Wednesday , June 20 2018

Entertainment

‘Gleason’ displays ALS’ devastating effect – ‘Eagle Huntress’ brings girl-power message

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (RTRS):  The devastating effects of ALS are on full display in “Gleason,” an emotional powerhouse of a documentary charting former NFL star Steve Gleason’s battle with the debilitating disorder. With seemingly no restrictions from his subjects, director Clay Tweel delivers far more than just a typical …

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Women’s rock climbing gains foothold in Iran

In the mountains of northwestern Iran, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh clings to a sheer rock face, ignoring the dizzying height and icy wind as she searches for the next handhold. The 27-year-old, who has been rock climbing since she was 13, has distinguished herself in international competitions despite the barriers she faces …

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Sundance launches strong contenders for Oscars 2017 – ‘Birth of a Nation’, ‘Weiner’ pick top awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (RTRS):  It may seem nuts to start handicapping next year’s Oscars race before this year’s ceremony has even aired, but Sundance has proven that it’s now a launching pad for awards season contenders. After January 2014’s debut of “Boyhood” and January 2015’s premiere of “Brooklyn” (both …

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‘Revenant’, ‘Thrones’ win ADG Awards – Von Brandenstein receives Lifetime Achievement award

LOS ANGELES, Feb 1, (RTRS): “The Revenant”, “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Martian” walked away with film honors at the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG) 20th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Sunday night. “Game of Thrones”, “House of Cards” and “American Horror Story: Hotel” were among the TV champs. …

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‘Spotlight’ rules Screen Actors Guild Awards – Elba, Latifah offer antidote to Oscar rancor

The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white. While the Academy Awards remain enveloped in a crisis over the diversity of its nominees, the 22nd annual SAG Awards on Saturday presented a stark antidote to the rancor that has overwhelmed Hollywood’s awards season. Awards were handed out to Queen Latifah, …

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Marketing – Art process technique

  The process, the art, the technique of creating, promoting and selling a matter of substance is the desired definition of marketing by those passionate about the practice. The term “Marketing”, due to the vast world of business, has formed numerous definitions, but boiling it down to its foundation, it …

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‘Birth’ wins top prizes at Sundance – ‘Weiner’ gets US docu grand jury prize

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31, (Agencies): ‘The Birth of a Nation”, a drama about a 19th century slave revolt in Virginia, swept top prizes at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday. The movie, acquired earlier this week by Fox Searchlight for a record-shattering $17.5 million, won the grand jury prize and the …

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‘Eddie the Eagle’ inspirational biopic – Gamely broad performance from Jackman

LOS ANGELES, Jan 30, (RTRS): Blessed with pride, power and an ability to affably take a lot of crap off of everybody, British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards was one of several improbable figures to emerge as folk heroes after losing badly at the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. The others, …

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‘Jane’ luckless sagebrush saga – Portman persuasive, compelling in lead role

LOS ANGELES, Jan 30, (RTRS): There are movies that can make you feel nostalgic for a more innocent time — ie, the pre-Internet era — when audiences (and critics) could approach each new release unburdened by detailed knowledge of its production history. “Jane Got a Gun,” a solidly made and …

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Miller captures spirit of cruise – Angello solid on ‘Wild Youth’

Buddy Miller & Friends, “Cayamo Sessions at Sea” (New West) Put Buddy Miller on a cruise ship, and outlaw country becomes Caribbean country. Miller’s a popular perennial performer on the Cayamo music cruise, and during voyages to such destinations as St Croix and Tortola in 2014 and 2015, he organized …

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