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Pop Culture Imports: ‘Snowpiercer,’ ‘Amélie,’ ‘Kaili Blues,’ and More

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, but for those of you who can’t afford to traipse over to Europe, Pop Culture Imports is the next best thing. Instead of watching prestigious movies in full party regalia next to angry French movie critics, watch some of these subtitled movies instead. This week, the best foreign movies and TV streaming now include Snowpiercer, Amélie, Kaili Blue...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, Japan, Movies, France, China, Time, Features, Wes Anderson, Cannes film festival, Persona, Snowpiercer, Chris Evans, Lee, Chen, Bong Joon

What is the "Disneyfication of Paris"?

The actual Disneyland Paris I've been pondering this question for the past few months and thought I'd put it to the Secrets of Paris community. "The Disneyfication of Paris" is a phrase that's thrown around a lot, especially after the French film Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (aka Amélie) became one of the biggest hits of 2001 despite the angry critics who said the director showed a fairy-tale version of Paris, not the "real" city.  The topic has come up again when the director Jean-Pier...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Globalization, Disneyland, Editorial, Disneyland Paris, Amélie, Poulain, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Understanding Paris, Disneyfication, Le Fabuleux Destin

Who were the Sri Lanka bombers? Everything we know so far about the Easter Sunday attacks

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 359 people and wounded hundreds more, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. The explosions, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, led to an immediate clampdown, with the government declaring a curfew and blocking access to most major social media and messaging sites. What happened? The powerful blasts - six in quick succession and then two more hours later - wroug...
Tags: UK, London, News, Australia, Islamic State, US, Britain, Manchester, Dubai, Muslim, Catholic Church, Telegraph, Melbourne, Perth, Alex, Solidarity

Sri Lanka attack victims: IT director from Manchester killed in hotel bomb blast

An IT director from Manchester has been named among the 310 people killed in the Sri Lanka attacks. Lorraine Campbell, 55, was staying at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo when it was targeted by suicide bombers during a series of co-ordinated attacks on Easter Sunday.  Ms Campbell was in Sri Lanka on a business trip and was living in Dubai at the time of her death. She is the eighth British victim to have been named following the atrocities. Neil Evans and Lorraine Campbell share a toast on a...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Japan, UK, England, London, News, Wales, Scotland, Singapore, US, Ap, Thailand, Britain, Labour, Owen Farrell

Sri Lanka attacks: Brit dad forced to choose which child to save only for both to die

Dad Matthew Linsey, from London, was forced to choose whether to save his daughter Amelie, 15, or her older brother Daniel, 19, in the chaos of a twin suicide blast at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka [Author: Chris kitching]
Tags: London, World news, Sri Lanka, Daniel, Colombo Sri Lanka, Shangri La, Amélie, Chris kitching, Matthew Linsey

British father whose entire family were wiped out in Sri Lanka attack tells of his 'catastrophic' loss

A British father whose entire family were killed in the suspected terror attack in Sri Lanka has paid tribute to his "talented and thoughtful" children and his "brilliant, loving" wife. Ben Nicholson said his wife Anita, 42, son Alex, 14, and daughter Annabel, 11, had been killed as they sat at a table for breakfast in the Shangri-la Hotel in Colombo on Easter Sunday. "Mercifully, all three of them died instantly and with no pain or suffering," Mr Nicholson said. They were on the second floor of...
Tags: Facebook, UK, London, News, Singapore, Manchester, Alex, Sri Lanka, Matthew, Foreign Office, Colombo, Nicholson, Ben, Sally, Anita, National Hospital

Who was behind the Sri Lanka bombings? Everything we know so far about the Easter Sunday attacks

Easter Day bomb blasts at three Sri Lankan churches and four hotels killed 310 people and wounded around 500, following a lull in major attacks since the end of the civil war 10 years ago. The explosions, some of which officials said were suicide bomb attacks, led to an immediate clampdown, with the government declaring a curfew and blocking access to most major social media and messaging sites. What happened? The powerful blasts - six in quick succession and then two more hours later - wrought ...
Tags: UK, News, US, Manchester, Muslim, Catholic Church, Perth, Alex, Solidarity, Sri Lanka, Matthew, Hampstead, Reuters, Afp, Bradley, Colombo

15 Things People Say When They Meet a French Outside the EU

Remains of my French life, circa 2005 When you’re travelling, the “where are you from?” question is pretty much expected several times a day. For an immigrant or anyone with a multicultural background, it’s a tricky one—there’s where you grew up and where you currently live, plus possible assumptions based on ethnicity, race or accent. Almost involuntarily, I tend to pause for a split second before replying, long enough to raise even more questions and suspicion. After all, your citizenship, li...
Tags: Travel, Asia, France, China, Wikipedia, Eu, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, Eiffel Tower, On The Road, Montmartre, Mont Blanc, Edith Piaf, Feng, Amélie

