The world day of Italian cinema is a national event that is celebrated on January 20 of each year, aimed at strengthening and enhancing Italian cinema abroad. The date, more precisely, recalls the date of birth of the Italian director Federico Fellini. The first World Day of Italian Cinema was celebrated in 2020.
“The World Day of Italian Cinema has as its objective the promotion abroad, with the support of the diplomatic consular network and the Italian Cultural Institutes, of quality Italian film production”. Bound Italy has a great tradition of quality cinema: it is the country that has won the most Oscars for the “Best Foreign Language Film” category and its contemporary film production is supported as an integral part of the promotion of the Italy brand in the world. An ambitious project based on a multi-year strategy and team action with public and private actors in the film industry.
In the coming months we will certainly investigate more thoroughly what happened on the set of the film “Rust”, where the well-known actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot (at least for the moment) the director of the photography, killing her.
I vaguely remember other incidents of the kind, but more than anything else they were accidents due to stuntmen who had to do stunts or dangerous scenes …
I don’t remember pistol accidents. Now, while admitting the actor’s good faith, it’s amazing to think how a gun was loaded with live bullets when it only needed to be loaded with blanks.
Baldwin is among the producers of the film while behind the camera of the independent film “Rust” is the director Joel Souza, 48, who was also injured and is now hospitalized at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. However, there was nothing to do for director of photography Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and transported in serious condition by air ambulance to the University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque, where she died shortly after the arrival of she.
It was a shiny night for England-set shows and British actors at the Emmys.
Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso, which led all comedies with 20 nominations, claimed four trophies on Sunday night at the 73rd annual ceremony honoring excellence in TV. The feel-good story of 2020 centered on an American football coach (Jason Sudeikis) who moves to London to coach a professional soccer team in the Premiere League. When the game was over, Lasso netted statuettes for Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor (Sudeikis), Supporting Actress (Hannah Waddingham), and Supporting Actor (Brett Goldstein).
On the drama side, The Crown, which was tied with The Mandalorian for the most-nominated drama series (24), began collecting jewels early and often. The Netflix drama that explores the reign of Queen Elizabeth II pulled off a trio of sweeps: Olivia Colman and Josh O’Connor won Lead Actress and Lead Actor, Gillian Anderson and Tobias Menzies triumphed in the supporting categories, and the show also nabbed writing and directing statuettes. Including wins at the Creative Arts Emmys, The Crown tallied 11 wins.
British actress Kate Winslet also wound up at the podium: The Mare of Easttownstar claimed the Lead Actress prize in the Limited Series category, with co-stars Evan Peters and Julianne Nicholson emerging victorious in the Supporting categories. London-born multi-hyphenate Michaela Coel scored a writing Emmy in the limited series category for her work on I May Destroy You. And another Brit, Ewan McGregor, scored a surprise win in the Lead Actor in a limited series category for Halston. And let’s not forgetLast Night with John Oliver, which claimed two awards.
The Cedric the Entertainer-hosted ceremony — which was held with a limited audience at L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, a departure from last year’s largely Zoom affair in the middle of the pandemic — was not kind to heavily nominated genre series WandaVision,The Mandalorian and Lovecraft Country, which never made it to the podium. (All three had better luck at the Creative Arts Emmys.) Things went much better for newcomer HBO Max comedy Hacks. In a category where three quarters of the Outstanding Comedy nominees were new — the beloved standup series starring Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder triumphed in the Lead Actress category (Smart) and edged fellow freshman Lasso in the writing and directing categories.
While this year’s field of nominees was the most diverse to date, all major acting awards went to white performers. RuPaul did make Emmy history for the most wins by a person of color as RuPaul’s Drag Race claimed its fourth consecutive Emmy trophy for Outstanding Competition Program. Elsewhere, The Queen’s Gambit won the limited series prize, Hamilton emerged victorious in the variety special category, and Debbie Allen was honored with the Governors Award. Scroll down for a complete list of winners.
