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March 4, 2011 |
"Forget Me Not" is contemporary love story with a heart-wrenching twist that recalls vintage tearjerkers, yet its appealing stars, Tobias Menzies and Genevieve O'Reilly, make watching it a surprisingly affecting experience. The film is helped immeasurably by its London setting and a moody score. Directed by Alexander Holt and Lance Roehrig with an adroit blend of cinematic poetic flourish, sure pacing and British understatement, there's a pleasing echo of "Brief Encounter" in this film's chance meeting.
March 1, 2011 |
Watson -- the IBM supercomputer that cleaned up on "Jeopardy!" -- lost to Rep. Rush Holt of New Jersey in a battle of wits Monday evening at a D.C. hotel. So it looks like we can put off welcoming our new machine overlords for one more day. The faux "Jeopardy!" contest pitting Watson against Holt and some other House members was intended to emphasize the need for increased math and science education to bolster U.S. global competitiveness. Holt, a physicist who was a five-time winner on "Jeopardy!"
January 9, 2011 |
An aging fighter is chasing one more shot at greatness. His brother, once a promising fighter in his own right, is a liar and thief who can't be trusted. His family and his girl are at odds over what's best for him. No, this isn't the story line for "The Fighter," the critically acclaimed David O. Russell feature film starring Mark Wahlberg as real-life boxer Micky Ward. It's the plot of "Lights Out," a new FX drama starring Holt McCallany as Patrick "Lights Out" Leary, a former heavyweight champion still haunted by the controversial decision that cost him his title five years ago. Comparisons to "The Fighter" are inevitable, but in many ways "Lights Out" has more in common with "The Sopranos.
September 30, 2010 |
Nick Holt , Washington's defensive coordinator, returns to the Coliseum on Saturday aiming for a repeat of last season's upset victory over USC. Holt served two stints at USC before leaving after the 2008 season to join Steve Sarkisian in Seattle. The pair combined to outcoach Pete Carroll and his staff during last season's 16-13 victory at Husky Stadium. After the game, USC offensive players said the Huskies were calling out the Trojans' plays before the ball was snapped.
February 2, 2010 |
There may be a debate about who said what to whom, but to USC Coach Kevin O'Neill, it's simple: "No one should ever speak to the officials but me," he said. With that said, Stan Holt, a graduate student manager who drew a technical foul late in a tight game at Oregon on Saturday, was fired by O'Neill after the team arrived back in Los Angeles that night. While the impact of the call was certain, there is uncertainty about what caused it. O'Neill said official Bobby McRoy did not recite what Holt said, only that "he was screaming obscenities at him."
January 2, 2010 |
James Cameron's science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" takes place in 2154 on the lush moon Pandora. To help make the set believable, Jodie Holt, chairwoman of the department of botany and plant sciences at UC Riverside, was approached to consult on the film's plant life, as well as how a botanist would study such flora. Holt, a plant physiologist, talked about her involvement in the film and the "Pandorapedia," a detailed catalog of the moon's features, including its many plants. How did you become involved in the film?