Sunday , November 19 2017

Entertainment

Metallics, feathers ‘galore’ at Emmys – ‘Big trend’

LOS ANGELES, Sept 18, (Agencies): A force of red, a wealth of metallics and a strong show of feathers took the carpet at the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, led by Nicole Kidman, Tessa Thompson and Tracee Ellis Ross. And what’s a dress without hair and makeup? The winners in …

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Ayouch’s ‘Razzia’ Morocco’s foreign-language Oscar entry – ‘Saawan’ selected by Pakistan for Oscar contention

LOS ANGELES, Sept 17, (RTRS): Nabil Ayouch’s kaleidoscopic social drama “Razzia” which world premiered at the Toronto Festival, has been chosen as Morocco’s candidate in the foreign-language category of the 2018 Academy Awards. The film was chosen by an independent commission nominated by the Moroccan Cinema Center (CCM), composed of …

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Horan brings soft breakup ballad – S. Africa’s Clegg begins last int’l tour

NEW YORK, Sept 17, (Agencies): One Direction’s Niall Horan on Friday released a soft breakup ballad with echoes of the heartthrob boy band as he announced his debut solo album. Horan announced on social media that his album “Flicker” will come out on Oct 20 followed by a tour in …

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‘American Assassin’ close-mouthed and macho – Nicholson unforgettable in ‘Now’

For a significant portion of “Who Are We Now,” an exemplary indie drama from writer-director Matthew Newton (“From Nowhere”), the lives of its two main characters never intersect, almost to the point where it feels like two short stories that are barely tethered together. This is a risky narrative strategy, …

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Jay-Z salutes football rebel in New York return – Ringo Starr gets back to where he once belonged

NEW YORK, Sept 16, (AFP): Back on stage in his native New York after a stint as a full-time businessman, Jay-Z was in the mood for his classics. And for a bit of politics. Headlining The Meadows Festival Friday night before one of artist Jeff Koons’ giant balloon dogs, Jay-Z …

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Close solid, conventional in ‘Wife’ – Female filmmakers out in force at Finnish Film Affair

Glenn Close is a tremendous actress. That shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s been even halfway following her career, but if there were still any doubt, her performance in Bjorn Runge’s “The Wife” erases any remaining room for it. As the supportive yet secretive spouse of an acclaimed writer dealing …

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‘Sheikh Jackson’ moonwalks into Toronto Film Festival – Film loosely based on Salama’s own life

TORONTO, Canada, Sept 13, (AFP): Egyptian director Amr Salama pays homage to the late Michael Jackson in his new film “Sheikh Jackson”, a tale of how a young imam struggles to reconcile his desire to be a better Muslim with his love for the King of Pop. The film — …

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Pfeiffer returns in ‘mother!’ – Aronofsky’s film internationally shrouded in mystery

NEW YORK, Sept 13, (Agencies): When Michelle Pfeiffer first read Darren Aronofsky’s script for “mother!” she had an understandable initial reaction. “I thought: What the hell is this?” recalls Pfeiffer. Aronofsky’s film is not in any way typical, nor is the kind of project you’d expect a long-absent actress like …

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Cult of ‘The Room’ cheers ‘Artist’ – Strangeness abounds in Franco’s latest

TORONTO, Sept 13, (Agencies): The spoon-throwing, football-tossing cult of “The Room” was out in full force at the premiere of James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist”, a making-of movie that earned the blessing of the notorious film’s creator Tommy Wiseau. “The Disaster Artist” premiered at a midnight screening early Tuesday at …

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‘Lady Bird’ leads another charge for ‘Moonlight’ maker – Jolie says making ‘Father’ was about discovering what film means

TORONTO, Sept 12, (Agencies): Greta Gerwig stood on the stage of the Ryerson Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival, wiping back tears from the roaring standing ovation that greeted her directorial debut, “Lady Bird”. Gerwig was already a successful actress and a proven screenwriter, having co-written several films including …

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