Mel Gibson and Robin Moore. An affair with a neighbor ...
She, most likely, will be able to find the strength to wish him happy birthday (if only for the sake of their many common children), although he made her very…

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Famous Pike Alumni
Yesterday, the famous Boris Shchukin Theater Institute turned 100 years old. On this day, October 23, 1914, a young student of Stanislavsky Eugene Vakhtangov held the first lesson with youth.…

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Celebrities try new professions
Having become popular on the screen, stars often do not stop there, but try themselves in a new quality: they move to the director's chair, create production companies, and work…

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deeds of all his movie heroes

Review of July movie premieres

The news films that are waiting for us in July are very mottled, but there are some very interesting ones among them. Cameron Diaz will be a “bad teacher”, Jim Carrey will make friends with penguins, Lars von Trier will talk about melancholy that will destroy the world, and Harry Potter will finally fight with Voldemort. We read about these and other films in our review.

Very bad teacher
Director: Jake Casdan

Cast: Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Siegel, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Smith Continue reading

Very special effects

The jokes that soon computer technology will reach such a level that there will be no need for real actors are still jokes … However, they say, they are less and less laughed by the actors themselves.

But we believe that it is too early for them to worry. Many eminent directors do not trust completely modern technologies and prefer to rely on human genius and skill. It’s hard to believe, but some of the famous movie scenes that, it would seem, impossible to translate into real life, were shot exactly the old fashioned way: with stuntmen, special decorations, props, mock-ups and models.

“The Dark Knight”
The spectacular turning over of the truck actually happened, and even twice.

At first, the crew “trained on cats”, blocking one of the streets of Chicago and attaching a special firecracker to the bottom of the truck, which threw up the back of the car. Continue reading

Films of the Marriage of Figaro

What do you do when you have spleen, a bad mood or life just seems gray and monotonous? And if the window is a gloomy sky, overcast, snowstorm or tiresome rain in the morning? I would like to climb onto the sofa with my legs, wrap myself up more comfortably, and … follow the advice of Alexander Sergeyevich: As black thoughts come to you, Uncork the champagne bottle. Or scrolls “The Marriage of Figaro.” Champagne can be excluded, but “Crazy Day or The Marriage of Figaro” can be not only counted, but also watched! The best time for this is right now, because January 24 marks the 290th anniversary of the birth of the author of the immortal comedy, Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais.

Pierre-Augustin, the son of watchmakers, a master who possessed not only excellent hearing, but also oratorical skills can be reckoned not only cheerful, but also extremely resourceful. Judge for yourself: having chosen the field of his father at first, thanks to his many talents, Beaumarchais was able not only to be accepted in high society, but also to the court of King Louis XV, where he taught his daughters to play the harp, twice married rich widows and made friendship with a banker, who brought he is in considerable condition. Continue reading

The modest stars of Soviet cinema: Alisa Freindlikh and Evgeny Steblov
Beloved by many, an actress with an outlandish German surname is a real Petersburger. She was born in the center of the northern capital, in a house overlooking St. Isaac's…

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Where actors are taught: Schukin School
Today Shchukin School celebrates its 101st birthday. This is a theater institute with its own special traditions. Only one out of a hundred applicants manage to get the coveted student…

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The legendary actors of world cinema
Holidays are getting closer, corporate events are already starting in many companies, and the internal clock has launched a countdown. We’ll be compassionate yet? Today is the birthday of the…

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Strong gender: sex symbols of Hollywood
When we watch a movie, we are primarily interested in the plot and talent of the actors. But let's be honest with ourselves: the attractive appearance of male characters is…

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