Tuesday , February 20 2018

Entertainment

H’wood preps for ‘Star Wars’ premiere – Can ‘Force’ become biggest movie ever?

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13, (AP): Hollywood is preparing for what could be the largest movie premiere in its history on Monday night when the hugely anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is screened for VIP audiences in three separate theaters amid tight security. At one of the Hollywood Boulevard location  …

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‘Youth’ bags top prizes at European Film Awards ’15 – Rampling scoops actress prize for ‘45 years’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13, (RTRS): Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” took three top awards at the 28th European Film Awards in Berlin on Saturday, winning best European film, director and actor for Michael Caine. The drama, which premiered in Cannes and was the evening’s favorite, centers on a retired orchestra conductor (Caine) …

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A Chaplin masterpiece that never was – ‘The Freak’ a very beautiful fairytale

CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland, Dec 13, (Agencies): A large crate tucked away in a musky storage room reveals a treasure: a pair of meticulously crafted wings covered with swan feathers made for a final film Charlie Chaplin never completed. The seminal filmmaker had the surprisingly heavy contraptions made for his daughter Victoria, …

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Gaga, Elliott in tears after Billboard honors – Secret to Adele’s success — older music fans

NEW YORK, Dec 12, (Agencies): Lady Gaga and Missy Elliott were in tears Friday as they discussed the struggles they faced in their careers at an event honoring women in the music industry. Gaga was named Billboard’s woman of the year, while Elliott — who has largely stayed out of …

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‘Star Wars’ mania at fever pitch – It’s a very odd role: Ridley

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (Agencies): A long time ago, in movie theaters around the world, a pop culture phenomenon was born. Nearly 40 years after “Star Wars” first hit screens, excitement for next week’s release of the latest installment in the blockbuster space saga is reaching fever pitch. Fans of …

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Marrakech highlights power of cinema – ‘Fest an act of resistance, a political gesture’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (RTRS): The 15th edition of the Marrakech Film Festival, held three weeks after the attacks in Beirut, Paris and San Bernardino, bore echoes of the fest’s first edition in 2001, that took place in the wake of the 9/11 attacks in New York. “In 2001, well …

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Arab Cinema, Variety join forces for filmmaker award – Tyro Helmer Kaylif wins IWC award

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (RTRS): The Arab Cinema Center and Variety have joined forces to jointly present Variety’s Arab Filmmaker of the Year Award during the upcoming Berlin Film Festival. The nod was previously a fixture of the Abu Dhabi film fest, which shuttered earlier this year. Furthermore, the ACC …

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‘Bilal’ inclusive, non-discriminatory – Enjaaz brings an impressive 15 films to DIFF

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (Agencies): Dubai’s first animated feature puts top-class artwork to use in a story designed to preach about the inclusive, non-discriminatory aspects of the Muslim faith to younger audiences. Loosely based on the life of Bilal ibn Rabah, a companion of the Prophet (PBUH) who was born …

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Digital TV storms Golden Globe, ousts old favorites – Netflix surges, host NBC shutout

NEW YORK, Dec 11, (RTRS): Streaming services stormed the Golden Globe television nominations on Thursday with new shows such as “Narcos” and “Mozart in the Jungle,” turning established broadcasters into also-rans as Americans move away from traditional television to online-demand viewing. Just three years after digital platforms plunged into original …

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Oscar voters likely to contradict Golden Globe, SAG noms – Stallone could join exclusive Oscar company with ‘Creed’ nomination

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (RTRS): Some awards watchers hope the Oscar race is coming into focus, now that nominations for SAG Awards and the Golden Globes have been announced. In truth, the focus may not arrive until the Feb 28 Academy Awards ceremony. That’s partly because 2015 awards attention has …

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