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2011-01-24 11:05:00

There's a reason why Hollywood makes movies like Arachnophobia and Snakes on a Plane: Most people are afraid of spiders and snakes. A new paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, reviews research with infants and toddlers and finds that we aren't born afraid of spiders and snakes, but we can learn these fears very quickly. One theory about why we fear spiders and snakes is because so many are poisonous; natural...

2006-08-22 17:38:34

PHOENIX (Reuters) - Life imitating art is all very well. Unless, that is, it's a movie about deadly snakes on the rampage. Movie chain AMC Entertainment Inc. said pranksters at one of its Phoenix theaters released two live diamondback rattlesnakes during a showing of the film "Snakes on a Plane" last Friday. No one was injured. AMC spokeswoman Melanie Bell said, "One was found in the parking lot during the show, and the other in the movie theater. They were both removed, and no one...

2006-08-20 13:19:20

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So much for the Internet hype. "Snakes on a Plane," a camp thriller that generated an unprecedented tsunami of online hysteria during the past year, crawled into the No. 1 slot at the North American weekend box office with estimated ticket sales of just $15.3 million, its distributor said on Sunday. New Line Cinema had hoped the movie would open in the low-$20 million range, a spokeswoman said. While the Time Warner Inc.-owned studio was...

2006-08-20 14:55:21

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - So much for the Internet hype. "Snakes on a Plane," a camp thriller that generated an unprecedented tsunami of online hysteria during the past year, crawled into the No. 1 slot at the North American weekend box office with estimated ticket sales of just $15.3 million, its distributor said on Sunday. New Line Cinema had hoped the movie would open in the low-$20 million range, a spokeswoman said. While the Time Warner Inc.-owned studio was...

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,...

2006-08-17 22:20:32

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Hollywood is dealing moviegoers a wild card this weekend. Industry experts are all over the map as to how well, or not so well, New Line Cinema's Internet phenomenon "Snakes on a Plane" will do at the domestic boxoffice. Ever since the Internet digerati took hold of the title of the film, buzz has been unlike anything the Internet has seen, especially for a nonsequel. And since Samuel L. Jackson came aboard, the buzz has climbed...

2006-08-18 00:20:00

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood is dealing moviegoers a wild card this weekend. Industry experts are all over the map as to how well, or not so well, New Line Cinema's Internet phenomenon "Snakes on a Plane" will do at the domestic boxoffice. Ever since the Internet digerati took hold of the title of the film, buzz has been unlike anything the Internet has seen, especially for a nonsequel. And since Samuel L. Jackson came aboard, the buzz has climbed to a fever pitch. But that all...

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...

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2006-08-16 08:00:00

WASHINGTON -- 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 U.S. 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 that seems to have the whole wired world...


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