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Tuesday, August 29, 2021

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At first glance, this “Hell of Sand” widget game seemed addictive, but only fleetingly so.

Ninety minutes later, with my eyes slightly cross-eyed from manipulating pixel streams representing water, oil, salt and (of course) sand onto zombies and weird-acting pinwheel, I’d have to say it’s not fleet enough. Lucky I didn’t end up hypnotized.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 08/29/2006 11:44:22 PM
Category: Creative, Internet
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Let’s see if I can connect all the dots here:

Mark Wahlberg — all five-foot-eight-and-a-half of him — plays former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale, the NFL’s answer to Rudy, in Invincible. The payoff: The movie debuts at No. 1 in this past weekend’s box office (albiet a weak one, at $17 million).

Then, on Monday, Tom Cruise — all five-foot-seven of himlands a two-year development deal that will provide money for his production company, only days after he was ignominiously dumped by Paramount.

Cruise’s new financial backer? First and Goal, an investment consortium headed by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder.

What makes me think that we can expect to see a crowd-inspiring football flick starring Cruise in the near future? The formula is clear, at least to Snyder: Short guy + football = moneymoneymoney! Surely, The Doug Flutie Story beckons…

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 08/29/2006 08:35:07 AM
Category: Business, Celebrity, Movies
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