Compact archive March 26, 2008

G.I. Joe: To Be Shot at Prague's Barrandov Studio

Prague´s Barrandov Studio announced the $170 million film based on the action commando toy and comic-book hero G.I. Joe will be filmed there in May. Production of the large, elaborate sets has already started.

G.I. Joe, directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy Returns, Van Helsing) will be one of the most expensive productions ever made at Barrandov, Chreneková said. Paramount Pictures, Di Bonaventura Pictures and American toy company Hasbro, Inc., which created the popular character, are co-producing the movie.

The cast includes Sienna Miller, Channing Tatum, Rachel Nichols and Dennis Quaid. The film concerns an elite military unit, comprising special operatives known as G.I. Joe, operating out of The Pit, which takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

Previous films filmed at Barrandov included:
Babylon A.D. (Van Diesel movie)
both Chronicles of Narnia movies
Casino Royal (the 007 agent James Bond movie)
Harts War (Bruce Willis movie)
Tristan and Isolde
The Bourne Identity
Bad company

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By Wheelchir in Prague

If you are interested in Prague, you want to go here, but you are dependent on wheelchair accessibility, there are places you can go, don’t worry. Czech Republic used to be a part of the USSR, but the times are over, and there were many improvements in the quality of services provided for the disabled.

For example public transport has special link buses for disabled, but you don’t have to rely on that; there are many regular new tramways and buses, which wheelchair users can use.

Regarding sightseeing, some buildings were build as un-accessible, however the most important sights, like the Prague Castle or the National Museum are fine. Check the list.

World Music in Prague

The music group, originating similarly as Gogol Bordello or Balkan Beat Box from the New York music melting pot, joints together eastern Roma music, klezmer, Russian folklore or Bollywood with Wait’s chanson, cabaret songs and wild rock.

They are known for their excellent concerts full of emotions and energy. They will introduce their new album The Golden Hour, which was mostly inspired by the front-man’s, Tod A (ex Cop Shoot Cop) travels in India, Pakistan, Turkey and Indonesia.

14th March 2008, FIREWATER (USA), support: SELFBRUSH start 19.00 tickets: 350,- Rock Café, Narodni 20, Prague 1


Kosovo recognision on hold

kosovo position in europe The KDU-CSL (Christian democratic union) came with the proposal: the Czech Republic should wait with Kosovo recognition. They doubt its legal status.

Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg proposed the government recognised independent Kosovo next week, however The Prime minister Topolanek surprisingly announced his cabinet is going to further discuss the matter.

Pavel Severa, the head of the KDU-CSL have stated: “We are afraid of another unstable place on the map, because the independence proclamation in Kosovo wasn’t completely according to international law.

KDU-CSL taken Topolanek by surprise, however he agreed on further debates. Social Democrats (CSSD) are completely against the recognition, the Communist party (KSCM) as well. The other opposer is also Vaclav Klaus. Meanwhile 30 world countries have recognised Kosovo already, the Czech Republic still haven’t, as well as Russia and Slovakia.


Ztohoven are free

According to the yesterday court decision, members of the Ztohoven group did not break any law, when they broadcasted a fictive atomic bomb explosion. All the seven young artists got off the ‘false alarm‘ charges.

“The pictures of explosion weren’t able to make the population anxious. Most of people were entertained and surprised, how easy was to get to a tv broadcasting.” the judge explained.

Charges were lifted also because they weren’t able to find one person, who would be scared by the broadcast. So the impact on psyche wasn’t proved. At the end, the only one who disagrees with the decision is the Czech Television, which still feels violated. But the truth is the verdict seems very rightful.