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  • Famed director Sydney Pollack dies
    Tuesday May 27th 2008

    Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy “Tootsie” and the period drama “Out of Africa,” has died. He was 73. Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, said publicist Leslee Dart. Pollack had been diagnosed with cancer about nine months ago.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 05/23/08 to 05/25/08
    Monday May 26th 2008

    FilmTotalINDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE SKULL, PARAMOUNT$126,040,000THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, BUENA VISTA$28,642,000IRON MAN, PARAMOUNT$25,650,000WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, FOX$11,150,000SPEED RACER, WARNER BROS.$5,205,000BABY MAMA, UNIVERSAL$4,208,000MADE OF HONOR, SONY$4,200,000FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, UNIVERSAL$2,199,000HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY, NEW LINE$1,200,000THE VISITOR, OVERTURE FILMS$917,000

  • Villeneuve, Egoyan win at Cannes
    Monday May 26th 2008

    Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Denis Villeneuve have won major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, in advance of the awarding of the coveted Palme d’Or. Toronto’s Egoyan, 47, took the Ecumenical Jury prize for Adoration, his multi-layered meditation on mass communication, terrorism and cultural values surrounding the revealed secrets of a Toronto high school student.

  • Winners at the 61st Cannes Film Festival
    Monday May 26th 2008

    Awards given Sunday at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, selected by a nine-member jury headed by actor-director Sean Penn: Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The Class,” Laurent Cantet (France). Grand Prize: “Gomorrah,” Matteo Garrone (Italy). Jury Prize: “Il Divo,” Paolo Sorrentino (Italy). Special 61st Anniversary Prizes: Catherine Deneuve (France) and Clint[…]

  • CBC gets broadcast rights to concert honoring Mandela
    Monday May 26th 2008

    TORONTO – The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday bash from London in June. The public broadcaster will air a shortened version of “46664 Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela at 90″ from Hyde Park on concert day, June 27. The CBC will then[…]

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Archives for: May 20085
  • Famed director Sydney Pollack dies
    Tuesday May 27th 2008

    Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy “Tootsie” and the period drama “Out of Africa,” has died. He was 73. Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, said publicist Leslee Dart. Pollack had been diagnosed with cancer about nine months ago.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 05/23/08 to 05/25/08
    Monday May 26th 2008

    FilmTotalINDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE SKULL, PARAMOUNT$126,040,000THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, BUENA VISTA$28,642,000IRON MAN, PARAMOUNT$25,650,000WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, FOX$11,150,000SPEED RACER, WARNER BROS.$5,205,000BABY MAMA, UNIVERSAL$4,208,000MADE OF HONOR, SONY$4,200,000FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, UNIVERSAL$2,199,000HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY, NEW LINE$1,200,000THE VISITOR, OVERTURE FILMS$917,000

  • Villeneuve, Egoyan win at Cannes
    Monday May 26th 2008

    Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Denis Villeneuve have won major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, in advance of the awarding of the coveted Palme d’Or. Toronto’s Egoyan, 47, took the Ecumenical Jury prize for Adoration, his multi-layered meditation on mass communication, terrorism and cultural values surrounding the revealed secrets of a Toronto high school student.

  • Winners at the 61st Cannes Film Festival
    Monday May 26th 2008

    Awards given Sunday at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, selected by a nine-member jury headed by actor-director Sean Penn: Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The Class,” Laurent Cantet (France). Grand Prize: “Gomorrah,” Matteo Garrone (Italy). Jury Prize: “Il Divo,” Paolo Sorrentino (Italy). Special 61st Anniversary Prizes: Catherine Deneuve (France) and Clint[…]

  • CBC gets broadcast rights to concert honoring Mandela
    Monday May 26th 2008

    TORONTO – The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday bash from London in June. The public broadcaster will air a shortened version of “46664 Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela at 90″ from Hyde Park on concert day, June 27. The CBC will then[…]

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Archives for: May 20085
  • Famed director Sydney Pollack dies
    Tuesday May 27th 2008

    Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay who achieved commercial success and critical acclaim with the gender-bending comedy “Tootsie” and the period drama “Out of Africa,” has died. He was 73. Pollack died of cancer Monday afternoon at his home in Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, surrounded by family, said publicist Leslee Dart. Pollack had been diagnosed with cancer about nine months ago.

  • Canada and U.S. Weekend Box Office – 05/23/08 to 05/25/08
    Monday May 26th 2008

    FilmTotalINDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE SKULL, PARAMOUNT$126,040,000THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN, BUENA VISTA$28,642,000IRON MAN, PARAMOUNT$25,650,000WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, FOX$11,150,000SPEED RACER, WARNER BROS.$5,205,000BABY MAMA, UNIVERSAL$4,208,000MADE OF HONOR, SONY$4,200,000FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, UNIVERSAL$2,199,000HAROLD AND KUMAR ESCAPE FROM GUANTANAMO BAY, NEW LINE$1,200,000THE VISITOR, OVERTURE FILMS$917,000

  • Villeneuve, Egoyan win at Cannes
    Monday May 26th 2008

    Canadian filmmakers Atom Egoyan and Denis Villeneuve have won major prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, in advance of the awarding of the coveted Palme d’Or. Toronto’s Egoyan, 47, took the Ecumenical Jury prize for Adoration, his multi-layered meditation on mass communication, terrorism and cultural values surrounding the revealed secrets of a Toronto high school student.

  • Winners at the 61st Cannes Film Festival
    Monday May 26th 2008

    Awards given Sunday at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, selected by a nine-member jury headed by actor-director Sean Penn: Palme d’Or (Golden Palm): “The Class,” Laurent Cantet (France). Grand Prize: “Gomorrah,” Matteo Garrone (Italy). Jury Prize: “Il Divo,” Paolo Sorrentino (Italy). Special 61st Anniversary Prizes: Catherine Deneuve (France) and Clint[…]

  • CBC gets broadcast rights to concert honoring Mandela
    Monday May 26th 2008

    TORONTO – The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has acquired the Canadian broadcast rights to Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday bash from London in June. The public broadcaster will air a shortened version of “46664 Concert Honoring Nelson Mandela at 90″ from Hyde Park on concert day, June 27. The CBC will then[…]

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