Monday , February 19 2018

Entertainment

DiCaprio may finally get Oscars due – Hollywood launches awards season amid rare rainstorms

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10, (Agencies): Leonardo DiCaprio eats a piece of real bison liver in his new movie “The Revenant”, a harrowing tale of revenge and survival in a frigid setting of the American Old West. Is this what the guy has to do to win an Oscar, after 25 …

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Cooglar accepts LA Film Critics’ challenge – ‘Spotlight’ producer Faust wins best film honor

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10, (RTRS): “We may have cheated a bit in creating a film that has been called a love letter to journalism,” admitted “Spotlight” producer Blye Pagon Faust in accepting the drama’s best film honor at the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.’s annual awards dinner Saturday night. It …

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Taiwan’s thriller ‘Assassin’ tops Palm Springs Film Fest – 3 Film Independent Awards unveiled at Spirit Awards brunch

LOS ANGELES, Jan 10, (RTRS): The Palm Springs Film Festival began rounding off its 11-day run with its annual awards luncheon held Saturday afternoon at Spencer’s at the Mountain. The Fipresci Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year went to Taiwanese thriller “The Assassin,” directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien. …

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Hoodies and robes as fashion enters the ring – Men shun conventions

LONDON, Jan 10, (Agencies): Proving that manliness can come wrapped in a skirt, design duo Sibling on Saturday stamped their style on London Fashion Week with a bold collection inspired by boxing and 1980s pop culture. Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” opened the show, held in the basement of …

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‘Hunting Ground’ probes college rapes – Producer Ziering talks on his socially-engaged docus

LOS ANGELES, Jan 9, (RTRS): A gutsy and accomplished American director and producer, Amy Ziering has been working hand-in-hand with writer-director Kirby Dick on three politically — and socially-engaged documentaries: The Tribeca-premiering “Outrage” about closeted gay politicians who vote against same-sex marriage, the Oscar-nominated “The Invisible War” about sexual assaults …

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Tribe: A look back, looking ahead – Charles Kelly explores musical heritage in solo album

NEW YORK, Jan 9, (AP): A Tribe Called Quest celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm,” in November by re-releasing the album with remixes helmed by Pharrell, CeeLo Green and J. Cole. The re-release is the first of several planned by …

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What BAFTA noms mean for the Oscars – One of the most significant bellwethers in race

LOS ANGELES, Jan 9, (RTRS): You get a headline like the one above a lot this time of year. Everyone thinks everything “means” something vis a vis the Oscars, when in fact, precious few things really do. One thing that absolutely does mean something, though, is the British Academy of …

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West’s ‘Swish’ out next month – Prisoners ‘score’

NEW YORK, Jan 9, (Agencies): Rap superstar Kanye West has hinted that his long-awaited next album “Swish” will come out next month. “Swish February 11 16,” West wrote on Twitter late Friday without further explanation. West, who is one of the most-accoladed rappers ever with 21 Grammys, has not put out …

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Awards season opens with Globes – Wide-open race to keep viewers in suspense

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8, (Agencies): Hollywood’s biggest stars turn out on Sunday for the Golden Globes, which kick off the industry’s awards season this year with a show that promises suspense and cheeky humor. While their record in predicting Oscars glory has been hit-and-miss, many see the Globes as a …

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‘Spies’, ‘Carol’ lead BAFTA race – ‘Revenant’ bags 8 nominations

LONDON, Jan 8, (Agencies): Cold War drama “Bridge of Spies” and lush lesbian romance “Carol” lead the race for the British Academy Film Awards, the UK equivalent of the Oscars. Both films have nine nominations, including best picture. Survival saga “The Revenant” has eight. Best-actor nominees are Eddie Redmayne for …

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