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This Must Be the Place – review

Exiled European film-makers in the 1930s had little choice but to adapt to America. Nowadays they can be temporary visitors, and not all are at home or have an interesting road trip. John Boorman, Karel Reisz, John Schlesinger, Milos Forman and Louis Malle settled in straight away; Antonioni, Kusturica, and now the gifted Paolo Sorrentino have merely squashed their noses against a glass wall. Sorrentino's The Consequences of Love, The Family Friend and Il Divo were highly individual works set in different areas of his native Italy. This Must Be the Place is merely irritatingly eccentric in the way it locates Cheyenne (Sean Penn), a reclusive American former rock star, in Ireland and then sends him home to America in search of the fugitive Nazi war criminal who tormented his father in Auschwitz.

Penn's character, speaking in a whispering monotone, wearing gothic make-up and a flowing black wig, is apparently
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Dog saves its own life by calling police

A dog saved its own life by calling the police after it had wound a telephone cord around its neck. George, a 2-year-old Basset Hound, had got himself into the predicament when, while alone at home on Saturday, March 24, he knocked a telephone to the floor and became entangled in the wire. Amazingly, he then managed to dial 999, seemingly as he pawed at the phone in a panic. Although George was unable to ask for help, The Sun reports that the emergency operator alerted police, who then rushed to the home of driving instructor Steve Brown and his daughter Lydia. Four police officers were ready to smash down the door, but a neighbour was able let them in with a key. The family friend, Paul Walker, described what happened on entry, saying: "The police split up and ran through the house thinking someone had either (more)
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Cate Edwards' Quiet Courage Delivering Eulogy

Elizabeth Edwards' daughter eulogized her mother in the same church where she commemorated her brother years ago. Shushannah Walshe talks to her friends about her remarkable dignity and poise.

Catherine Edwards stood by her mother's coffin to deliver the eulogy.

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This was the same church where she, years earlier, had given the eulogy for her brother.

Her voice, cracking at first, became more assured as she spoke, growing steadier as she recalled the things that she loved about her mother.

"I am who I am today, and I will become whoever it is that I will become, in large part because she was my mom," she said, with the poise of someone much older than her 28 years.

The daughter of Elizabeth Edwards, who friends know as Cate, even drew laughs from the mourners at the Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh,
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John Edwards will be at Elizabeth Edwards' funeral, daughter Cate giving a eulogy

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Elizabeth Edwards' public funeral service has been set for Saturday (Dec. 11) and will include eulogies from two close friends and her oldest daughter Cate, reports Pop Eater. The service will be at Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 1 p.m. Et in Elizabeth's hometown of Raleigh, N.C.

A private burial for family only will be held at a later time.

A family friend says that estranged husband John will be in attendance because that's what Elizabeth would have wanted. He was with Elizabeth when she succumbed to her six-year battle with cancer on Tuesday (Dec. 7). He is also reportedly setting up a foundation in Elizabeth's name to help raise money for breast cancer research.

The family friend tells Pop Eater, "He will never forgive himself for what he did to her and she will remain in his heart for the rest of his life. We were all praying for a miracle.
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Venice Red Carpet: Somewhere, Norwegian Wood, Miral, Reign of Assassins

The Venice Film Festival progresses. Day 4 of 11 today. So let's pretend we're there for a moment and check in. You can't have a good glitzy A list international film festival without immortals like Catherine Deneuve showing up (pictured left). Why is she shielding her eyes for she is brighter than the sun. All in all things seem to be going well. Take the premiere of Black Swan for example. Opening films don't often make that much of a splash, divisive or otherwise.

Another big question mark film of the 2010 film season is Sofia Coppola's Somewhere (trailer discussion). It's her follow up to the poorly received but delicious Marie Antoinette (2006). She's back to the present day for this film about an actor (Stephen Dorff) visited by his daughter (Elle Fanning) at the Chateau Marmont.

The reviews have been mixed but more than most filmmakers I trust not any reviews about her work.
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Hitting, Scratching And Pulling Each Other’s Hair! Are Brad And Angelina’s Kids Out Of Control?

An insider says the super couple’s six kids are running wild, and that Brad and Angelina have hired a therapist to help tame them!

Anyone who has kids knows that the more you have, the harder they are to handle, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are learning that lesson the hard way. An insider tells In Touch magazine that the couple’s six kids are acting out — big time. “Their family life is like a circus,” the source says. And the busy pair, who have been preoccupied with shooting and promoting their new movies, have realized they need professional help — they’ve hired a therapist!