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Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Aidy Bryant, Saturday Night Live
Rosie Perez, The Flight Attendant
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
WINNER: Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Brendan Hunt, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Jeremy Swift, Ted Lasso
Paul Reiser, The Kominsky Method
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Hacks
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Jean Smart, Mare of Easttown
WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, Mare of Easttown
Kathryn Hahn, WandaVision
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Moses Ingram, The Queen’s Gambit
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Anthony Ramos, Hamilton
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, The Queen’s Gambit
WINNER: Evan Peters, Mare of Easttown
Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
The Boys (Rebecca Sonnenshine, Episode: “What I Know”)
WINNER: The Crown (Peter Morgan, Episode: “War”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Yahlin Chang, Episode: “Home”)
Lovecraft Country (Misha Green, Episode: “Sundown”)
The Mandalorian (Dave Filoni, Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”)
The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”)
Pose (Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock, Our Lady J, Episode: “Series Finale”)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Bridgerton (Julie Anne Robinson, Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”)
The Crown (Benjamin Caron, Episode: “Fairytale”)
WINNER: The Crown (Jessica Hobbs, Episode: “War”)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Liz Garbus, Episode: “The Wilderness”)
The Mandalorian (Jon Favreau, Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”)
Pose (Steven Canals, Episode: “Series Finale”)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
WINNER: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Emerald Fennell, The Crown
Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale
Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale
Madeline Brewer, The Handmaid’s Tale
Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale
O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
John Lithgow, Perry Mason
WINNER: Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
Chris Sullivan, This Is Us
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
The Amber Ruffin Show
A Black Lady Sketch Show
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Variety Talk Series
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
WINNER: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
WINNER: Saturday Night Live
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The Flight Attendant (Steve Yockey, Episode: “In Case of Emergency”)
Girls5eva (Meredith Scardino, Episode: “Pilot”)
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs, Jen Statsky, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
PEN15 (Maya, Erskine, Episode: “Play”)
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Episode: “Make Rebecca Great Again”)
Ted Lasso (Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt, Joe Kelly, Episode: “Pilot”)
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
B Positive (James Burrows, Episode: “Pilot”)
The Flight Attendant (Susanna Fogel, Episode: “In Case of Emergency”)
WINNER: Hacks (Lucia Aniello, Episode: “There Is No Line”)
Mom (James Widdoes, Episode: “Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak”)
Ted Lasso (Zach Braff, Episode: “Biscuits”)
Ted Lasso (MJ Delaney, Episode: “The Hope that Kills You”)
Ted Lasso (Declan Lowney, Episode: “Make Rebecca Great Again”)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Aidy Bryant, Shrill
WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks
Allison Janney, Mom
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
William H. Macy, Shameless
Kenan Thompson, Kenan
Outstanding Competition Program
The Amazing Race
WINNER: RuPaul’s Drag Race
Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Hamilton (Thomas Kail)
I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Michaela Coel, Episode: “Ego Death”)
I May Destroy You (Sam Miller, Episode: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”)
Mare of Easttown (Craig Zobel)
WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit(Scott Frank)
The Underground Railroad (Barry Jenkins)
WandaVision (Matt Shakman)
Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
WINNER: I May Destroy You (Michaela Coel)
Mare of Easttown (Brad Ingelsby)
The Queen’s Gambit (Scott Frank)
WandaVision (Chuck Hayward, Peter Cameron, Episode: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”)
WandaVision (Jac Schaeffer, Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
While waiting for the film to come out, I will place this instrumental track that resurfaces the mythical topgun with Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released on December 23, 2020, by Paramount Pictures. It was originally scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019, but was moved back a year in August 2018. On March 2, 2020, Paramount moved the film up two days early on June 24, 2020 from its original release date on June 26, 2020. On April 2, 2020, it was announced that the film release was delayed until December 23, 2020 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.
