Selected for screenings of the new IMAX "Fantasia 2000"
- Rotterdam is one of the 11 cities worldwide that has been
selected for screenings of the new IMAX "Fantasia 2000," the
sequel to Disney's film "Fantasia" from more than 50 years
ago. It is a sight to behold and should not be missed. So,
hurry to the nearest IMAX (of the 11) near you and enjoy. It will
only be shown on the gigantic screen for three months, so
hurry even faster. Bring the kids; bring grandma and grandpa;
hell, bring everybody. You're bound to have fun. I did.
- "Kruimeltje", the Dutch film released at Christmas, is well on its
way to reaching the one millionth visitor mark (see: The Green
Hartnett review). It looks like it will surpass it's predecessor,
"Abeltje", which took 5 months to reach that position last year.
Good work, kids!
- The story goes that André Hazes, the Dutch singer whose life
during a period of 2 years was recently documented by director
John Appel (see December 1999 Green Hartnett Buzz),
recently threatened the life of another passenger aboard the
same airplane as Hazes and his son. It seems that the child,
who didn't want to sit next to his father, kept complaining to the
utter annoyance of his father and at least one other passenger.
When the passenger had reached the limit, he hit the boy with
a newspaper and this unleased the fury of the singer. The
recent film, which already enjoys large Dutch audiences, will
probably receive another boost from this incident.
- We bid a fond farewell to the Cinema Theatre in Amsterdam-
West which has closed its doors forever. Although it has
suffered from neighborhood problems most recently in the form
of juvenile deliinquents, the houses have been dwindling for
some time. A great pity, considering that it had one of the
better screens available in Amsterdam (which are few and far
between). Now it will be with forced anticipation that everyone
awaits the opening of the new Pathé multi-plex near the Arena
stadium outside the city center which promises to be a vision to
behold and is scheduled to open its doors on April 1st this year.
Curious date for an opening.
- "The The" will be appearing in concert at the Melkweg in
Amsterdam on the 21st of January. Unfortunately, the show is
sold out. Rumors of a second concert at the Paradiso in March
seem to be felaneous. Any complaints about the less-than-on-
top-of-it-untimely-advertising re Dutch concerts, address all
complaints directly to the Melkweg. Looks like standing
outside, if you really dig it.
- Bond is still big in Amsterdam. During the first five weeks of
distribution for "The World is not Enough" in Holland, more than
760,000 Dutch viewers have gone to seen the film, bringing in
a grand total of 117 million guilders at the box office. That is
more money than James had in his new super-deluxe silver-
metal specially designed double-chambered Samsonite attaché
case. Or is it?
- "The Talented Mr. Ripley" also proves to be a very entertaining
man as well. More about him in the up and coming review.
- Well, folks, we made it to the new millennium. Bet you can't
wait for the next one.
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