“Things are wild in the house,” the insider tells In Touch, who adds that because of the family’s nomadic lifestyle and the fact that Brad and Angelina don’t have enough time to spend with their kids, the brood has gotten out of control.
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Kim Kardashian Not Getting Proposed Because of Sister Kourtney

Kourtney Kardashian has made her sister Kim Kardashian's boyfriend, Reggie Bush, hold back his proposal. On the reason why, a family friend explained to National Enquirer that Kourtney, who recently gave birth to first child with Scott Disick on December 14, doesn't want to share the spotlight.

"She was hoping that the last days of her pregnancy and the first few weeks with her newborn would be all about her," the insider revealed. The friend further shared, "Kourtney screamed at Reggie, 'You can't do this to me!' Reggie was stunned and caught completely off-guard. Reggie doesn't want to battle Kourtney, so he backed off to keep the peace."

On Kourtney's hellish mood, the friend said, "Kourtney is extremely hormonal right now, and her emotions got the best of her." The insider then added, "There's always been underlying tension because Kourtney feels like she's been playing second fiddle to Kim for so long.
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Review: ‘Il Divo’

What constraints should a filmmaker put upon themselves in the act of creating a biographical film? In my opinion, the term “based on a true story” is most fitting. To be “based” on truth is by definition the taking of truth and incorporating creative commentary to produce a work of artistic perspective. That’s a lot of words, so here’s the gist of what I’m saying… Il Divo is a biographical film that juxtaposes viewpoints outside the boundaries of truth and fiction.

Il Divo was written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino (L’amico di famiglia, aka Friend Of The Family). It is a film that chronicles the prominent chapters of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, who was elected to Italy’s Parliament seven times since 1946. Andreotti, given many nicknames including The Black Pope, Beelzebub and Il Divo, was allegedly and infamously connected to the Italian mafia, indirectly associated
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"Il divo" - Trailer added for the Paolo Sorrentino directed drama.

See the trailer for Music Box Films' "Il divo," starring Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci and Carlo Buccirosso. Paolo Sorrentino ("The Family Friend," "The Consequences of Love") directs and writes the foreign drama which was the Jury Prize winner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.   See the trailer here.   What's "Il divo" about?   In Rome, at dawn, when everyone is sleeping, one man is awake. That man is Giulio Andreotti. He's awake because he has to work, write books, move in fashionable circles and, last but not least, pray. Calm, crafty and inscrutable, Andreotti is synonym of power in Italy for over four decades. At the beginning of the Nineties, this impassive yet insinuating, ambiguous yet reassuring figure appears set to assume his seventh mandate as Prime Minister without arrogance and without humility.   Approaching seventy, Andreotti is a gerontocrat who, with all the attributes of God, is afraid
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"Il divo" - Trailer added for the Paolo Sorrentino directed drama.

See the trailer for Music Box Films' "Il divo," starring Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci and Carlo Buccirosso. Paolo Sorrentino ("The Family Friend," "The Consequences of Love") directs and writes the foreign drama which was the Jury Prize winner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In Rome, at dawn, when everyone is sleeping, one man is awake. That man is Giulio Andreotti. He's awake because he has to work, write books, move in fashionable circles and, last but not least, pray. Calm, crafty and inscrutable, Andreotti is synonym of power in Italy for over four decades. At the beginning of the Nineties, this impassive yet insinuating, ambiguous yet reassuring figure appears set to assume his seventh mandate as Prime Minister without arrogance and without humility. ..
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"Il divo" - Trailer added for the Paolo Sorrentino directed drama.

See the trailer for Music Box Films' "Il divo," starring Toni Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Giulio Bosetti, Flavio Bucci and Carlo Buccirosso. Paolo Sorrentino ("The Family Friend," "The Consequences of Love") directs and writes the foreign drama which was the Jury Prize winner at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In Rome, at dawn, when everyone is sleeping, one man is awake. That man is Giulio Andreotti. He's awake because he has to work, write books, move in fashionable circles and, last but not least, pray. Calm, crafty and inscrutable, Andreotti is synonym of power in Italy for over four decades. At the beginning of the Nineties, this impassive yet insinuating, ambiguous yet reassuring figure appears set to assume his seventh mandate as Prime Minister without arrogance and without humility. ..
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Italian cinema owners decry delay in 'Familia' premiere

Italian cinema owners decry delay in 'Familia' premiere
ROME -- Italian cinema owner association ANEC is criticizing distributor Medusa for electing to release Paolo Sorrentino's Festival de Cannes Competition entry L'Amico di Familia (Friend of the Family) in the fall rather than during the slower summer months. According to a spokesman for the organization, the brooding and provocative film will be released in head-to-head competition with a fall schedule of Hollywood blockbusters. "It doesn't make sense to wait to release it," a spokesman said, pointing out that the delayed release means the film -- Sorrentino's fourth full-length film -- will be unable to capitalize on the publicity it garnered for its Palme d'Or nomination. Production company Fandango said it was given no explanation for the late release. Distributor Medusa would not discuss the subject.

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