Groundbreaking French director dies aged 85.
But it’s not all terribly tragic news.
The Oscar winning director is apaprently all set to direct the Bee Gees biopic as he sees it as “box-office gold”. And I don’t think he’s just talking about their metallic get-up.
The Toronto Film Festival is always a pretty good port of call for fishing out early Oscar tips, and it seems that the buzz this year is all centred on one film – British period drama The King’s Speech, starring Colin Firth.
You know what we enjoy doing? Going to the future. We also enjoy going back to the future, but we gotten into copyright problems with that before. The point is, we’ve risked life and limb to discover what films are hitting our screens in upcoming weeks. Don’t ask us how we’ve done it. All we’ll say is that the Wikipedia Towers of the future are a terrifying and overly bear-guarded place. So, should you save our pennies for an upcoming epic, or splurge like there’s no tomorrow on the flicks out now? We’ve got the answers right here.
It’s been announced that Sandra Bullock – who planned to come to the UK for the premiere of The Blind Side – has pulled out at the last minute. The glitzy affair was due to take place at the Odeon in Leicester Square, but at the news of Sandra’s no-show the event has been toned down. No red carpet, we’re afraid. So what happened?
In American Football – the opening credits of The Blind Side inform us – the highest paid player is the Quarterback. The second highest player is the Left Tackle – as the first bill you pay might be the mortgage, but the second is always the insurance. Now for anyone not American (a spectrum that very much includes us), this poignant opening message is kind of lost. But what emerges in the preceding film is an uplifting true story that emphasizes a message of the importance of protection, loyalty and trust. Which we’re pretty sure is what the Left Tackle thing is about. Yeah, we totally speak Football!
Kick-down, touch-up and homoerotic falling down!