Post the terrific success of his last venture Master with Lokesh Kanagaraj, Thalapathy Vijay is all set to create magic on-screen with his next. Tentatively titled #Thalapathy65 , the project is helmed by Kolamavu Kokila fame Nelson Dilipkumar. Well, recently, rumours were rife that the film will start rolling from March 15, however, no official confirmation was made by the team, which left many fans of the actor disappointed. Now, the latest report suggests that Vijay along with the film's cast and crew will soon be flying down to Russia to start shooting for the film's first schedule. Reportedly, a formal pooja ceremony will be held in Chennai and an official announcement regarding the same will be made soon. In the meantime, Vijay will also appear for a look test for #Thalapathy65 , as he will reportedly be seen in two different avatars in the film. Touted to be an out and out action-entertainer, the Vijay-starrer is backed by Sun Pictures. With … [Read more...] about Thalapathy 65: Vijay To Commence Shooting For The Action-Entertainer In Russia?
In 1962, a group of striking factory workers was massacred in the industrial Russian town of Novocherkassk. The shocking event, and the ensuing cover-up, is explored in intimate and meticulous detail by veteran filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky in Dear Comrades!, this year’s submission from Russia to the International Feature Oscar race. Related Story 'Two Of Us' Star Barbara Sukowa Talks France's Golden Globe Nominee With Isabelle Huppert - Video Narratively, Dear Comrades! is a relatively slow starter, beginning with the dry satirical humor of bureaucracy and evolving into an intense political drama. It’s set over the course of a few days, and follows Lyuda closely, pulling back to show the fatal protest on a wider stage. Each extra is carefully cast and choreographed, and the action is shown largely through a shop window, almost as if the viewer is cowering in the corner of the establishment inside. A member of staff lies lifeless on the ground, only their legs … [Read more...] about Int’l Critics Line: Anna Smith On Russia’s Oscar Entry ‘Dear Comrades!’
Republican reactions to the news that FBI Director James Comey was abruptly and unceremoniously dismissed Tuesday have fallen along a broad spectrum — from “disappointed” (Senate dad John McCain) to defiant (“Suck it up and move on,” Sen. Chuck Grassley growled on Fox & Friends). McCain was one of the earliest Republicans to pipe up; shortly after the news broke, he renewed his calls for an independent commission to investigation Russia’s interference in the election. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, who also previously demanded a select committee with full investigatory powers, joined McCain, reiterating his call on Tuesday. Rep. Justin Amash was also eager to see Congress take action, tweeting Tuesday night the he and his staff were in the process of “reviewing legislation to establish an independent commission on Russia” after Trump’s “bizarre” termination letter. Sen. Jeff Flake said he was dumbfounded. “I’ve … [Read more...] about Republicans Are ‘Concerned’ About Comey’s Firing – But Taking No Action
Disney/Pixar’s Soul continues to shine overseas with a $96.2M cume after seven frames. In 11 markets this session, the Pete Docter-helmed original added $6.9M to its international box office kitty with No. 1s again in Russia and Korea. In China, it has surpassed Incredibles 2 to become the market’s 2nd highest-grossing Pixar title ever. China in general had a soft session as the market looks forward to the Lunar New Year releases which begin rollout on February 12. Detective Chinatown 3 will storm the box office there next weekend, having hit over RMB 350M ($54M) in overall pre-sales, per Maoyan. Pre-sales for the full roster of this year’s New Year titles through opening day February 12 are estimated at over RMB 400M ($62M). Related Story 'The Little Things' Super Bowl Weekend B.O. On Par With Liam Neeson Pics During Pandemic China last year missed out on the Lunar New Year period owing to Covid closures (and this year will face 50% capacity restrictions … [Read more...] about ‘Soul’ Nears $100M Overseas & Becomes No. 2 Pixar Pic Ever In China Where Pre-Sales Pop For Lunar New Year Movies – International Box Office
Gallery Launch Gallery Getty George Shultz -- President Reagan's Secretary of State and one of the most prolific statesmen in American history -- has died. Stanford University's Hoover Institution broke the news Sunday, saying Shultz had died at his home in California ... no cause of death was revealed. Another S.O.S. and current Director of the Institution, Condoleezza Rice, remembered Shultz as a man of great accomplishment. Our dear colleague, George P. Shultz died Feb 6 at age 100. One of the most influential secretaries of state in our history, he knew the value of one’s word, that “trust was the coin of the realm,” and forever changed the course of human events. https://t.co/WJcjvY5MWi— Hoover Institution (@HooverInst) February 7, 2021 @HooverInst She says, "Our colleague was a great American statesman and a true patriot in every sense of the word. He will be remembered in history as a man who made the world a better place." Shultz is perhaps … [Read more...] about President Reagan’s Secretary of State George Shultz Dead at 100