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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Police Arrest Two For Intercepting Films In Piracy Scheme

Police said a 22-year-old Los Angeles receptionist stole copies of films sent to the accounting firm where she worked, which received advance copies of DVDs on behalf of a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. By K.C. Jones InformationWeek Dec 6, 2006 03:28 PM Police said 22-year-old Los Angeles receptionist Sheryl Demesa stole copies of films sent to the accounting firm where she worked and lent them to her cousin John Acas, also 22. The firm received the advance copies of DVDs on behalf of a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Demesa has been charged with second-degree burglary and embezzlement. Acas is accused of uploading the films to the Internet and selling them.

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Top 5 films of 2006

Though it suffered from some poor audience reception due to its "Tom Cruise is a nutjob" factor, the JJ Abrams directed spy-thriller is still easily the best of the series. Trumping even Casino Royale in sheer fun factor, MI:III suffered from none of the pacing problems plaguing its thematic cousin. With plenty of over-the-top stunts, a pseudo-intelligent plot-line and, hey, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, MI:III is a modern espionage classic. 4- Little Miss Sunshine Proving that there is some small glory in making a solid indie flick, Little Miss Sunshine swept the festival circuit so clean it was only a matter of months before its official theatrical release. With an all-star cast including Steve Carell, Greg Kinear and Alan Arkin, Sunshine proves that a heart warming ending is possible without a deus ex machina or cranking up the sap.

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Reviews of Bobby, Deck the Halls, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny

There are much better family films that everyone can go to - including Flushed Away - that will prove to be be worth the price you have to pay for admission. Deck The Halls isn't a horrible movie, just a forgettable one. Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny (Three and a half out of four stars) This is the hilarious tale of the birth of the world's greatest rock band known as Tenacious D. The story begins as a young Jack Black is not supported by his father (Meat Loaf) and is encouraged to leave home to pursue his dream of rock stardom by Ronnie James Dio, who comes to life through a poster to show the wannabe rocker the way. Soon Black meets up with Kyle Gass in California and is memorized by his guitar talents. Gass begins to train Black and the rest is musical history as Tenacious D is born.

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