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  • The Teaser for Mel Gibson's "Apocalypto" (Passion Follow-up)

    12/21/2005 9:43:05 AM PST · by pcottraux · 16 replies · 1,141+ views
    comingsoon.net ^ | December 21
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/touchstone/apocalypto/ The Teaser for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto Source: Touchstone Pictures December 21, 2005 Your first look at director Mel Gibson's Apocalypto is now online at Apple, where you can view the teaser trailer in High Definition QuickTime here and in regular QuickTime formats here. Co-written by Gibson and Farhad Safinia, Apocalypto is a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing...
  • 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' Leads TV Pack

    11/28/2005 5:29:52 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 19 replies · 681+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 28, 05 | LYNN ELBER
    LOS ANGELES - Good grief, network executives said when they first saw Charles Schulz's "A Charlie Brown Christmas." "They thought it was too slow," executive producer Lee Mendelson recalls being told by the powers-that-were at CBS in 1965. But the special was an instant hit with critics and audiences. Forty years later, its ruminations on the spirit of Christmas, backed by a lilting jazz score by Vince Guaraldi, remain fresh and affecting. Schulz, the creator of Charlie Brown and the rest of the "Peanuts" comic strip gang, never doubted that the program he'd written was good, Mendelson said. Schulz, who...
  • Tolerance triumph in Kingdom of Heaven.

    04/26/2005 4:14:00 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 22 replies · 1,856+ views
    Telegraph India ^ | 04/25/05 | Telegraph India
    Tolerance triumph in Kingdom of Heaven - Valiant knight Ridley Scott’s new blockbuster, Kingdom of Heaven, could hardly be more topical. It shows Muslims resisting Christian invaders, battles raging in wind-whipped deserts, ancient cities under siege and civilians cowering. Ok, so all this screen mayhem is meant to be happening more than eight centuries ago, but doesn’t it sound like recent news from Iraq? Well, the movie is not meant to show that Christians and Muslims have been at one another’s throats for centuries. Rather, by dwelling on the extended, turbulent holy war known as the Crusades, Ridley said he...