After attending the premiere of director David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” South African band Die Antwoord sent out a message on Instagram calling out the director for “ripping off” their unique zef styles.
“Cara [Delevingne] & Jared [Leto] told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off,” messaged Yolandi.
“An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b. but before we knew da extent of ur two face nature – u invited us to ur movie premiere(which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went , tinkin ur solid guy an mayb there was jus a lil “misunderstandin”. Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bullshit movie. An u even got da nerve to say wassup to him smilin – an ninja has to b nice cus he is there wif his kid. But we all tink u wack.”
“U shud start a crew called:,’im a fake fuck’ ask kanye if he wants to join u. Cum show ur pretty face at my studios. U know Muggs & u know where da Soul Assasin Studios at. we watin for u.”
Yolandi posted a video with her message showing a few of the style elements the band reckons Ayer ripped off, including a photo of Marilyn Manson as well:
“yes David Ayer u jockin our style. callin ninja up before your movie came our pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice.”
The Parque del Buen Retiro is home to the imperial statues of a lost Madrid and the heaving throngs of the present day Spanish capital, from the puppeteers to the balladeers, this great oxygen bank has opened its gates in much same way that they city has opened its metaphorical ones – to people from all over world
The World Press Photo exhibition tour that showcases award-winning photographs is the most popular traveling photo event in the world.
Each year, over three and a half million people worldwide go see the images of this prestigious annual press photography contest. The 2016 touring exhibition featuring the winners and finalists will open in Amsterdam on 16 April. The photos will then be exhibited in more than a hundred cities in 45 countries.
Since its creation in 1955, World Press Photo rewarded many impactful images – the mutilated face of a Rwandan man at a Red Cross hospital, a naked girl running after a napalm attack in Vietnam or a Buddhist monk setting himself on fire – that have established styles in visual storytelling or have become iconic.
Through this annual contest, the World Press Photo foundation strives “to inspire, engage, educate, and support both visual journalists and their global audience” while promoting and securing freedom of information and freedom of speech.
Centered as much on the aesthetic and the technical as on the journalistic aspects of the images, the selected images present the reality of current issues and expose the beauty of life in 8 categories: Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, People, Sports, and Spot News.
This year, 5,775 photographers from 128 countries submitted a total of 82,951 images for judging. At the end of the selection, 41 photographers from 21 countries were awarded by the jury. The refugee crisis in Europe, the war in Syria and the Paris attack were among the entries.
The 2016 award ceremony will be held in Amsterdam on 22 and 23 April.
2016 : Syrian refugees for the World Press Photo of the year
The jury of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest selected Hope for a New Life – a photography by Australian photographer Warren Richardson as the World Press Photo of the Year 2015.
Hope for a New Life shows refugees about to cross the border from Serbia into Hungary. Taken at night on 28 August 2015, this man and child were part of a movement of people trying to cross into Hungary before a secure fence on the border was completed.
Richardson brought additional information about his telling image: “I camped with the refugees for five days on the border. A group of about 200 people arrived, and they moved under the trees along the fence line. They sent women and children, then fathers and elderly men first. I must have been with this crew for about five hours and we played cat and mouse with the police the whole night. I was exhausted by the time I took the picture. It was around three o’clock in the morning and you can’t use a flash while the police are trying to find these people, because I would just give them away. So I had to use the moonlight alone.”
In a press release from World Press Photo, jury chair and photo director of Agence France-Presse Francis Kohn said about the image: “Early on we looked at this photo and we knew it was an important one. It had such power because of its simplicity, especially the symbolism of the barbed wire. We thought it had almost everything in there to give a strong visual of what’s happening with the refugees.”
General News, 1st prize stories : Sergey Ponomarev
Reporting Europe’s Refugee Crisis. Refugees arrive by boat on the Greek island of Lesbos.
November 16, 2015
A man struggles to board a train headed to the Croatian capital Zagreb, in Tovarnik, a town near the border with Serbia.
