Tuesday , December 12 2017


‘Hateful’ misogyny fishing for stupidity – Tarantino on battles behind his latest film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 27, (Agencies):  Ever since “The Hateful Eight” first unspooled at industry guild screenings last month, whispers of misogyny set the film up for a possible backlash. Throughout Quentin Tarantino’s Western, the dastardly Daisy Domergue (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) finds herself on the receiving end of a …

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‘Home’ has little to satisfy families – Ferrell and Wahlberg an unpalatable mix

LOS ANGELES, Dec 27, (RTRS): As Hollywood holiday offerings go, the forgettable comedy Daddy’s Home isn’t so much a lump of coal as an empty box. Providing a perfunctory platform to reteam Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, whose odd coupling was put to far superior use in The Other Guys, …

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‘Force Awakens’ to top $1 bn in global ticket sales – Fan watches ‘Star Wars’ for 46 straight hours

NEW YORK, Dec 27, (RTRS): The Force remains strong with the new “Star Wars” movie, which is on track to top $1 billion in global ticket sales this weekend, making it the fastest-ever film to reach that level. Walt Disney Co said in a statement on Saturday that “Star Wars: …

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‘Revenant’ immersive, very visceral – Cinematographer Lubezki talks digital

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki has won two Oscars in a row, for “Gravity” and “Birdman,” and he could be in line to win a record-breaking third for “The Revenant.” Shot on the large-format Alexa 65 digital camera, it’s an interesting note in his career, given that his work in digital photography …

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Ferrell – Wahlberg’s ‘Home’ takes $1.2m in Christmas Eve – Film a silly romp rife with stereotypes

LOS ANGELES, Dec 26, (Agencies): Paramount’s comedy “Daddy’s Home” has launched solidly with $1.2 million at 1,920 US locations in Christmas Eve previews. The movie, which reunites Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg five years after their partnership on “The Other Guys,” is on pace to pull in from $20 million to …

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Radiohead offers Xmas surprise – Docs, nurses beat Bieber to top charts

NEW YORK, Dec 26, (AFP): Art-house rockers Radiohead offered a Christmas surprise Friday — a new song, initially intended for the latest James Bond film. The British band, which has not released an album since 2011 amid persistent speculation about new recordings, said it had been asked to write the theme …

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Children build underwater robots – ‘Science all about collaboration’

Staring through the glass of a tunnel aquarium, teenage students coordinated the movement of homemade robots through an underwater obstacle course. The students, part of a group of 20, 15- to 17-year-olds who were taking part in a two-week sustainable technologies clinic put on by Guam Community College, were inside …

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‘45 Years’ a devastating time bomb – Another great flick written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte

How many great movies could be written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte Rampling? Hundreds? Thousands? At any rate, Andrew Haigh’s “45 Years” is one of them. In it, Rampling stars as half of a childless couple — Kate and Geoff (Tom Courtenay) Mercer — preparing to celebrate their …

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Surgery halts Jackson’s tour – U2 tops

NEW YORK, Dec 25, (Agencies): Pop superstar Janet Jackson has announced a temporary halt to her global tour to undergo surgery for an unspecified condition, raising fears for her health. Jackson, 49, who has returned with an extensive global tour after several years of relative quiet, said late Thursday that …

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