The Spirit, Frank Miller's treatment of Will Eisner's comic-book hero of the 1940s, opens nationally on Christmas Day. Shot entirely at one of Albuquerque Studios' soundstages, the film features the work of hundreds local friends and neighbors. One of those is KSFR newsman, Dan Gerrity, as Detective Sam Sussman in the pic's opening sequence -- caught in the crossfire between Samuel L. Jackson “Samuel Jackson” redirects here. For the senator from Indiana, see Samuel D. Jackson.
Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning actor. and Eva Mendes. Gerrity provides a key piece of evidence to the film's titular tit·u·lar
1. Relating to, having the nature of, or constituting a title.
a. Existing in name only; nominal: the titular head of the family.
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Two locals, Val Kilmer and Gene Hackman, are featured in Entertainment Weekly's end-of-the-year issue. Kilmer wrote an appreciation of the late Charlton Heston, while Hackman paid tribute to Roy Scheider. About Heston, whom Kilmer met while working on Tombstone Tombstone, city (1990 pop. 1,220), Cochise co., SE Ariz.; inc. 1881. With its pleasant climate and legendary past, Tombstone is a well-known tourist attraction. The city became a national historic landmark in 1962. , Kilmer wrote, "Heston was a big, old-time star. He's impressive. He's America. He's forever up there on larger-than-life VistaVision with the Ten Commandments over his head, grand as the Grand Canyon that must separate old from new."
Hackman, who knew Scheider from The French Connection, wrote about shadowing the two cops from the actual case with Scheider. "Roy asked (Eddie Egan) if we could accompany him on a real drug bust. The apartment building was a fifth-floor walk-up, two cops leading the way. Roy eagerly pressed forward, while I brought up the reluctant rear. The policemen quietly spread out around the suspect's door, and with a signaled nod, rapped loudly. We were then greeted by the strident barking and snarl of what sounded like a huge German shepherd. The grinning cops announced that they didn't 'do' dogs and quickly maneuvered an about-face, along with a glad-to-be-gone Gene Hackman.
"Roy, on the other hand, stood there calling out to us as we rattled down the stairs Adv. 1. down the stairs - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
downstairs, on a lower floor, below , hailing us as pansies. I can still hear that laugh."
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Principal shooting for George Clooney's Men Who Stare at Goats is wrapped, according to the many bloggers who keep track of this sort of thing. Clooney, sporting his mustache but not the shaggy hair he wore in the film, was in Belen recently for charity. The drama, set in Iraq, tells the story of a reporter who meets Lyn Cassady (Clooney), who claims to be an ex-member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion The First Earth Battalion was the name proposed by Jim Channon, an American soldier who had seen service in Vietnam, for his idea of a new US military to be organised along New Age lines. Such a battalion was never formed. , which uses paranormal paranormal,
adj 1. outside the realm of normal experience or scientific explanation.
n 2. collective term for anomalous phenomena. powers in their missions. It's based on a book by Jon Ronson, and also stars Kevin Spacey spac·ey
Variant of spacy.
Adj. 1. spacey - stupefied by (or as if by) some narcotic drug
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles" and Ewan McGregor. Taos' Arron Shiver also has a role in the flick, out next year.
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