3 items from 2015
Fifteen years ago today, the world met the faces that launched one of the biggest movie franchises in cinema history.
Here’s the official press release:
(August 21, 2000 – Burbank, CA) – Attention All Muggles! Director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman have discovered their Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from the thousands of children who cast their names into the hat to play the roles. Young actor Daniel Radcliffe will be the film’s Harry, with newcomers Rupert Grint and Emma Watson taking on the roles of Ron and Hermione, Harry’s best friends at Hogwarts, in Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming adaptation of the first in the best-selling series of Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. »
- Michelle McCue
Panama – Panama City’s Casco Viejo, or old quarter, is at the heart of Iff Panama, with many of the festival activities and screenings scheduled to take place in the area. Hotels in the Casco Viejo, most notably the American Trade Hotel, will also host many of the festival guests.
Screening venues in the Casco Viejo include the Teatro Nacional, the Anita Villalaz Theater and the Parque Quinto Centenario. The Teatro Nacional, which stages most of the festival’s gala screenings and red-carpet events, was designed in 1904 by the Italian architect Genaro Ruggieri and opened in 1908; the Anita Villalaz Theater, named after the renowned Panamanian actress, was once home to the country’s Supreme Court before being developed as part of a cultural center and the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (National Institute of Culture). The Parque Quinto Centenario, on the Pacific shore, will offer free outdoor screenings for thousands of »
- Christopher Pickard
It’s always fun to watch Pierce Brosnan play the anti-Bond and some of his darker parts in the past include John Boorman’s 2001 The Tailor of Panama as a ruthless British spy and 2006’s The Matador as a sleazy hitman. In Survivor, Brosnan plays baddie assassin “The Watchmaker” who is hellbent on taking out a foreign service officer (Milla Jovovich). Life couldn’t be more complicated for her: She’s been framed for a terrorist bombing. Alchemy will release Survivor in… »
3 items from 2015
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