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Entertainment

‘Sparrows’, ‘Gang’ rule Les Arcs – Berlin fest reveals first films in Generation section

LOS ANGELES, Dec 19, (RTRS): Runar Runarsson’s Icelandic coming-of-age drama “Sparrows” has won the Crystal Arrow and two more awards at the 7th edition of Les Arcs European film festival. Sold by Versatile, “Sparrows”, which world premiered at San Sebastian and won the Golden Seashell, nabbed three kudos at Les …

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AP’s top songs, albums of 2015 – Lamar & Adele

NEW YORK, Dec 19, (AP):  More than hit singles, albums are works of art that move you to think, reflect, dance and smile. Here are 10 albums that did that in 2015, according to Associated Press music editor Mesfin Fekadu. * “Blue Neighborhood,” Troye Sivan: Just as the battle for …

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‘Sound of Redemption’ affectionate portrait of Frank Morgan – 2012 tribute concert to jazz great to captivate audiences

An all-too-familiar story of a charismatic yet self-destructive artist is presented with sympathetic tact — and, better still, a relatively happy ending — in “Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story,” NC Heikin’s affectionate portrait of the late jazz great once viewed as a musical heir to Charlie “Bird” Parker. …

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Star Wars fans get married – Ridley relates to Rey’s hopefulness

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18, (RTRS): Audiences might flock to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” for the chance to reunite with Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) after thirty years, but they’ll walk out of the theater as fans of Daisy Ridley’s Rey, …

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‘Saul’ delivers lasting impact  – Nemes refuses to turn away from Holocaust horrors

‘Son of Saul,’ first-time director Laszlo Nemes depicts one of the most morally ambiguous aspects of World War II, immersing audiences alongside a Sonderkommando at Auschwitz- Birkenau. Whereas nearly every other movie about Nazi death camps clearly delineates between victim and villain, “Son of Saul” takes place in the murky …

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French, Hungarian films shortlisted for foreign Oscar  – Nine movies advance in foreign-language film race

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18, (Agencies): France’s “Mustang” and Hungary’s “Son of Saul” are among nine films that have made it onto a shortlist in the contest for the foreignlanguage Oscar, Academy Awards organizers said late Thursday. The nine films — seven of them from Europe, one from Colombia and one …

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Brown multi-dimensional on ‘Royalty’ – Kygo breaks Spotify record for quick rise

Chris Brown, “Royalty” (RCA) Chris Brown knows his strengths, and on his seventh studio album, “Royalty,” the singer plays to them with solid success. It’s a feat worth applauding, considering how disparate the multi-dimensional singer’s specialties seem to be. There’s the electro-dance stuff: the contagiously upbeat “Fine By Me”; the …

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‘Star Wars’, ‘Robot’ among AFI honorees – Fans, critics praise ‘Force Awakens’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17, (Agencies): “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” was among the 20 film and TV works saluted in the 16th annual AFI Awards, announced Wednesday. The film honorees are: “The Big Short,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Carol,” “Inside Out,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Martian,” “Room,” “Spotlight” and “Straight …

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Golden Globes back to Gervais – Awards season

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17, (RTRS): When it came to finding a new host for the Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn went back to the future. After three successful years with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as emcees, the 2016 ceremony will mark a return engagement for their predecessor, …

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N.W.A. win Rock and Roll Hall nod – Cheap Trick, Deep Purple among inductees

NEW YORK, Dec 17, (AFP): Gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A., who shocked white America with their no-holds-barred denunciations of police brutality, won recognition Thursday for their historical role as they were named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The museum to popular music said it will also induct Midwestern …

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