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Cannes 2010: The Video Diaries
News, interviews, reviews and general funniness from the 63rd annual Cannes Film Festival

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1 RE: RE:
Posted on Wednesday May 26, 2010, 21:52 by Sleepy
In light of swordsandsandals: a big, manly high-five in the direction of Sam - without you my newfound love obsession may never have developed! Read More

2 RE: RE:
Posted on Tuesday May 25, 2010, 21:55 by swordsandsandals
L: Sleepy Thanks as always Chris & Damo (and the one behind the camera.) oor Sam. I know who you are. Read More

3 RE:
Posted on Tuesday May 25, 2010, 21:15 by Sleepy
Thanks as always Chris & Damo (and the one behind the camera.) Loved the last one, such chemistry between the two of you - now that Lost has ended, maybe it will get commissioned to fill the void! And big shout out to Mark Strong - I feel somewhat compelled to go see Robin Hood now. And an even bigger shout out to my future wives Roxane Mesquida & Carice Van Houten Read More

4 RE: Goodbye, Cannes...
Posted on Tuesday May 25, 2010, 15:59 by Acho
L: Chris Hewitt No, you Cannes't. And that's it for another year. There might be some extended interviews going up, but otherwise that's your lot. Thanks for watching, thanks for the feedback (even the twat thing), and thanks for being YOU. Cheers Chris ww....revoir! The cheesy sitcom opening was très drôle, nice work. This Cannes overall has seemed a bit meh, but in fairness the videblogisodes have kept up the pace. Read More

5 RE: Goodbye, Cannes...
Posted on Tuesday May 25, 2010, 11:08 by Chris Hewitt
No, you Cannes't. And that's it for another year. There might be some extended interviews going up, but otherwise that's your lot. Thanks for watching, thanks for the feedback (even the twat thing), and thanks for being YOU. Cheers Chris Read More

6 RE: Goodbye, Cannes...
Posted on Monday May 24, 2010, 23:48 by swordsandsandals
Acho, I doff my hat to your superior wit. Read More

7 RE: Goodbye, Cannes...
Posted on Monday May 24, 2010, 19:40 by Acho
L: swordsandsandals So, can I come next year? ou need to go for the pun every chance you get. So...cannes I come next year? See? Read More

8 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 22:04 by swordsandsandals
L: Chris Hewitt No interview with Mark Hamill, eh? But what did Cap - sorry, Admiral Toy - say? Tomorrow, didn't he? What could THAT mean? Also, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives just won the Palme D'Or. Nobody saw that coming. Except for the jury, obviously. Even Uncle Boonmee was surprised but then, he can only recall his past lives. 'm glad that won, simply because the director has an amazing name. Read More

9 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 20:02 by Chris Hewitt
No interview with Mark Hamill, eh? But what did Cap - sorry, Admiral Toy - say? Tomorrow, didn't he? What could THAT mean? Also, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives just won the Palme D'Or. Nobody saw that coming. Except for the jury, obviously. Even Uncle Boonmee was surprised but then, he can only recall his past lives. Read More

10 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 18:39 by swordsandsandals
So, there wasn't actually an interview with Mark Hamill then? And who won the Palme D'or? Information, eh? Who needs it? Read More

11 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 17:48 by Dirty Hartigan
L: Acho A facebook discussion arising from my newly learned factoid revealed the following to me: Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister and, most shockingly to others, Big Mo Slater from Eastenders is Gary Oldman's sister! The learning circle continues! o add to your knowledge - Danny Huston's half sister is, get this, Anjelica Huston! Read More