September 18, 2015
Spot News, third prize stories : Bulent Kilic
People cross into Turkey through a broken fence, near the official border crossing at Akçakale. Akçakale and the Syrian town of Tel Abyad are directly adjacent to each other, with the border running through the middle.
June 14, 2015.
Refugees pass through broken border fences and trenches to enter Turkish territory.
June 14, 2015
Contemporary Issues, 1st prize singles : Zhang Lei
Haze in China.
Tianjin, an industrial and logistics hub in northeastern China shrouded in haze.
December 10, 2015
Talibes, Modern-day Slaves.
Series portraying the plight of Talibes, boys who live at Islamic schools known as Daaras in Senegal. Abdoulaye, 15, is a talibe imprisoned in a room with security bars to keep him from running away.
May 18, 2015
Daily Life, 1st prize singles : Kevin Frayer
China’s Coal Addiction.
Chinese men push a tricycle through a neighborhood next to a coal-fired power plant in northern Shanxi province. A heavy dependence on burning coal for energy has made China the source of nearly a third of the world’s CO2 emissions.
November 26, 2015
General News, 1st prize singles : Mauricio Lima
IS Fighter Treated at Kurdish Hospital. Doctor rubs ointment on the burns of Jacob, a 16-year-old fighter from the group calling itself Islamic State (IS) at a hospital in Al-Hasaka, northern Syria.
August 1, 2015
General News, second prize singles : Paul Hansen
Under the Cover of Darkness.
Volunteers assist refugees arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing by boat from Turkey under cover of darkness to avoid detection.
December 6, 2015
Spot News, first prize stories : Sameer Al-Doumy
Aftermath of Airstrike in Syria.
A man pushes his bicycle past debris following airstrikes in Hamouria, Syria.
December 9, 2015
Spot News, second prize singles : Corentin Fohlen
March Against Terrorism in Paris People demonstrate their solidarity with victims of terrorist attacks, and voice support for freedom of speech, at the end of a rally at the Place de la Nation in Paris.
January 11, 2015
People, 1st prize singles : Matic Zorman
Waiting to Register.
Refugee children covered in rain capes wait in line to be registered at a refugee camp in Preševo, Serbia. October 7, 2015
Nature, 1st prize singles : Rohan Kelly
Storm Front on Bondi Beach.
A massive shelf cloud moves towards Bondi Beach.
November 6, 2015
Nature, second prize singles : Anuar Patjane Floriuk
A humpback whale and her newborn calf swim near Roca Partida, the smallest island of the Revillagigedo archipelago, off the Pacific coast of Mexico.
January 28, 2015
Nature, third prize singles: Sergio Tapiro
The Power of Nature. Colima Volcano erupts with rock showers, lightning, and lava flows in Mexico.
December 13, 2015
The winning pictures are published in a yearbook available in multiple languages.
A new Wes Anderson-directed picture will feature the return of actor Bill Murray to the cast. Murray will provide the voice of a dog in a the stop-action film.
The film is inspired by a Japanese story, and will be a film similar to “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” Murray said.
The film will be comedic, Murray also said, but no further details have been released about the film except some of its other case members.
Other voice roles will be taken on by Jeff Goldblum, Bob Balaban, Edward Norton (all of whom played in past Anderson films), and Bryan Cranston, known for his role on the television series “Breaking Bad.”
In one of the biggest-grossing films of movie history, Kate Winslet’s character Rose bid a farewell to DiCaprio’s character Jack — a farewell that left many movie-goers in tears.
Now, 20 years later, the actress admitted publicly that the death of her character’s lover was probably unnecessary. The statement came while Winslet was being interviewed on the popular American late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The two were discussing a recent awards show, at which Winslet had been seated nearby DiCaprio’s, when Kimmel put it out there, saying that Winslet’s character had let DiCaprio freeze to death at the end of the film.
“I agree,” said Winslett. “I think he actually could have fitted on that bit of door.”
“There was plenty of room,” Kimmel continued, emphatically. Winslet repeated that she knew.
The popularity of the 1997 film is still high, Winslet continued as she spoke with the talk show host about the excitement people still show whenever she and DiCaprio share the same space.
