Monthly Archives: January 2015

According to Europol Chief Rob Wainwright, the threat of terrorism has become “extremely difficult.” However, he said the police’s resolve to combat and prevent terrorism is still high.

“We are dealing with a very serious threat spread around many European countries and propagated by thousands of suspects radicalised on the internet and through conflict experience in Syria and Iraq.

“It is clearly an urgent and serious challenge we face now.

“The scale of the problem has increased over the last 10 years. But over the last ten years the sophistication of the police response has increased too.

“The public can be reassured by the determined response by the security authorities.

“Across Europe, we are engaged in quickly exchanging intelligence. Significant amounts of work are being done.

“Stopping everything is very difficult, containing the threat wholly is very difficult but I am sure we will prevail.”

His statement comes after last week’s attack on Paris’ Charlie Hebdo offices, which killed 12 famed cartoonists including its editor.

Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama said that Britain and America will join forces to counter the “poisonous and fanatical ideology” of extremists.

Cameron said: “Frankly, we’ve been in this struggle against extremist Islamist terrorism for well over a decade-and-a-half so we know what it takes to win, and it’s going to take a lot of perseverance.”

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Sixty-two-years-old actor Michael Keaton will play as Birdman. Birdman, a down-on-his-knees Hollywood star about to lose himself to dementia, intends to produce his own script and act in his own film as he is desperate to prove he’s more than just the superhero he once played.

Along with Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Zach Galifianakis will be joining him.

Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who had made 21 Grams and Babel, is a satirical depiction of the film industry’s lustful wanting of blockbuster comic book sequels.

The film is humorous as it is thought-provoking and touching. It also shows the human frailty behind being a celebrity and the fickle-fame-and-fortune stories many actors could relate to.

Keaton said that it was difficult to act in the movie as it is difficult to enjoy while it was acted. But one can enjoy the end result of each shot.

He was made to run around the side of the theatre and through Times Square to get back in the front wearing just underpants in one shot.

“It was really weirdly fun,” he adds of filming the scene. “It’s fun to play a guy who’s this screwed up. To literally get naked, I guess, I didn’t think I’d enjoy it so much. You get naked emotionally and then you get almost naked physically.”

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