12 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 12:42 by Acho
L: swordsandsandals L: Acho L: swordsandsandals Mark Strong is quickly becoming my favourite actor because he's so up for this kind of thing. What a legend. ed. The opening bit of the new video was funny. I hadn't realised how invested I was in Mark Strong until his absence made me actually say "oh no!" aloud! ote] Acho, we two share more in common than just a birthday. not sharing this sandwich though. esn't share food!!p; L: Dirty Hartigan L: Acho Hold the freakin' phone - Danny Huston is John Huston's son?! I did not know that. And now I really feel that I should have known that. How did I not know that?! Fail, Acho. I can't even look at you right now...ote] It's about time you stopped staring! facebook discussion arising from my newly learned factoid revealed the following to me: Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister and, most shockingly to others, Big Mo Slater from Eastenders is Gary Oldman's sister! The learning cirRead More

13 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 02:12 by Dirty Hartigan
L: Acho Hold the freakin' phone - Danny Huston is John Huston's son?! I did not know that. And now I really feel that I should have known that. How did I not know that?! pic Fail, Acho. I can't even look at you right now... Read More

14 RE: I'm glad he hasn't left....
Posted on Sunday May 23, 2010, 01:49 by swordsandsandals
L: Acho L: swordsandsandals Mark Strong is quickly becoming my favourite actor because he's so up for this kind of thing. What a legend. greed. The opening bit of the new video was funny. I hadn't realised how invested I was in Mark Strong until his absence made me actually say "oh no!" aloud! /quote] Acho, we two share more in common than just a birthday. Read More

15 RE: I'm glad he hasn't left....
Posted on Saturday May 22, 2010, 14:59 by Ethanial
Really strong way to begin the third act for sure. Read More

16 RE: I'm glad he hasn't left....
Posted on Saturday May 22, 2010, 13:35 by Acho
L: swordsandsandals Mark Strong is quickly becoming my favourite actor because he's so up for this kind of thing. What a legend. greed. The opening bit of the new video was funny. I hadn't realised how invested I was in Mark Strong until his absence made me actually say "oh no!" aloud! Read More

17 RE: Rosé
Posted on Friday May 21, 2010, 12:38 by elab49
I'm really looking forward to seeing the new Leigh. And did I see somewhere that The Housemaid remake was shown? Cannot wait to see Jeon Do-Yeon in that. Read More

18 RE: Rosé
Posted on Friday May 21, 2010, 12:31 by swordsandsandals
L: Acho L: elab49 'tis fine. But now you're letting him boast about doing in one action what it takes 3 key strokes to do on normal PCs! ou're doing it wrong! I used to do the Alt+0+whatever_other_3_digits_were_needed, but then I discovered Alt Gr + vowel. It's not just the smug Mac users who can get their accented vowels in one go! Voilá! You know it's an Empire forum thread about Cannes where there are more comments arising from Damo's suspect drinking habits and Mac Vs PC than the films in the festival!/quote] That's because Malick isn't there. And I'm still sad about that. I'm not actually interested in many of the Cannes films this year. Except maybe Rubber. Read More

19 RE: Rosé
Posted on Friday May 21, 2010, 10:40 by elab49
Hurrah!   Cheers Acho Read More

20 RE: Rosé
Posted on Friday May 21, 2010, 10:19 by Acho
L: elab49 'tis fine. But now you're letting him boast about doing in one action what it takes 3 key strokes to do on normal PCs! ou're doing it wrong! I used to do the Alt+0+whatever_other_3_digits_were_needed, but then I discovered Alt Gr + vowel. It's not just the smug Mac users who can get their accented vowels in one go! Voilá! ou know it's an Empire forum thread about Cannes where there are more comments arising from Damo's suspect drinking habits and Mac Vs PC than the films in the festival! Read More

21 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 22:00 by Ethanial
Disclaimer: All Chris Hewitt's thoughts are of his own accord, and not that of Empire Magazine. Any similarities with real human cognitive activity is purely coincidental. Read More

22 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 21:28 by Sleepy
A bottle of Rose...ay, 3 pints of Guinness, and enough money left over for a curry chip on the way home - ah the student years in Belfast... Good video, except for The Jewel of the Nile comment - ya mad bugger! Read More

23 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 20:43 by Rebenectomy
Just write it as Rose...ay? Read More

