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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:


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

Saint Seiya in Hollywood (and 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…)

Morricone: the 90 of a Maestro!

best wishes

to the biggest


of Cinema and TV music

in the history!

official Ennio Morricone website

25 for a(n animated) dream

Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, and the 91st  Oscars® ceremony will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles.
The 25 films that run the risk to be nominated among the ones that could get the precious little statue for the Best animated film were defined today, and seem to (more…)

the Italian magnificent 9 (according to Scorsese)

Martin Scorsese, guest in Italy at the Roma Film Festival, and asked on his 9 favoured films of Italian Cinema, quoted, among many others, the following ones:

  1. ‘Accattone’, by Pier Paolo Pasolini: “the first film I felt close to, with characters I could identify with, it was a powerful experience, a shock to see something like that in connection with me. The sanctity of the human soul, the suffering of those who are at the base of society have not left me anymore”.
  2. ‘The taking of power by Louis XIV’, by Roberto Rossellini:  “from the filmography of a master of neorealism, in that television production, in his ‘didactic’ period I found an influence. Rossellini told me (more…)

thank you all, blue ones! (and volley in general…)

The Italian* women’s volleyball team at the world championships have been fantastic, and we mainly want to thank them all for keeping our flag high.
We also want to take the opportunity for speaking of volley in general. A quite ancient one, volleyball is quoted even in Homer, in the point of Odyssey in which Nausicaa, princess of the Phaeacians, (more…)

if Cervantes reborn…

“dichosa edad, y siglo dichoso aquel adonde saldrán a luz las famosas hazañas mías, dignas de entallarse en bronce, esculpirse en mármoles y pintarse en tablas para memoria en lo futuro. ¡Oh tú, sabio encantador, quienquiera que seas, a quien ha de tocar el ser coronista de esta peregrina historia! Ruégote que no te olvides de mi buen Rocinante compañero eterno mío en todos mis caminos y carreras.”*
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, El ingenioso hidalgo de Don Quijote de la Mancha, Cap. II

‘The Man who killed don Quixote’, by Terry Gilliam, is something of magic and fantastic. No boring time, no minute in which your attention is not masterly driven, in an effective intersection of reality and fiction, past, present, and future.
Above all, the falling in love with a visionary man, incredibly sweet and definitely a dreamer.
If Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra reborn, he would (more…)

007, the latest news

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today, September 20, 2018, that ‘Bond25’ will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019, under the helm of director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Worldwide release is scheduled for February 14, 2020. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli declared: (more…)

Venice 2018: the winners

The Venezia 75 Jury, chaired by Guillermo del Toro, and comprised of Sylvia Chang, Trine Dyrholm, Nicole Garcia, Paolo Genovese, Malgorzata Szumowska, Taika Waititi, Christoph Waltz, and Naomi Watts, having viewed all 21 films in competition, has decided as follows: (more…)

happy birthday…

Happy birthday,

Tim Burton!

from Tim Burton's Facebook official page

from Tim Burton’s Facebook official page

tanti auguri…

Lina Wertmüller, form IMBD official

Lina Wertmüller, from IMBD official. Click on the picture for details…

to Liam Hemsworth with love

Dear Liam,

why don’t you come to Italy, for spending a month of carefree, visiting the beauties of our country?
In Italy there are many people who love you, who would welcome you with open arms and who would greet with enthusiasm your arrival and your stay! You could visit Rome, Florence, Naples, Venice, Genoa, (more…)

Big Fish & Begonia

Big Fish & Begonia

“Human beings are from the sea, that’s why their tears are salty”

“What proofs are we willing to face for those we love?”

from the movie

In a parallel world, in which the sky is formed by our oceans, some people with magical powers manage our weather, tides, clouds and seasons. At the age of 16, in the shape of red dolphins, they have to get out of their dimension for a week. By chance, the fate of a human being meets the one of a red dolphin, and (more…)

MTV Awards 2018: nominees and winners

Best Movie (Presented by Toyota)

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • WINNER: Black Panther
  • Girls’ Trip
  • IT
  • Wonder Woman

Best Show

Cannes 2018: awards and winners

from the official Cannes festival website (and the best congratulations to Marcello Fonte):



MANBIKI KAZOKU (Shoplifters) directed by KORE-EDA Hirokazu
The Palme d’or was awarded by Cate Blanchett.
Hirokazu Kore-eda:  (more…)


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