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It was a matter of time before someone invented Sollywood, but making only positive films is an artistic straitjacket
There's Hollywood, and Bollywood, and Nollywood (Nigeria's nascent film industry), so perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone invented Sollywood. This is the name of what aspires to be a new movement in film-making in South Africa.
The Sollywood website sets out an agenda that includes: making films on topics important to the South African community, making movies that end on a positive note for the community and the African people and, in capital letters, "Make Africans Feel Good About Being Africans".
Last week I caught the first Sollywood offering, Ingxoxo: The Negotiation – a romantic comedy but not as Richard Curtis would know it. The plot turns on the African custom of lobola, in which the family of a bride is compensated for her loss with a payment, »
- David Smith
Just a few days ago we learned that Stephen Dorff has joined the cast of Tarsem Singh's War of Gods, and now comes word that the project has been renamed and added another actor to its already fairly impressive roster: two-time Oscar nominee John Hurt.
Box Office Mojo reports that going forward War of Gods will be known simply as Immortals. Hurt joins the previously announced Dorff along with Luke Evans (the underutilized Apollo in Clash of the Titans) as Zeus, Mickey Rourke as King Hyperion, Henry Cavill (Blood River) as Theseus, and Slumdog Millionaire's Freida Pinto as Phaedra. Kellan Lutz (The Twilight Saga) and Alan Van Sprang (Survival of the Dead) are rumored to be portraying Poseidon and Draco, respectively.
A purported bastard who retains an allegiance to his mother despite the fact that he longs to join the quest of a king who is battling »
- Uncle Creepy
2 items from 2010
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