24 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 20:14 by swordsandsandals
é é é é é é Mac > PC Thanks, I'm new to the world of Apple, so I'm still learning. And, um, Chris. Yeah, good video thing. Read More

25 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 20:00 by elab49
'tis fine. But now you're letting him boast about doing in one action what it takes 3 key strokes to do on normal PCs! Read More

26 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 19:59 by Chris Hewitt
You can do an é on a Mac. Just press alt+e, and you're laughing. At least, I think that's facing in the right direction. It's probably not. Read More

27 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 19:58 by swordsandsandals
L: elab49 Rosé is icky flavoured water - no body to it at all r did I only post to show off some punctuation .......ote] Gah... I want to hate you for your dislike of Rosé, but with grammar like that, I just can't. Read More

28 RE: Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 19:55 by elab49
Rosé is icky flavoured water - no body to it at all p; Or did I only post to show off some punctuation ....... Read More

29 Rose
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 19:50 by swordsandsandals
I like rose. And I wish I could do an e acute on this mac. Read More

30 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 16:00 by Chris Hewitt
In Cannes, Acho, rose is everyone's tipple of choice. Unless you're hardcore, like me, in which case you survive almost entirely on Coke Zero. And, contrary to popular opinion, we do plan ahead. Sometimes. But you can't beat a bit of winging it. Read More

31 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 13:43 by Acho
Hold the freakin' phone - Danny Huston is John Huston's son?! I did not know that. And now I really feel that I should have known that. How did I not know that?! And in confirming the information on IMDb (not that I doubted Chris's journalistic mad skillz) I discovered that Michael Madsen and Virginia Madsen are brother and sister. These videblogisodes are teaching me so much!! I love the continued presence of Mark Strong. What a legend. Plus, it displays an impressive amount of forward thinking in terms of producing the videblogisodes. Who said you're just winging it?! didn't contribute anything to the Journos' Booze Fund I'm afraid, but we ran out of red at home the other night so I know the pain. I'm glad Damo's been brought back from the brink, but I didn't expect rosé to be his tipple of choice. In fact, I never expect it to be s of choice. Read More

32 RE: Dear Jimmy
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 02:42 by Garth_Marenghi
Mark Strong is awesome! What a good sport. Read More

33 RE: Dear Jimmy
Posted on Thursday May 20, 2010, 00:27 by swordsandsandals
Invite me next year and I'll pay for all your wine. Read More

34 RE: Dear Jimmy
Posted on Wednesday May 19, 2010, 23:42 by Sleepy
I'd send Damo some money but I have a feeling Chris would just end up stealing it on him...  Read More

35 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Wednesday May 19, 2010, 21:25 by Chris Hewitt
And Day 8 is now up... Read More

36 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Wednesday May 19, 2010, 02:06 by swordsandsandals
L: Chris Hewitt I know for a fact that the Isle Of Man has a cinema. I saw King Solomon's Mines - the Richard Chamberlain movie - there when I was on a school trip, when I was just a bairn. It was my first time 'abroad'. I also remember seeing a poster for Police Academy 3: Back In Training in the foyer and being incredibly excited. las, it has moved on from such quality and now insists on showing Alvin and the Chipmunks and anything with Miley Cyrus in. Read More

37 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Wednesday May 19, 2010, 00:30 by Ethanial
Why wouldn't you be, The Police Academy series is a fine cinematic treat for young and old. Read More

38 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Wednesday May 19, 2010, 00:29 by Deviation
L: Chris Hewitt It was quite easy to maintain composure while Roxane Mesquida talked about getting naked, as I was already in my happy place. In fact, I'm still there now, in a wonderful world where restraining orders don't exist. urely this is heaven? Read More

39 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 23:59 by Chris Hewitt
I know for a fact that the Isle Of Man has a cinema. I saw King Solomon's Mines - the Richard Chamberlain movie - there when I was on a school trip, when I was just a bairn. It was my first time 'abroad'. I also remember seeing a poster for Police Academy 3: Back In Training in the foyer and being incredibly excited. Read More

