Scary Movie is a 2000 American slasher comedy film directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. The film is a parody of the horror and mystery film genres. Several mid- and late-'90s films and TV shows are spoofed, the script is based on the'90s hit horror films Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer; the first in the Scary Movie film series, it was followed by four sequels: Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, Scary Movie 5. Despite a mixed critical reception, the film received positive reviews from audiences and has since attracted a large cult following, was a box office success, grossing $278 million worldwide on a $19 million budget. An 18-year-old girl named. Drew is chased outside by Ghostface, who stabs her in the breast, removing one of her silicone breast implants, she is hit by a vehicle driven by her father, distracted by oral sex by his wife, is subsequently murdered by Ghostface. The next morning, Cindy Campbell meets up with her boyfriend Bobby and her friends, her secretly gay boyfriend Ray and Buffy.
Various news teams, including hack reporter Gail Hailstorm, converge on the school in the wake of Drew's murder. Gail hooks up with Buffy's intellectually disabled brother Special Officer Doofy, hoping to milk the facts out of him. While Cindy is in class, she receives a note reading: "I Know What You Did Last Halloween!" She realizes that Drew was murdered one year after she and her friends accidentally killed a man during a wild car ride. At a beauty pageant that evening, Greg is killed by Ghostface in plain view, with the audience mistaking Buffy's screams and pleas for help as being part of her act; when Buffy realizes she's won the pageant, she immediately forgets about Greg's death and celebrates her victory. After Cindy goes home alone, she is attacked by Ghostface. Cindy locks contacts the police, while Ghostface disappears. Bobby arrives momentarily after hearing the incident, but a knife, a pair of black gloves and a telephone fall out of his pocket, leading Cindy to believe that he was the killer.
Bobby is taken to the police station. Afterwards, Cindy spends the night with them; when there, she receives a call from Ghostface. The following day, Bobby is released from jail. Meanwhile, high on the success of her victory at the pageant, ignores Cindy's warnings about the killer and is beheaded by Ghostface with a cleaver, though her severed head still remains alive and keeps talking. Ghostface, visibly annoyed, dumps Buffy's head into a Found bin; that night and Brenda go to a showing of Shakespeare In Love, where Ray is stabbed in the ear through a wall in a bathroom stall. Ghostface goes after Brenda. Angry movie patrons, fed up with Brenda's rude behavior during the movie, kill her before Ghostface can. Meanwhile, Cindy throws a house party. During the party and Cindy go upstairs and have sex. Ghostface appears and stabs Bobby, before disappearing quickly. Cindy gets a gun from a drawer near the entrance, Bobby follows and she tends to his wounds. Brenda's stoner brother Shorty comes up from the basement and informs them that all of the partygoers have fled the house.
Bobby takes shoots Shorty, revealing that his wound was an elaborate ruse. Ray arrives on the scene, still alive. Bobby and Ray confront Cindy in the kitchen and announce their plan that they are going to kill her and her father, despite the fact that they are not the killers and that they are copycatting a real killer who exists, they plan to make themselves look like heroes by giving each other stab wounds to indicate they fought back. However, the plan backfires when Ray stabs Bobby angry because his favorite show, The Wayans Bros. has been cancelled. Ghostface abruptly stabs Ray, he and Cindy fight each other, but Cindy subdues him by employing moves copied from The Matrix and kicks him through a window. However, Ghostface vanishes. At the police station and the sheriff realize that Doofy, the only person who knew about the car accident, was faking his disability and is the killer. However, Doofy has escaped with Gail Hailstorm. Upon finding his discarded disguise in the street, Cindy is soon hit by a car.
