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Adoptions, and international adoptions, should be significantly preferred to the assisted fecundation. From a spiritual standpoint, if nothing else. For the ones who can do it, of course, and as far as possible, given the problems with bureaucracy and the different laws of each Country. In USA, gay couples too can adopt*; honestly, in my humble opinion, to help the children of Syria, whose relatives die under the bombs, or the little ones of other unlucky Countries, would be wonderful. Distance adoption is not enough.
For a rich couple, taking into consideration an adoption should be even easier than (more…)


the universe and you, quotes in comparison

When you want something, the whole universe conspires for you to fulfill your wish*.

Paulo Coelho

The universe has a way of leading you to where you’re supposed to be at the moment you’re supposed to be there.’

Agent High T (film ‘Men in Black: International’)

*original version in Portuguese: (more…)


an electrical advice: the Current War

If you have not done so yet,
please seriously take into consideration to see the film ‘The Current War’,
released these days in Italy as ‘Edison – L’uomo che illuminò il mondo’,

directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon,
starred by Benedict Cumberbatch, Katherine Waterston, Tom Holland, Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, (more…)


Frozen 2, the second trailer

Frozen 2 official poster

Check out the official trailer for Frozen 2 now, and see the film in theaters November 22.
Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she’ll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In “Frozen”, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In “Frozen 2” (more…)


Batman the Light

Batman the Light

Batman is our favourite superhero.
He does not have supernatural powers but he uses intelligence, courage, physical resources and technology.
In our humble opinion, it is not a banality, just considering that being a superhero is much simpler in the measure in which, for example, one can fly, shoot laser beams from the eyes or be physically indestructible.
(Do not get us wrong, please, others superheroes’ values and honesty are out of discussion…)
May 2019 marks Batman’s 80th anniversary; however, (more…)


#Bond25, #Oscars2020 and… other devils…

Update on August 20, 2019: ‘Bond 25’ will be titled ‘No Time to Die’.

Some important pieces of information on 007 next film (‘Bond 25’) and on the new rules for the Oscar Awards.

  • As for the first ones, it was already known that ‘Bond 25’ will be directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and starred by Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, José Alfredo Fernandez; to be released on April, 8, 2020, distributed by Universal Pictures. The event for ‘Bond 25’ (definitive title yet to be defined) official presentation has been set in Jamaica, one of the historical locations for 007 (1962’s ‘Dr. No’, the first movie in the franchise). As before announced, Bond 25 could be the last mission for Daniel Craig; Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnera, Ralph Fiennes, Léa Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw are confirmed. New entries: Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek in the role of the villain. Sets will be located in Jamaica, Norway, London and Italy, probably in Matera.
  • As for the Oscars new rules, and the Foreign Language Film that becomes International Feature Film Award, hereafter the official communication from the official website:

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Earth Day 2019 in the world (in Italy too)

Update: on the occasion of the Earth Day, Corona and Parley for the Oceans publish ‘The Fish’, an animation video designed to raise awareness of the danger of plastic pollution for marine species, and promote engagement against disposable plastic, so as to protect our natural paradises and save animal lives. The video, created by the Oscar nominated artist PES, is available on his Youtube account, and at the end of the post.

Earth Day Network works year round to solve climate change, to end plastic pollution, to protect endangered species, and to broaden, educate, and activate the environmental movement across the globe. (…) Nature’s gifts to our planet are the millions of species that we know and love, and many more that remain to be discovered. Unfortunately, human beings have irrevocably upset the balance of nature and, as a result, the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But unlike the fate of the dinosaurs, the rapid extinction of species in our world today is the result of human activity. The unprecedented global destruction and rapid reduction of plant and wildlife populations are directly linked to causes driven by human activity: climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides to name a few. The impacts are far reaching. If we do not act now, extinction may be humanity’s most enduring legacy. Here are some quick facts on the current wave of extinction and additional information about this problem here. (more…)


MGM: 95 years of lions…

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Mon coeur est à Paris

et il brûle aux côtés de Notre-Dame

 

(My heart is in Paris and it actually burns alongside Notre-Dame)


Earth Hour 2019 : how to take a part

Earth Hour 2019
Earth Hour 2019

Earth Hour 2019 – Click on the picture for more…

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30 years of web. And now?

Update on March 12, h 7 pm (Italians only): ha luogo dal 13 al 17 marzo l’edizione 2019 della Milano Digital Week, rassegna d’eventi e riflessioni, promossa dall’Assessorato alla Trasformazione digitale e ai Servizi civici, che muove dalla consapevolezza che “la città è una piattaforma, un elemento ordinatore. Un elemento di sviluppo del singolo come della collettività. (…)È l’intelligenza che si attiva, ovviamente, là dove nascono l’educazione, la formazione, la didattica. (…) è anche quell’impresa collettiva che consente di progettare e di rendere materia o servizi il progetto (…), è quell’intelligenza che presiede al tempo libero, che si frammenta in tanti rivoli.” La lista completa degli incontri e degli stimoli della Milano Digital Week è consultabile al sito www.milanodigitalweek.com/eventi.

