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Belladonna Of Sadness
Release Date: Coming Soon from Cinelicious Pics Written By: Yoshiyuki Fukuda, Jules Michelet (novel), Eiichi Yamamoto Directed By: Eiichi Yamamoto Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Katsuyuki Itô, Aiko Nagayama
When I heard about Cinelicious Pics’ plans to restore and release the long lost 1973 anime Belladonna Of Sadness, I was well and truly excited. I’m a huge aficionado of 70s-era anime, and this baby has been a “holy grail” of sorts for folks like me for a good many years — much desired but damn near impossible to obtain. So that being said, and with those expectations set freakin’ sky high, let’s see if ol’ Belladonna was worth the wait or will it just fill me with sadness of my own!
Meg Ryan will be honored with the Sonoma Salute Award at the 19th Sonoma Film Festival, a five-day program dedicated to the best in film, food, wine and spirits.
During a tribute event in Sonoma, Calif. on March 31, the actress-director will be celebrated with a special screening of “Ithaca,” her 2015 directorial feature film debut. Starring in over 40 films, Ryan’s most memorable acting performances include “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), “Sleepless in Seattle” (1993) and “You’ve Got Mail” (1998). More recently, she starred in “In the Land of Women” (2007), “Serious Moonlight” (2009) and episodes of Lisa Kudrow’s Hulu comedy “Web Therapy” in 2013.
This year’s festival — which will present over 100 films — will open with Joachim Trier’s Jesse Eisenberg-starring drama “Louder Than Bombs” and conclude with the French romantic comedy “The Sense of Wonder. »
- Alyssa Sage
Even though the fellow English crooners had a lot in common, David Bowie managed to leave Sting in awe. In an exclusive statement to People, Sting reflects on Bowie's death at the age of 69 on Sunday. For Sting, 64, the loss of music's history-making icon brought back a cherished memory he shares with wife Trudie Styler, 62. "The first time Trudie and I met David was during the Serious Moonlight Tour somewhere in the U.S.," Sting says of Bowie's 1983 jaunt. "We were watching the show from the side of the stage, Trudie heavily pregnant with our daughter Mickey." Sting continues, "David »
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