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Entertainment

‘Hands of Stone’ great movie: Ramirez – ‘It was an honor to play Duran’

LOS ANGELES, April 11, (RTRS): Venezuelan-born actor Edgar Ramirez (“Joy,” “Carlos”) spoke to Variety at IFF Panama about his role as Panamanian boxer, Roberto Duran, in Jonathan Jakubowicz’s soon to be released “Hands of Stone”, also starring Robert de Niro, as his trainer, Usher as Sugar Ray Leonard, and Ellen …

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‘Captain America’s’ new trailer shows Team Cap in action – Joker joins the fun in ‘Suicide Squad’ clip

LOS ANGELES, April 11, (RTRS): Fans got a new look at the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War” Sunday night, as a new trailer debuted at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Captain America himself, Chris Evans, introduced the new clip at the event, which is hosted by Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. The …

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Welles was deeply insecure, says biographer Callow – Tribeca entry ‘As I Open My Eyes’ bought by Kino Lorber

LOS ANGELES, April 10, (RTRS): Simon Callow has become the pre-eminent chronicler of the life and times of Orson Welles. Over three sprawling biographies, Callow has traced Welles’ rise, fall, and years in the Hollywood wilderness. “Orson Welles: One-Man Band,” Callow’s latest book, follows the multi-hyphenate from 1948 to 1965. It’s …

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War photographer at center of film – ‘America wanted to sweep Thomas hearings under the rug’

PARIS, April 10, (Agencies): Her parents were hairdressers in a small town in Connecticut — so it wasn’t exactly written in the stars that Lynsey Addario should become one of the world’s best known war photographers. Even after her Italian-American family got her a Nikon camera for her 13th birthday, …

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‘Force’ wins top prize at MTV Awards – Smith, McCarthy receive special honors

BURBANK, Calif, April 10, (Agencies): “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took the top prize at the 25th annual MTV Movie Awards. The audience at Warner Bros. Studios waved what looked like red and blue lightsabers as star Daisy Ridley and director J.J. Abrams accepted the final golden popcorn trophy at Saturday …

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Toronto-based director released from Iran jail

TEHRAN, April 10, (AFP): The Toronto-based Iranian filmmaker Mostafa Azizi has been released in Tehran one year into a eight year prison term, according to his family, having been convicted of spreading anti-regime propaganda. “#Breaking: My father was included in an amnesty and has been released. Yohooooo!,” the filmmaker’s son, …

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Panama Int’l Film Festival kicks off with zest and ‘Viva’ – NYIFF selects ‘Dance’ as opening film

LOS ANGELES, April 9, (RTRS): A bevy of international producers, directors and actors walked the red carpet in front of Teatro Balboa, in Panama City’s atmospheric historic quarter, for the opening ceremony of the 5th Panama International Film Festival, with Paddy Breathnach’s Cuban-set “Viva” playing as the opening pic. The …

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New Arab films tackle terrorism, war – ‘Young directors have social, political themes on their minds’

LOS ANGELES, April 9, (RTRS): Ever since the Arab Spring in 2011 sparked a wave of uprisings that fueled hopes of transformation and transition from dictatorships to democracies, Arab directors have felt compelled to depict the complex changes going on in their nations. Now, some are feeling a greater urgency …

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‘Fashion has a role to play’ – ‘World changing’

TOKYO, April 9, (AFP): In ultra-conservative Japan, where change often happens at a snail’s pace, top catwalk model Melody Yoko Reilly believes fashion has a role to play in shifting society’s attitude to race and identity. The 27-year-old, who was born in California’s Redondo Beach to a Japanese mother and an …

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N.W.A., Purple enter Rock Hall of Fame – Springsteen cancels N. Carolina show

NEW YORK, April 9, (Agencies): The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was inducting a new class of music greats Friday, honoring a diverse range of artists from gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A. to hard rockers Deep Purple. Younger artists, loyal fans and the occasional protester turned out for the gala concert …

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