Monday, 22nd April 2019

The Political Dissident From Lord of The Rings

Posted on 09. Jan, 2015 by in Off Topic

The Political Dissident From Lord of The Rings

Turkey is notorious for its draconian laws regulating exactly what kinds of things its citizens can and cannot say—especially about its head of state. As a result, in the past year, according to Foreign Policy, nearly 250 people have been investigated for insulting the president. And now, a Turkish doctor named Bilgin Ciftci faces two years jail […]

Know Your Celluloid: A Format Overview

Posted on 01. Sep, 2011 by in Off Topic

Know Your Celluloid:  A Format Overview

        IT HAS been claimed that there is only one standard of measurement which is common to all nations of the earth. That measurement is the width of a piece of standard theatrical size motion picture film. Many persons actively engaged in the industry seem to be unaware that other widths and […]

Where there’s smoke, it’s dire

Posted on 15. Aug, 2010 by in Off Topic

Where there’s smoke, it’s dire

AMONG my souvenirs from the 1970s is a letter from Ken Hughes, the director of Cromwell (Friday, 2.30pm, 7Two), disputing my observation that one of the extras in Cromwell’s army can be seen holding a cigarette. Of course the director would know, but viewers may care to watch out for this detail. There is little […]

10 billionth downloaded from iTunes

Posted on 25. Feb, 2010 by in Off Topic

10 billionth downloaded from iTunes

Ten billion songs have been downloaded from the iTunes Store, an online digital media store which is owned by Apple Incorporated. Louie Sulcer, of Woodstock in Georgia, downloaded “Guess Things Happen That Way” by American musician, Johnny Cash, which became the ten billionth song downloaded from iTunes. Sulcer won an iTunes gift card worth US$10,000 […]

Jerry Zucker Tries The Internet Out

Posted on 14. Feb, 2010 by in Off Topic

Jerry Zucker Tries The Internet Out

Director Jerry Zucker, who directed such classics productions as “Airplane!” and “Ruthless People” has taken his sense of humor to the internet. His new website NationalBanana.com is yet another move by a Hollywood veteran toward the new media arena. The site will focus on webisodes and random bits created for $1,000 to $10,000.

Dandee’s Tax Problems

Posted on 06. Dec, 2009 by in Off Topic

Dandee’s Tax Problems

PAUL Hogan’s manager has unleashed a fresh attack on taxation officials, comparing them to TV crime boss Tony Soprano and demanding a probe into Operation Wickenby’s “renegade” investigators. The Australian Taxation Office has fired its first shot at Hogan, accusing him of failing to pay tax on $37.6 million in undeclared income, and has issued […]

Nanos Overheating in Nippon

Posted on 11. Oct, 2009 by in Off Topic

Nanos Overheating in Nippon

In an online statement, the Japanese unit of Apple Inc. said that it will replace overheating first-generation iPod Nanos. Apple had originally only offered to replace the defective batteries, not the whole device. The change came after Apple received criticism from the Japanese government over the defective batteries in the portable music players. The affected […]

Ranking The Tunes

Posted on 25. Jan, 2009 by in Off Topic

Ranking The Tunes

Time to do some ranking: Here’s a list of the most downloaded songs from Apple’s iTunes Store. Rank↓         Song↓                Artist↓ 1     “I Gotta Feeling”     Black Eyed Peas 2     “Poker Face”     Lady Gaga 3     “Boom Boom Pow”     Black Eyed Peas 4     “I’m Yours”     Jason […]

Acting Teacher Milton Katselas Passes at 75

Posted on 28. Oct, 2008 by in Movies, Off Topic

Acting Teacher Milton Katselas Passes at 75

Acting teacher and director Milton Katselas died Friday at age 75, after suffering from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He began the Beverly Hills Playhouse in 1978 and taught acting classes there to noted actors including George Clooney and Gene Hackman. Katselas is survived by a sister and two brothers. […]

“Halo 3” creates new opening day record

Posted on 27. Sep, 2007 by in Off Topic

“Halo 3” creates new opening day record

The long awaited finale in the “Halo” series, “Halo 3”, has beaten the previous record of opening day sales held by “Spiderman 3” of US$151 million. In the United States, “Halo 3” got $170 million worth of retail sales in the opening day alone. The game by Bungie Studios is available in 37 countries, which […]


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