Marilyn Monroe Blows Out The Candle On The Poster For The 65th Cannes Film Festival


Cannes (Photo credit: TOMOYOSHI)

Cannes (Photo credit: TOMOYOSHI)

There is no one now or since quite like Marilyn Monroe, and her enduring appeal is understandable and this year, she’s going to Cannes.

The Cannes Film Festival has unveiled their poster for this year, and usual, it’s another beautiful piece of work. Marilyn Monroe is front and center, blowing out the candle for the 65th anniversary of the fest which should start announcing the films any day now….right? The one sheet somes in a long tradition of putting stars front and center, following Faye Dunaway last year and Juliette Binoche in 2010. Past years have seen beauties like Monica Vitti and Marlene Dietrich also grace the marketing materials for the fest. If the concept ain’t broke, why fix it.


Bianca Romero head of IEEP

Bianca Romero

Bianca Romero

Bianca Romero head of Imagine Entertainment Editing has called upon Mahtab Entertainment’s Solmaz Niki-Kermani as a creative producer for an upcoming project from Rede Globo in Brazil. The film is titled Running Star about a young girls adventure the rainforest.

Romero has a strong relationship with Rede Globo and served as a creative producer before she made her move to Hollywood. She was responsible for cross cultural TV development which imported Portuguese documentaries into Brazil.

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How I Met Your Mother “Karma” – Recap

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When you have such a powerfully beautiful episode like last week’s “No Pressure,” there’s a ton of fallout that needs to be dealt with. It’s natural story progression, but it can often bog things down because of the simple fact that they have to address all the changes that are happening. “Karma” was a fun episode of How I Met Your Mother, filled with good laughs and actually managed to make even more big changes to the dynamic of Himym, but it suffered from being pigeonholed into focusing on very specific storylines. We had to see Barney try and date Quinn. We needed to find out where Robin is going to live. And Ted needed to live by himself for awhile. This was all necessary, but it left very little wiggle room.


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Watch: New Tease For ‘Prometheus’ Confirms Guy Pearce Plays Peter Weyland In The Film, Explains Who Prometheus Actually Is For Those That Never Went To High School

Guy Pearce at the 2007 Toronto International F...

Guy Pearce at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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With all the talk of the rumors and news about the “Blade Runner” sequel/prequel/whatever and Ridley Scott‘s Cormac McCarthy penned “The Counselor” we kind of forgot about “Prometheus.” But Fox didn’t and just to remind you this film is still coming, a new viral clip of sorts has arrived.

Yesterday, rumors flew around that Guy Pearce would be playing Peter Weyland in the film and well, as it turns out, he is. In this Ted Talk the honcho behind the outfit more commonly known as The Company goes ahead and explains what exactly Prometheus refers to, in case you didn’t go to high school, or are unaware of common points of reference. It’s a bit gradiose (and dry) and thankfully this clip, directed by Luke Scott, won’t be appearing in the actual film. And to be fair, “Prometheus” does need some explicating for the non-hardcore audience so assume this fits the bill.

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This Is Not A Film’ Is Jafar Panahi’s Highly Moving Depiction Of His Own House Arrest

Iranian director Jafar Panahi at the 56th Berl...

Iranian director Jafar Panahi at the 56th Berlinale 2006, winner of the Silver Bear for his film OFFSIDE. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The title of Jafar Panahi‘s “This Is Not A Film” is a nod to the fact that the 75-minute feature is shot on a Dv camera and an iPhone, and consists mostly of Panahi and his collaborator and friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb hanging out in the former’s high-rise apartment over the course of a day. But it’s also a postmodern jab at the lousy circumstances that led to its own existence — this is not a film, because Panahi is banned from making films for the next two decades. He’s under house arrest, awaiting news of his appeal of the six-year prison sentence he was given for his actions in support of Iran’s opposition movement, forbidden from talking to the press and from leaving the country, silenced. For its premiere at Cannes, which Panahi wasn’t, of course, able to attend, it was reportedly smuggled out on a Usb stick hidden inside a cake

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Jonathan Demme To Direct ‘My Dinner With Andre’ Reunion ‘Wally And André Stage Ibsen’

Vanya on 42nd Street

Vanya on 42nd Street (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Even his detractors must admit that there’s a glorious unpredictability in watching the career of Jonathan Demme. In the last decade alone, he’s directed two remakes of 1960s classics, documentaries on Neil Young, Haitian activist Jean Dominique and former President Jimmy Carter, indie drama “Rachel Getting Married,” episodes of TV series “A Gifted Man” and “Enlightened,” and, on the way, an animated adaptation of Dave Eggers‘ “Zeitoun” and Stephen King time-travel thriller “11/22/63.” But his next film? It’s something even more unexpected.

The New York Times reports that Demme is teaming up with theater legends Wallace Shawn and André Gregory, who each starred in Louis Malle‘s “My Dinner With André” and “Vanya On 42nd Street” (the latter of which Gregory co-directed), on a new film entitled “Wally And André Shoot Ibsen,” which will shoot in New York in the spring.

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Seals Win Weekend Warfare

Led by a movie that set out as a training film for Navy SEALs (and which featured actual SEALs in the principal roles) and may wind up as the most effective recruitment film of all time, the U.S. box office continued its rally from last year’s first-quarter setback. With Relativity Media’s Act of Valor beating original forecasts with a $24.48-million debut, the domestic box office collected $133.74 million, up 23.25 percent above the same weekend a year ago, which finished with $108.51 million. In second place was Lionsgate’s Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds. While not among Perry’s best deeds at the box office, the movie nevertheless managed to rake in $15.58 million in just 2,132 theaters. In third place was Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, which fell just 33 percent in its third place to wind up with $13.39 million. It managed to leapfrog over the three films that beat it last weekend: Safe House, with $10.93 million; The Vow, with $9.92 million; and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, with $9.01 million.

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Media by Numbers (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date):1. Act of Valor, Relativity Media, $24,476,632, (New); 2. Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds, Lionsgate, $15,583,924, (New); 3. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Warner Bros., $13,389,102, 3 Wks. ($76,645,453); 4. Safe House, Universal, $10,926,145, 3 Wks. ($97,622,705); 5. The Vow, Sony, $9,916,74, 3 Wks. ($102,924,117); 6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Sony, $9,006,135, 2 Wks. ($38,038,217); 7. This Means War, 20th Century Fox, $8,425,010, 2 Wks. ($33,495,646); 8. Wanderlust, Universal, $6,526,650, (New); 9. Gone, Summit, $4,770,360, (New); 10. The Secret World of Arrietty, Disney, $4,351,115, 2 Wks.