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‘Dark Times’ takes on teen violence – ‘Flatliners’ deadly dull remake

LOS ANGELES, Sept 30, (Agencies): Three decades after “Stand by Me” cast its long shadow over coming-of-age storytelling, Stephen King’s influence continues to resonate with …

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‘Felt’ looks at man behind Deep Throat – Landesman’s film prompts questions of Watergate whistleblower

As a lifetime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and No. 2 to J. Edgar Hoover, Mark Felt was not exactly an ordinary man, but he …

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Gunning for the Grammy: Demi Lovato wants to win – Singer finds her groove on ‘Tell Me’

NEW YORK, Sept 27, (AP): Before heading into the studio for her sixth album, Demi Lovato began to overthink her singing career and she felt …

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UN taps superheroine Burka Avenger to fight extremism – Series presents veil as a symbol of female empowerment

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25, (RTRS): She has already captured hearts across Asia by taking on corrupt politicians and fighting bad guys who tried to shut …

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Earnest social-issue drama – Visa-motivated courtship in ‘Charmer’

The visa-motivated courtship of convenience has been the subject of many a romantic comedy, though when you consider the bleak reality of the situation, it’s …

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Soulchild doubles down on love – Martin packs love, humor in Album

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, “The Long-Awaited Album” (Rounder Records). There’s a lot of excellent music on Steve Martin’s new bluegrass album with …

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Bollywood’s ‘Deadly Dutt’ back on screens after jail time – Hanks to star in remake of ‘A Man Called Ove’

MUMBAI, Sept 23, (Agencies): Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Indian cinema screens Friday in his first film since serving four years in prison for …

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Worlds of Islam, MJ collide in film – ‘Journey’ goes inside the mind of suicide bomber

CAIRO, Sept 23, (Agencies): An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he …

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‘Kingsman’ aggressively stylish – ‘Golden Circle’ takes absurdity to new high

As if the original “Kingsman” weren’t cartoony enough, with its blade-legged lady assassin and gratuitous exploding-heads finale, the sequel has gone and pushed the franchise’s …

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There’s lot of soul in Wide – Rhett debuts atop chart

Michael McDonald, “Wide Open” (BMG) There’s lot of soul in Michael McDonald’s latest album, “Wide Open,” and this time most it is his own. After …

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