Plane" by its sensational title and Internet hype say the film lives up to their expectations for an over-the-top thriller. "It was just so ridiculous it was a good movie," said Colin Cowes, 15, from Minnesota, after seeing a morning screening in New York on Friday. "I went and saw it because I saw an ad for it on the Internet. Definitely the title got me in because it just sounds so random and stupid." The movie,...

2006-08-16 07:04:22

By Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - To hear some punsters tell it, it's time for Hollywood to "kick asp." After endless parodies, Weblogs, videos, books, news reports and T-shirts, "Snakes on a Plane" finally opens in the United States on Friday with no one knowing quite what to expect from the super-hyped film other than a story about reptiles patrolling a panicky passenger jet. There have been no advance showings of the $30 million dollar movie after an amazing run of publicity...

2006-07-10 00:04:18

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Samuel L. Jackson is teleporting into a starring role in the sci-fi thriller, "Jumper," director Doug Liman's feature follow-up to last summer's hit "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." Based on the Steven Gould novel, "Jumper" follows a kid from a broken home (Tom Sturridge) who discovers that he has the ability to teleport. In his quest for the man he believes is responsible for the death of his mother, the kid draws the attention of the National...

2006-03-24 20:07:53

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described...

2006-03-24 20:05:00

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to narrate an upcoming spoof of the Oscar-winning documentary "March of the Penguins" with an all-star supporting voice cast, independent studio ThinkFilm said on Friday. "Farce of the Penguins," mixing archival wildlife footage with an R-rated screenplay written and directed by comedian Bob Saget, is aimed for a late-summer theatrical release, ThinkFilm spokesman Alex Klenert said. In press materials, ThinkFilm described "Farce of...

2006-03-23 12:12:45

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As film back-stories go, this one is fairly serpentine. The Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Snakes on a Plane," which wrapped last September in Vancouver, went back before the cameras this month for five days of additional shooting in Los Angeles. In this case, it wasn't the usual reshoot, hastily assembled to fix a nagging story problem. Instead, distributor New Line Cinema decided to create new scenes that would take the movie from PG-13...

2006-03-23 09:41:22

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As film back-stories go, this one is fairly serpentine. The Samuel L. Jackson thriller "Snakes on a Plane," which wrapped last September in Vancouver, went back before the cameras this month for five days of additional shooting in Los Angeles. In this case, it wasn't the usual reshoot, hastily assembled to fix a nagging story problem. Instead, distributor New Line Cinema decided to create new scenes that would take the movie from PG-13...

2005-08-03 05:18:25

By Tatiana Siegel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Samuel L. Jackson has signed to star in and co-produce "Afrosamurai," a live-action feature film based on a Japanese "manga" comic. The story centers on No. 2, the Afro Samurai, who travels the road looking for revenge on those who murdered his father in front of him when he was just a boy. His nemesis is No. 1, a three-armed gunman who is the lord of the dark swordsman's road. Production is slated to begin next year, with the film...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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