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2005-10-30 15:15:00

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES -- A sadistic serial killer named Jigsaw carved up Zorro at the Halloween box office in North America as moviegoers opted for the gruesome thrills of "Saw II" over the light comedy of "The Legend of Zorro." According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Saw II" sold $30.5 million worth of tickets in its first three days since October 28, well above industry expectations of a bow in the $20 million range. Its little-heralded predecessor kicked off with $18 million...

2005-10-30 14:32:01

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A sadistic serial killer named Jigsaw carved up Zorro at the Halloween box office in North America as moviegoers opted for the gruesome thrills of "Saw II" over the light comedy of "The Legend of Zorro." According to studio estimates issued on Sunday, "Saw II" sold $30.5 million worth of tickets in its first three days since October 28, well above industry expectations of a bow in the $20 million range. Its little-heralded predecessor kicked...

2005-10-12 11:35:00

MADRID -- Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is looking forward to a second stint as director, breaking from his adventures as swashbuckling legend Zorro, the latest episode of which hits screens later this month. That is not to say that he did not have fun playing the masked Mexican hero. "It's a character that I always found really likeable. I'm fond of (Zorro) because he was a popular figure who worked for the people," Banderas told reporters in Madrid. The 45-year-old heartthrob, discovered...

2005-09-21 04:29:23

By Gregg Kilday LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Catherine Zeta-Jones, who returns to theaters next month in "The Legend of Zorro," is set to play a high-powered chef in the romantic comedy-drama "Mostly Martha." The plot line follows the chef as her life changes when she becomes the guardian of her young niece. The Castle Rock/Warner Bros. project is based on the 2001 German feature "Bella Martha." Production is expected to begin in January. It will be directed by Scott Hicks,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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