James Bulger's mother 'upset' at Oscar nod for film about son's murder

23 Janvier, 2019, 14:31 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

According to a publicist for Detainment, the filmmakers were unable to offer a comment at this time due to the time difference between the U.S. and U.K. However, Lambe previously apologized for not contacting Fergus for permission to explore her son's story.

Two-year-old Bulger was tortured and killed by 10-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables in Liverpool in 1993, in what became one of Britain's most notorious crimes and subsequent murder trials.

The paid snatched James Bulger from outside a butcher's shop in Bootle, Merseyside, in 1993, while his mother popped into a store for just a few seconds.

The film recreates the moments before and after the murder and is based on transcripts of the police interviews with Venables and Thompson.

In a statement posted on Twitter, Fergus said she was "disgusted and upset" that the Academy had chosen to honour the film, which was made without the family's permission.

Fergus had previously spoken out about the film on UK TV's Loose Women earlier this month, saying she won't watch it because "I don't want to keep going back there all the time".

"After everything I've said about this so called film and asking for it to be removed, it's still been nominated for an Oscar".

Israeli shelling kills Hamas militant after soldier hurt on Gaza border
At least 50 of the casualties have been identified as members of Hamas, which Israel considers a terrorist organization. Earlier reports claimed an IDF soldier was in moderate condition after being hit by sniper fire in the upper torso.

Sarah Jessica Parker Stepping Into Carrie Bradshaw's Heels Again
The company will provide access to clean water to people in developing countries for each bottle of beer sold. Damon, who co-founded Water.org with Gary White in 2009, says that bringing Parker on board was a no-brainer.

De la neige jusqu'en plaine entre mardi et mercredi — Loire
L'Yonne est précisément placée en alerte jaune neige-verglas, ce lundi de 6 à 11 heures, et de 19 heures au lendemain, 6 heures. De la Normandie aux Pays de la Loire , en passant par la Bretagne , quelques averses sont présentes en matinée.

"I just hope the film doesn't win its category in the Oscars".

She told the programme: "I'm asking people to boycott it because I just don't think it should have been made in the first place, especially without James's parents being consulted". I don't think he had the right to do it...

James" father, Ralph Bulger, 51, said Hollywood should "hang its head in shame" for nominating the "sympathetic portrayal' of the killers.

The filmmaker previously told BBC News that the film was not meant to cause any further grief for Bulger's family.

"I'm incredibly sorry for any upset that the film has caused to them; it was never meant to bring any more anguish to the Bulger family", the filmmaker told RTE.

"As we set out to make a fact-based film that was impartial, we did not attempt to contact any of the families involved and instead relied exclusively on the factual material", he said.

In an interview with BBC News, he added: "I wouldn't expect them to be comfortable with a film which humanises the boys but I do hope they understand the reason it was made, and it certainly wasn't to bring any more grief to them".



Indiana Basketball drops road game against Purdue
The game on paper looks like a winnable one for the Hoosiers, but their recent play of late makes this team hard to predict. The Boilermakers then made four of their first six 3-pointers in the second half to build a double-digit lead.

Mexico's Homicides Spike to More Than 33,000 in 2018
Mexico has struggled with years of violence as the government has battled brutal drug cartels , often by taking out their leaders. Mexico's murder rate has continued to climb since the end of the drug war that ravaged the country from 2006-2012.

Canadian Milos Raonic loses in Australian Open quarter-finals
Pouille took that momentum with him into the second set, breaking in the fourth game and not offering Raonic a sniff on his way to taking a 2-0 lead.

Autres: Macron promeut la France à Versailles devant 150 grands patrons
Paris a déjà attiré plus de 2.500 emplois relocalisés, contre 2.000 à Francfort, selon des chiffres datant de juin 2018. Macron avant le début des mondanités.

Donald Trump Explains Why Sarah Sanders Stopped Doing Press Briefings
Most often, those sessions occur after television interviews conducted from the White House grounds. Sanders has said it makes more sense for the public to hear from the president himself.

Reds acquire, extend Gray on three-year deal
As reported by Passan, as part of the trade deal, Gray has a three-year, $30.5 million extension in place with the Reds. On the other side, the Reds get a pitcher who was very good just two seasons ago and still on the good side of 30.

Le personnel soignant dans la rue — Psychiatrie
Plusieurs collectifs, de patients mais aussi - et surtout - de personnel soignant de la psychiatrie , ont appelé à un rassemblement ce mardi à 11 heures, sur la place de la République.

Russia frees model from police custody who claimed Trump secrets
Vashukevich was deported from Thailand after pleading guilty to participating in a "sex training course" and prostitution charges. The woman reportedly worked as an escort and was captured in a video believed to be shot on Deripaska's yacht in 2016.

SCOTUS Says Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Can Take Effect…for Now - Hit & Run
Estimates vary of how many transgender people serve in the military. "A ban only throws fuel on the fire of hatred and fear". Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dissolved another injunction that had blocked the restrictions.

Tensions Between Israel and Iran Rise Over Syria
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not allow Iran to establish a foothold in Syria. Israel seems to have left its ambiguous policy in Syria as Tel Aviv did not used to announce its attacks.