This year’s 55th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival has been postponed from early July to August 20-28, 2021. Organizers cited the ongoing pandemic situation in Czech Republic as the motivating factor for the move. “Moving the festival’s dates back by seven weeks will offer the best chance of holding this cultural event closer to the extent that audiences and festivalgoers have become accustomed to,” the festival said. “Our decision to take this step was made after consulting with experts and upon a careful consideration of the current situation. We hope that the coming months will see a significant increase in vaccinations, thanks to which the pandemic will be brought under control, thus allowing us to hold the Karlovy Vary festival in a form that will be maximally safe for guests and visitors. Naturally, we are ready to observe all applicable regulations,” added KVIFF’s executive director Kryštof Mucha. Related Story Karlovy Vary Film … [Read more...] about Karlovy Vary Postpones 2021 Event To Late August As Pandemic Continues To Hurt Euro Film Festivals
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Frank Darabont spent five fruitless years of pitching an idea for a zombie television series. But he’s back on Hollywood’s A-list after The Walking Dead , which he created from Robert Kirkman’s original comic book, generated higher ratings in its first season than any of AMC’s previous original shows. Now Darabont has two Hollywood Guild award nominations to go with his three Oscar nods for writing and directing The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile . He talks about his longtime love affair with the undead with Deadline TV Contributor Ray Richmond : DEADLINE: Are you such a fan of zombies because you work in Hollywood? FRANK DARABONT: Yes, there are plenty of zombies working in the industry. But I’ve always wanted to tackle the zombie mythos since I was a kid and saw Night of the Living Dead — the original black-and-white version — at a midnight screening. It was just a niche thing then. But I think in the past five years it’s become far more widely embraced. … [Read more...] about EMMYS: ‘Walking Dead’s Frank Darabont
Deadline Comic-Con TV correspondent Gary Hodges filed his report: UPDATED: The Walking Dead ( AMC ) enjoys an overlap of fans at Comic-Con, both fans of the series and the graphic novel it’s based on. The panel held off bringing out the cast at first, instead introducing writer/director/producer Frank Darabont, makeup artist Greg Nicotero, and executive producers Gale Anne Hurd and Robert Kirkman (who’s also the writer of the comic book series). Hurd was the first to make news, announcing that the season premiere of season 2 would air Sunday, October 16 th at its new time, 9pm. A trailer was next (video below), which did a good job of creating a feeling of dread but with too many fast cuts to discern anything specific about future episodes. (People fleeing zombies, shooting at zombies, hiding from zombies. And so on.) It closes with spoken dialogue: “I guess I’m losing hope. But like I said, it’s all about slim chances now. And a slim chance is better than none.” With … [Read more...] about 2011 Comic-Con: ‘The Walking Dead’ Unveils Season 2 Premiere Date, New Trailer, More
Popular reality show Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 is nearing yet another weekend. On the third weekend, host Mohanlal will have a lot to discuss with the contestants, especially after a high-voltage week that saw several brawls, arguments and even physical attacks. On the other hand, one among them will go back home ending their ambitious journey in the show. Talking about the nominated contestants, Bhagyalakshmi, Sai Vishnu, Dimpal Bhal, Soorya Menon and Anoop Krishna have been nominated through the usual nomination process. Notably, contestants Firoz Khan, Sajna (the duo should be counted as a single unit) and Michelle Ann Daniel were directly nominated by Mohanlal as a punishment for breaking the rules of Bigg Boss Malayalam 3 . Well, with several speculations doing the rounds about the elimination process this week, reports are rife that actress Michelle might have to pack her bags to return home as the second eliminated contestant of the season. Several … [Read more...] about Bigg Boss Malayalam 3: Will Michelle Ann Daniel Bid Goodbye To The Show This Week?
A report from Page Six claims that British singer Sam Smith has narrowly beaten out Lana Del Rey to sing the theme song for next year's Bond 24 . A rep for Sam Smith said the news is not confirmed yet, but the singer is reportedly in talks with James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli , and is said to be the "clear winner," despite Lana Del Rey 's lobbying for the chance to sing a 007 theme. Sam Smith is best known for the hit song "Stay With Me" which debuted earlier this year. RELATED: No Time to Die Will Arrive in U.K. Theaters a Week Earlier Than Expected We reported in September that the producers were courting pop star Rihanna for a small role in Bond 24 , which lead to speculation that she may have been considered to sing the theme song as well. The last actress/singer to both appear in a 007 film and sing the theme song was Madonna in 2002's Die Another Day . Adele , who sung the eponymous theme song for 2012's Skyfall , won … [Read more...] about James Bond 24 Theme Song to Be Performed by Sam Smith?