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Entertainment

Prince’s ex-wife wants to keep records sealed

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 5, (AP): Attorneys for Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini are arguing that records from the couple’s 2006 divorce should remain sealed. Testolini appeared in …

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Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic’ gets sequel

LOS ANGELES Aug 4, (RTRS): The second movie in the Harry Potter spinoff series “Fantastic Beasts” will be released in November 2018, Hollywood movie studio …

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Day-glo superhero circus in ‘Squad’

The superhero movie is at a strange crossroads. It generally either takes itself too seriously (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman”) or delights in not …

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Syrian child actor killed in Aleppo – ‘Aleppan’s’ Abtini had become a local celebrity

BEIRUT, Aug 1, (AP): The sit-com is a little like “I Love Lucy,” starring a comic housewife who gets into shenanigans and bickers with her …

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‘The Wailing’ wins top prize at Bucheon Fest

LOS ANGELES, July 31, (RTRS): Local director Na Hong-jin’s “The Wailing” was named as winner of the Bucheon Choice award at the 20th Bucheon International …

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Comedy ‘Bad Moms’ comes up short

The comedy “Bad Moms” fancies itself a “Hangover” for the PTA set. And, while a wild send-up of modern parental perfection — that insidious idea …

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Rajinikanth’s ‘Kabali’ opens strongly globally

LOS ANGELES, July 28, (RTRS): “Kabali,” starring cult South Indian superstar Rajinikanth, has opened on a strong note worldwide. The film debuted on July 22 …

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Egyptian filmmaker Mohamed Khan dies

CAIRO, July 27, (AFP): Celebrated Egyptian film director Mohamed Khan died in Cairo on Tuesday aged 73 after a prolific career making socially engaged films. …

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Daughter preserves Jubara’s legacy – Film legend a gift to Sudan

KHARTOUM, July 26, (AFP): As she drove past an apartment complex on a street in Khartoum, Sara Jadallah turned silent. It was here that her …

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Where should ‘Trek’ go from here? – ‘Beyond’ too rooted in ancient interplanetary tropes

Pop-culture recycling doesn’t get much knottier than this. In 2009, J.J. Abrams directed “Star Trek,” a reboot of a popular movie franchise spun off from …

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