German director Dominik Graf has for much of the past few years worked in television, where, he says, he hasn’t had to waste time “running after money.” The helmer of such features as 2002’s A Map Of The Heart and 1994’s The Invincibles, tells me, “We don’t have independent producers anymore in Germany. You have to find government money and it can take five years and then you get the money and think ‘Oh, now I have to do it.’” He always enjoyed making features, but police dramas became his major gig for a long stretch until Beloved Sisters, a period drama about two siblings who lived a sort of ménage-à-trois with poet, philosopher and playwright Friedrich Schiller. “Everyone in Germany learns (Schiller’s) poems by heart and reads the dramas. He’s such a strong writer that even if you have trouble understanding the old German language, you discover somehow you have him in your soul, in your … [Read more...] about Foreign Language Oscar Shortlist: A Preview Of Possibilities, Part 1
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They say there's no such thing as bad press. But on the eve of Power Rangers getting a reboot in theaters next weekend, no one on the team wants this to happen. The Power Rangers franchise is in the news this morning, and it has nothing to do with the movie launch at hand. As it turns out, a former Power Rangers star has admitted to murdering his roommate. And with a sword no less. … [Read more...] about Former Power Rangers Star Pleads Guilty to Killing Roommate with a Sword
Prayaga Martin As Sanjana Sanjana, the love interest of Lucky, is one of the pivotal characters of the movie. If a Malayalam version of the movie happens, Prayaga Martin will be the right choice for this character, which has good scope for performance in the movie. Amrita Rao had portrayed this role in the original. … [Read more...] about Mollywood Retake: What If Shahrukh Khan’s Main Hoon Na Is Remade In Malayalam?
A Disneyland official tells us, "To date, 20 union affiliates have signed agreements that include health and safety measures such as additional sick pay, reduced park capacity and face coverings for guests and cast members, allowing us to responsibly bring back our cast as soon as possible." … [Read more...] about Disneyland Employees Feel Unsafe with Chaotic Downtown Disney Reopening
It's been one month today (July 14, 2020), since actor Sushant Singh Rajput breathed his last. On June 14, he hanged himself in his room at his Bandra residence in Mumbai and since then the entire nation is restless owing to his sudden death. Post his death, many B-town celebrities like Karan Johar, Mahesh Bhatt, Salman Khan and Rhea Chakraborty received flak from netizens. While Rhea maintained her silence on Sushant's death for a month, today, she shared a note for Sushant on her Instagram page. … [Read more...] about Rhea Chakraborty Receives Hatred From Netizens As She Penned A Note For Sushant Singh Rajput!