Mandatory Streamers: Idris Elba Is Bringing the Noise in Turn Up Charlie

Mandatory Streamers: Idris Elba is bringing the noise in Turn Up Charlie Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the Week of March 11, Golden Globe winner (Luther, Beasts of No Nation, Thor: Ragnarok) goes from DJ sensation to his buddy’s nanny in Netflix’s new comedy series Turn Up Charlie. Check out Elba’s new series and more of the best new shows debuting and returning online this week below, and be sure to check ...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, UK, TV, Movies, Nbc, Amazon Prime, Fbi, Netflix, Showtime, TV News, John Malkovich, Streaming, Rob, Idris Elba, Annie

This Week in Photography Books: Josée Schryer

  It was 9 degrees below zero here this morning. (Fahrenheit, for all you non-Americans.) That’s insanely cold. An army of icicles hangs off my roof, each a menacing, translucent dagger that could impale a person without trying too hard. In other words, winter has arrived in earnest here in the Rocky Mountains. Ironically, our weather patterns have little to do with what happens in our part of the Great American West. Our mountains, rivers, ravens, cougars, and humans have nothing to do with it ...
Tags: Photography, Minnesota, Montana, Washington, Germany, Russia, US, Canada, Yale, Arizona, El Nino, West Coast, Montreal, Pacific, Quebec, Vermont

Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead marry in surprise Newport Beach wedding

Christina El Moussa and Ant Anstead are ringing in the New Year with wedding rings. Dozens of guests thought they would be gathering at El Moussa’s home to head for the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade on Sunday, Dec. 23. Instead, they arrived at the surprise wedding of El Moussa, 35, star of HGTV’s home rehab show “Flip or Flop,” and Anstead, 39, host of the British car show “Wheeler Dealers.” Vows were exchanged under an altar in the front yard of the $4.1 million, gated, 5,000-square foot ...
Tags: TV, News, Sport, Soccer, People Magazine, Taylor, Hgtv, Christina, Newport Beach, Archie, Amélie, Braden, ANSTEAD, Tarek El Moussa, Christina El Moussa, El Moussa

You can drink movie-inspired cocktails at ArcLight Cinemas film series

ArcLight Cinemas is redefining its moviegoing experience with a new mixology and movie series. Dubbed “Lights, Camera, Cocktails,” this twice-monthly program – running through December in Culver City and Santa Monica – partners with innovative bars to create a unique three-drink menu around each screening. “The movies we choose are inspired by the style, personality, and approach of the bar,” said Steven Ramskill, ArcLight Cinemas food and beverage director, offering up West Hollywood bar Bibo E...
Tags: Drinks, Christopher Nolan, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Harvard, Things To Do, Soccer, James Bond, Dallas, Nolan, Orange County, Martini, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Downtown Los Angeles

Map of the top-rated film by country

Now and then, a movie sets the tone for how we perceive a country. In 2001, for example, we saw France through the quirky story of Amélie, and we saw Iceland through the dramatic lens of A Dancer in the Dark in 2000. Now, you can take in every country in the world through the top-rated film there, thanks to a new map from Vouchercloud. The map is based on IMDB ratings and notes the best movie from each country (according to the viewing public) based on the film either being produced, filmed, ...
Tags: Travel, France, United States, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Iceland, Amélie, Movies and Film, Top-rated Films, Top-rated Films By Country, Top-rated Movies, Top-rated Movies By Country, Vouchercloud The map, Vouchercloud Zoom

Destinations made famous by books

When it comes to pop-culture tourism, television and cinema get all the credit nowadays. Star Wars takes people to Morocco and Ireland; fans of the movies The Lord of Rings flock to New Zealand; Games of Thrones aficionados rush to Croatia and Iceland, and Amélie has brought so many tourists to Paris that Audrey Tautou should get royalty payments for each person walking into the Café des deux Moulins. But before we were all so absorbed by blockbuster movies and addictive series, we used to re...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Japan, UK, London, Cheryl Strayed, Australia, California, France, Oregon, Scotland, Germany, Nazis, Austria, Vienna

