Vol. 8 No. 19
Based on the wildly popular
film, Spider-Man: The Movie allows fans to play in highly detailed, 3D
environments. This full roaming, action-adventure game lets players jump into
Spidey’s webbed shoes and battle the forces of evil. Players crawl, leap and
swing from the dizzying heights of skyscrapers to catch criminals,
super-villains and, ultimately, come face-to-face with the Green Goblin in a
death-defying display of aerial combat. During the course of the game, players
must use Spider-Man’s Spider-Sense, agility, quick wits and strength to evade
pursuit and overcome obstacles. Spider-Man for Xbox features two exclusive
levels and a new arch-villain, Kraven, that cannot be found on any other system.
At the Movies
Edward (Richard Gere)
and Connie Sumner (Diane Lane) are a living the American dream. Together
with their eight-year-old son, a dog and a housekeeper, they share an enviable
life in the suburbs of New York City. This happy marriage falls prey to an
outsider when Connie has a fateful collision with a stranger. It pulls Connie
into an affair, which becomes her obsession. When Edward learns that his wife
has lied to him, suspicion propels him to uncover the devastating details of her
infidelity. This film is the Fatal Attraction for women, with a plot that
reveals a sophisticated, interesting adult drama.
A moody, visually delightful
mystery that garnered multiple awards, including Best Cinematography and Best
Actress. Set around
Lake Tahoe, a woman (Tilda
Swinton) hides the corpse of her gay teen son's lover, hoping to prevent the
police from suspecting him in their murder investigation. Trying to cover the
body up, however, certainly has ramifications, including blackmail. The film
spirals in a tense filled attack, as a revealing video of her son in action is
unveiled. The film unspools, with a final twist and remarkable visuals.
is announcing he's leaving Saturday Night Live after seven years as a
Not-Ready-for-Prime-Time player. His final show will be SNL's May 18 season
THE WEBSLINGER JOINS MTV
MTV is planning a winter
debut for a new Spider-Man cartoon that will feature the voices of former Doogie
Howser star Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker, singer Lisa Loeb
as Mary Jane Watson and Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Ian Ziering as Harry
Osborn, Parker's friend, son and successor to the original Green Goblin.
Actress Claire Danes
is replacing newcomer Sophia Bush in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,
after director Jonathan Mostow decided Bush looked too young for the role
of John Conner's love interest. The Arnold Schwarzenegger flick started
shooting four weeks ago.
World Wrestling Federation
Entertainment is changing its name from WWF to World Wrestling Entertainment,
WWE, after losing a court battle with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) over its old
moniker. The new name will reflect the company's growing multimedia empire.
The estate of late Odd
Couple star Walter Matthau is filing a $1 million lawsuit against
Columbia Pictures over royalties owed the performer for two decade-old films.
Hollywood mogul and
DreamWorks cofounder David Geffen is donating $200 million to the UCLA
medical school which will be the largest single donation ever given to a U.S.
The Midwest’s biggest radio
festival will mark its 10th birthday this Memorial Day Weekend in Somerset,
Wisconsin. 93Xfest will feature Kid Rock, Incubus, Hoobastank, Papa Roach,
Sevendust, and Static-X just to name a few. The two-day event kicks
off on May 24th. Check out the details at www.93x.com.
The daughter-in-law of
fashion designer Luciano Benetton is suing Penthouse magazine for $10
million Monday for publishing unauthorized photographs of her sunbathing
topless, while allegedly misidentifying her as Russian tennis star Anna
Online movie ticketing
services are gearing up for the next blockbuster. Both AOL Moviefone and
Fandango have already begun selling tickets to Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of
the Clones, two weeks before it bows May 16.
Meredith Vieira of
ABC's The View will do double duty as host of the syndicated version of Who
Wants to Be a Millionaire.
Otis Blackwell, who
wrote dozens of hit songs including Don't Be Cruel and All Shook Up for Elvis
Presley, died of a heart attack. He was 70.
Spider-Man has leaped from
comic book to record book, becoming the first movie to hit $100 million in its
Sony Corp. has started
developing the next generation of its PlayStation video game for sale by 2005,
when it plans to roll out a console that would allow gamers to play opponents
over high-speed Internet networks.
Limp Bizkit have
finalized a new guitarist to replace Wes Borland. Recent rumors suggest
that former Snot guitarist Mike Smith is the replacement, with an
official announcement expected to be made soon.
With Bill Maher's
Politically Incorrect days apparently numbered, ABC is reportedly looking to
Jimmy Kimmel, the co-host of Comedy Central’s hilarious The Man Show, to
Bruce Willis bought
12,000 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from Troop 231, to be sent overseas to US
soldiers. Willis got the suggestion from his daughters.