The Sony Center – Potsdamer Platz was filled with screams from the excited audience today at the German Premiere of the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ The Lucky One after Zac Efron together with Taylor Schilling and Nicholas Sparks himself left their cars to walk the red carpet in Berlin.
The Movie, directed by Scott Hicks, is about Logan Thibault (Zac Efron), a U.S. Marine who returns to Colorado from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive—a photograph he found of a woman (Beth (Taylor Schilling)) he doesn’t even know. After his return from Iraq, lost after his near death experiences, he walks to Louisiana from Colorado to find this woman who he credits for saving him.
Nicholas Sparks is now a worldwide phenomenon, his 18 books reached more than $80-million in sales, seven of them were turned into Hollywood movies.
Right now, The Hunger Games Movie (ger: Die Tribute von Panem) is all over the internet and after its premieres in Los Angeles and London, today, Berlin was the next stop on their list for the German Premiere at Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks and of course director Gary Ross.
The Hunger Games is originally a young adult novel written by Suzanne Collins and now, a film adaptation, co-written and co-produced by Collins herself and directed by Gary Ross, will hit the big screen on March 21/22/23, 2012. The Story is set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television.
I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I definitely will watch it after it got some pretty good critics from fans from around the world.
Sony’s new Handheld, the PlayStation Vita will be available tomorrow in every store in Germany, but the launch party was held today at Sony Center, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. People who bought the PS-Vita today, got an extra free Launch-Day-Bundle, which contains a 4GB memory card, blue PS-Vita earbuds and 3 downloadable games (via PSN): Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Little Deviants and WipEout 2048.
The first customer who bought a Vita today, was photographed and interviewed by the local press, after that, all of the about 250 waiting gamers were able to get hands on their very own console.
The Potsdamer Platz is famous for its events, movie premieres and festivities, but what I saw yesterday was a bit different, 3 big yurts were standing in the middle of the Sony Center, in front of the CineStar Event Cinema. Yurts are portable, bent wood-framed dwelling structure traditionally used by Turkic nomads in the steppes of Central Asia, so it was quite interesting and I wanted to know what’s going on there.
Two of the yurts were closed, the third one had a sign, “Info Yurt”. I went in and was told that the yurts are being used by 35 authors, reading chapters of their books in front of an audience of about 25 people, as part of an event called “Readings in Yurts”. After the reading, they could ask question about the book and the author, probably because there were a lot of students in the audience.
Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara were in Berlin today at Sony Center – Potzdamer Platz, for the German Premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the German title for this Movie is Verblendung which means something like blindness or delusion).
The Movie (directed by David Fincher, known for his movies Fight Club, Se7en or Social Network) is about the Journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the computer hacker Lisbeth Salander, who are searching for a woman who has been missing, or dead, for forty years. The book, written by Stieg Larsson,was one of the best selling novels of the 20th-Century.
Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek and director Chris Miller walked the red carpet today at Sony Center Berlin to promote their newest Movie, Puss in Boots (Ger: Der gestiefelte Kater).
Puss in boots (Antonio Banderas), known from the famous “Shrek” series got his own Movie which tells the story of a little cat who tries to escape an orphanage with his friends Humpty Dumpty (Zach Galifianakis) and Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek) by stealing golden eggs from a castle in the sky.
Today was a special day for Team Edward and Team Jacob, the German Premiere of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 at Sony Center in Berlin with Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner and director Bill Condon, unfortunately without co-star Kristen Stewart. About 3.000 screaming young (and not so young) girls had the chance to get an autograph or to take a picture with their beloved actor.
IFA 2011 is coming to an end, tomorrow will be the last chance to visit the world’s leading trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances.
The world’s most important and largest trade show for consumer electronics and home appliances, IFA 2011, began on 2 September with a further 4 per cent increase in the rented display area and 1,441 exhibitors (+ 1%). Taking as its slogan this year “Get in touch”, it resumes its successful progress as it continues to consolidate its leading position in the world.
Surely I went there to see what’s new on the market and of course I took a couple of pictures to give you some impressions from this year’s trade show.
Today was another German premiere, Cowboys & Aliens, at CineStar Sony Center in Berlin. This time with director Jon Favreau, good old Harrison Ford, James Bond-Star Daniel Craig and the lovely Olivia Wilde.
The whole place was filled with people and all three actors (and the director) had a lot of fun signing autographs and taking photos with their fans. After that, they gave a couple of interviews to the different TV-Stations before they finally went in through the great cinema entrance.
Today was the German premiere of Green Lantern at CineStar Sony Center in Berlin. The director Martin Campbell itself together with actors Ryan Reynolds and Peter Sarsgaard were part of today’s special guests. Thousands of fans have gathered, at the central forum of the Sony Center, to get an autograph or to take a picture of their beloved idol.