The 69th Cannes Film Festival will feature a beautiful film from a familiar individual in the industry—Woody Allen. The veteran director's 49th film titled "Café Society" is reportedly screening out of competition and will be given the honor to open the film festivities.
The Guardian reports that this is Allen's third film to open Cannes, having claimed a similar privilege back in 2002 when his "Hollywood Ending" kicked off the festival, and then the critically acclaimed romantic comedy "Midnight in Paris" back in 2011.
This time, Café Society will be featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, in a story set in Hollywood during the 1930s. In the romantic comedy, Eisenberg plays as a screenwriter who searches for a career in the film industry, eventually finding himself in love in the lively café society that "defined the spirit of age." Other notable stars in the film include Steve Carell and Blake Lively. more >>
Chaplains and relief workers for the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team have shared the many ways they're helping victims of terror in Brussels, Belgium, where 32 people were killed in an attack last week, along with conversations they've been having about Jesus Christ and eternal life.
Jeff Naber, one of the crisis-trained chaplains with the RRT, talked about the emotional and spiritual care that is being offered to the shaken-up citizens and victims of the bombings at the Brussels airport and metro train, for which the Islamic State terror group has taken responsibility for.
While looking for lighters to give to people lighting candles at a memorial set up for the victims, he met a Spanish man by the name of Jorge, who was walking by with his dog. more >>
After making a household name in bumbling misadventure and ill-fated exploit as Mr. Bean and Blackadder, respectively, Rowan Atkinson had to be convinced by producers---for almost a year---to try his hand at being a somber and humorless fictional French Police Inspector Jules Maigret in ITV's two feature-length films. The first one, "Maigret Sets a Trap," will air at 9 pm March 28.
The actor admitted that he had wanted to turn down the part after having thought it over for three months. He said that, initially, he was not sure he could do it, as the character Maigret is "fairly bland."
The comedian continues, "He hasn't got a French accent or a limp or a lisp and he doesn't love opera. He's just an ordinary guy doing a slightly extraordinary job in a quite unpleasant world. He's not an eccentric, he's not a weirdo, he hasn't got a bad streak. But I'm quite good at not doing very much on screen. So that drove me to say yes." more >>
A British man who identifies as non-religious claimed to have seen the face of Jesus Christ appear in his garden bush Easter Sunday.
Michael Coughlan of Bolton, Greater Manchester, told The Mirror that he was looking out the back window in his house Sunday when he suddenly saw what he described as the face of Christ looking back at him in the shrubbery.
"I went into the room on Sunday and looked out the window and saw this face," the father-of-four said. more >>
In a well-known bakery in the center of Belgrade, Serbia on Monday, a man ate cakes then detonated a bomb that killed him leaving no other people injured and killed except for himself.
According to CNN, the unidentified man simply walked into the bakery owned by Bartislav Petkovic, who was a former Minister of Culture. After he indulged on two cakes, he asked all the employees inside and one customer to leave the area.
According to Petkovic's wife, Jelenka Petkovic, an employee asked why the customer was asking them to leave. The perpetrator sad he was carrying an activated bomb. The said employee, along with another who was standing near the door, immediately sprang out of the shop. more >>
A Muslim shopkeeper in Scotland is believed to have been stabbed to death by a fellow Muslim just hours after he posted a message on Facebook wishing Christians a happy Easter.
Asad Shah, 40, a member of the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, was found badly wounded near his shop in the Shawlands area of Glasgow Thursday night and was later pronounced dead after he arrived at nearby Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
The fatal incident occurred just hours after the statement "Good Friday and very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nation x!" was posted to a Facebook account that British media say belongs to the Pakistani-born Shah. more >>