In a post-credits scene, Shorty appears and breaks the fourth wall by what is advice on how to survive a horror movie, but turns out to how to enact a "snatch'n' run". The screenplay was developed by Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans with Buddy Johnson and Phil Beauman, writers for the sitcom The Wayans Bros.. At the same time, Miramax was developing a spoof of Scream scripted by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Due to a WGA decision, all six writers were credited, despite Friedberg and Seltzer not working on the filmed script. Much of the humor of Scary Movie relies upon specific references to other contemporary films. Roger Ebert remarked in his review that "to get your money's worth, you need to be familiar with the various teenage horror franchises." The two films on which the script is most based are Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, utilizing the general narrative arcs of both films, featuring comedic recreations of key scenes. The backstory in which the teenagers are responsible for accidentally killing a man following a b
Marlon Lamont Wayans is an American actor, comedian and film producer, beginning with his role as a pedestrian in I'm Gonna Git You Sucka in 1988. He collaborates with his brother Shawn Wayans, as he was on The WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. and in the comedic films Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2, White Chicks, Little Man, Dance Flick. However, Wayans had a dramatic role in Darren Aronofsky's critically acclaimed Requiem for a Dream, which saw his departure from the usual comedies. In 2009, he appeared in G. I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. In 2013, he co-starred in The Heat. A Haunted House 2 was released on April 18, 2014, he appeared in the Netflix film Naked. Marlon has partnered with former Funny or Die co-founder Randy Adams to create What the Funny, an online destination for urban comedy. Marlon created the comedy competition television show, Funniest Wins, which aired on TBS in June - August 2014; as of 2014, Marlon and his brothers have been traveling the U. S. with "The Wayans Brothers Tour". In 2016, Wayans wrote and starred in Fifty Shades of Black.
The film is a parody of the 2015 erotic romantic drama film Fifty Shades of Grey. In 2017, NBC gave him his own sitcom, for a 10-episode run. In September 2017, Marlon got renewed by NBC for a second season, now available on Netflix. Wayans was born in New York City, the son of Elvira Alethia, a homemaker and social worker, Howell Stouten Wayans, a supermarket manager, his family was involved religiously with Jehovah's Witnesses. Wayans was raised in the housing projects of the youngest of ten siblings, he is the brother of Nadia, Keenen Ivory, Damon, Sr. Dwayne, Kim. Wayans went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in New York City, the school made famous in Fame. After completing high school, he attended Howard University in Washington, D. C.. Marlon appeared with his siblings on In Living Color between 1992 and 1993. From 1995 until 1999, Wayans co-starred in the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. with brother Shawn Wayans. Wayans was considered for the role of Robin in the 1992 film Batman Returns, however it was felt that the film featured too many characters, so the character was omitted from that film.
He was formally signed for the role in the 1995 sequel Batman Forever to play opposite Billy Dee Williams as Two-Face, but the mid-production change in directors from Tim Burton to Joel Schumacher would result in both parts being recast and Wayans being paid out, for which he still receives some royalty payments to this day. He was replaced by Chris O'Donnell, he produced the first two films of the Scary Movie series, in which he and Shawn were credited writers and co-stars. Those films were released in 2000 and 2001. In 2000 he appeared as Tyrone C. Love in Requiem for a Dream and as Snails in Dungeons & Dragons; that same year his brother Shawn hosted the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. Wayans produced the Nickelodeon cartoon series Thugaboo. In 2017, NBC gave him his own sitcom, for a 10-episode run. In September 2017, Marlon got renewed for a second season by NBC, now available on Netflix. In September 2017, Variety announced that Wayans would be partnering up with LA-based entertainment company Shots Studios to launch his own YouTube channel.
He's appeared in videos alongside creators such as Hannah Stocking. Wayans was married to Angelica Zachary, they divorced in 2013. When they married is unknown with some sources giving a date 1994 and other sources saying 2005, they have two children: Amai Zackery Wayans, born May 24, 2000, Shawn Howell Wayans, born February 3, 2002. Wayans is a fan of the New York Knicks. Wayans was close friends with rapper Tupac Shakur until his death in 1996. Marlon Wayans on IMDb Marlon Wayans at AllMovie Marlon Wayans on Twitter
Sidney Prescott is a fictional character and the primary protagonist of the Scream franchise. The character is portrayed by Canadian actress Neve Campbell, she first appeared in Scream followed by three sequels: Scream 2, Scream 3, Scream 4. The character appears in the Scream films as the target of a series of killers who adopt the Ghostface persona, a ghost mask and black cloak, to pursue her. In each film, the Ghostface killers murder people close to Sidney and taunt her by phone with threats and intimate knowledge of her life or the murder of her mother, leading to a final confrontation where the true killer is revealed; the killers that target Sidney have varying motivations ranging from revenge in Scream to the fame that will come from killing her in Scream 2, due to the fame she herself has obtained as a survivor of the murder spree in the original film. She first becomes the focus of her boyfriend Billy Loomis and his friend Stu Macher, Billy seeking revenge for his mother's abandonment following his father's affair with Sidney's mother Maureen Prescott.
