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Bachman reimagines Harrison tunes – Moby back to moody self

Moby, “Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt” (Mute) Moby is done screaming. He’s back to brooding — magnificently. The musician-producer’s 12-track “Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt” returns us to the orchestral trip-hop he’s famous for following two politically-charged albums of virtual punk. The album signals he’s post-anger, as if …

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Queen Latifah to star in true-life drama ‘Hope’s Wish’ – Taron Egerton’s ‘Robin Hood’ moved back

LOS ANGELES, Feb 27, (RTRS): Queen Latifah will star in the inspirational true-life drama “Hope’s Wish.” Production will start on April 9 in North Carolina. Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson made the announcement on Monday. Los Angeles-based finance and production company Torridon/16:14 will finance and …

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What will win, what should win – Oscar predictions

A head of Sunday’s 90th Academy Awards, Associated Press film writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle share their predictions for a ceremony that at least at the end should be a nail biter. Expanded predictions by Bahr and Coyle are available here . Best Picture The Nominees: “Call Me by Your …

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Actress Elham filming her latest drama ‘Routine’

Singer Suhail to perform in March KUWAIT CITY, Feb 27: Actress Elham Al-Fadalah is currently preparing for the filming of her latest drama entitled ‘Routine,’ which will be aired in Ramadan, reports Al-Shahid daily. Al-Fadalah disclosed the cast members include several Gulf drama stars, adding that Ali Al-Douhan wrote the …

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Legendary Bollywood actress Sridevi passes away in Dubai

Mumbai, Feb 25, 2018 (AFP) -Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died at age 54 after suffering a heart attack in Dubai, her former manager said Sunday. The death of Sridevi, reportedly while attending her nephew’s wedding in the emirate late Saturday, prompted …

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Kuwait’s first film on Iraq invasion to make local debut – Berlin fest offers dark vision of E. European ‘drift’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (AFP): Kuwaiti cinemas on Thursday will launch public screenings of “Swarm of Doves”, the Gulf state’s first feature-length film about the 1990 invasion of the Gulf state by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The film is “inspired by true events” that occurred during the seven-month occupation, producer Sheikha …

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‘Devil’ is Diaz’s Lav Lav Land’ – Filipino filmmaker makes his first musical

When news surfaced that Lav Diaz’s latest film was a self-billed “rock opera” titled “Season of the Devil,” you’d have been forgiven for thinking the prolific Filipino maximalist had made a drastic departure into proggy 1970s Ken Russell territory. As it turns out, Diaz’s definitions of both “rock” and “opera” …

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Jason, Rachel anchor lively ‘Game’ – Danny Boyle high on list to direct Bond 25

A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in “Game Night ,” which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action-comedies of late. You know the kind, where ordinary, upper middle class-ish suburbanites get thrown into some wacky underworld or genre …

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‘Three Billboards’ tops BAFTAS – Women make waves at UK film awards

LONDON, Feb 19, (Agencies): Ferocious female-led tragicomedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the big winner Sunday at the British Academy Film Awards in London, where women demanding an end to harassment, abuse and inequality dominated the ceremony. Martin McDonagh’s film about a bereaved mother seeking justice won five trophies …

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Black-clad stars in show of force against ‘abuse’ – ‘Time’s Up’ on harassment

LONDON, Feb 19, (Agencies): Women’s rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema’s biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. “The Death of Stalin” star Andrea Riseborough was accompanied by Phyll …

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