5 items from 2014
Petitions fight against closure of famous Italian cafe, which has hosted everyone from Sophia Loren to Madonna
Its ivy-clad walls and sunlit terrace made for people-watching have drawn Italian creatives and Hollywood stars to the Antico Caffè della Pace for decades. The guest list has ranged from Madonna to Monica Bellucci, Sophia Loren to Spike Lee. Federico Fellini, a regular in his day, would have appreciated the show.
But now the picturesque 19th-century bar is fighting for survival. The owners of the Antico Caffè building, in the heart of Rome's historic centre, are pressing for an eviction, reportedly with a view to turning the premises into a hotel. Petitions have been launched in the face of imminent closure. Italy's president, Giorgio Napolitano, has been drawn into the row, »
- Lizzy Davies
Sherlyn Chopra has signed up as the leading lady for a multi-lingual film called Bad Girl. Sources confirm that Sherlyn has been at a whopping sum of Rupees One Crore and Ten Lakhs to play the protagonist!film which is loosely based on Monica Bellucci's Oscar winner, Malena is going to be directed by award-winning director Shajiyem who has been receiving great reviews for his recent film: Ms Lekha Tharoor Kaanunnathu.Bad Girl is being produced by Shah Productions. The »
Director: Emir Kusturica
Writers: Emir and Dunja Kusturica
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
The two time Palme D’or winning Serbian director is working on his first film since 2007’s Promise Me This, which never received a Us release. However, having Monica Bellucci headlining the cast will definitely snag some international interest. While he’s been appearing in a number of films in front of the camera, we’re happy to see Kusturica return to the director’s seat after a number of stalled projects have seen set aside.
Gist: The films is inspired by Kusturica’s short film Our Life, and consists of three stories: the first story is about a soldier with a task to get milk in the nearby village and take it to fellow soldiers. The second is »
- Nicholas Bell
Director: Noam Murro.
Running Time: 102 minutes.
Synopsis: Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel ‘Xerxes’, and told in the breathtaking visual style of blockbuster 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield on the sea, as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. He soon finds himself up against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and their vengeful commander, Artemisia (Eva Green).
From the film’s announcement through to the intense, lengthy production that followed, things were not looking good for the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 2006 epic, 300. First Snyder sidestepped the film to go off and direct a »
- Paul Heath
A recent poll was conducted by Hollywood Buzz, listing the “Official Top 30 World’s Most Beautiful Women of 2014”.
The former Miss World and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan expressed her gratitude to well wishers and described how she discovered the news:
“The results of this poll by “Hollywood Buzz.” was brought to my notice in fact by my well-wishers whatsapping me believe it or not…and I must admit its overwhelming to hear that over 4 million people across the globe have voted and listed me amongst their top choices with such beautiful and talented women.. I say a Huge Loving Thank You to All my well-wishers(fans) for making me Smile and always being there for me…More Power to our Love”.
More than four million people participated in the poll, »
- Aashi Gahlot
5 items from 2014
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