Pravda.Ru has received an exclusive interview with the director/producer/writer of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Bryan Singer. "The X-Men story is about war and its aftermath. The movie opens up with the tragic results of a world war in the future, and so to go back to the end of the Vietnam War was really powerful both visually and thematically"
The future is not a happy place for Professor Charles Xavier and his X-Men comrades in their huge new adventure, Days of Future Past. With the world devastated by war, and mutants in particular facing extinction, Xavier hatches a plan to send Wolverine's consciousness back in time to his younger self in the 1970s
Days of Future Past finds the X-Men, and all of mutant kind, on the brink of extinction. In a dark future, lethal Sentinel machines are hunting down and killing our heroes. With the battle nearing its end, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his old friend/enemy Erik "Magneto" Lehnsherr (Ian McKellen) must unite their forces
The Ten Most Ignored Issues in the American Media: 1. Is the distribution of the wealth just? 2. Should there be criticism of greed? 3. Why not criticize corporate waste and bureaucracy? 4. Should corporations be democratic? Should the idle rich go to work? 5. Should the terms "class," "social class," and "leisure class" remain taboo?
Low-quality film products conquer children's immature minds. Parents may try to protect the younger generation from poor quality food or harmful toys, but it is hard to protect individuals from watching low-grade films. Will Russia change its cultural policy because of yet another standoff with the West?
Simply impressive: four of the prizes of the international competition of the Berlin Film Festival, i.e. half of the awards, were for films by Chinese directors. And prizes that were deserved, for the large number of western films presented, almost all linked to family problems, were not of a very high quality.
20th Century Fox was right to deny, for three years, the production of the film Monument Men, premiered in the Berlin Film Festival, with George Clooney as leading actor and producer. It is a little-known story which is neither a spy film nor a thriller. It is an unsuccessful film adaptation of the book by Robert Edsel of a group of art experts...
Single mom, too young, loving, caring but absent, needing much attention as her two sons, unknown father. So begins the movie Jack, by the German Edward Berger, in which he tells the story of ten year old boy, who takes full responsibility for his younger brother while the mother works or goes out or have fun in the closed room with a boyfriend.
Not only is it Chico Buarque who likes Budapest. The celebrated American filmmaker Wes Anderson, who studied philosophy but entered the world of cinema with short films, transformed a hotel frequented by VIPs into the scene of a somewhat dramatic police comedy with lots of action.
Lou Reed, 71, the lead singer of Velvet Underground, has passed on, leaving the worlds of art and music sadder but not poorer because what remains is his legacy, namely a bold attempt to fuse art and music back in the 1960s, leading to various initiatives which merged genres in numerous experimental projects, among these noise and sound.
That common image that justice is blind, was adapted by Peruvian brothers Daniel and Diego Vega, already awarded a prize by the jury of Cannes for Un Certain Regard, runs through the movie The Mute, whose main character is a judge reduced to silence, without speech.
The film festival's cheapest, because it cost only 17 thousand euros, came from Bosnia and Herzegovina and won two major awards from the Berlin Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize and Best Actor. Its director, Danis Tanovic, is no stranger, because he won an Oscar for best foreign film and best director award in 2001 in Cannes.
Admitted to a mental hospital aged 30 and dead at 78, most of the life of French sculptor Camille Claudel was spent among madmen. At the time of his internment as a psychotic case, based on law, many outrages were committed, and diverse artists including sculptor Auguste Rodin tried to intervene on his behalf.