“Today, 30 years on from my original proposal for an information management system, half the world is online. It’s a moment to celebrate how far we’ve come, but also an opportunity to reflect on how far we have yet to go.
The web has become a public square, a library, a doctor’s office, a shop, a school, a design studio, an office, a cinema, a bank, and (more…)


responsibilities of mass media

A teacher, a professor of school, reaches, throughout his entire life, some hundreds, some thousands of human beings.
An artist, a professional of Film or Television, also of the Internet, he can illuminate millions.
From such assumption, potentialities and responsibilities derive.
Un maestro, un professore di scuola, raggiunge, nell’intera sua vita, qualche centinaio, qualche migliaio di esseri umani.
Un artista, un professionista del Cinema o della Televisione, anche di Internet, può illuminarne milioni.
Da questo assunto, derivano potenzialità e responsabilità.

and the Oscars (2019) went to…

The official ceremony for the Oscars 2019 was held yesterday, February 24, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles. For the first time in the history, no presenter was on the stage, due to a particular issue.
Hereafter, the full list of 2019’s Academy Award nominees and winners (winners in bold): (more…)


Bafta Awards 2019, nominations and winners

Spite of the winter cold in London (6° C), the Bafta Awards 2019 were actually assigned yesterday, February 10. (It is to precise that the ceremony was held indoor, at the Royal Albert Hall…).

Hereafter, the complete list of nominations and winners (winners in bold): (more…)


Pixar & me…

February 3, 19*6: Pasquale Curatola
February 3, 1986: Pixar Animation Studios…

(and please consider to (more…)


Oscars 2019 nominations

The official ceremony for Oscars 2019 to be given will take place on February 24; today, January 22, the complete list of nominations was released:

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE (more…)


Happy birthday Popeye!

Popeye (Braccio di Ferro), by Elzie Chrisler Segar

The first appearance of Popeye (in Italy ‘Braccio di Ferro’) took place on January 17, 1929, in the comic strip ‘Thimble Theater’, later renamed ‘Popeye’, leaking from the mind of Elzie Crisler Segar. In 1933, the Max and Dave Fleischer’s Studios adapted the characters of ‘Thimble Theater’ for a series of animated feature short films, called ‘Popeye the Sailor’, for Paramount Pictures, which immediately became very popular; the Fleischer, and (more…)


Christian Bale and other devils…

the church of satan on Christian Bale

Christian Bale, Golden Globe awarded as the best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy for the film ‘Vice’, thanked Satan for the inspiration of the film: “[Satan gave] me inspiration for playing this role”, he said.
The Church of Satan really appreciated, and tweeted: (more…)


Golden Globes 2019: nominees & winners

The 76th Golden Globe Awards ceremony was broadcast live on January 6, 2019, from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California beginning at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST (NBC in the United States). Actors Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the ceremony, produced by Dick Clark Productions and the HFPA.
Hereafter, the complete list of nominees and winners: (more…)


an… Ocean of wishes!

Based on/ on the same tune of ‘How far will I go’,
written by Lin –Manuel Miranda and originally performed by Alessia Cara

Walt Disney Records – Album Moana (Original Disney’s ‘Oceania’ Soundtrack)

[Verse 1]
This time is a very special period
in which your soul is enlightened at all.
This time is a very magic period
in which the dreams of your heart take off and go!
[Refrain 1]
And if I realize how many seeds
I spread throughout my entire life
I am almost sure they will grow up
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Saint Seiya at Hollywood (and on Netflix as well…)

Saint Seiya netflix - Athena and Seya

I have been often wondering what kind of sort the anime ‘Saint Seiya’ would have passed should it be treated by an American, perhaps in Hollywood, company. I mean: the Saint Seiya lovers of course appreciated Masami Kurumada’s original concept, Kurumada, Himeno and Shingo Araki’s original drawing, Seiji Yokohama’s original music. But… What if those assets, such a powerful brand, that has already inspired a number of television anime, OVAs, anime films, and spin off manga, would have been treated by stars & strips entertainment system? Well, some pieces of information make us to consider it more precisely…
During its Anime Lineup Presentation event, on November 20, Netflix announced (more…)


the last tango for Bertolucci

Goodbye, Maestro! And thank you…


1000 of these birthdays, Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse in gold

“I hope we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse”

Walt Disney

Mickey Mouse in gold

little golden statue given in Italy as a gadget, within the Mickey Mouse magazine

It was on November 18, 1928 that Mickey Mouse did his first appearance in Cinema*, and it is virtually impossible to entirely list his adventures in comics, Television, and any other Media.
Happy birthday, then, Mickey Mouse, and (more…)


Fires in California, how to help and donate

Gerard Butler and Liam Hemsworth, among the others, lost their houses in L.A.; Martin Sheen, Guillermo del Toro, Orlando Bloom, Kim Kardashian  and Lady Gaga had to escape, and we want to sincerely express our solidarity.
Thousands of people were affected by the terrible Woolsey Fire, yet to be extincted;  so far, at least 63 76 persons are dead, at least 1,300 are missing and over 50,000 displaced. (Update onNovember 18, in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing).
How to help? (more…)


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