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    Niagara Oscar winner made Superman fly

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    In a way, Colin Chilvers owes his Oscar-winning film career to a pipe that wouldn’t explode…

    Within a decade, Chilvers faced a much more difficult task as the special effects supervisor on Superman: The Movie.

    For the film to work, Christopher Reeve’s Superman had to appear to actually fly. In an age before digital effects, past attempts to make a live action Superman, including the George Reeves TV show, were unable to do it well.

    “In fact, when I first got the script for Superman, I thought ‘How in the hell are we going to make this work?’” Chilvers said.

    Jamie Foxx lays on the charm at Fallsview Casino

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    From the Toronto Sun:

    Highly accomplished Oscar-and-Grammy-winning actor-singer-comedian Jamie Foxx is a student of classical music who began playing piano when he was five years old.

    But you never would have known it from the first of his two back-to-back shows at Fallsview Casino on Wednesday night.

    Pacino at the casino: ‘Cool … very cool’

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It wasn’t a concert. It wasn’t a comedy show. It wasn’t really a performance. No, it was exactly what the posters promised: An evening with Al Pacino at the casino.

    And for a thousand-or-so of the film legend’s fans, that was all they needed Thursday night.

    “Cool … very cool,” said the 71-year-old Oscar winner after he was greeted by a standing ovation. “I think I’m gonna have to go now!”

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