Tuesday , January 23 2018

Entertainment

India’s ‘Newton’ defies gravity at film festivals – Roven picked for award

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8, (RTRS): “Newton,” India’s contender at Oscar’s foreign-language category, is that rarity, an indie that achieved box office numbers comparable to mid-range mainstream films. Drishyam Films produced the Hindi-language film, about a rookie poll officer who overcomes the odds to conduct free and fair elections in a …

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Mideast hopes to pull off Oscar win – Saudi’s ‘Miss Camel’ shortlisted for Dubai’s IWC Filmmaker Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8, (RTRS): With last year’s winner, Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman,” hailing from Iran, Oscar handicappers should be sure to give the Middle Eastern titles close scrutiny this time around. Among the region’s 11 submissions are several films likely to be highly competitive in the foreign-language category. These …

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Erdogan hails opera house project – ‘A symbol of Istanbul’

ISTANBUL, Nov 7, (Agencies): Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday launched a controversial project to build a new opera house in Istanbul, lashing out at critics of the plan and saying the building would be a symbol for the city. The 2,500-seat opera house, due to open in early …

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Who will win, & who won’t – CMAs predictions

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Nov 7, (AP): The 2017 Country Music Association Awards take place Wednesday, and we at The Associated Press are placing bets on who will have a great night, and who won’t. Miranda Lambert is the top contender with five nominations, while Little Big Town and Keith Urban earned …

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Ballerini might be country’s next star – Ozzy for ‘final’ tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Nov 7, (Agencies): Country singer Kelsea Ballerini got the text of a lifetime recently. “The other day I got a text from a mutual friend that said, ‘Are you in Nashville? Reba wants to grab a drink,’” Ballerini recalled. That was, of course, the one and only Reba …

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Montreal celebrates Leonard Cohen, who wouldn’t like it – ‘Final return to Montreal’

MONTREAL, Nov 6, (AFP): Montreal this week celebrates Leonard Cohen, its native son whose sage and spiritual songwriting impacted generations. But the singer, who died one year ago, probably wouldn’t have wanted it. “In all honesty, I think it’s better that he’s not here for this,” admitted his son Adam …

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DIFF brings best in global cinema – 11 new titles join a stellar lineup

DUBAI, Nov 6: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the next slate of thrilling cinema from around the globe for its celebrated Cinema of the World category. Held during the 14th Festival, the 11 new titles join a stellar lineup that will take DIFF audiences on a storytelling …

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Seeking audience, conductor turns orchestra ‘inside out’ – ‘New immediacy to music’

NEW YORK, Nov 5, (AFP): The challenge haunts classical music: how do orchestras rejuvenate aging audiences? Pondering the question, conductor David Bernard asked something related — how did he himself become enthralled by the music? His answer — it was when he first sat inside an orchestra. And so, he …

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Film details Marie’s surprising life – ‘She is a great role model’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 5, (Agencies): Rose Marie’s place in show business history is anchored by her performance as smart aleck comedy writer Sally on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and a “Hollywood Squares” quipster. That is simply criminal, as a new documentary makes clear. Before she became a TV second …

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Gerwig comes of age with ‘Lady Bird’ – Mulligan to play Steinem in Rees’ ‘Uncivil War’

NEW YORK, Nov 4, (Agencies): Greta Gerwig has been an actress in 25 films, a co-writer on five and co-director of one. She’s assembled wardrobes, done makeup and — thanks to her 5 foot-9-inch height — held the boom mic. She has, in a sense, been building up for a …

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