4 items from 2015
Two of director Philippe de Broca’s earliest renowned titles get new restorations and are available for the first time on Blu-ray, That Man From Rio (1964) and Up to His Ears (1965), the first two titles from a loose James Bond spoof trilogy featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo. Certainly ahead of his time, de Broca’s amusing adventure films are much more than the kind of lowbrow entertainment that would come to typify the genre known as spoof, and this became a notable inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones films, particularly 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Inspired by the adventures of Belgian cartoonist Herge’s Tintin adventures (which also provided the basis for a 2011 Steven Spielberg adaptation), a prized Amazonian statue is stolen from a Parisian museum. Three such statues left South American on an expedition that involved the late father of Agnes (Francoise Dorleac) and and two colleagues. Professor Catalan »
- Nicholas Bell
The 'King Of Hearts' Shah Rukh Khan is a superstar in real terms! His movies has not only minted monies at Box-office but also created a ripple effect among the masses! Take a look at 5 of his cult films that created a rage and when people followed him diligently:
Ddlj: When Srk-Kajol's Ddlj released way back, it tugged the heartstrings of thousands from young, middle-aged to old alike. Such was the effect of the film that girls felt love was all about 'finding their raj' and boys idolised Srk's ways of fighting his way to get the love of his life. And till date it is considered as one of the ideal films to take a cue from. »
He can make any woman on earth go weak in the knees with his charming ways! Yes folks you guessed it right. We are talking about our very own 'badshah of romance' Shah Rukh Khan. When our superstar decides to romance someone, he does it in style! Over the years he has done a variety of romantic films. Many ladies, many avatars albeit with the same charm and charisma every time. As the King of hearts drove the actresses crazy on-screen with his antics, we too learnt a lesson or two as to how to woo a girl. Here are the 10 love fundas which guys should learn from Shah Rukh 'Romantic' Khan to impress a girl:
Dialoguebaazi: Though its li'l filmy, it can surely flatter any girl. When Srk said the lines 'Haar Ke Jeetne Waale Ko Baazigar Kehte Hai' in the film Baazighar, Kajol at once lost her heart to him! »
Qui aime les films français ?
If you do and you live in St. Louis, you’re in luck! The Seventh Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series begins March 13th. The Classic French Film Festival celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1930s through the early 1990s, offering a comprehensive overview of French cinema. The fest is annually highlighted by significant restorations.
This year features recent restorations of eight works, including an extended director’s cut of Patrice Chéreau’s historical epic Queen Margot a New York-set film noir (Two Men In Manhattan) by crime-film maestro Jean-Pierre Melville, who also co-stars; a short feature (“A Day in the Country”) by Jean Renoir, on a double bill with the 2006 restoration of his masterpiece, The Rules Of The Game, and the »
- Tom Stockman
4 items from 2015
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