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TOP TEN – 2014

 

IT’S GONNA BE A GOOD YEAR

To get you in the mood, here’s our

TOP TEN THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN 2014:

 

1.  3 DAYS TO A KILL

Fans of Taken, looking for another Luc Besson-penned, high-intensity, Paris-based action flick, are in luck.

Scheduled for release 21 February, 3 Days to a Kill is directed by Charlie’s Angel’s McG (that’s his name!) and stars Kevin Costner (aka Crash Davis) and Amber Heard.

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2.  FRANCE IN THE WORLD CUP

It was a close call, but with France’s 3-2 aggregate victory over Ukraine in November, the Bleus are heading to Brazil for the World Cup.  France is sitting at 7th place in the odds at 20 to 1, and at the top of their group, it should be exciting to see them advance.

Toucher du bois!  (Knock on wood in French!)

 France-Ukraine     

3.  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

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Christophe Gans, director of Brotherhood of the Wolf, describes his rendition of La Belle et la Bête as “by far the most exciting and rewarding” film of his yet.

Starring Vincent Cassel and Léa Seydoux, this revamped classic is set to come out in cinemas February 12th.

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4.  LUCY

Another high-action film this year from the prolific Luc Besson, Lucy stars Scarlett Johansson as a drug mule living in Taiwan who accidentally ingests her product.

Side-effects include telekinesis, super-human intelligence, and immunity to pain.

According to Besson’s production company, EuropaCorp, Lucy will have the largest budget in the company’s history.

Luc Besson - Lucy behind the scenes

5. Re-opening of the Ritz

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A former home to Coco Chanel and Ernest Hemingway, dined at by Audrey Hepburn and Peter O’Toole in How to Steal a Million, and featured in Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night, the Hôtel Ritz has been well used by Paris. So it’s understandable that it had to finally close its doors for renovations in August 2012. The Ritz will reopen this July and we are very excited to see what they’ve done with the place.

 

6.  MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

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There’s not a lot out yet about http://premier-pharmacy.com/product/imitrex/ Woody Allen’s next movie Magic in the MoonlightWe know it’s a comedy set in the 1930s.

But when a cast includes Colin Firth and Emma Stone and is filmed on the French Riviera, how could it be bad?

7. GRACE OF MONACO

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The upcoming film stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, as she struggles with her marriage to Prince Rainier III during an impending invasion by the French military.

Directed by Olivier Dahan of La Vie En Rose, the film is scheduled for release on March 14th.

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8.  YVES SAINT LAURENT

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Despite the creepy movie poster, Yves Saint Laurent looks pretty dang good. Praised by Paris Match and Elle Magazine, the film recounts the life of Saint Laurent from 1957, his debut as assistant to Christian Dior, to 1976, the year of his Collection Opéra-Ballets Russes.

Playing in cinemas now!

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9.  33 DIAS

33 Dias, starring Antonio Banderas as Pablo Picasso, tells the story of the emotional 33 days Picasso spent painting his famous anti-war mural Guernica.

Guernica was created in response to bombings by German and Italian forces supporting the nationalists during the Spanish civil war. It’s unveiling at the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris helped bring attention to the conflict.

Left - Antonio Banderas. Right - Pablo Picasso
Antonio Banderas.                            Pablo Picasso

10.  Amélie the Broadway Musical

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While there’s no date confirmed for Amélie the musical, we’re really keeping our fingers crossed that 2014 will be its year. Adapted for the stage by two-time Tony Award nominated playwright Craig Lucas, and scored by Brooklyn-based indie musician and composer Dan Messe, it is sure to be good. Right? However, director of Amélie the film, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, said in an interview with a French radio station last August that the idea of a musical adaptation “disgusts me.”

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