LIAM NEESON’S SONS FREED FROM LUC BESSON’S LAIR

PARIS – The French world of film was reeling with shock today when in the early hours of Monday morning, Luc Besson was arrested for kidnapping Liam Neeson’s sons. The Gendarmes freed the two young men from Luc Besson’s basement following a raid on his house in Paris. Suspicions were initially raised when Liam Neeson … Continue reading “LIAM NEESON’S SONS FREED FROM LUC BESSON’S LAIR”

LUC BESSON IS ON BOARD FOR THE FRENCH CONNECTION 3

PARIS – Luc Besson, French film director of such classics as Nikita and Leon, as well as producer of the Taken series, has announced that he is to produce and direct the long awaited sequel to the French Connection. “I’ve talked with Gene Hackman and Bill Friedkin and they are both happy for me to do … Continue reading “LUC BESSON IS ON BOARD FOR THE FRENCH CONNECTION 3”

FRENCH FILMS TO BE IN ENGLISH FROM NOW ON

PARIS – It has been decided by the European Union that all French films will now be made in English in order to avoid ‘critical bias’. The ruling came after years of complaints that, as Swiss critic Xavier Poulis argues, a lot of French ‘films were getting a free ride from Anglophone critics who go … Continue reading “FRENCH FILMS TO BE IN ENGLISH FROM NOW ON”

MERYL STREEP TO GET OSCAR CATEGORY TO HERSELF

HOLLYWOOD – 19 times Oscar nominated (now for Into the Woods) and 3 times previous winner, actress Meryl Streep will no longer be eligible for nomination in the Best Actress or Best Supporting Actress categories, it was revealed today. Instead, the Academy of Motion Pictures has announced a separate award dedicated simply to her – the … Continue reading “MERYL STREEP TO GET OSCAR CATEGORY TO HERSELF”

DESERT ISLAND POLICE ACADEMY: SCARLETT JOHANSSON

HOLLYWOOD – Continuing our popular series, Desert Island Police Academy in which we ask celebrities which Police Academy they’d take with them if they were stranded on a Desert Island. This week Her, We Bought a Zoo and Under the Skin actor, Scarlett Johansson. So Scarlett, which Police Academy movie would you take with you on your desert … Continue reading “DESERT ISLAND POLICE ACADEMY: SCARLETT JOHANSSON”

5 FILMS WHICH WOULD BE BETTER WITH A COMEDY GIRAFFE

HOLLYWOOD – How many times have you been watching a good film almost ruined by the absence of a comedy giraffe? Hundreds? Thousands? Even millions! Well, the Studio Exec FACT squad has been out in force with pencils and pieces of paper and have created a list of five films which would have been improved … Continue reading “5 FILMS WHICH WOULD BE BETTER WITH A COMEDY GIRAFFE”

ROBERT DE NIRO TAKEN INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY

NEW YORK – Taxi Driver and Deer Hunter actor Robert de Niro was arrested yesterday afternoon by NYPD police and is being held at an undisclosed location in what is being termed ‘protective custody’. The arrest was made following a viewing of Luc Besson’s new film The Family in which Mr. De Niro once more … Continue reading “ROBERT DE NIRO TAKEN INTO PROTECTIVE CUSTODY”