Category: Film

Update: Unfinished sci-fi fantasy film “Posledni z Aporveru” to be sold at auction with reserve price of 18.33 million crowns; three of its creators charged with subsidy fraud; movie was originally due for 2009 release, and had budget of 240 million crowns (CTK via Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Update: Unfinished sci-fi fantasy film “Posledni z Aporveru” to be sold at auction with reserve price of 18.33 million crowns; three of its creators charged with subsidy fraud; movie was originally due for 2009 release, and had budget of 240 million crowns (CTK via Aktualne.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Legendary people-smuggler Josef Hasil, who helped dozens escape Commie-era Czechoslovakia, dies aged 95 in Chicago; Hasil’s exploits inspired villain in 1959 film Kral Sumavy (“King of the Sumava”) but later earned 2001 heroism medal from President Havel (Blesk) [Social Media Post] 0

Legendary people-smuggler Josef Hasil, who helped dozens escape Commie-era Czechoslovakia, dies aged 95 in Chicago; Hasil’s exploits inspired villain in 1959 film Kral Sumavy (“King of the Sumava”) but later earned 2001 heroism medal from President Havel (Blesk) [Social Media Post]

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Prague 4-Haje’s Galaxie cinema shows its last film, 23 years after becoming the Czech Republic’s first Western-style multiplex; current owner Cinema City blames competition from its new cinema in nearby Chodov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Prague 4-Haje’s Galaxie cinema shows its last film, 23 years after becoming the Czech Republic’s first Western-style multiplex; current owner Cinema City blames competition from its new cinema in nearby Chodov (Denik.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Cool: “Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia”, a 1968 Canadian documentary about the “daily life of some of the people of an extraordinary nation” and featuring Slovak-Canadian ice hockey legend Stan Mikita, is now on YouTube (NFB on YouTube) [Social Media Post] 0

Cool: “Twenty-four Hours in Czechoslovakia”, a 1968 Canadian documentary about the “daily life of some of the people of an extraordinary nation” and featuring Slovak-Canadian ice hockey legend Stan Mikita, is now on YouTube (NFB on YouTube) [Social Media Post]

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Controversial Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is in Prague; visited Old Town Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio on Sunday (Expres.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Controversial Hollywood star Kevin Spacey is in Prague; visited Old Town Cuban bar La Bodeguita del Medio on Sunday (Expres.cz) [Social Media Post]

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Feud between Czech porn stars escalates: Drahomira “Lady Dee” Juzova challenges rival Karolina “Daisy Lee” Urbanova to boxing match (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Feud between Czech porn stars escalates: Drahomira “Lady Dee” Juzova challenges rival Karolina “Daisy Lee” Urbanova to boxing match (Blesk.cz) [Social Media Post]

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British newspaper The Guardian gives five-star review to “The Painted Bird” (“Nabarvene ptace”), Czech director Vaclav Marhoul’s “monumental” new film (Guardian) [Social Media Post] 0

British newspaper The Guardian gives five-star review to “The Painted Bird” (“Nabarvene ptace”), Czech director Vaclav Marhoul’s “monumental” new film (Guardian) [Social Media Post]

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Theatre director Jan Kacena fighting for his life after losing consciousness and falling into shaft while inhaling fumes from mineral springs in Marianske Lazne, Karlovy Vary Region; the chemicals in the fumes are said to bring on altered states of consciousness (Krimi-Plzen) [Social Media Post] 0

Theatre director Jan Kacena fighting for his life after losing consciousness and falling into shaft while inhaling fumes from mineral springs in Marianske Lazne, Karlovy Vary Region; the chemicals in the fumes are said to bring on altered states of consciousness (Krimi-Plzen) [Social Media Post]

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Three actresses posing online as 12-year-old girls receive sexual offers from 86 men in five hours in “V siti” (“In the Net”), a new Czech documentary by Vit Klusak (“Cesky sen”) & Barbora Chalupova (CT24 on Facebook) [Social Media Post] [corrected] 0

Three actresses posing online as 12-year-old girls receive sexual offers from 86 men in five hours in “V siti” (“In the Net”), a new Czech documentary by Vit Klusak (“Cesky sen”) & Barbora Chalupova (CT24 on Facebook) [Social Media Post] [corrected]

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Fun Game of Thrones Fact: The Night King lives in Olomouc and has a Czech wife; Slovak-born stuntman Vladimir Furdik has played the TV baddie since season 6 (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post] 0

Fun Game of Thrones Fact: The Night King lives in Olomouc and has a Czech wife; Slovak-born stuntman Vladimir Furdik has played the TV baddie since season 6 (Novinky.cz) [Social Media Post]

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