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2008-12-04 17:09:39

Chicago's Navy Pier IMAX Theatre says it will soon be showing an IMAX version of the Hollywood remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. The Day the Earth Stood Still: The IMAX Experience is to debut Dec. 12 concurrently with the U.S. release of the film in conventional theaters. In this contemporary reinvention of the 1951 science-fiction classic, renowned scientist Dr. Helen Benson, played by Jennifer Connelly, finds herself face-to-face with an alien called Klaatu, played by Keanu Reeves,...

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2008-12-01 20:47:25

Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves has agreed to join Caltech researchers on a panel to discuss his new movie The Day the Earth Stood Still, organizers said. The chat is to follow a screening of the film Friday. Students, faculty and community members are invited to Caltech's Beckman Auditorium to hear how the science in the movie meshes with real world scientific research. The panel discussion is to include Reeves, director Scott Derrickson and Caltech astrophysicist Sean Carroll and roboticist...

2008-07-22 09:00:46

By Glenn Whipp Freaks-and-geeks fest Comic-Con opens its doors to Hollywood on Thursday at the San Diego Convention Center, and studios are firing up the corporate jets in preparation for what has become an essential, annual sales job. Jon Favreau remembers taking the trip to the four-day fest last year to present an early look at "Iron Man." Favreau's energetic meet-and-greet, supported by an appearance from a clearly enthusiastic Robert Downey Jr., generated great buzz among fans, which...

2006-04-20 06:09:28

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of surprise fall hit "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is bringing John Milton's "Paradise Lost" to the big screen. Written in 1667, Milton's epic poem revolves around the fall of man and the classic battle of good vs. evil, telling along the way the story of Satan/Lucifer, the angel who tries to overthrow God, and the temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote and...

2006-04-20 06:06:00

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The director of surprise fall hit "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" is bringing John Milton's "Paradise Lost" to the big screen. Written in 1667, Milton's epic poem revolves around the fall of man and the classic battle of good vs. evil, telling along the way the story of Satan/Lucifer, the angel who tries to overthrow God, and the temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Scott Derrickson, who co-wrote and...

2005-09-12 06:30:00

LOS ANGELES -- "The Exorcism of Emily Rose," which enjoyed a stunning $30 million No. 1 opening at the weekend box office, represents a portrait in duality. Part horror film and part legal drama, the Screen Gems release treads the line between two well-trodden yet disparate genres. So it's no surprise that the creative forces behind the project -- director-writer Scott Derrickson and writer Paul Harris Boardman -- also employed a yin and yang strategy in the collaborative process. "We joke...