“People are always so excited to see Leo and myself in the same space,” said Winslet. “Which you know, at the end of the day, that is so lovely, isn’t it?
“It’s been 20 years and people still get such a kick out of it.”
The My French Film Festival has been running for six years. It features movies in and out of competition, with juries, awards, and screenings in theatres and online. We take a look at the festival itself and about what it means for cinema in general.
Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose confirmed rumors Monday that the original Guns N’ Roses would reunite and play the Coachella festival in 2016. The hard rock singer confirmed the reunion with his former bandmates on Twitter, less than one week after Tweeting opaquely that “The only thing I know ‘confirmed’ is my LOVE of Taco Bell!”
“Ok,ok…,” tweeted Rose, “It’s ‘confirmed!’ Guns N’ Roses is Headlining Coachella 2016!! See Everyone There!!”
The tweet followed an announcement by The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that the lineup for the festival would include Guns N’ Roses, LCD Soundsystem, Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Ice Cube, Disclosure, Sia, and dozens of other bands.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who filmed the historical adventure picture ‘The Revenant’ in Alberta and British Columbia this year, recently commented on his northern experience at a Q&A, expressing grave concern over the weather phenomena known as the “Chinook.”
“We were in Calgary,” said DiCaprio, “and the locals were saying, ‘This has never happened in our province ever.’ We would come and there would be eight feet of snow, and then all of a sudden a warm gust of wind would come.”
DiCaprio has become somewhat of an expert on environment matters in recent years, producing the climate change documentary “The 11th Hour” in 2007. Reportedly, the actor is now working on another climate change documentary. However, many Canadians were surprised that the actor would refer to what in Canada is commonly known as a Chinook, a warm breeze felt during colder weather, as a sign of impending disaster.
“[I]t was scary. I’ve never experienced something so firsthand that was so dramatic. You see the fragility of nature and how easily things can be completely transformed with just a few degrees difference. It’s terrifying, and it’s what people are talking about all over the world. And it’s simply just going to get worse.”
Despite what may be an unusual cause of concern, 2015 was the warmest year on record, and the cast of the film had to relocate to a glacier in Argentina to find a snowy location — the snow at their Canadian location melted in August, forcing the unexpected move.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest starring role — the first limited release of the film will air this Christmas to be followed by nationwide releases in January — was a process unlike any the actor had previously experienced, he said.
“It’s all a beautiful blur to me,” DiCaprio commented on the brutal B.C. winter in which the cast rehearsed and prepared elaborately to perform in short windows of time on “The Revenant.”
It was like a performing theater every day, DiCaprio said.
“You have to rehearse meticulously and then it’s a mad, intense scramble to capture this magic light, this precious hour and a half … It became very much like an un-humorous Saturday Night Live situation.”
The actor said that the tense process of getting shots within narrow limits translated into the performances viewers will see on screen.
“This is the most difficult film, I think, that any of us have ever done,” said DiCaprio.
The film is about a team of early 19th century fur trappers who are ambushed by Native Americans while on an expedition, and is directed by Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, who recently won four Oscars for “Birdman.” Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubeski, who also worked on Birdman, was also part of the “Revenant” team.
Man overboard! One of the grandfathers of the American people fell off the Mayflower in the middle of the Atlantic during a gale, but managed to grab a trailing rope, allowing him to reach the new land, and he now has an estimated 2 million American descendents.
The tale of John Howland, who served as John Carver’s servant on the Mayflower, is the subject of a new children’s book, “The Boy Who Fell Off the Mayflower, or John Howland’s Good Fortune.”
The book is the work of P.J. Lynch, an Irish author and illustrator.
The story of Howland may not be news to everyone — after all, there is a Pilgrim John Howland Society with around 1,200 members — but for most Americans, only a few of the better-known names are familiar.
“The idea that the existence of all these people hinged on that one guy grabbing a rope in the ocean and holding on tight totally caught my imagination,” Lynch told the Associated Press. “Many of these people have made America what it is.”
Including ex-presidents Franklin Roosevelt, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, as well as Sarah Palin, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and many others.