Thursday , April 19 2018

Entertainment

Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with ‘Black Panther’

Riyadh, April 18, 2018 (AFP) -Blockbuster action flick “Black Panther” will play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month. The conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas last year …

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Bon Jovi, Simone enter Rock Hall

Band celebrate induction with powerful performance CLEVELAND, April 15, (AP): Bon Jovi reunited onstage with former members for a powerful performance celebrating its admission into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and the late icon Nina Simone was welcomed to the prestigious music club with show-stopping performances from Lauryn …

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Shampoo meets Medicine in ‘Dream’ – ‘Jumanji’ fans can experience ‘Welcome of the Jungle’ in new escape room

‘Shampoo’ meets “Medicine for Melancholy” (or “Before Sunrise”) in Qasim Basir’s two-hander “A Boy. A Girl. A Dream” — though with its protagonists largely lost in their own thoughts, this tale of strangers meeting on the night of the 2016 US presidential election substitutes a poetical moodiness for those earlier …

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Oscar-winning director Forman dies – Outdoors humor columnist McManus dead at 84

LOS ANGELES, April 14, (AP): Czech filmmaker Milos Forman, whose American movies “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Amadeus” won a deluge of Academy Awards, including best director Oscars, died Saturday. He was 86. Forman died about 2:00 am Saturday at Danbury Hospital, near his home in Warren, Connecticut, …

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Prine’s album remains relevant – Swift covers Earth, Wind & Fire in ‘September’

John Prine, “Tree of Forgiveness” (Oh Boy Records) John Prine thinks about things. And when John Prine thinks about things, people want to hear what he has to say. That’s why Prine will never join some past-their-prime legends who flounder as they try to recapture old magic. The way his …

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Plenty to love in ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ – ‘Fabulous, moody film’

Let’s begin this review of “Borg Vs. McEnroe” with a huge spoiler alert. The final score of the 1980 Wimbledon men’s final between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, which takes up the climactic last third of the movie, was 1-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-7, 8-6. It’s not a secret, really. And, …

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Saudi Arabia hosts its 1st Arab Fashion Week – ‘Whole new level’

RIYADH, April 11, (Agencies): Jean Paul Gaultier and Roberto Cavalli are in Saudi Arabia — headlining the kingdom’s first ever Arab Fashion Week, an event that opened Tuesday to equal parts excitement and controversy. Two weeks later than initially planned, the Saudi Arabian edition of Arab Fashion Week joins designers …

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Find Me in Paris game changer in ‘tweens’ TV

Int’l Emmy Kids Awards CANNES, France, April 11, (Agencies): A big-budget children series set in the Paris Opera Ballet — which is being billed as a game changer in tweens television — will premiere Tuesday in Cannes at the world’s top TV market. “Find Me in Paris”, a time travelling …

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John defends facts in ‘Chappaquiddick’

‘Very compelling’ John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick,” which opens in theaters this weekend, is a dramatization of what happened late one night in 1969 when Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) drove his car off a narrow bridge on Martha’s Vineyard, killing the passenger he was riding with, Mary Jo Kopechne. Kennedy survived, but …

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TV goes royal crazy in ‘Wedding’

Queen’s passion for trees in ‘Green’ CANNES, France, April 10, (AFP): A new documentary about Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has revealed her previously unknown passion for trees. The 91-year-old monarch has planted hundreds of trees on royal visits all over the planet and has a deep and “touching” relationship with …

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