Wednesday , October 18 2017

Entertainment

‘Jobs’ too brainy, too cold to make it a success – Irish actor lacks drawing power to open the picture

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26, (RTRS): When Amy Pascal allowed “Steve Jobs” to leave Sony for Universal, the studio chief fretted that she had let a modern day “Citizen Kane” slip through her fingers. The strikingly literate biopic about the Apple co-founder was brilliant she noted, but after Leonardo DiCaprio and …

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‘Spectre’ makes glittering debut in UK – Daniel Craig: Is the blond Bond getting bored?

LONDON, Oct 26, (AFP): James Bond returns to the silver screen on Monday in “Spectre” at a glittering premiere in London, expected to be attended by members of Britain’s royal family. Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry are among the guests due at the opening night for …

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Oak Ridge Boys, Browns enter Hall of Fame – Brooks, Yearwood honor new inductees

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct 26, (AP): The sound of voices in synch filled the air as two of country music’s greatest vocal harmony groups, the Oak Ridge Boys and the Browns, along with the late gifted guitarist Grady Martin were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday night. …

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Roth in talks with Franco – Film partnership

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26, (RTRS): Laurelled with big prizes at Berlin, Cannes and Venice — Mexico’s Lucia Films, co-founded by Michel Franco (“After Lucia,” “Chronic”), is in talks with Tim Roth for at least two films as Lucia also eyes its entry into TV production. Rolling off the Franco-directed “Chronic,” …

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‘Star Wars’, ‘Bridge of Spies’ square off – Oscar race for best production design dominated by ornate period

This year’s Oscar race for best production design (nee “best art direction”) is once again dominated by ornate period and fantasy flourishes, with some notable contemporary work to boot. Contenders take us from the 1820s American wilderness to Mars to a galaxy far, far away, leaving the designers branch of …

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‘Quiet Man’ actress O’Hara dies at 95 – Fiery star of Hollywood’s golden age

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25, (RTRS): Maureen O’Hara, the Irish actress who starred in a slew of American films including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Quiet Man” and “The Parent Trap” and one of the last surviving stars of Hollywood’s golden age, died on Saturday at home in Boise, Idaho. She …

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Hiddleston explores tragic life of country singer Williams – Giacchino wins Composer of the Year at World Soundtrack Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Oct 25, (RTRS): When British actor Tom Hiddleston was tasked with portraying country music legend Hank Williams, whose tragic, short life was marred by adultery, alcohol and drugs, he wanted to do it as objectively as possible. “It is the responsibility of the actor to tell the truth …

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David Bowie to out album – Graham exhibit

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25, (Agencies): King of space-themed rock ‘n’ roll David Bowie will release a new album in January entitled “Blackstar,” according to reports. Bowie crafted the seven-song collection at New York’s Magic Shop studio with the assistance of local jazz musicians, according to the Times. The lead single, …

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Don’t say ‘Sayonara’ to human actors – ‘Actor’ puts Japanese twist on Western plot

Don’t say “Sayonara” to human actors just yet. A provocative experiment in whether androids could share the stage with people — for which Japanese playwright Oriza Hirata partnered with Osaka U. robotics guru Hiroshi Ishiguro, inventing a two-hander to be performed between a flesh-and-blood thesp and a stunningly lifelike machine …

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‘Dimension’ packs memorable scares – ‘Paranormal Activity’ franchise closes with screams

LOS ANGELES, Oct 24, (RTRS): So this is the way a franchise ends. The sixth and allegedly final installment of the massively money-minting found-footage horror series, “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension” offers little more than a distant, whimpering echo of a film property that once made such a bang. Distinguished …

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