The autobiography of Val Kilmer, a book entitled “I’m your Huckleberry” was published in the United States in early April. It contains a series of interesting ideas and anecdotes. The actor, who turned 60 on December 31 and who recently had a difficult life due to throat cancer, talks about colleagues and films made, and among these there could not be Top Gun. But it doesn’t end there. Kilmer also tells about his participation in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, where we will see him reprise the role of the fighter pilot Iceman.
In the autobiography Val Kilmer starts from the first film and talks about his initial skepticism towards the project: “I didn’t want the part” – he writes. “I didn’t care about the movie. I wasn’t interested in the story.” Then he goes on to tell of his audition: “I presented myself with the air of an idiot. I was wearing a pair of ridiculous oversize Australian shorts in vomit green. I read the lines as if I didn’t care. And yet, incredibly, they told me that I got the role, which made me feel disheartened rather than gassed. “
The producer is Blumhouse Productions, which in recent years has given theaters a vast assortment of horror titles, some of which are valuable as “Insidious” and “Get out”, others in “splatter with panache” style for teenagers. Well, of such a large assortment of titles “Fantasy Island” is probably the worst.
The story sees five lucky prize contest winners land on a lush island. Waiting for them is the manager of a luxury resort, Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña), whose task will be to create a fantasy for each guest.
“Fantasy Island” takes a dated but successful idea and tries to adapt it to meet the tastes of the new generations. The intriguing premises and the suggestive location, however, do not find the right ingredients that make up the whole so it is a missed opportunity. Unnecessarily convoluted and full of illogical narrative overturns, “Fantasy Island” leaves us exhausted: the word “fantasy” is repeated by all the characters in a ridiculously obsessive way, it is not known why every now and then a man appears who is prowling in the jungle (Michael Rooker ), the characters are all annoying or whining and the ending is nothing short of messy, full of course changes
I believe that Top Gun 2 will be the film of the year 2020 but also one of the colossal (or historical films) of the ’20s. Although I was born in the second half of the 80s, I manged to still enjoy the legacy of this film, which has left an indelible memory of the 80s in everyone’s memory. It is impressive to think that this film launched the Reyban culture – the brand of sunglasses – and contributed to the global success of actor Tom Cruise.
Although this film will not match the success of its predecessor – at least in mass culture – it will be a great success and a great confirmation, especially for those who love the action genre.
Undoubtedly the film top gun follows the nature of many Americans in military or patriotic fanaticism. But in any case, the film still leaves a romantic imprint like few films have ever made in history. Another interesting thing is the music and the soundtrack that will accompany the scenes in the film. TopGun is unforgettable especially for its soundtrack, in particular for the song “Take my breath away” of Berlin. I don’t think there will be a hit of the same caliber but I still hope in the beauty of the music.
The new trailer of the movie remake “Mulan” is enjoying success, receiving reviews and positive comments on all social media, except in Hong Kong, where protesters call for a boycott of the vision of the film that will be released in theaters on March 27th 2020.
Hong Kong citizens oppose the Chinese actress who at the beginning of this year held the Kong Kong police, accused of brutality by protesters.
The film is based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan and is a live action adaptation of Disney’s 1998 animated film of the same name. The film stars Liu Yifei as the eponymous character, alongside Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Gong Li, and Jet Li in supporting roles.
Plans for a live-action Mulan remake began in 2010, however the project never came to fruition. In March 2015, a new attempt was announced and Caro was hired to direct in February 2017. Liu was cast in the title role in November 2017, following a casting call of 1,000 actresses and the rest of the cast joined over the following year. Filming began in August 2018 and lasted through November, taking place in New Zealand and China.
Mulan is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on March 27, 2020.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is a computer-animated comedy filmbased on Rovio Entertainment’s Angry Birds video game series, produced by Columbia Pictures, Rovio Animation and Sony Pictures Animation, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The sequel to The Angry Birds Movie (2016), the film is directed by Thurop Van Orman and co-directed by John Rice in their directorial debuts.
Was released in the United States on August 13th. In Italy and other European countries it will be released in September.