Tuesday , October 16 2018


All the world’s a stage for Shakespeare’s 400th ’versary – Charles joins actors to play ‘Hamlet’

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, United Kingdom, April 24, (AFP): Prince Charles joined top British actors live on stage in a surprise crack at playing “Hamlet”, as thousands of William Shakespeare fans packed The Bard’s hometown for the 400th anniversary of his death on Saturday. The heir to the throne joined the likes of …

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Prince cremated in private ceremony – Family, friends bid a loving goodbye to pop icon

MINNEAPOLIS, April 24, (Agencies): Some of Prince’s “most beloved” family, friends and musicians celebrated his life in a small, private service on Saturday after his remains had been cremated. His publicist Yvette Noel-Schure said in a statement that the 57-year-old music superstar’s family and friends gathered “in a private, beautiful …

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‘Here’, ‘Return’ score audience awards – ‘Mr Church’ inspired by true friendship

LOS ANGELES, April 24, (RTRS): Thriller “Here Alone” and documentary “The Return” nabbed the audience awards at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. The two titles, along with runners-up “Children of the Mountain” and “Midsummer in Newtown,” will receive encore screenings April 24, the final day of the 15th annual festival. The …

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‘Revenant’, Sicario’ take motion picture prizes at LMGI Awards – Argentina’s ‘Paulina’ wins prizes at Beijing Film Fest

LOS ANGELES, April 24, (RTRS): “The Revenant” just keeps on winning. The Leonardo DiCaprio-starrer, which counts three Oscars among its many trophies, also took the top prize for outstanding locations in a period film at the 3rd annual Location Managers Guild International Awards, which honor the contributions of location pros …

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VR takes early steps toward art – Cast of ‘Taxi Driver’ reunites for 40th ’versary

NEW YORK, April 23, (AP): Walking through most doors at the Tribeca Film Festival means taking a seat in a theater full of chattering moviegoers. But there are also darkened, cloth-wrapped chambers — like old carnival booths promising never-before-seen wonders — that offer nothing but a headset, headphones and perhaps …

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Real-life ‘Bernie’ case ends in repeat – Two-faced thief: prosecutors

DALLAS, April 23, (AP): A funeral director in small-town East Texas befriends a widow 40 years his senior at her husband’s funeral, spends her money freely, then in 1996 shoots her and hides her body in a freezer for nine months. Bernie Tiede’s case could have been written for Hollywood. And …

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Human face of mass incarceration gets close-up at Tribeca – Films filled with tender, tragic stories

NEW YORK, April 23, (AP): At a time when criminal justice reform has gained national attention and bipartisan support from even the leading candidates for president, a handful of documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival are giving a close-up to the human cost of mass incarceration. The films pursue the …

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No trauma signs in Prince death – Pop icon’s death tempers Jazz Fest celebration

CHANHASSEN, United States, April 23, (Agencies): There was no evidence of trauma on Prince’s body when he was found unresponsive in an elevator at his huge compound or any indication the late music icon committed suicide, US authorities said Friday. Stunned fans massed outside the superstar’s Paisley Park studio complex …

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Palestinian hip-hop drama ‘Junction 48’ a classic example – ‘Dean’, ‘Do Not Resist’ top Tribeca

NEW YORK, April 22, (Agencies): Demetri Martin’s feature film debut “Dean”, the police militarization documentary “Do Not Resist” and the Palestinian hip-hop drama “Junction 48” took top honors at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival. The Awards were handed out Thursday at a ceremony in New York. Martin’s autobiographical “Dean,” about …

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Prince … ‘The Kid’ who transformed pop music – Hugely inventive, influential

NEW YORK, April 22, (Agencies): Prince, who died suddenly Thursday at 57, transformed the music landscape with his infectious funk before becoming a reclusive rebel who brazenly challenged industry conventions. The so-called Kid from Minneapolis created 1984’s “Purple Rain,” which regularly tops lists of the greatest albums of all time, …

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