Scream 3 reveals that Billy learned of this affair through Roman Bridger, Sidney's half-brother, himself seeking revenge for his abandonment and rejection by Maureen, sparking the chain of events that permeate each film. Drew Barrymore was cast as Sidney Prescott but scheduling conflicts led to her taking a smaller role, with the lead being offered instead to Campbell, who at the time was starring in the TV show Party of Five, she was hesitant to take another horror role after finishing work on The Craft but took the opportunity as it would be her first leading role in a feature film. Campbell reprised the role in Scream 2 and Scream 3 though her own scheduling conflicts meant she could only film for a short period of time while the third film was in production; this resulted in her character's role being reduced from prior installments and focus was shifted onto the series' other lead characters, Gale Weathers and Dewey Riley. Campbell refused requests to return for Scream 4, with scripts written with her character's absence in mind, but agreed to return.
The character is depicted as an intelligent, resourceful young woman who becomes stronger over the course of the series as she attempts to overcome the threats and deaths around her. Neve Campbell's role as Sidney Prescott has received significant critical praise throughout the series, earning her the title of Scream Queen in the 1990s and won her the Saturn Award for Best Actress in 1997 for Scream and the MTV Award for Best Female Performance in 1998 for her role in Scream 2. Sidney Prescott first appeared in the 1996 film Scream as a teenager attending the fictional Woodsboro High School. After a series of brutal murders occur on the anniversary of her mother's death, the killer begins targeting Sidney herself with attacks and taunting phone calls, her character has appeared in each successive film in the series, her role that of the victim but growing into heroine where she confronts each killer and defeats them. Sidney Prescott's first cinematic appearance was in the film Scream as a 17-year-old in the fictional town of Woodsboro, California.
During a spree of grisly murders, she begins to receive taunting and threatening phone calls from Ghostface, who claims to have knowledge of the brutal rape and murder of Maureen Prescott, Sidney's mother, which occurred one year prior to the events of the film, a murder, blamed on Cotton Weary. Suspicion falls on several characters before both her boyfriend Billy Loomis and his friend Stu Macher are revealed to both be the killer. Billy states his motivation as revenge following his mother abandoning him over his father's affair with Maureen. With help from Gale Weathers, Sidney is able to kill Stu and Billy and survive the events of the film. Sidney's second appearance was in Scream 2 as a student at the fictional Windsor College in the age of 18 where a new series of Ghostface murders occur; the killers again taunt Sidney and murder her friends including Randy Meeks before her friend Mickey reveals himself as the killer and murders her new boyfriend, Derek, in front of her. Mickey states his motivation as the fame that will come from his exploits including the murder of Sidney and reveals his accomplice, Mrs. Loomis, seeking revenge against Sidney for the death of her son Billy.
Mrs. Loomis betrays and kills Mickey, intending to disappear without trace after killing Sidney, but before she can enact her plan, Cotton intervenes and shoots her, saving Sidney, who shoots Mrs. Loomis in the head, killing her; the third appearance of Sidney occurred in Scream 3 where another murder spree begins in Hollywood, with the killer leaving photos of a young Maureen Prescott at the scenes. Sidney, at the age of 21 now a crisis counselor for women, has been in hiding following the events of Scream and Scream 2 but is drawn to the set of "Stab 3", the film within a film based on Sidney and her experiences, after the new Ghostface discovers her location. Ghostface claims responsibility for the murder of Maureen Prescott and is unmasked as the director of "Stab 3", Roman Bridger, Sidney's unknown half-brother. Roman reveals that their mother was gang raped and impregnated with him during a two-year period where she moved to Hollywood to become an actress, before she met Sidney's father.
