Sunday , October 22 2017


‘Animal’, ‘Machinery’ top Guadalajara Fest – Social-issue titles win immediate glory

LOS ANGELES, March 14, (RTRS): Graced by Alfonso Cuaron, Antonio Banderas, Diego Luna, Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph, Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival gave its two biggest prizes to feature debuts — Mexico’s “Pan-American Machinery” and Colombia’s “Oscuro Animal” — at Mexico’s Guadalajara Festival. Relocated, largely successfully, in the city’s stylish colonial …

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Love lost, rekindled in ‘Lovers’ – Gripping documentary from film world’s true-crime drama

LOS ANGELES, March 13, (RTRS): The secretly taped voice of Kim Jong-il sounds more good-humored than you’d expect, but it nonetheless sends a chill through “The Lovers and the Despot,” a coolly gripping documentary account of one of the more bizarre true-crime stories ever to emerge from the film world. …

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Silence golden in horror-thriller ‘Hush’ – Purge producer Blum on future of horror films

LOS ANGELES, March 13, (RTRS): Silence is golden in “Hush” one of the more inspired concoctions to emerge from the busy Blumhouse horror-thriller assembly line in recent years. Reuniting producer Jason Blum with his “Oculus” director Mike Flanagan, this simple cat-and-mouse game gets a big boost from a novel premise …

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‘Force Awakens’ wins Favorite Film Award

The 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards was held in LA Saturday, with Blake Shelton serving as the show’s host. Performers included DNCE, Silento, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa. Stars who presented or made special appearances during the show included Anthony Anderson, Will Arnett, Rowan Blanchard, Dove Cameron, Sabrina Carpenter, Cameron Dallas, …

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15-yr-old wins Dubai World Drone Prix – ‘We’re trying to bring future closer to us’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 13, (AP): A team led by a 15-year-old pilot from England took first place Saturday in the World Drone Prix, a new contest hoping to take flight both in this Mideast country fascinated by the technology and with sports fans worldwide. Luke Bannister of Somerset …

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Obama kicks off SXSW festival – ‘It’s easier to order a pizza than vote’

LOS ANGELES, March 12, (RTRS):US President Barack Obama has kicked off the 2016 SXSW festival with a keynote speech, marking the first time in its 30-year history that a sitting president has participated in the event. President Obama appeared relaxed and unscripted during a 45-minute conversation on Friday afternoon at …

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Watkins out on his own in ‘Fear’ – Sellers debuts gritty, raw garage country sound

Sean Watkins, “What to Fear” (Thirty Tigers) “What to Fear” will seem comfortably familiar to fans of Nickel Creek, the Grammy-winning band in which singer-songwriter Sean Watkins joined with sister Sara and Chris Thile to put a gorgeous bluegrass imprint on well-crafted, sweetly sentimental melodies. In his second solo album, …

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Asian Film Awards honor best of region’s filmmaking – Festival focuses beyond Japan, Hong Kong

LOS ANGELES, March 12, (RTRS): Some film awards ceremonies seem entirely designed to be a component of the Oscar race. Other pageants reward national champions and are largely fashioned to drive ratings on local TV. But the Asian Film Awards, a pan-regional event — which falls too late to influence …

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Nails may not survive ‘10 Cloverfield’ – Thorne, Sage to star in Awesomeness Films thriller ‘You Get Me’

LOS ANGELES, March 11, (Agencies): I’d like to apologize to those who were sitting next to me for my aggressive popcorn munching during “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the new J.J. Abrams-produced nail-biter starring a creepier John Goodman than you’ve ever seen (and that’s saying something.) You see, the popcorn was a …

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