Wonder Twins: what about?

The world of superheroes, both Marvel and DC, is going through a delicate phase and many categories are being redefined. In this post we do not want to paint a picture of the state-of-the-art of the two universes; rather, our goal is to remember two characters (three with the monkey) who, in our very modest opinion, have some potential: the Wonder Twins!
After some sporadic appearances (for example in the ‘Smalville’ series), a film all about them was announced in 2022, directed by Adam Sztykiel and starred by KJ Apa and Isabel May, for the HBO Max platform. That film was subsequently cancelled but, in our humble opinion, Zan and Jayna could appear in the next DC films, as collaborators with Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, for example.
Hereafter, however, a brief explanation of their history and their merits. (altro…)

Memoirs of Hadrian, a TV series

Finally a television series about Marguerite Yourcenar’s ‘Memories of Hadrian’! (I’d love to play as Hadrian, I hope a very handsome one as Antinous…)

ILBE announces: “Memoirs of Hadrian” #bestseller masterpiece by #MargueriteYourcenar that tells Emperor Hadrian’s life, becomes a TV series.
The six episodes of the series, written and directed by Francesco Piccolo, winner of Premio Strega (Strega Prize) for “Il desiderio di essere come tutti” (The Desire of being like everyone), author and screenwriter for Nanni Moretti, Paolo Virzí, Francesca Archibugi, Marco Bellocchio, Matteo Rovere, Daniele Lucchetti and Saverio Costanzo.
Produced by ILBE, a company founded by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, tells the life of the Emperor Hadrian in six episodes.
ILBE annuncia: (altro…)

2024 birthday: a Love Boat theme parody

Life’s Boat

Based on/ on the same tune of the ‘Love Boat Theme’, by Paul Williams /Charlie Fox,
originally performed by Jack Jones
(© Lbc Music Inc., Love Boat Music, Kobalt Music Services Ltd Kms, Universal Music Italia Srl., Mushroom Music Pty Ltd.)
originally performed by Jack Jones
Composers: Paul Williams / Charlie Fox


Pask, so nice and cool,
be the same we use to know!
And Life, God’s finest reward,
let it go, it smiles just to you!
You, Pascal! Around the Sun you did another run!
You, Pascal! Oh, what a genius, you special one!
How long have you been fighting for your dreams?
And Life won’t hurt you anymore
it’s an open smile on a friendly shore!

You Pask…
You Pask…
You, Pascal! Around the Sun you did another run!
You, Pascal! (altro…)

75th Emmy Awards

Emmy Awards are the most important TV prizes in US, and maybe in the world. They are also considered one of the four major annual American entertainment awards, along with the Grammy for music, the Oscar (Academy Award) for film, and the Tony for stage theatre.
The Emmys are presented by three related, but separate, organizations: the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (IATAS). Each of these three organizations is responsible for administering a particular set of Emmy Award ceremonies.
The Emmy statuette, depicting a winged woman holding an atom, is named after “immy”, an informal term for the image orthicon tube that was common in early television cameras.
The 75th assignation ceremony was held on January 15, 2024, and the following is the entire list of nominees and winners: (altro…)

Disney’s Wish: something about (no spoiler)

Wish’, Disney’s sixty-second classic, is a must watch. The entire list of Easter eggs is virtually impossible to be drawn up exhaustively, and it is crystal-clear to anyone the effort done by the screen-players to remember as many Disney films as it was possible.
Some doubts, however, emerge and, although we do not endorse many of the critiques that have appeared online, it seems right expressing our opinion on some points. (altro…)

best Wish(es)! (this is the thanks I get?!)

The signature, where is it? (best Wish(es), however…)

(based / on the same tune of ‘This is the thanks I get?!’, performed by Chris Pine;
composers: Benjamin Don Rice / Julia Carin Cavazos;
Lyrics ‘This is the thanks I get?!’ © Universal Music Publishing Group)
from Disney’s Wish Original Soundtrack, on a quite different goal than that of Magnifico…)

I should do miracles, Universe loves my face,
it’s my Fate! Yeah, and it is that particular time in the year…
Pick the name, “Holydays”
and put your dreams in “new year”…
It’s a fine one, it’s not banality,
People greet me for my benevolence
Uh, just look, ha-ha…
I’d give the Peace all the entire world
if leaders really wanted that!
I’d be the first one to save climate
if mankind would be really interested!
Films or TV in trouble?
I’d make them get the best of they can,
being paid or living as a homeless man!
I want all your worries
get away, and (altro…)

Hollywood Sign: new look and a 100th anniversary!

The famous Hollywood Sign is in the year of its first century, one hundred years since the iconic sign appeared for the first time, illuminated by 3,700 light bulbs, on the Griffith Park hill overlooking the City of Stars.
The Sign, in view of the anniversary, was cleaned and restored, by using a particular waterproof paint in the self-cleaning color Emerald Rain Refresh, and the entire operation was followed minute by minute for weeks on the Hollywood Sign website, through a video camera active 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Last October 31 (maybe better known as Halloween), Councilmember Nithya Raman and the Los Angeles City Council declared it to be the “Hollywood Sign Day”.
The Sign «is the pride of Los Angeles and we are happy that fans around the world will be able to see the new look for the 100th birthday» Jeff Zarrinnam, president of the Hollywood Sign Trust, said; as for the letters, «they won’t fly away anymore, except in disaster movies!», he also added. «The Hollywood sign is important to the entire fabric of Los Angeles. It is the symbol of Los Angeles, it is the symbol of California, it is the symbol of America. It is our Statue of Liberty».

The Hollywood SignTrust is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Hollywood’s biggest star with festivities and special events throughout 2023. Please (altro…)

Killers of the Flower Moon (no spoiler)

One of the masteries Martins Scorsese actually reveals in ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is the ability in managing the time.
As well as in a classic in literature, the three hours and a half of the film are three hours and a half of Great Cinema, and perfectly correspond to the needs of the story: no framing is less than necessary, no dialogue is meaningless, no nuance of human feelings is wasted.
As usual in Scorsese’s cinema, (altro…)

Oscars best international feature 2024: Io Capitano and the others

The 96th Academy Awards is set to take place on March 10, 2024 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (over 40 minutes) produced outside the US with a predominantly (more than 50%) non-English dialogue track and can include animated and documentary features.

Submitted films must have been released theatrically in their respective countries between December 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023. The deadline for submissions to the Academy is October 2. Tajikistan submitted a film for the first time since 2005.
As expected, Italy has chosen ‘Io Capitano’, directed by Matteo Garrone (here the others, foreseen as possible to be chosen);
For the 96th Academy Awards, the submitted motion pictures must be first released theatrically in their respective countries between December 1, 2022, and October 31, 2023. The deadline for submissions to the Academy is October 2, 2023.
Hereafter, from the Academy of Picture Arts and Sciences official website, the entire list from which the final nominations will be chosen, as updated so far: (altro…)