After being given up for adoption, an adult Roman sought her out. Roman began stalking Maureen, filming her adulterous liaisons with other men, including the father of Billy Loomis, used this footage to convince Billy to murder Maureen, unkn
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 3 is a 2003 American horror comedy film, which parodies the horror, sci-fi, mystery genres. It is the third film in the Scary Movie franchise, the first to be directed by David Zucker; the film stars Anna Faris and Regina Hall reprising their roles as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, respectively. New cast members include Charlie Sheen, Simon Rex, Anthony Anderson, Kevin Hart, Leslie Nielsen, it is the first film in the series to feature no involvement from the Wayans family. The characters of Shorty Meeks and Ray Wilkins played by Shawn and Marlon Wayans, do not appear, nor are they referenced; the film's plot parodies the films The Ring, The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, Sex in the city, 8 Mile, Men In Black. The film grossed $220.7 million worldwide. It is the last film in the series to be released by The Walt Disney Company's subsidiary Miramax Films, under the brand Dimension Films. After Dimension Films brand left Disney, Scary Movie 4 became the first film to be released by The Weinstein Company.
It was named the 2004 Teen Choice Awards in the category of Choice Movie: Your Parents Didn't Want You to See. Katie and Becca talk about what Katie believes is a sex tape. After several odd occurrences, they both die. Meanwhile, in a farm outside Washington, D. C. widowed farmer Tom Logan and his clumsy brother George discover a crop circle, saying "Attack Here!", after noticing the dog's strange activity. Cindy Campbell, now a blonde news reporter, announces the crop circles on the news, she picks up her paranormally endowed nephew Cody from school, where her best friend Brenda Meeks is his teacher. George picks up his niece Sue, in the same class. Cindy and George fall in love, George invites her and Brenda to a rap-battle with his rapper friends Mahalik and CJ. George is disqualified for unintentional racist blunders. After watching the cursed videotape, Brenda asks Cindy to keep her company. After playing several pranks on Cindy, she gets the rest of the popcorn in the living room, when the TV turns on.
Tabitha climbs out of the Brenda fights with Tabitha. Tabitha kills Brenda. George receives a phone call about the death, Tom meets with Sayaman, who apologizes for the accident involving himself and Tom's wife Annie. During Brenda's wake and Mahalik wreak havoc in an unsuccessful attempt to revive her, only to blow up her body and get kicked out of the house. Cindy watches the tape. A phone caller tells her she will die in a week, she calls CJ and Mahalik for help. CJ says. Shaneequa, the Matrix Oracle, her husband Orpheus agree to watch the tape. Shaneequa gets in a fight with Tabitha's mother. Shaneequa tells Cindy to find the lighthouse to break the curse; when Cindy returns home, she finds. At work, Cindy searches through pictures of lighthouses before finding the one from the tape. Desperate to save Cody, Cindy warns everyone by entering a message into the news anchor's teleprompter, her boss interrupts her, the anchor mechanically recites the wrong message. The Logans take it since they encountered an alien disguised as Michael Jackson, President Baxter Harris visits the farm to investigate the crop circles.
Cindy visits the lighthouse. The loquacious old man explains Tabitha was his evil adopted daughter, whom his wife drowned in the farm's well, but not before she imprinted her evil onto the tape, he mistakenly returned it to Blockbuster believing it was Pootie Tang, unleashing the curse. When Cindy asks about how this relates to the Aliens, the Architect speculates that Tabitha is summoning them to aid her in destroying the human race. Returning home, Cindy discovers her station has been broadcasting the evil tape for hours, there have been various sightings of aliens around the world. Worse, Cody is missing. Cindy tracks him to the Logan farm. Tom orders everybody into the basement for safety, as he, George and Mahalik go outside to fight the extraterrestrials; the aliens arrive but reveal they are friendly and have come to stop Tabitha, since they accidentally watched the tape on a broadcast they had intercepted, again believing it was Pootie Tang. In the basement, Cindy recognizes farm's cellar from the tape, she finds the well where Tabitha drowned.
Tabitha appears behind her. A short fight ensues, during which Tabitha takes Cody hostage. Cindy and George appeal to her. Tabitha changes back to her monstrous form; as she advances on Cindy and the others, President Harris accidentally knocks her into the well. The aliens leave in peace, Cindy and George get married. Leaving for their honeymoon, they realize. After Cindy avoids hitting Cody at an intersection, another car strikes him; as well as in "The Rap Battle", several actual rappers assist in the confrontation with the aliens and a subsequent shootout amongst themselves. Master P RZA Raekwon Method Man Redman Macy Gray U-God Fat Joe There were four posters; the first poster spoofed Signs where the signs are shaved on the back of someones hair with a small house on top on the hair and on the top
A news presenter – known as a newsreader, anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or an anchor – is a person who presents news during a news program on the television, on the radio or on the Internet. They may be a working journalist, assisting in the collection of news material and may, in addition, provide commentary during the program. News presenters most work from a television studio or radio studio, but may present the news from remote locations in the field related to a particular major news event; the role of the news presenter developed over time. Classically, the presenter would read the news from news "copy" which he may or may not have helped write with a or news writer; this was taken directly from wire services and rewritten. Prior to the television era, radio-news broadcasts mixed news with opinion and each presenter strove for a distinctive style; these presenters were referred to as commentators. The last major figure to present commentary in a news broadcast format in the United States was Paul Harvey.
