14 items from 2014
The Prague International Film Festival (March 20-28) will present 141 films from 60 countries in 18 different sections.
Special tributes are being dedicated to the Finnish actress Kati Outinen, French animator Sylvain Chomet, Slovak actress Barbora Bobulová, Italian director Gianni Amelio and Ivory Coast-born actor Isaach de Bankolé.
De Bankolé, who first came to prominence in the French film industry with his role in Black Mic Mac, will present his two newest films, Mother Of August and Chaos, in Prague and will receive the Kristian Award for his Contribution to World Cinema.
Febiofest’s New Europe Competition open to first and second feature films will have such films as Wolfskinder, My Nephew, The Idiot, Life Feels Good, Puppy Love, The Machine and Rock The Casbah competing for the €10,000 Grand Prix, including a €5,000 premium for a potential Czech distributor »
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Over 90 exhibitors and between 1,500 and 2,500 participants – including producers, directors, line producers, and DPs – are expected to attend the 4th Ile de France Location Expo.
This year, the location show is incorporated within the 1st edition of the three-week umbrella event, Paris Images Trade Show.
Location Expo began as a showcase exclusively for the Ile de France region but has progressively expanded over the last four years to include locations from throughout France.
“The first edition of Location Expo focused on the prime locations in the region, such as Versailles, the Louvre, the Musee d’Orsay – the jewels of the crown,” explains Olivier-Rene Veillon, exec director of the Ile de France Film Commission.
“After the first edition, we were contacted by other film commissions who said it would be very useful to show their locations, and it’s progressively expanded from there.”
The event now constitutes one of Europe’s premier location shows. »
- Martin Dale
'The Big Lipinski'
Filmed in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, Lipinski’s version of the video to Kenny Rogers’ “I Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In)” dazzled host Jimmy Fallon. Clad in a bathrobe, white v-neck shirt and sunglasses, Lipinski twirled around the ice while holding onto a White Russian cocktail.
In the music video for the 1998 movie, Bridges as “The Dude” dances about a psychedelic bowling alley, which features long-legged women in bowling pin headdresses. For his final act, he floats between their legs down a bowling lane and earns a strike with his curly-haired head.
Lipinski, who remains the youngest individual medalist to take home the gold at the Winter Games, filmed the performance as part »
Tara Lipinski—who remains the youngest individual gold medalist in the history of the Olympic Winter Games, winning at just 15 years old—just proved she can still work the ice. This time in a bathrobe with a White Russian cocktail in her hand! Doing an impression of the "The Dude" like only she can, the retired figure skater rocked and literally rolled in a solo performance at the Rockefeller Center rink celebrating Jimmy Fallon's last week on Late Night, as he moves up a slot to The Tonight Show. The entertaining skit, titled The Big Lipinski, is a play on the cult-film classic The Big Lebowski, complete with music from the flick, Kenny Rogers' "Just Dropped In (to See What »
To simultaneously mark NBC’s coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi beginning this weekend as well as Jimmy Fallon’s upcoming transition to The Tonight Show, Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski took to the ice once again on Late Night for a glorious routine inspired by The Big Lebowski. Appropriately titled “The Big Lipinski,” the skit sees the figure skater execute more than a few impressive moves while donning The Dude’s iconic robe and raising a White Russian (get it?) like the Holy Grail itself, backed by the Kenny Rogers & The First Edition song “Just Dropped In (To See »
Do you love figure-skating? How about "The Big Lebowski"? Yes and yes? Now imagine if you could indulge in both of these passions simultaneou -- Oh wait, what's that? Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski performed a "Lebowski"-inspired routine on "Jimmy Fallon" last night to the strains of Kenny Rogers and the First Edition's "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)"? Is this a dream? No. This actually happened, and this is available to watch now. Dozens of times, even. Follow Riot on Twitter »
- Chris Eggertsen
Rome – The Rome Film Festival’s Cinema al Maxxi initiative is back for its sophomore edition, getting under way next week with an eclectic slate of important international films, classics, and family fare. The first edition of the Cinema al Maxxi program took place last year in the lead up to the 8th edition of the Rome Film Festival, which got underway in November. In 2014, the 9th edition of the Italian capital’s biggest film event will take place in October, but Cinema al Maxxi will move up even farther, getting underway Feb. 5 and running for two full months.
