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After earning almost unanimous praise for his first two films Gone Baby Gone and The Town, you can bet there are a lot of people looking forward to Ben Affleck's next project behind the camera. While he had been eyeing a number of potential films over the past year, this week he officially started shooting Argo, a thriller based on the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and a Wired article entitled "How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran." The movie stars Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin and John Goodman, and while I'm very much looking forward to that, I think I'm even more interested in the next project that he has just signed on for: Line of Sight, an action-thriller that will apparently be shot entirely from a first-person perspective. Much like Argo, he is also planning on starring in the film. According to The Hollywood Reporter, »
With love well and truly in the air recently with Prince William tying the knot with the rather lovely Kate Middleton a few days ago, it seems an appropriate time to take a look at some of the most legendary on/off screen couples that have fascinated us film lovers over the years. Chemistry sparks when a real romance lies behind the scenes and when a new relationship begins the tabloids go crazy!
So to celebrate the union of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge – and to appease my wife’s (yes, we just beat the Royals by getting married on 24th April!) constant requests to chronicle the following – here are the top ten on/off screen lovers the past century has immortalised…
- Stuart Cummins
Out in Spanish theatres is our very own very of Tarantino-Rodriguez's Grindhouse. “Doble Sesión” is a genre feature film composed of two medium-length films, “Ríos Revueltos” and “Sandra Munt” a double bill salute to the theatre experience of the 1980's. Written and directed by Enrique Diego, “Ríos Revueltos” is a journey into a post-apocalyptic Spain in which the silent “Largo” and the talkative “Candolini” cross the country through devastated cities until an unexpected happening transforms their friendship into a cat and mouse game. The film stars a cast of unknowns and newcomers such as Alberto Millán, Nicola Reale Bartolotto, Judit Molero, José Gallego and Fernando Ganzo. In the words of the film's producer and co-director Rubén Arnaiz (segment “Sandra Munt”) this is influenced by “...spaghetti westerns, Sam Peckinpah, or even Berlanga.” “Sandra Munt”, directed by Rubén Arnaiz, is set in 1941, the titular character is a Spanish archeologist in search of »
3 items from 2011
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