With the development of the 24-hour news cycle and dedicated cable news channels, the role of the anchor evolved. Anchors would still present material prepared for a news program, but they interviewed experts about various aspects of breaking news stories, themselves provided improvised commentary, all under the supervision of the producer, who coordinated the broadcast by communicating with the anchor through an earphone. Many anchors write or edit news for their programs, although modern news formats distinguish between anchor and commentator in an attempt to establish the "character" of a news anchor; the mix of "straight" news and commentary varies depending on the type of program and the skills and knowledge of the particular anchor. The terms anchor and anchorman are derived from the usage common in relay racing the anchor leg, where the position is given to the fastest or most experienced competitor on a team. In 1948, "anchor man" was used in the game show "Who Said That?" to refer to John Cameron Swayze, a permanent panel member of the show, in what may be the first usage of this term on television.
The anchor term became used by 1952 to describe the most prominent member of a panel of reporters or experts. The term "anchorman" was used to describe Walter Cronkite's role at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, where he coordinated switches between news points and reporters; the widespread claim that news anchors were called "cronkiters" in Swedish has been debunked by linguist Ben Zimmer. Anchors occupy a contestable role in news broadcasts; some argue anchors have become sensationalized characters whose identities overshadow the news itself, while others cite anchors as necessary figureheads of "wisdom and truth" in the news broadcast. The role of the anchor has changed in recent years following the advent of satirical journalism and citizen journalism, both of which relocate the interpretation of truth outside traditional professional journalism, but the place anchormen and anchorwomen hold in American media remains consistent. "Just about every single major news anchor since the dawn of the medium after World War II has been aligned with show business," says Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, in a polemic against commoditized news reporting, "reading headlines to a camera in an appealing way is incentivized over actual reporting".
Brian Williams, an anchor for NBC Nightly News, evidences this lapse in credibility generated by the celebration of the role of the anchor. In early 2015, Williams apologized to his viewers for fabricating stories of his experiences on the scene of major news events, an indiscretion resulting in a loss of 700,000 viewers for NBC Nightly News. David Folkenflik of NPR asserted that the scandal "corrodes trust in the anchor, in NBC and in the greater profession", exhibiting the way in which the credibility of the anchor extends beyond his or her literal place behind the news desk and into the expectation of the news medium at large. CBS's long-running nighttime news broadcast 60 Minutes displays this purported superfluousness of anchors, insofar as it has no central figurehead in favor of many correspondents with important roles. Up-and-coming news networks like Vice Magazine's documentary-style reporting eschew traditional news broadcast formatting in this way, suggesting an emphasis on on-site reporting and deemphasizing the importance of the solitary anchor in the news medium.
In her essay, "News as Performance", Margaret Morse posits this connection between anchor persona newsroom as an interconnected identity fusing many aspects of the newsroom dynamic: For the anchor represents not the news per se, or a particular network or corporate conglomerate that owns the network, or television as an institution, or the public interest. In this way, the network anchor position is a "symbolic representation of the institutional order as an integrated totality", an institutional role on par with that of the president or of a Supreme Court justice, although the role originates in corporate practices rather than political or judicial processes. Despite the anchor's construction of a commodified, aestheticized version of the news, some critics defend the role of the anchor in society, claiming that he or she functions as a necessary conduit of credibility; the news anchor's position as an omnipotent arbiter of information results from his or her place behind a elevated desk, wherefrom he or she interacts with reporters through a screen-within-screen spatial setup.