A supercut of unintentional ASMR moments from movies and TV shows

For these two videos, FunWithGuru collected scenes from movies & TV that can trigger ASMR. He featured movies like Phantom Thread (rustling cloth) and Amelie (whispering) as well as well as calmer moments from more unlikely fare like Inglourious Basterds, Edward Scissorhands, and The Office. The clips show ASMR staples like calm talking, people quietly performing tasks, whispering, hair brushing, pouring water, and rustling paper. Tags: movies   TV   video [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Asmr, Jason Kottke, Amélie, Inglourious Basterds Edward Scissorhands

Comment on ice cream cake roll by Amélie

Oh my goodness! I have to try. This looks so tasty
Tags: Food, Amélie

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2018

April showers bring May flowers, and also, new TV shows and movies on Netflix. Next month brings more great movies to Netflix, including Pixar’s latest, a misunderstood Ryan Gosling movie, a superior superhero sequel, a Bourne movie, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in May 2018 below. The Best TV Shows and Movies Coming to Netflix in May 2018 Coco Disney and Pixar’s latest recipe for weeping arrives on Netflix next month. Coco is the story of young ...
Tags: Coco, Movies, Matt Damon, Sci-fi, Netflix, Thailand, Animation, Sequels, Adaptation, Ryan Gosling, Pixar, Hellboy, Miguel, Toro, Bourne, Jason Bourne

Coco Cocoming To Netflix! See Everything Coming & Going In May!

Netflix giveth and Netflix taketh away... Starting May 29, you'll be able to watch the wonderful Oscars winning Disney/Pixar Coco and sob your eyes out from the comfort of your couch! The month also brings classics like Mamma Mia!, Sliding Doors, and Amelie -- and the chance to revisit Stormy Daniels' performance in The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Photos: Finding Nemo In Coco — And 60 Other AMAZING Disney/Pixar Easter Eggs! Sadly, that also means many films are leaving, including Bridget Jones's Diary, ...
Tags: Celebs, Disney, David Letterman, America, Rome, Carol Burnett, Netflix, Tina Fey, Steve Martin, Howard Stern, Pixar, Joel Mchale, Bill Nye, Martin Short, Ibiza, Wendy Wu

No Chance Of Cabin Fever In The Highlands When There’s Snow In Them Hills

This article first appeared in the October 2017 edition of Snow Enthusiast Magazine “There’s nothing like a Bothy breakfast”, says our guide Lee on the first morning before we depart for the slopes of Glenshee, close to the town of Braemar, nestled at the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. The Bothy is a café and restaurant attached to the newly opened Braemar Cabins, our family-of-three home for four nights and our base for exploring the ski slopes close by. Lee was right – a full Scottish br...
Tags: UK, Scotland, Sport, Aberdeen, Skiing, Alps, Rob, Edinburgh, Ski Holiday, Scottish Highlands, Highland, Lee, Blairgowrie, Braemar, Aviemore, Amélie

The best jokes on Twitter about Zuck's congressional testimony (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is on his second day of Congressional grilling. Ihe internet has done what it does, spitting out memes making fun of Zuck and lawmakers alike. For the most part, they consist of likening Zuck to a robot. Congress' lack of tech savvy was also fair game. The internet is having way too much fun with Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimony, now in its second day. The Facebook CEO is sitting in the hot seat, answering non-stop questions from lawmakers about privacy...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Congress, Trends, Earth, Jim Carrey, Zuckerberg, Senate Judiciary Committee, Congressional, David Mack, Zuck, Jeffrey Young, Amélie, Matthew Teague, Joshua Topolsky

How To Make This Throwback Hair Trend Work For You

Micro bangs, baby bangs, whatever you want to call them: They've emerged as the hairstyle of the season, thanks to a handful of celebrities who have sported the statement cut recently. Emma Watson showcased a rough-chopped, inch-long bangs situation at the Oscars, Gigi Hadid wore a powder-pink wig with said bangs at Jeremy Scott's Fall 2018 show, and Michelle Williams was seen on the streets of Paris Fashion Week with side-swept baby bangs. Model and actress Rila Fukushima, who has been known t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, London, Gwen Stefani, Jim Carrey, Grimes, Emma Watson, Audrey Hepburn, Natalie Portman, Brigitte Bardot, Paris Fashion Week, Larry King, Gigi Hadid, Scott, BURNETT, Michelle Williams

Pop Culture Imports: French Whimsy, Spanish Heists, Canadian Zombies, Swedish Satire, and Brutal Korean Vengeance

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign-language movies and TV shows streaming right now.) It’s almost mid-March, which means there’s a slew of new foreign titles on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and more. As the weather tries to make up its mind over whether it’s winter or spring, why not stay in and binge-watch some great foreign movies and shows instead? This month, we have a beloved French romantic-comedy, an Oscar-nominated Swedish satire, an over-the-top Ko...
Tags: Amazon, South Korea, Movies, Sweden, France, Spain, Features, Netflix, Canada, Ocean, Wes Anderson, Salvador Dalí, Kim, Hulu, Quebec, Macbeth

