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Wednesday , November 21 2018


Stars at Emmys turn politics into fashion

Ross leads pink parade LOS ANGELES, Sept 18, (AP): Stars vamping on the arrivals carpet before the 70th Emmy Awards on Monday talked about politics and turned them into fashion statements. Jenifer Lewis of “black-ish” wore a sweatshirt adorned with a metal-studded Nike “swoosh,” pushing back against criticism of the …

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Julodis speculifer dicksoni – Utubis Zahrae – the ‘stuff’ … of legend

Penny Freeth is standing at our designated meeting point, underneath the gigantic skeleton of the blue whale hanging from the ceiling of the main hall in London’s Natural History Museum.  Our plan is to try and obtain information about the insect specimens sent to the museum in the 1930s from …

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Ethan Hawke spotlights little-known legend in ‘Blaze’

Ford’s ‘Call of the Wild’ casts Sy LOS ANGELES, Sept 16, (Agencies): Ethan Hawke had long been enchanted by the songs of mysterious singer-songwriter Blaze Foley. Foley wrote songs like ‘If I Could Only Fly”, that Willie Nelson covered and would go on to become a Merle Haggard hit, and …

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A crisis melodrama in ‘American’

Miller gives assertive, hard-working performance There’s scope but not a whole lot of depth to “American Woman”, which attempts to make a sweeping and universal statement about one small life in the larger scheme of things. But Sienna Miller’s titular figure is at once too abrasive and too glam to …

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‘Predator’ outstays welcome on Earth

Film personal for Shane Black Predators are personal for Shane Black. He was hacked apart by one of the fearsome alien hunters in the first “Predator” movie 31 years ago and now returns to sit in the director’s chair for the latest saga in the franchise. Ready for some payback, …

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War, famine and fear: Yemeni cinema fights back

‘10 Days Before the Wedding’ true to reality ADEN, Sept 15, (AFP): On opening night, Yemeni director Amr Gamal held his breath to see if anyone would turn up for his film, screened in a makeshift theatre in the war-torn country. More than a week later, the reception hall-turned-cinema is …

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McConaughey gives heart to ‘Rick’

Astonishing true story There’s a “where are they now” at the end of “White Boy Rick”, an astonishing true story about a teenager in a rough part of Detroit in the 1980s who became an undercover FBI informant, that might have served the movie better had the audience been aware …

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Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star Is Born’ to open Tokyo Film Festival

‘Husband Material’ romantic dramedy Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born” will open the 31st edition of the Tokyo International Film Festival. The film, which is Cooper’s directorial debut, had its premiere in Venice and continued at the Toronto Film Festival this week. The Tokyo festival runs Oct …

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Garner seeks revenge in ‘Peppermint’

‘Bloody, gruesome but psychotically theatrical’ The insane revenge movie “Peppermint” starts to make a lot more sense when you realize that it was directed by the man who brought us “Taken” (Pierre Morel) and written by one at least partially responsible for “London Has Fallen” (Chad St. John). It’s a …

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‘Hotel Mumbai’ recounts horrors, courage in 2008 attack

Redford bids farewell to acting with throwback crime caper TORONTO, Canada, Sept 11, (Agencies): A hard-to-watch telling of the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, India in Anthony Maras’ “Hotel Mumbai” provoked tears and cheers at its world premiere at the Toronto film festival. It is an “anthem of resistance,” the Australian …

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