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      Pamela Anderson and Liam Neeson to star in Naked Gun remake

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 17:33

    Baywatch star will return to the big screen in the remake of the 80s and 90s crime spoof, directed by the Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer

    Pamela Anderson is headed back to the big screen for a remake of the Naked Gun, opposite Liam Neeson .

    The Lonely Island alum Akiva Schaffer will direct the as-yet-untitled remake, based on the series of crime spoof comedies released in the 1980s and 90s, for Paramount. Schaffer, Doug Mand and Dan Gregor – the trio behind the popular Emmy-winning Disney+ movie Chip ’n Dale: Rescue Rangers – will pen the script.

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      Critique Monkey Man : un simple John Wick épicé à l’indienne ? MONKEY FACE

      news.movim.eu / JournalDuGeek · Yesterday - 16:33

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    Dev Patel fait ses premiers pas derrière la caméra pour revisiter un pan de la mythologie indienne, non sans s'inspirer de John Wick au passage. Monkey Man est-il un début concluant ?
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      ‘Not even a pipe dream’: John Akomfrah represents Britain at Venice Biennale

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 13:00

    Founder of Black Audio Film Collective says he would have laughed if someone had said he’d someday be in the UK pavilion

    Britain’s national pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the world’s largest and most prominent art event, begins with video of delicate Holbein drawings from the Tudor court being washed over by the eddies of a stream and ends with the death of a British-Nigerian man, David Oluwale, who drowned in a Yorkshire river after being beaten by local police in 1969.

    Along the way, in filmmaker Sir John Akomfrah’s exhibition, comes a sumptuously told visual and auditory story of migration and colonialism, held together by the image of flowing water. It culminates in images of the arrival in Britain of the Windrush generation – those who migrated from the Caribbean to the UK in the years after the second world war, often to work in British public services.

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      The Titanic drug poisoning: is one of the greatest mysteries in film history about to be solved?

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 12:39


    While filming the epic movie, 80 people – including James Cameron and Bill Paxton – were hospitalised after their food was spiked with PCP. Who was behind the psychedelic clam chowder?

    Name: The Titanic drug poisoning.

    Age: 28.

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      Beyond the Raging Sea review – cross-Atlantic rowing race likened to refugees’ ordeal

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 12:00 · 1 minute

    Two endurance sailors’ perilous voyage is supposed to lead them to empathy for refugees’ plight – but they sure take their time discovering that

    Here is a well-intentioned but brief, unsatisfying and oddly structured documentary, supposedly about refugees and boat people … although the refugees’ experiences are only discussed in the final 10 minutes or so. The film is actually about two Egyptians, Omar Nour and Omar Samra, energetic and prosperous young entrepreneurs who in 2017, in a spirit of adventure, took on the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a well-established annual endurance event with a good safety record in which participants journey in a rowing boat across the Atlantic from La Gomera in the Canaries to Antigua; it is a 3,000-nautical-mile, 40-day ordeal in treacherous seas.

    After just nine days, these two guys got into terrible difficulties, perhaps as a result of their relative inexperience. Their craft capsized and they had to be dragged out of the water by a Greek cargo ship, a chaotic rescue that itself could have gone fatally wrong. It all sounds very tense, although as the two men are here being interviewed after the event, we know that they survived. So what was the point of this fiasco? Did they put their families and friends through an agony of worry, just for a macho ego trip? Well, around an hour in to this 70-minute film they tell us that they now appreciate the sufferings of boat people and refugees – some of whose testimonies are duly tacked on to the end of the film.

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      Post your questions for Bryce Dallas Howard

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 11:49

    The dinosaur-chasing actor will take your questions on her extraordinary range of stage, film and TV roles from Shakespeare to Black Mirror to Rocketman

    The actor Bryce Dallas Howard may be best known to cinema audiences for walloping genetically modified dinosaurs, but she began in experimental theatre, then broke through on Broadway, playing Rosalind in a production of As You Like It. It was this which alerted M Night Shyalaman to her talent – he then cast her, without an audition, as the lead in 2004’s The Village, as a blind woman who lives as part of a curious sect in a remote community.

    Ambitious choices continued, with a role in Lars von Trier’s Manderlay , playing the part originated by Nicole Kidman in Dogville, as an ally to slaves in rural Alabama. Then followed a reunion with Shyalaman for Lady in the Water, and a return to her roots, playing Rosalind in Kenneth Branagh’s 2006 Shakespeare adaptation.

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      UK’s first major Muslim film festival announces lineup

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 11:47

    Featuring stars including Riz Ahmed and Nabhaan Rizwan, the event aims to celebrate the ‘rich tapestry of Muslim experiences via the medium of film’

    The UK’s first major film festival dedicated to Muslim cinema announced its inaugural lineup on Tuesday, with a slew of award-winning films featuring the likes of Riz Ahmed and Informer’s Nabhaan Rizwan .

    Ahmed, winner of an Oscar for best live action short film, will appear in Dammi, a short film directed by Yann Demange, the French film-maker best known for Top Boy and Northern Ireland-set drama ’71. Ahmed co-stars with Isabelle Adjani in a story about a man confronting his French and Algerian heritage on a trip to Paris. Rizwan plays the lead in In Camera, a British feature directed by Naqqash Khalid that screened at the London film festival, as an actor struggling to make a career in the film industry in the face of repeated rejections.

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      Fantastic Machine review – whirlwind history shows how cameras dazzle and deceive us

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 10:00 · 1 minute

    From fake news in 1902 to livestreaming a man asleep – and everything in between, the big picture gets a bit lost

    Although being distributed in the UK with the title Fantastic Machine, this documentary about the camera through history originally had the much more prolix, pretentious and charming moniker And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine. The line is a quote attributed to Edward VII who is said to have reacted with awe when he saw a film of his own coronation – although the footage in question was not of his actual coronation but filmed by French director Georges Méliès with French actors in a Paris studio in advance, the first example of “fake news”.

    That is fitting because here directors Axel Danielson and Maximilien Van Aertryck explore the camera and the moving image’s ability to dazzle, deceive and delight through history. That said, their thematic intent seems to be a slippery thing as the film shifts its attention across all manner of phenomena and subjects. Sometimes it feels like a cross between a film studies lecture and what happens when you leave YouTube to keep autoplaying while the all-powerful algorithm suggests more and more content.

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      Gang members fire at Bollywood star’s home in antelope killing row

      news.movim.eu / TheGuardian · Yesterday - 08:44


    Two men from Bishnoi gang, whose leader has threatened to kill Salman Khan, arrested over Mumbai shooting

    Two members of a criminal gang have been arrested by Indian police for firing at the home of the Bollywood actor Salman Khan in retaliation for the star’s killing of two antelopes.

    The Bishnoi gang, accused of several murders and extortion rackets, hails from a wider desert-based religious sect that considers the species to be the reincarnation of their guru.

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