SAN FRANCISCO - In the hallowed halls at ILM, Indiana Jones almost seems out of place.
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...
...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 www.wuga.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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