Coloradans Against Auto Theft: Puffer Week

“Puffing” your car – or leaving it running unattended – is illegal in Colorado. Every year, Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) joins forces with law enforcement and community partners across Colorado for “Puffer Week,” a statewide campaign that reminds drivers of the risks and consequences associated with puffing their car. This year, Amélie created “Thiever,” a fake mobile app fo...
Tags: Facebook, Colorado, Advertising, Amélie, Puffer Week

Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens

Henry Sauvage’s 87-year-old Piscine des Amiraux, featured in the film Amélie, has been restored to its former glory and is once again open to the publicParis’s Piscine des Amiraux, an art deco masterpiece that featured briefly in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s 2001 French rom-com Amélie, has reopened to the public following a complete renovation.Since the historic swimming pool closed two years ago, €16.5m has been invested in its reconstruction, during which the 33-metre pool was completely demolished an...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, Architecture, Art and design, Paris, Swimming Holidays, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Amélie, Jean Pierre Jeunet, Henry Sauvage, Piscine des Amiraux

Monday Nov 6 2017

Erwin with Amelie and Miro take us today to explore the Mornington peninsula. The Seekers are from here and my guess is that their song Morningtown Ride was named after the area. Heronswood is a beautiful location on the side of the hill overlooking the B
Tags: Travel, Miró, Heronswood, Erwin, Amélie

Multicines: Amelie

amelie.jpg We took the original movie posters and transform them to terror posters for Halloween to demonstrate that fear takes over the cinema. amelie.jpg  
Tags: Advertising, Amélie

Strictly Come Pisting In Champoluc, Italy

Perhaps it’s not the obvious choice for a family ski holiday – on the face of it, one the largest ski areas in the Alps, dominated by its second highest mountain range, Monterosa, known more for its off-piste and ski touring than gentle blue and red runs – Champoluc is more geared up to the hard-core freeride skier than a British family with young children. But it’s also a place that was on the ‘must do’ list and I wondered if combining a holiday where dad could sneak off to explore the huge amo...
Tags: Family, Sport, Skiing, Italy, Alps, Family Holiday, Aosta Valley, Champoluc, Zermatt, Chamonix, Tiziano, Giovanni, Alagna, Amélie, Crest, Monterosa

3 Stylish Movies Every Francophile Should Watch

Plus, how to dress up like a French leading lady! Source: Coco Before Chanel What is it about the French that makes them irresistible to us fashion girls? Is it their propensity to create avant-garde clothing? Their perfectly undone hair and makeup? Their “c’est la vie” attitude towards the world? (Or... is the idea of the chic French girl all in our heads?)Whatever the reason may be, it’s a universal truth that we Americans look to Paris for the latest in fashion and beauty trends. (There’s a...
Tags: Movies, College, France, Inspiration, Paris, Prada, Peter Pan, Chanel, Anna Wintour, Kirsten Dunst, Marie Antoinette, Patricia, Sporting, Coco Chanel, Amélie, College Life

Are Spotify's 'fake artists' any good?

The streaming giant has been accused of commissioning generic instrumental music to go on its hugely popular playlists – and save it millions in royalties. We take a listenIt is 10pm on Tuesday, and I have just become the 1,106,079th Spotify user this month to listen to an artist called Charles Bolt. The track I’m playing, Far and Beyond, is a gentle piano instrumental, not unlike the music Yann Tiersen composed for the soundtrack of whimsical French movie Amélie. This, I confess, is proving som...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Technology, Internet, Culture, Digital music and audio, Amélie, Yann Tiersen, Charles Bolt, Novo Talos, Milos Stavos, Chainsaw Gutsfuck

A Green & White North Carolina Backyard Wedding

Stephanie and Matt’s special day was a sweet backyard wedding with beautiful garden details so perfectly executed by their wedding planner, Jackie Fogartie. Some of our favorite details for the day came in the form of wedding day fashion. Stephanie wore a simple gown with a lace top and romantic skirt that danced in the wind and glitter Kate Spade heels, while Matt sported khaki suit with seriously the coolest bowtie we’ve ever seen. Matt wore a feather bowtie from Brackish while his Groomsmen w...
Tags: Green, Wedding, Kate Spade, North Carolina, Jackie, Classic, Jos, Penelope, Stephanie, Matt, Amélie, Real Weddings, Off White, CARRIGAN, White North Carolina, French Bakery