Sunday , October 22 2017

Entertainment

Maxine Waters, the rock star, shines at black women’s event

Fiery Democratic US Rep Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night’s rowdiest and wildest applause. Waters was one of the honorees Saturday at the annual event honoring black women …

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In ‘Tower’, franchise visions fall flat – Film barely edging out ‘Dunkirk’ with dismal $18m

Ah, August. It’s that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who’s trying to use his “magics” to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just outside the universe. …

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Bjork to release ‘Moving On’ – LL Cool J to be Kennedy Center’s first hip-hop honoree

PARIS, Aug 5, (Agencies): The Icelandic singer Bjork has said that she will soon release a new album. The avant-garde diva got rave reviews for her last album “Vulnicura”, which detailed the pain of her split from the renowned American artist Matthew Barney. “I am excited to share with you …

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Life is pleasingly witty, well-observed in ‘The Only’ – Callum Turner makes his mark as Thomas

‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ is the new movie from director Marc Webb, who made “The Amazing Spider-Man” and its sequel (as well as the cookie-cutter child-genius drama “Gifted”), and it’s the first film he’s directed since “(500) Days of Summer” — yes, eight years ago — in …

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Inside Bigelow’s journey to ‘Detroit’ – ‘A challenging movie to watch’

The Oscar winner’s ripped-from-the-headlines drama, which opens nationwide on Aug. 4, burrows into one of the most painful chapters in American history. It centers on the Detroit riots of 1967, a response to decades of racial oppression and economic marginalization that exploded during a scorching hot summer and enflamed the …

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Palestinian filmmaker Suleiman to head Antalya Film Festival – In ‘Wind River’ grief blankets Wyoming reservation

For Taylor Sheridan, the West is still alive with frontier tragedies and genre thrills, even if hopelessness has moved in and blanketed the land. “Wind River” makes it a kind of trilogy for Sheridan, the writer behind the West Texas neo-Western “Hell or High Water” and the Mexican border drug …

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‘To See Stalin’ to stir up Russians – Druzhinin’s latest centres on epic tale of Koshkin

VOSKRESENSK, Russia, Aug 2, (Agencies): A group of Soviet mechanicsslog through a muddy forest on a mission that would eventually help change the course of World War II: reaching dictator Joseph Stalin. Among them is an engineer who wants to convince the Kremlin leader that a new tank he has …

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Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school – Dog the Bounty Hunter joins legal fight against bail reform

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 1, (Agencies): George and Amal Clooney said on Monday they would help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the war in neighboring Syria. The Clooney Foundation for Justice …

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Newman still at top of his game – ‘Dark Matter’ engaging mix of topical tunes

Randy Newman’s new album includes a song cataloging American carnage titled, “It’s a Jungle Out There,” which he says he doesn’t really believe. Quite the opposite, in fact. His life is good. Nearly 50 years into Newman’s recording career, he’s still widely beloved by the rock ‘n’ roll generation, even …

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Actor, playwright Shepard dead – He was a new kind of artist

NEW YORK, Aug 1, (AP): Sam Shepard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in the American West, has died. He was 73. Family spokesman Chris Boneau said Monday that Shepard died Thursday at his home in …

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