Entries Tagged as 'Movies'

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Hear The Movie

Kino Babylon once more is thinking ahead: Why do movie theaters have to limit themselves to producing way too salty pop corn and overly sweet sodas for a blockbuster-hunting audience? From next Monday on, five famous actors read out unpublished screenplays every first monday of the month in an event called Drehbuchlounge (Screenplay Lounge). They […]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Featuring: Adam Bizanski

There’s something about these Animations that are indescribable. It is as though their creator, Israeli artist Adam Bizanski took his lovingly designed figures and breathed some kind of soul into them, that made them much much more than the mere sum of material they are made of. But he doesn’t leave it at that. In […]

Friday, July 27th, 2007

The Yellow Menace

Matt Groening has done it. Finally, the “America’s best tv show” (according to slate.com) hit the big screen. Movie theaters across Germany prepared for thousands of visitors to see “The Simpson’s Movie” starting from yesterday, July 26 – and stocked up on popcorn, tacos and soda pops to enable “Homer”-esque feeding frenzies in the comfort […]

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Berlin’s Golden January

No snow in January? So what? Check out Gold, a young print mag and blog on authors, novels, poems and literature-related events around Berlin and Potsdam.
Or visit the Deutsches Historisches Museum (German Historical Museum) for the photographic documentation “Übergänge” (”Transitions”) of Angelika Kampfer and Ewald Hentze of a country in transformation, from shortly before the […]

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

Silent debut

Frank Potente, highly acclaimed star of “Run, Lola, Run”, “Blow” and “The Bourne Identity”, has just recently launched her directing debut: “Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt” (rough translation: “Who unearths the nightshade”, X-Verleih). It’s a black & white silent movie and comedy taking place in the year 1918, where young Cicille gets ready to marry pecunious Alfred […]

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Support South Korea!

North Korea’s supposed nuclear test on Monday provoked all allies to call for sanctions or other strong reactions. The US and China agreed on a direct response to this act, to which Kim Yong Il in return proclaimed that any response would be seen as a “declaration of war” and handled with “physical measures”. (New […]

Sunday, October 1st, 2006

An Airlift of Literature

Our sky team has put together a supply of literature to sustain you during the cold months:
Frontline by David Loyn describes the true story of how a news agency crosses every moral line for a good story, manages to be successful, but only by sacrificing correspondents and news teams to the world’s fiercest battle fields.
In […]

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Scents of France

1 Das Parfüm
In Tom Tykwer’s new movie Das Parfüm, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Wishaw) has only one dream: To capture a scent. Being born on a dirty and smelly Paris market in 1738, he quickly encounters that he has special abilities. He may not be a great speaker and doesn’t integrate into society, but his nose […]

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

Election Day Blues

What are you doing on Sunday? Oh, right: There’s the state election, with social-democrat Wowereit smiling harder than his opponent Pflüger. Berlin has decided to let its people choose by sympathy for the candidate’s face than by priority of issues – as one might conclude after studying this year’s poster rally. To be honest, most […]

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

As good as it gets

The allied meeting at the Potsdam conference in July 1945 is the background for Joseph Kanon’s (”The Prodigal Spy”) crime novel “The Good German”. Placing journalist Jake Geismar between Russian, American and British military and intelligence interests, a love to the wife of a wanted Nazi scientist and his personal morality / search for the […]