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February 13, 2008

Starring Scorsese

He's an Oscar-winning director and newly celebrated music documentarian. He's a sparkling wine pitchman. And now he's the star of a public service announcement about not jawing on your cellphone while you're at the movies.

Name that auteur.

If you guessed Martin Scorsese (we know you didn't, but you get points for lying convincingly) kudos!

After his successful role in some AmEx commercials a few years ago, the formerly ad-averse filmmaker has added his footprint to a big-screen path blazed by Sydney Pollack, Jack Black as an animated chop sockey panda, Forest Whitaker and that cheerleader guy who got dropped on his head by his teammates (distracted, as they were, by a ringing cellphone).

The shut-your-trap plea, sponsored by omnipresent telcom AT&T, got its launch this past weekend, but we don't expect that you saw it. Unless, of course, you were catching "Hannah Montana" again, you perv. Watch and learn.


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Joey Nader

If Marty shows up at my place I'll definitely be drinking and it won't be a milkshake

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  • So "The Dark Knight" didn't make it into the final five after all, never mind that critical and popular support. Let's just call the comic-inspired mega-hit "The Biggest Snubee."

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