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A sun-soaked, jewel-toned dramedy of long-buried secrets and upturned tradition set amidst a sprawling family pasta empire in southern Italy, the 2010 film Loose Cannons (getting a Stateside VOD release today thanks to Focus Features) bears more similarities to a longform Bertolli ad than it does to most American gay films.
And this is a good thing.
Kicking off with a flashback of a hysterical woman in a wedding dress running into weathered ruins to shoot herself in front of an achingly handsome young man in an impeccably-tailored suit - and then quickly jumping to the present, where young, beautiful people zoom around in sports cars while large, pasta-obsessed families sit around huge tables and talk with their hands, Loose Cannons seems right out of the gate to be the most quentessentially Italian movie since Fellini hung up his nun's habit and clown shoes.
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The National Geographic channel will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic with two new specials. "Save the Titanic with Bob Ballard" and "Titanic-The Final Word with James Cameron."
At the Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, CA, we got a quick look at both specials and heard from Robert Ballard, who was the man who not only discovered the wreck of the Titanic, but who's book inspired James Cameron to film "Titanic."
Ballard talked about the first moment he saw the Titanic, comparing it to Gettysburg, where his family fought on both sides. He's in the middle of creating an underwater museum, and explained that, because of where the ship lies, it's well preserved. "The Turkish baths are amazing," he says, explaining that parts of the ship that are further back are in semi-perfect condition.
The most touching moment of the panel was when he discussed the remains that are still there. »
2 items from 2012
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