Talk of the town: Berlinale day 7 Robert Benigni, from Pinocchio to Gepetto It's the second time that Italian actor Roberto Benigni, who charmed the world with his Oscar-winning "Life is Beautiful," stars in a film version of "Pinocchio." While he portrayed the puppet in 2002, he's the carpenter Gepetto in the new film by Matteo Garrone ("Gomorrah"). "It was the realization of a dream to be both!" said an enthusiastic Benigni on Sunday, "A sign of destiny if you ask me!" … [Read more...] about DAU: What’s behind the ‘most ambitious film project of all time’?
A whimsical viewer wrote: 'Steve's going to leave the force and set up a biscuit company? My theory is the biscuit company is Arnott's and the biscuit bar is breaking so Steve will have broken up with his girlfriend and be investigating her or someone in his department.' … [Read more...] about Line Of Duty series six FIRST LOOK: Filming has BEGUN on new season as images from behind-the-scenes of cop drama are teased
The appeal of a fully integrated MCU Deadpool is that the mutant would get to trade superhero banter with truly worthy opponents for the first time. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Thor, Captain Marvel: these are all A-list Marvel figures who would be expected to bite back. Finally, after a pair of outings in which Deadpool has often resembled a wisecracking Gulliver being tied down by pesky Lilliputians, he would have to pick on somebody his own size. It’s time for this foul-mouthed, overgrown toddler to start hanging out with the big kids … and the prospect is tantalising. … [Read more...] about Can Taika Waititi get Deadpool to grow up and join the Marvel gang?
The director told AFP that he had taken the decision not to attend the Césars ceremony to protect his team and “my family, my wife and my children, who have been subject to insults and affronts as part of a kind of collective responsibility that comes from another age”. … [Read more...] about Roman Polanski pulls out of César awards fearing ‘lynching’
Shane Black Like the preceding entry, this is a total pipe dream. It’s also probably a terrible idea, given how little Spielberg and Black have in common as film-makers. However, my reasoning is simple: Black has been trying to make a movie about Doc Savage – the brawny, brainy, globetrotting adventurer from the golden age of pulp magazines and a forebear to any number of pop culture heroes, foremost among them Indiana Jones – for years, to no avail. There’s no telling if Black will ever get his dream project off the ground, so he might as well put some of his ideas for it to use in an Indiana Jones movie. It’s not like he’d be totally out of his element – his work on Iron Man 3 (one of the very best Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, haters be damned) proves he can operate within the strictures of the Disney franchise machine. And besides, who wouldn’t want to see an extra-surly Indiana Jones cracking wise alongside some lovably dimwitted … [Read more...] about Cracking the whip: who should direct Indiana Jones 5 now that Spielberg is out?