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'Indiana Jones' and the computer-generated jungle

SAN FRANCISCO - In the hallowed halls at ILM, Indiana Jones almost seems out of place.
Cusack's 'Martian Child' piles on teary fluff

Martians have landed, or at least one Martian. Instead of slimy and tentacled as in War of the Worlds, this Martian is cuddly, adorable and just troubled enough that John Cusack can't help but want to kiss away his psychological...
Martians invade - again

...TUNE IN SATURDAY Listen to the University of Georgia theater students' contemporary version of Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds at 8 p.m. Saturday online at
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MY THOUGHTS: If you are a fan of finely orchestrated cinema with superb acting, then this movie is not for you. The writers behind the first three Scary Movie installments have struck gold again with a funny movie spoofing everything from the horror film The Grudge to Steven Spielberg's remake of War of the Worlds.
'M:I3' cruises to lower-than-expected $48 million debut

LOS ANGELES - Fewer people chose to accept Tom Cruise's latest mission, a possible sign that the odd behavior of Hollywood's biggest star may have taken a toll on his box-office charm.
'Brokeback Mountain' leads Academy Awards field

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The cowboy love story "Brokeback Mountain" led the Academy Awards field Tuesday with eight nominations, among them best picture and honors for actor Heath Ledger and director Ang Lee.
Oscars spoof, the Razzies, announces nominees

LOS ANGELES - Bad sequels and remakes tortured movie audiences last year, and they provided a smorgasbord for the Razzies, an Academy Awards spoof that pays heed to the worst in Hollywood.
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LOS ANGELES - Joaquin Phoenix's car overturned on a canyon road and collided with another vehicle after his brakes went out, but there were no reports of injury, police said.
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Entertainment 2005... what might have been

NEW YORK - It may not have been evident at the time, but when Tom Cruise was leaping up and down on Oprah Winfrey's couch, he was like a piston, churning the wheels of fate.
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The top five list

...RENTALS 1. "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," FoxVideo. 2. "War of the Worlds (Full Screen)," DreamWorks Home Entertainment...Family Guy: Volume 3: Season 4," FoxVideo. 5. "War of the Worlds (Widescreen)," DreamWorks Home Entertainment...
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