Variety: Meryl Streep to star in ‘Dewey’; Fact-based film about stray cat’s impact on town of Spencer, Iowa November 14, 2008Posted by John in Uncategorized.
Tags: Books, cats, Dewey Readmore Books (cat), Films, Movies, New Line Cinema, Public Libraries, Spencer (Iowa), Spencer Public Library, Vicki Myron
Meryl Streep is purring over “Dewey,” a fact-based film about a stray cat’s impact on the town of Spencer, Iowa. The project has landed at New Line Cinema.
Streep is attached to star in the adaptation of the Vicki Myron book “Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.” … Streep intends to play the author, who works at the library and …
There already is talk of adapting the book into a movie, and Myron says she would love to see an actress like Meryl Streep , Jodie Foster or Helen Hunt play her role. …
HISTORICAL GAZETTE: Read about Galveston hurricane of 1900, which killed 6,000 to 12,000 people September 12, 2008Posted by John in History.
Tags: Sean Astin, Movies, Films, Books, historical newspapers, natural disasters, Galveston Hurricane of 1900, Great Galveston Hurricane, The Galveston Flood, The Great Storm, The 1900 Storm, Galveston (Texas), The Evening Gazette (Cedar Rapids Iowa), Hurricane Ike, Erik Larson, Isaac's Storm, Isaac Cline, September 9, 1900, September 10, September 8, Joseph Sayers, Houston TX, cyclones, deadliest hurricanes
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DEATH RIDES ON WIND AND WAVE.
Galveston, Texas, Swept by Furious Storm From the Gulf — Loss of Life Variously Estimated From One to Three Thousand — Waves Drive Inland For Miles Carrying Death and Destruction — Other Towns Isolated and Worst Feared — Relief Trains Pass Hundreds of Bodies Thrown up by the Sea.
Austin, Tex.. Sept. 10 — Information has just reached me that about 3,000 lives been lost at Galveston, with enormous destruction of property. No information from other points.
JOSEPH D. SAYERS, Governor.
HAVOC BEYOND WORDS.
First Reports Give Dim Idea of the Disaster
Houston, Tex., Sept. 10 — The West Indian storm, which reached the gulf coast Saturday morning, wrought awful havoc In Texas. Reports are conflicting, but it is known that an appalling disaster has befallen the city of Galveston. where, it is reported, a thousand or more lives have been blotted out and a tremendous property damage incurred. Meager reports from Sabine Pass and Port Arthur also indicate a heavy loss of life, but these reports cannot be confirmed at this hour. …
Submerged by the Sea … Asylums and Hospitals Wrecked … Scenes of Awful Panic … Bodies Counted by Hundreds … Sea Runs Mountain High … Many Texas Towns Probably Blotted Out by the Disaster … Sabine Pass Isolated … Galveston Without Water, In Darkness and Despair … Dawn Reveals Horrors …
Also, a New York Times story here: Great Disaster at Galveston
[Sean Astin] Announced at the Texas Film Festival on 22 February 2003 that he has optioned the book “Isaac’s Storm” [by Erik Larson] and is planning on shooting an epic film centered around the Galveston Hurricane of 1900. …
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Today’s images of Iowa native Tom Arnold at photocall for the (disturbing) movie ‘Gardens of the Night’ September 9, 2008Posted by John in Entertainers.
Tags: Damian Harris, Gardens of the Night (film), Movies, Ottumwa (Iowa), Paula Huidobro, Tom Arnold
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Tom Arnold appearing at the 34th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy. Three photos today from Associated Press via Yahoo! News:
Tags: Actors, Ashton Kutcher, Cameron Diaz, Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Films, Homestead (Iowa), Las Vegas, Movies, What Happens in Vegas
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From Yahoo! News Photos:
Actor Ashton Kutcher and actress Cameron Diaz appear onstage during MTV‘s ‘Total Request Live‘ at the MTV Times Square Studios Monday, May 5, 2008 in New York. Kutcher and Diaz star in the new film ‘What Happens In Vegas’ which opens nationwide on Friday.
All kinds of reviews will surely show up at this Movie Review Query Engine page.
And the DVD release date for “The Final Season” is… January 18, 2008Posted by John in Entertainers.
Tags: Cedar Rapids, DVD releases, Films, Movies, Norway (Iowa), Sean Astin, The Final Season, Tom Arnold
[UPDATED 3/31 - date was April 8]
The Final Season DVD release date is April 15, 2008, according to VideoETA.com.
For expanded Gazette coverage on the Iowa-filmed “Final Season,” starring Sean Astin, go here.