Wednesday , June 20 2018

Entertainment

Mould deepens search on ‘Sky’ – Taylor spills Duran Duran secrets

Bob Mould, “Patch the Sky” (Merge Records) Bob Mould says “Patch the Sky” is the darkest and catchiest album he’s made recently (“Silver Age” and “Beauty & Ruin” are the others in this cycle) and he’s right on both counts. “The words make you remember, the music makes you forget,” …

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2016 edition of Hot Docs Festival unveils full lineup – Sundance docu ‘Bad Kids’ bought by FilmRise

LOS ANGELES, March 23, (RTRS):  Burning topics, boundary-pushing formats, and films by and about women take center stage at the 2016 edition of Hot Docs, North America’s premier doc-cinema festival and confab, which raised the curtain on its full 232-pic slate in Toronto. The 11-day event opens April 28 with …

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‘Mosque attack’ headlines Saudi fest – Modest festival to feature 70 productions in competition

RIYADH, March 22, (Agencies): A drama about an attack on a mosque is headlining the third Saudi Film Festival, which opens Thursday amid hopes the conservative kingdom may finally allow public cinemas. The modest festival, which will feature 70 productions in competition, is a far cry from the glitz and glamour …

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Affleck in older, more physical ‘Batman’ – ‘Dawn of Justice’ to soar to $300m-plus global debut

LOS ANGELES, March 22, (RTRS): Superheroes are not the only ones seeking redemption in the new “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” film. Actor Ben Affleck also wanted a do-over playing a superhero after being panned in Marvel’s 2003 film “Daredevil.” “In the last superhero movie that I played, I …

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I don’t want to be in my films anymore, says Julie Delpy – ‘Lolo’ dark comedy

LOS ANGELES, March 22, (RTRS): For “Lolo,” her sixth film as director, Julie Delpy has created a dark comedy perfectly suited to her talents. The offbeat farce stars Danny Boon as Jean-Rene, a recently divorced father who falls for Violette (Delpy), a driven but neurotic producer in the fashion industry. …

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Ephron’s legacy in ‘Everything is Copy’ – Bernstein’s film entertaining, illuminating docu

LOS ANGELES, March 22, (RTRS): After Nora Ephron died in 2012, her son Jacob Bernstein knew he wanted to tell the story she never told. That mission became his first documentary feature, “Everything Is Copy,” which debuted at the New York Film Festival last year and premieres tonight on HBO. …

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B’wood dazzles Dubai with TOIFA – Amitabh Bachchan receives Living Legend Award

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 21, (ME NewsWire): Bollywood’s most celebrated awards show wraps up with a full house at the Dubai International Stadium, Dubai Sports City. With the wave of the most popular celebrities at the event, it was a complete entertainment gala for the Dubai fans. Along with …

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Musicians struggle to find space – ‘Gazans are fans of music’

GAZA CITY, March 21, (Agencies): Khamiss Abu Shaban’s band would love to wow the kinds of crowds seen elsewhere, but in Hamas-run Gaza they struggle to find venues and instruments, let alone get permission to play. Even so, that hasn’t dispelled the enthusiasm for popular music in the Palestinian territory, …

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Int’l industry experts endorse Qumra – ‘A platform for emerging talent’

DOHA, Qatar, March 21: The 2016 Qumra Masters, project participants and international industry experts have feted the second edition of Qumra, the annual industry event by the Doha Film Institute, for catalysing the development of a vibrant regional film industry and shaping the skillsets of emerging talent. More than 100 …

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Three undocumented teens in limbo ‘From Nowhere’ – ‘Affecting drama’

LOS ANGELES, March 21, (RTRS): Arriving in the middle of an election season when debates over U.S. immigration policy have devolved into sloganeering and shouting matches, “From Nowhere” feels all the more urgent and relevant as it applies human faces to abstract statistics and arguments. Writer-director Matthew Newton (“Three Blind …

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