Recently I was fortunate enough to sit down with Spanish illustrator Miki Montlló. Originally hailing from Terrassa, a small town outside of Barcelona, Miki was a guest judge and speaker at the RAW art wrestling illustration semi-finals in Prague last weekend, talking about his successful comic book series Warship Jolly Roger, his work with big shot animation studios like Cartoon Saloon and Laika, as well as his concept art for the new J.A. Bayona film, A Monster Calls, now showing in Czech cinemas.
One of the biggest and best international film festivals in the Czech Republic is back in Prague for it's 24th year. Febio Fest boasts an outstanding programme of films divided into unique categories, all screened at CineStar cinemas in Prague. This year the festival pays tribute to both current and classic, not to mention hosting an esteemed list of well-known filmmakers and other guests.
Organised by humanist non-profit organisation and charity People in Need, One World (Jeden svět) is the world's largest human rights documentary film festival and offers an impeccable selection of documentary films surrounding current socio-political and environmental issues, and will take place from 6/03 - 15/03 in independent cinemas across the Czech capital.
The crazed and controversial German industrial outfit Rammstein will have their ground-breaking 2012 Paris concert shown in special screenings on March 23 at 20:30 in Kino Aero, Kino Svetozor, and Bio OKO.
Probably one of the most fun and tongue-in-cheek festivals in Prague. From Tuesday 28/02 - Sunday 05/03, the Shockproof Film Festival (Festival otrlého diváka) is dedicated to filth, schlock, comedy, horror, B-grade, X-rated - the most bizarre titles from ancient cult classics to present day. In its 13th year, the festival has a whole new host of titles to offer the eager cinema goer, as well as some old faithfuls. It's an insanely interactive festival. Almost like a 21st century rebirth of the classic 'Cinema of Attractions'.
I recently spent some time in Scotland and went to one of my favourite places in the world, and probably one of the most beautiful filming locations in the world. Yes, New Zealand makes a nice Middle Earth, but I like Glencoe so much more. Nestled deep in the Scottish Highlands, these misty and moody mountains have starred in the Harry Potter films, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Braveheart (boo), Skyfall, and many more.
Although Netflix has been around for a while, it's still reasonably new in the land of Czechia. Ever see articles recommending new titles that don't seem to exist? Majority of articles that you see online are about U.S. or U.K. releases. The Czech Netflix has never offered a huge selection when compared with the latter, but it's getting better, and I'd actually recommend paying the money and subscribing now. I think it's only going to go up from here. And this weekend, the weather will be sh-t. Totally sh-t. So stay in, order pizza and watch some of these recently added gems.