Saturday , December 16 2017

Entertainment

Winslet, Ronan escape into characters in new films – ‘It’s a pleasure to play someone so different to me’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (RTRS): Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet each won acclaim as teenagers. Ronan was 13 when she earned an Oscar nom for “Atonement,” while Winslet was 17 when she burst onto the scene in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures.” In their new films, both use accents that are …

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‘Heneral’ rousing portrait of Luna – Exciting action sequences

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): One of the most expensive and highest-grossing Filipino films of all time, “Heneral Luna” is a rousing, warts-and-all portrait of Gen Antonio Luna, the brilliant and brusque strategist whose command of troops in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) was cut short by betrayal from within his …

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‘This Changes’ shows global activism against warming – Director Lewis talks why he’s disappointed with President Obama on climate change

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): Canadian director Avi Lewis’s climate change-themed documentary “This Changes Everything,” made in tandem with the eponymous best-seller by journalist and activist Naomi Klein, who is his wife, launched from the Toronto Film Festival in September. It has since screened around the world in the run …

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‘Spotlight’ named best feature – Mirren takes dig at Trump in Gotham Awards speech

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): Helen Mirren spiced up the 2015 Gotham Awards ceremony with an acceptance speech that ranged from bawdy to funny to serious, getting in a dig at Donald Trump while she was at it. She slipped Trump’s name in as she praised the writers who had …

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‘Youth’ captivating portrait of friendship – ‘Original, unpredictable’

Superheroes and franchise blockbusters may dominate the multiplex, but Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” is a reminder of the touching, unexpected and unusual places movies can go. Original and unpredictable, “Youth” trusts its audience’s curiosity and powers of perception. Sorrentino doesn’t over-explain his story or characters — they simply stand as written, …

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Madinat to showcase best of DIFF – ‘Honey Night’ offers hope for clarifying power of art

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 30, (Agencies):  The Dubai International Film Festival is inviting everyone to experience the true magic of the silver screen at its purpose-built, state-of-the-art screening venue, the Madinat Arena at Madinat Jumeirah, the home of the Festival. Red Carpet Galas and special film screenings will bring the Arena …

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‘Call Me Francesco’ recalls pope’s darkest moments – Luchetti’s film focuses on character of Bergoglio

ROME, Nov 30, (AFP): The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new film, “Call Me Francesco”, which will have its world premiere at the Vatican on Tuesday. The film tells the story of the life of Jorge …

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Vintage ‘Star Wars’ toys go galactic – Prices soar into hyperspace

THORNABY, England, Nov 30, (RTRS): Vintage toys linked to the “Star Wars” film franchise are moving faster than a swirling lightsaber, sending prices of many of them soaring into hyperspace. With the latest in the series – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” – due to open in December, auctioneers in …

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‘No chance of another Gangnam’ – Sinatra’s birthplace commemorates his 100th

SEOUL, Nov 30, (Agencies): “Gangnam Style” star Psy acknowledged Monday that he could never repeat the phenomenal global success of his 2012 hit, but said he was perfectly happy being “just another” K-pop artist. The quirky South Korean singer was catapulted to unlikely international stardom after the “Gangnam Style” music …

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‘Orchestra’ takes top prize at ‘Carthage’ – Tibetan tale ‘Tharlo’ wins Tokyo Filmex Grand prize

TUNIS, Nov 29, (Agencies): Moroccan director Mohammed Mouftakir’s “L’Orchestre des Aveugles” (The Blind Orchestra) took the Tanit d’Or Saturday at the Carthage Film Festival, blighted earlier in the week by a suicide bombing in the Tunisian capital. The Tanit d’Argent was awarded to “The Endless River”, by South Africa’s Oliver …

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