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Wednesday , November 21 2018

Entertainment

Impressive fights in ‘Captain America’ – ‘Rare Marvel sequel’

LOS ANGELES, April 14, (RTRS): The shaming of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” will continue apace — or better still, be forgotten entirely — in the wake of “Captain America: Civil War”,. Very much an “Avengers” movie in scope and ambition if not title (the conspicuous absence of Thor …

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Tribeca Film Fest rolls out red carpet – TFF carves out identity as next-gen new-media festival

NEW YORK, April 14, (Agencies): The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival kicked off fashionably with the premiere of Andrew Rossi’s “The First Monday in May”, a behind-the-scenes documentary about the mounting of an ambitious fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the museum’s annual star-studded Met Gala. The …

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Cannes fest unveils its selection lineup – Foster, Penn top list of stars

LOS ANGELES, April 14, (Agencies): Unveiling the Cannes official selection in Paris, festival artistic director Thierry Fremaux set the stage for an epic clash between the powers of good (including Steven Spielberg’s big friendly giant, “The BFG”, and Shane Black’s “Nice Guys”) and evil (“Money Monster” and “The Neon Demon”) …

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B’wood films don’t always need song and dance: Khan – ‘Indian film industry changing’

LONDON, April 14, (RTRS): The Indian film industry is changing and films no longer have to have a song and dance sequence to be successful, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan said on Wednesday. Khan, who was in London on a brief visit to promote his latest film, told Reuters in …

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‘Jungle Book’ dazzling visual experience – Stunning vocal performance by Elba

You can practically feel the beating heart of the jungle in Jon Favreau’s stunning adaptation of “The Jungle Book,” which is easily the most visually dazzling movie to hit theaters this year. Like “Avatar” before it, this CG and live action interpretation of Rudyard Kipling’s classic tale of the boy …

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Freya: LETTERS FROM KUWAIT

MANY years ago, when most of the  Middle East was still the playground of warring Bedouin tribes, and under the troubled overlordship of the Ottomans, when parts of it was still unknown to the Western world, a succession of women ranging from middle to upper-class British backgrounds courted social censure …

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Wolf stresses country on ‘Loneliness’ – Adele has best-selling album

Peter Wolf, “A Cure for Loneliness” (Concord Records) Peter Wolf’s “A Cure for Loneliness,” just his third solo album since 2002, is a mostly laid-back effort reverberating with thoughtful country tones.  Wolf has kept the bar high since “Long Line,” his 1996 comeback mixing rock, blues, soul and various sorts of …

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Affleck to direct Batman film, says Warner Bros chief – Stallone partnering with STX Entertainment on new movie

LAS VEGAS, April 13, (Agencies):  Ben Affleck will direct a stand-alone “Batman” movie, says Warner Bros chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara. Affleck portrayed the caped crusader in this year’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and had been rumored to be the studio’s top choice to helm the film. Tsujihara confirmed …

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Disney’s Horn finds hits of future – Rare H’wood exec uses low key approach, keen creative vision

LOS ANGELES, April 12, (RTRS): If Disney’s Burbank headquarters suggests the look of a whimsical, post-modern Parthenon, with columns styled as giant “Snow White” dwarves, then a sixth-floor screening room might be the building’s most sacred shrine. At least to Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn. It’s to a modest, three-row …

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Beggar gets a life after saving one – French baker sells business to homeless man

DOLE, France, April 12, (AFP): French baker Michel Flamant, who owes his life to the homeless man who begged for handouts outside his bakery, knows more than anyone that man does not live by bread alone. To show his gratitude, Flamant is selling the business in the eastern town of …

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