["The original Hogzilla is being made into a horror movie. But Hogzilla Part Duex may have just happened in Alabama as a young boy has shot and killed a 1000-pound Monster Pig with a large caliber handgun. His father says the pig weighed a staggering 1,051 pounds and measured 9 feet 4, from the tip of its snout to the base of its tail."]
["All directors promise that their sequels will be bigger and flashier than the predecessors'. But Christopher Nolan doesn't mess around. The director's sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, will become the first feature film to be partly shot in the IMAX format, an expensive and cumbersome process that typically is the province of documentaries and short films. Nolan will shoot four action sequences—including the introduction of the Joker, played by Heath Ledger—on IMAX."]
["That's right. Absolutely. I worked with all those transfers. We went East/West. You have the whole frame. When he shot through the camera what he would do was compose for 1.33—which is the full TV screen—and also for 1.85. It's not an uncommon thing to do. But he would intentionally have action going on in the top of the frame. In Full Metal Jacket, a really good example, on the TV screen you see it in a really different context. It doesn't lose its power. Suddenly you're seeing tops of buildings. You're seeing how small these people are inside that milieu. And that danger can come from anywhere. The same with The Shining. It has another kind of power on the TV screen. And another kind of power when it's shown theatrically. But there's no doubt about it, when you see a film like Barry Lyndon or 2001—and I'd say also The Shining—theatrically they're a hell of an experience. It's an experience, that's what it is."]
["In selecting Robert Zoellick to lead the World Bank, President Bush is turning to a former top adviser with a reputation as a foreign-policy centrist and a consensus-builder on the international scene. Mr. Bush is expected to announce the nomination today, according to a senior administration official. Mr. Zoellick declined to comment."]
[" Television critics would have shown little mercy to NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly had he canceled "30 Rock" and "Friday Night Lights," a pair of well-written, beautifully acted gems. Instead, Reilly renewed the first-year shows, which averaged a scant 6 million viewers or so per week on the fourth-place network, and NBC showed him the door. The network on Tuesday named "Ugly Betty" and "The Office" producer Ben Silverman co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio alongside Marc Graboff, who has been West Coast head of NBC Universal TV for less than four months."]
Clip of the Day: A Fairy Use Tale—Disney characters explain copyright law, one syllable at a time.
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