Wednesday , October 18 2017

Entertainment

Willis comatose in ‘Misery’ – Eek! factor largely missing

NEW YORK, Nov 16, (Agencies): In the end, “Misery” isn’t total misery. It’s just weird. Apart from the fact that it’s a completely unnecessary adaptation, you oddly start to root for the monster, not the bona fide action hero. That’s because Bruce Willis makes an appallingly ill-conceived Broadway debut in …

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Veteran Indian actor Saeed Jaffrey dead

LOS ANGELES, Nov 16, (RTRS): Saeed Jaffrey, one of India’s best loved actors, who also had a long career in the UK, died on Sunday. He was 86. News of his death was announced by his niece Shaheen Aggarwaal. It was greeted by messages of condolence from the film industry …

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After Katniss, Lawrence finds her voice – Washington opens up on privilege, giving back

LOS ANGELES, Nov 16, (RTRS): While heroine Katniss Everdeen leads a rebellion in the final “Hunger Games” movie, the actress who brought the character to life, Jennifer Lawrence, is coming into her own in a business dominated by men. With an Oscar and a number of hit films to her …

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Music world in shock over Paris concert massacre – ‘Shocked, sad and angry’

PARIS, Nov 15, (AFP): The assault on one of the leading concert halls in Paris sent shockwaves Saturday through the music world, with top-selling artists including U2 and Foo Fighters calling off shows. “Shocked, sad and angry. We are all Parisian today,” tweeted Peter Gabriel, one of many prominent musicians …

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Lee calls for diversity at first Oscars – Hollywood ‘stands in solidarity’ with France

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15, (Agencies): Hollywood stands in solidarity with France, the head of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said Saturday at a star-studded gala honoring three top figures in the industry. “All of us here stand in solidarity and support of France and the French people,” …

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Arab film world reacts with outrage – Paris attacks force theatre closures, high-profile screening cancellations

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15, (RTRS): The Arab film community is reacting to the tragic Paris attacks with shock, outrage and fears of a global backlash.  “It’s another 9/11 that we are living again,” said Egyptian auteur Mohamed Diab who is shooting a film titled “Clash” about Islamic extremism. “I feel …

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Bieber, 1D grow up on new albums – Boy band rocks out before hiatus

NEW YORK, Nov 15, (AFP): Once squeaky clean and baby-faced teen stars, Justin Bieber and One Direction have quickly discovered the harsh realities of living in the public eye. The young artists each released albums Friday that — while partly staying true to pop formulas that have made them rich — …

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‘My All-American’ tribute to football legend – Based on fact … mired in cliches

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily …

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‘My All-American’ tribute to football legend – Based on fact … mired in cliches

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily …

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