A criticism levied against the role of anchor stems from this dyn
The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times is a daily newspaper serving Seattle, United States. It has the largest circulation of any newspaper in the state of Washington and in the Pacific Northwest region; the newspaper was founded in 1891 and has been controlled by the Blethen family since 1896. The Seattle Times Company owns local newspapers in Walla Walla and Yakima, it had a longstanding rivalry with the Post-Intelligencer until the latter ceased publication in 2009. The Seattle Times originated as the Seattle Press-Times, a four-page newspaper founded in 1891 with a daily circulation of 3,500, which Maine teacher and attorney Alden J. Blethen bought in 1896. Renamed the Seattle Daily Times, it doubled its circulation within half a year. By 1915, circulation stood at 70,000; the newspaper moved to the Times Square Building at 5th Avenue and Olive Way in 1915. It built a new headquarters, the Seattle Times Building, north of Denny Way in 1930; the paper moved to its current headquarters at 1000 Denny Way in 2011. The Seattle Times switched from afternoon delivery to mornings on March 6, 2000, citing that the move would help them avoid the fate of other defunct afternoon newspapers.
This placed the Times in direct competition with its Joint Operating Agreement partner, the morning Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Nine years the Post-Intelligencer became an online-only publication; the Times is one of the few remaining major city dailies in the United States independently operated and owned by a local family. The Seattle Times Company, while owning and operating the Times owns three other papers in Washington, owned several newspapers in Maine that were sold to MaineToday Media; the McClatchy Company owns 49.5 percent of voting common stock in the Seattle Times Company held by Knight Ridder until 2006. The Times reporting has received 10 Pulitzer Prizes, most for its breaking news coverage of the 2014 landslide that killed 43 people in Oso, Wash, it has an international reputation for its investigative journalism, in particular. In April 2012, investigative reporters Michael Berens and Ken Armstrong won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series documenting more than 2,000 deaths caused by the state of Washington's use of methadone as a recommended painkiller in state-supported care.
In April 2010, the Times staff won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage, in print and online, of the shooting deaths of four police officers in a Lakewood coffee house and the 40-hour manhunt for the suspect. In February 2002, The Seattle Times ran a subheadline "American outshines Kwan, Slutskaya in skating surprise" after Sarah Hughes won the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics. Many Asian Americans felt insulted by the Times' actions, because Michelle Kwan is American. Asian American community leaders criticized the subheadline as perpetuating a stereotype that people of color can never be American; the incident echoed a similar incident that happened with an MSNBC article during the Winter games in 1998, reported on by Times. The newspaper's Executive Editor at the time of the controversy, Mike Fancher, issued an apology in the aftermath of the controversial headline. On October 17, 2012, the publishers of The Seattle Times launched advertising campaigns in support of Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna and a state referendum to legalize same-sex marriage.
The newspaper's management said the ads were aimed at "demonstrating how effective advertising with The Times can be." The advertisements in favor of McKenna represent an $80,000 independent expenditure, making the newspaper the third largest contributor to his campaign. More than 100 staffers signed a letter of protest sent to Seattle Times Publisher Frank Blethen, calling it an "unprecedented act". From 1983 to 2009, the Times and Seattle's other major paper, the Hearst-owned Seattle Post-Intelligencer, were run under a "Joint Operating Agreement" whereby advertising, production and circulation were controlled by the Times for both papers; the two papers maintained their own identities with separate editorial departments. The Times announced its intention to cancel the Joint Operating Agreement in 2003, citing a clause in the JOA contract that three consecutive years of losses allowed it to pull out of the agreement. Hearst sued, arguing that a force majeure clause prevented the Times from claiming losses as reason to end the JOA when they result from extraordinary events.