- Eric J. Lyman
Which music stars went home with awards at the 2014 Grammy Awards? Find out with this full winners list.
Winners in each category are bolded.
Record of the Year
"Radioactive" -- Imagine Dragons
"Royals" -- Lorde
"Blurred Lines" -- Robin Thick feat. T.I. and Pharrell
Album of the year
"The Blessed Unrest" -- Sara Bareilles
"Random Access Memories" -- Daft Punk
"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City" -- Kendrick Lamar
"Red" -- Taylor Swift
Song of the year
The short film- 3 to 8 minutes- can be narrative fiction, documentary or experimental. The last date for entry is 1st July, 2014. Writers can also submit their stories.
The brief for the entries is that the film should explore an empowering person or an optimistic story about individuals and communities who are overcoming poverty and hunger, combatting disease, or improving health.
5 winners in the challenge will be awarded a cash prize and their films will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, 2015.
For more details, log on to http://tongal.com/sundance
Giuliana Rancic’s new E! interview series — for which she will interview Demi Lovato, Melissa Joan Hart and Elisabeth Hasselbeck — will premiere Feb. 3, the network announced. The first edition of “Beyond Candid with Giuliana” will feature Lovato. Each episode will include a one-hour interview. Also read: E! Apologizes for Embarrassing ‘Fun Fact’ About Michael J. Fox and Parkinson’s (Updated) “I am of the mindset that behind every person there is a great story to tell. There is nothing I love more than helping someone share their story with the hopes of not only entertaining people but inspiring them as well, »
- Tim Molloy
Organisers are launching the first Sudan Independent Film Festival.
Festival president Tala Afifi has confirmed Egypt as the guest of honour at the first edition of the festival. There will be films shown from all over the African continent.
The festival will also organise workshops and lectures.
Sayed Fouad [pictured], president of the Luxor African Film Festival, will be a guest at the first edition and will deliver a scriptwriting workshop.
The first edition will be dedicated to the memory of Sudanese filmmaker Hussein Sharif.
“I am extremely happy because of the launching of Siff for the importance of such activities in the development of cinema and the communion between African people,” said Fouad. »
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And although Tara unfortunately couldn't impress Kylie Minogue, her idol Tom Jones or any of the other coaches at the Blind Auditions, the sight of 'Nessa' singing has stuck with us and got us thinking about all the great musical interludes that cropped up during James Corden and Ruth Jones's classic BBC sitcom.
And with news today that Gavin & Stacey could be returning, we can't think of a better time to revisit the show's greatest vocal performances...
'Barry Islands in the Stream'
It's Gwen's (Melanie Walters) birthday and amid nearly having a mental breakdown trying to secretly organise a line dance party for her, Bryn (Rob Brydon) also needs to practise a show-stopping duet with Nessa (Ruth Jones) in her honour. »
Last month, a trio of movies set in the not-too-distant past hit theaters chock-full of era-appropriate songs. Anchorman 2 had a list of ironically used seventies soft-rock jams and classic-rock staples; American Hustle went back and forth between classy, jazzy instrumentals and intensely seventiesrock and disco hits; and The Wolf of Wall Street was just all over the place, as Martin Scorsese movies usually are. Some of the choices were inspired, some were visceral, some were predictable and tired, and some lyrics were painfully on the nose: But which soundtrack was best?Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Best Uses of Music Captain and Tennile's "Muskrat Love," which plays as Ron's Rv flips over in slow motion and a bowling ball, scorpion, and deep fryer do heavy damage to the news team. Kenny Rogers's "Lady," which plays as Brick sees Kristen Wiig's Chani across the room, eats her lipstick, »
- Gilbert Cruz
Mumbai, Jan 7: As many as 12 real life couples, who are popular TV actors too, feature in the first GR8! Love Stories Calendar 2014. It stars couples like Aamir Ali-Sanjeeda Sheikh and the newly-wed Ravi Dubey-Sargun Mehta.
The calendar was launched by Anu and Shashi Ranjan, founders of GR8 Entertainment Ltd., at a gala event here Monday.
The first edition of the calendar has been shot by ace fashion photographer Pravin Talan, and its theme is love and togetherness.
"It's a unique tribute to the love that GR8! has shared over the years with the television industry. A relationship that was born out of love and respect for each other," Shashi Ranjan, chief managing director - GR8 Entertainment Ltd., said in a statement.. »
- Shiva Prakash
14 items from 2014
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