40 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 23:50 by swordsandsandals
L: Acho L: swordsandsandals Isle of Man Cinema has a yacht? I didn't even know that the Isle of Man had a cinema! 'em to spend less on yachting around Cannes, and more on bringing quality films to Swords. aha! But I'm an Edinburgh resident now, and their cinema is more than adequate. Isle of Man does have a small film industry. Made Stormbreaker, Heartless, A Bunch of Amateurs, Waking Ned and some other stuff that people care about less. Read More

41 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 23:45 by Chris Hewitt
I know, Acho, but it's how it should have ended. It was quite easy to maintain composure while Roxane Mesquida talked about getting naked, as I was already in my happy place. In fact, I'm still there now, in a wonderful world where restraining orders don't exist. And Sleepy... I feel you, sir. Not literally. She's stunning. My new favourite future ex-wife. Read More

42 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 23:43 by Chris Hewitt
L: Ethanial So Robert won't be coming in to introduce a Rubber reel at Movie-Con then? Not if you have any say in it I guess Chris. obert's a little bastard and he broke my heart. Well, punctured it. He will not be at Movie-Con. If he is, I won't be. ULTIMATUM! Read More

43 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 19:41 by Sleepy
Ok, this time I really am in love - Roxane Mesquida  Read More

44 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 18:12 by Acho
THAT'S NOT HOW RRY MET SALLY Sad alternative ending is sad, and alternative. Also, I posted my earlier comment before seeing the Day 7 video, so while I'm happy to see more of Robert The Tyre, I can't believe he's a big, dirty slut. hris, well done on maintaining your on-screen composure during Roxane Mesquida's talk of girl-on-girl nekkidness and "blow ties" - can't have been easy! Read More

45 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 16:09 by Ethanial
So Robert won't be coming in to introduce a Rubber reel at Movie-Con then? Not if you have any say in it I guess Chris. Read More

46 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 15:47 by Deviation
OH MY GAWD TERRY GILLIAM. Oh and liking your work Chris, even if you do strike me as a fool (it was obvious the tire was a slut, you foolish fool). Read More

47 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 15:39 by Acho
I liked the film references on the yacht. You possibly missed a trick, though, in not doing an Empire version of The Lonely Island's ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avaSdC0QOUM] Boatink]e avy can do one... I was really surprised to see an t Horizonntion though; that's not something you'd normally do, is it?! quote]ORIGINAL: Chris Hewitt I did indeed go to Rubber, and it be awesome! lad to hear it. Just read Damo's blog, and it makes me quite happy that the tyre's name is Robert! L: swordsandsandals Isle of Man Cinema has a yacht? I didn't even know that the Isle of Man had a cinema! 'em to spend less on yachting around Cannes, and more on bringing quality films to Swords. Read More

48 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Tuesday May 18, 2010, 12:22 by swordsandsandals
Isle of Man Cinema has a yacht? Probably costs more than than the Island. Or the budget of Stormbreaker. Seriously though, I wanted a job with them during my Gap Year. If it meant trips to Cannes on a luxury Yacht... Read More

49 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 19:51 by Ethanial
Hewitt: Whore For Hire. Read More

50 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 19:32 by Chris Hewitt
Basically, I'll reply to anyone, Swords. Except you. Read More

51 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 18:26 by swordsandsandals
Chris never replises to comments. That's favouritism, Acho. Read More

52 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 18:02 by Chris Hewitt
Acho, Liam is Liam is Liam. I tried to keep a straight face, where I could. Trying to interview that man is like trying to play snooker with a rope, as Jeff Greene once said. I did indeed go to Rubber, and it be awesome! And yes, we do equal opportunity hotties here at Empire. Coming up over the next couple of days: Aaron Johnson! Imogen Poots! Thomas Dekker! Roxane Mesquida! And Ultimo, who's to say I didn't drool AND stare? She did say 'breasts' after all. I'm only just coming out of my coma. And yes, I did spell that right. Read More