While a district judge ruled in Hearst's favor, the Times won on appeal, including a unanimous decision from the Washington State Supreme Court on June 30, 2005. Hearst continued to argue that the Times fabricated its loss in 2002; the two papers announced an end to their dispute on April 16, 2007. This arrangement JOA was terminated; the Times contains different sections every day. Each daily edition includes Main News & Business, a NW section for the day and any other sections listed below. Friday: NW Autos. For decades, the broadsheet page width of the Times was 13 1⁄2 inches, printed from a 54-inch web, the four-page width of a roll of newsprint. Following changing industry standards, the width of the page was reduced in 2005 by 1 inch, to 12 1⁄2 inches, now a 50-inch web standard. In February 2009, the web size was further reduced to 46 inches, which narrowed the page by another inch to 11 1⁄2 inches in width; the Times'
Scary Movie (film series)
Scary Movie is a series of American horror comedy parody films created by Keenen Ivory Wayans with his younger brothers, Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, that specialize in parodying horror films, which have collectively grossed over $895 million at the box-office worldwide. The two main recurring actors of the first four installments were Anna Faris and Regina Hall as Cindy Campbell and Brenda Meeks, joined by new or recurring actors and characters; the franchise was developed by The Wayans Brothers, who wrote and directed the first two films before leaving the franchise. Their entries were produced by Dimension Films and distributed by two different studios: Miramax Films, as it was the studio's genre film label during executive producers Bob and Harvey Weinstein's run and produced the first three films, The Weinstein Company—the brothers' subsequently formed studio—which produced the rest of the series' release after the Weinsteins departed Miramax and took the Dimension label with them.
The franchise had one film in 2013 with Scary Movie 5, which features new characters in a revamped storyline. Scary Movie is the first film. Scary Movie was the highest-grossing film of the series, grossing $278,019,771 worldwide, it is a spoof of several films, with a focus on the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer series. After a group of teenagers (consisting of Cindy Campbell, Bobby Prinze, Buffy Gilmore, Greg Phillipe, Ray Wilkins, Brenda Meeks accidentally hit an old man with their car, they decide to dump his body in a lake and never talk about it again. A year a person with a Scream mask kills them one by one. Scary Movie 2 is the second in the franchise, it grossed $141,220,678 worldwide with $71,308,997 in the U. S; this is the last installment in the Scary Movie films to receive an R-rating and marks the end of the Wayans siblings' involvement with the series. The film starts with a parody of The Exorcist, in which Megan Voorhees is possessed by Hugh Kane, two priests, Father McFeely and Father Harris have to force Hugh Kane out.
But after Megan insults Harris's mother he shoots her in the head. Cindy, Brenda and Shorty return in this film. Greg and Bobby are replaced by Buddy and Alex; the film merges into a parody of The Haunting with story beginning when a perverted college professor, Professor Oldman and his wheel-chair bound assistant, plan to study ghosts inside a haunted mansion with the clueless teens as bait. When at the house, strange things happen, Ray gets attacked by a clown, Shorty gets attacked by a living marijuana plant, Cindy gets in a fight with a possessed cat, Dwight has an argument with a bad mouthed pet bird; when they find out about the professor's plan they try to escape the house, finding out that there is a ghost who still lives in the house. They must defeat the ghost. Scary Movie 3 is the third film in the series. With $220,673,217 earned worldwide, it is the second most successful film in the series; the plot of the film is a spoof of The Ring and Signs as well as several other films and celebrities.
Michael Jackson planned to sue the filmmakers for parodying him in such a way that made him seem like a child molester and having a fake nose. This was the first Scary Movie film to receive a PG-13 rating in the United States as well as the first to have no involvement from the Wayans family; the film revolves around strange crop circles found near an old farm and the circulation of an unusual videotape. Upon watching this tape, the phone rings and a creepy voice says: "You're going to die in seven days." Cindy falls in love with a rapper named George. Meanwhile and his older brother Tom - the farmers who discovered the crop circles in their corn field - learn that extraterrestrials are coming to Earth come to destroy the killer responsible for the deaths of those who have watched the tape. Scary Movie 4 is the fourth in the series; the film opened with $40 Million at the weekend box office, making it the third best opening in the series. With a $178,049,620 at the worldwide box office, Scary Movie 4 ranks as the third highest grossing entry.
The main target of spoof was War of the Worlds, The Village and The Grudge. The film concludes the story-arc that began with the first film and is the last in the series to feature any of the original cast members. Scary Movie 5 is the fifth and final installment in the series and is the first film to not feature Anna Faris and Regina Hall; the film was panned by critics, grossed $72,992,798 worldwide in the box office, thus being the least successful film in the franchise. Jody and Dan Sanders move into a new home after adopting three mysterious children. There are video cameras to record the events, Jody and Dan soon discover that a powerful creature known as "Mama" is haunting them, trying to claim their newly adopted children. Scary Movie's main parody is of Scream with elements of I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Sixth Sense, The Matrix. Scary Movie 2 targets The Haunting. Scary Movie 3's general parodies are Signs, it features The Others, Ai