Photo: Los Cabos Photo: Los Cabos Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Los Cabos ‘Twentieth Century,’ ‘Dove and the Wolf,’ ‘Hurricane Season’ Win Los Cabos Festival 1 / 1 Back to Gallery LOS CABOS — “The Twentieth Century,” Matthew Rankin’s crazed retelling of Canadian history, won the main Los Cabos Competition this Saturday, beating out a prestige lineup of some of the most notable festival standouts of the year. The win at Los Cabos, whose competition is focused on movies from the U.S., Mexico and Canada, adds to “The Twentieth Century’s” Toronto Best Canadian First Feature prize for a feature made with high style, shot like 1940s melodrama, with a … [Read more...] about ‘Twentieth Century,’ ‘Dove and the Wolf,’ ‘Hurricane Season’ Win Los Cabos Festival
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close Video Hong Kong police harden response to pro-democracy protests Hong Kong's embattled leader says she will spare no effort to stop anti-government protests that are intensifying; senior foreign affairs correspondent Greg Palkot reports. As clashes continue to bring chaos to the streets of Hong Kong, with protesters setting fires and slinging arrows, Chinese soldiers were seen arming themselves with brooms over the weekend for the massive cleanup of debris from city streets. A police officer in Hong Kong was struck in the leg with an arrow on Sunday as another day of violent clashes erupted between pro-democracy protesters who blocked a major road tunnel under the city's harbor and occupied a university campus and police, who deployed tear gas and projectiles. After holding their ground for most of the day with gasoline bombs, bricks and nails strewn on area roadways, protesters began retreating into Hong Kong Polytechnic University near sunset, fearing they … [Read more...] about Hong Kong police officer shot with arrow, protesters set fires as Chinese troops appear to clean streets
Heading to Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway, you may be thinking: when will I hear those delicious opening chords of Roy Orbison’s hit song? Brutal answer: you won’t. There is none of the original music from the film, apart from a bit of La Traviata. Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance have composed the music and lyrics for the show, and if you liked Bryan Adams at his most ’90s Bryan Adams-y—the plaintive wailing, the dirgey rock, the insistent twanging of guitars—then you’ll love this. The song titles drone it all: “Anywhere But Here,” “Luckiest Girl in the World,” “Never Give Up on a Dream,” “I Can’t Go Back.” Story-wise, having been so thoroughly denied Orbison, you may be thinking: how will they do those famous scenes from the 1990 movie starring Julia Roberts as Vivian and Richard Gere as Edward, an especially tantalizing prospect as the program plays with the movie poster of Roberts in her … [Read more...] about Big Mistake. Huge. ‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ Has Little of the Movie’s Magic.
There was a time, in the late ’90s, when Julia Roberts was considered the biggest film actress in the world. She was America’s Sweetheart, and when she unleashed that 1,000-watt smile, she could lift the spirits of even the most hardened cynics. From 1997 to 2000, six movies in a row starring Roberts grossed more than $100 million at the box office, culminating in Erin Brockovich—a drama about a single mother of three who tussles with a dirty energy corporation. Roberts was paid $20 million for the film, which went on to gross an inexplicable $256 million worldwide and bag her the Best Actress Oscar. Legend has it that when George Clooney and Brad Pitt found out she’d be joining the gang for Ocean’s Eleven, they sent her a card that read, “We heard you get 20 per film.” Enclosed was a $20 bill—a dig at her lofty salary. Cheeky bastards. But ever since her delicious turn as a saucy Southern debutante in 2007’s Charlie Wilson’s … [Read more...] about Julia Roberts Is Back With a Vengeance in ‘August: Osage County’
Photo: Courtesy Of Filip Tuchowski Photo: Courtesy Of Filip Tuchowski Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Courtesy Of Filip Tuchowski In ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ Edward Norton Takes on Timeless Power Struggles 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn,” the ‘50s-set New York noir detective story he produced, directed, wrote and stars in, politics are never far from the surface. But they’re not the obvious parallels to any racist autocrats from New York of modern times, but instead focus on more timeless politics – the way disabled people and minorities are marginalized by powerful, monied interests. Norton, at Poland’s 27th EnergaCamerimage cinematography festival to … [Read more...] about In ‘Motherless Brooklyn,’ Edward Norton Takes on Timeless Power Struggles