Three Best Blackjack Scenes in the Movies 2

Three Best Blackjack Scenes in the Movies
The big screen has played host to some enthralling action scenes. Whether it’s suspense and drama you seek or even some light-hearted comedy, you are usually rewarded by film-makers with a film to remember. Which brings us onto blackjack – as long as the cinemas and the movies have been around, this card game has ...

Nobody Films With The Jesus… 2

Nobody Films With The Jesus...
…or do they? It seems there’s talk of John Turturro reprising the role of The Jesus, one you’ll remember he made his own in The Big Lebowski. Speaking at the Taormina Film Festival, he told The Hollywood Reporter:

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities Over Oleg Sentsov 2

EFA Board Initiates Letter to Russian Authorities Over Oleg Sentsov
Upon an initiative by the Board of the European Film Academy, an illustrious group of European film professionals has signed the following letter to the the Russian authorities: To: Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin – President of Russia Sergey Evgenyevich Naryshkin – Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Alexander Wassiljewitsch Bortnikow – Director of ...

Analysis: What The Edge of Tomorrow Says About Today’s Hollywood 2

Analysis: What The Edge of Tomorrow Says About Today's Hollywood
Figures from Reuters, Boxoffice Mojo and Cinemablend. The US box office takings for the Edge of Tomorrow (2014) were surprising. A high budget film with two bankable stars (Blunt and Cruise), and raving reviews from critics had all the earmarks for a summer success. However, America has spoken.

Movie News: Ghostbusters’ 30th Anniversary Set To Be Celebrated Big Time 2

Movie News: Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary Set To Be Celebrated Big Time
According to Eric Eisenberg at Entertainment Weekly, the 30th anniversary of Ghostbusters (1984) is set to rock cinemas this summer – can it really be 30 years since Bill Murray, Dan Akyroyd, Harold Ramis and Ernie Hudson took up shop in a former New York City firehouse to form a company that involves the extermination ...

Sigourney Weaver Hints at Ripley’s Return 1

Sigourney Weaver Hints at Ripley's Return
Speaking to theguardian.com, actress Sigourney Weaver has indicated her interest in continuing the story of Ripley, the astronaut who battled the nightmarish Alien across four films instalments. In a Q&A about the movies at the Hero Complex Film Festival, she said: “I don’t think Alien belongs on Earth popping out of a haystack, which is ...

New Online Era of Submission & Selection Procedures for the European Film Awards 1

New Online Era of Submission & Selection Procedures for the European Film Awards
Reelport and the European Film Academy (EFA) are pleased to announce that PicturePipe will provide an online platform that will allow producers to submit films to the European Film Awards. Once the films are submitted, they can be watched and evaluated online by the EFA Committees and members. The new service will also include the ...

EFA Board Calls for Release of Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov 1

EFA Board Calls for Release of Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov
The Board of the European Film Academy has called for the immediate release of Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov. Sentsov, who has been involved in supporting the Euro Maidan protests in Kiev and has opposed the annexation of Crimea by Russia, was arrested at his home in Simferopol, Crimea, and accused of organizing a terrorist attack. ...

Cannes to Screen 21 Films Backed by Creative Europe MEDIA fund 3

Cannes to Screen 21 Films Backed by Creative Europe MEDIA fund
20 films directed by some of the biggest names in European cinema and supported by the EU’s Creative Europe MEDIA programme will be screened at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival (14-25 May), including seven films in competition for the top prize, the Palme d’Or. Androulla Vassiliou, the European commissioner for culture, will be at ...

Regret! Wins EFA Young Audience Award 2014 2

Regret! Wins EFA Young Audience Award 2014
Youth juries in 17 European cities elect Dutch film by Dave Schram. In a truly European vote, more than 1,000 12-14-year-olds in Aalborg (Denmark), Barcelona (Spain), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Erfurt (Germany), Izola (Slovenia), London (UK), Prizren (Kosovo), Riga (Latvia), Sofia (Bulgaria), Stockholm (Sweden), Tbilisi (Georgia), Tel Aviv (Israel), Valletta (Malta) ...

Movie News: Creative Europe 2

Movie News: Creative Europe
For someone who loves film as much as your correspondent does, Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou’s presentation of the European Commission’s proposal for the new ‘Creative Europe’ programme was a happy revelation. The Commission proposed a budget of €1.8 billion for the 2014-2020 period for ‘Creative Europe’ – of this sum, more ...