53 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 17:16 by Ultimo Lee
You met Carice Van Houten and didn't drool or stare, your a better man than i  Read More

54 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 15:01 by Acho
Jebus, Liam Gallagher is such a parody of himself at this stage. If I were in Chris's shoes, I wouldn't know if I could trust myself to keep a straight face, while also being a little bit scared of him and what would happen if I ]laugh. I really hope you did go to er the end - I'm dying to hear about that, it sounds hilarious/batshit crazy. I approve of the equal opportunity sexiness of the videblogisodes - Carice van Houten for the boys, then Josh Brolin and Mark Strong for us ladeez. Read More

55 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Monday May 17, 2010, 11:13 by Sleepy
I'd never heard of her before, but I think I'm in love - Carice Van Houten Read More

56 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Sunday May 16, 2010, 13:43 by richCie
so you interviewed Ed Hogg and didn't even manage to squeeze in a comment about how bloody amazing White Lightnin' is? shame... loving the vids though :) Read More

57 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Saturday May 15, 2010, 16:13 by swordsandsandals
I don't know what the limit is, I just had to show this work of art to the rest of the world. Read More

58 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Saturday May 15, 2010, 02:56 by Acho
L: swordsandsandals L: Acho Swords, I made you a badge. Wear it with pride. K! ove it! heeky, over-the-limit jpegs-for-signatures FTW! Read More

59 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Saturday May 15, 2010, 01:53 by swordsandsandals
L: Acho Swords, I made you a badge. Wear it with pride. K! Read More

60 RE: Good stuff
Posted on Friday May 14, 2010, 19:38 by Sleepy
I have come to the conclusion that the Hewitt Evil Laugh (TM) combined with the Hewitt Bump n' Grind (TM) could possibly be the most potent force of "wrongness" in the entire Galaxy. Oh, and more Damo! Read More

61 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Friday May 14, 2010, 16:39 by Helen OHara
I like the Father Dougal riff at the end of today's blog. And the bits where it's Damon. Read More

62 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Friday May 14, 2010, 16:12 by Acho
For a glorious/terrible minute there, I feared Chris and Damo were actually going to re-enact that scene inere To Eternityonfused42.gif] I do love Mark Strong. He pronounces "cerebral" differently to me though. Now I'm not sure which of us is correct. L: swordsandsandals I think my dedication to your cause should be rewarded somehow ds, I made you a badge. Wear it with pride. or those who like to re Read More

63 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Friday May 14, 2010, 14:21 by Acho
That kangaroo gag will never not be funny. Also liked the Terminator thingy going on. Read More

64 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Thursday May 13, 2010, 09:51 by swordsandsandals
L: Acho Yay for the return of videblogisodes. Good jokes! Bad jokes! Movie pastiches! Damo! Sure 'tis what Cannes is all about, to be sure. By the way, Swords, please don't tell me you just did a "First".... las Acho, it is what you saw. But I did it because the Cannes videos mean a lot to me. They do. And to be the first to embark on this quest with Damo, Chris "Attack of the Clones" Hewitt and is-it-still-Sam Toy also means a lot to me. Read More

65 RE: Cannes 2010 Video Diaries
Posted on Thursday May 13, 2010, 00:58 by Ultimo Lee
First time i've ever seen Chris Hewitt, he looks strangely like a slim version of Gab Marcotti. Fun vid. Read More

66 RE:
Posted on Thursday May 13, 2010, 00:06 by Sleepy
Opening thoughts: - The Chris Hewitt thrust/dancy thing burns my eyes. - Damon Wise gets cooler every year. Keep'em coming. Read More

67 RE:
Posted on Wednesday May 12, 2010, 16:09 by Chris Hewitt
L: mufcgeorge7 Chris Hewitt is funny 10% of the time. 90% of the time he's a bit of a twat, yet gets all the 'gigs'! So credit where credit is due. eorge, you've never met me, but you appear to be an astute judge of character. Oh, and I'm a twat 95% of the time. I take time off on Sundays, between 4 and 6. Read More


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