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‘Batman v Superman’ clash for justice – Film yields unlikely female hero

LOS ANGELES, March 19, (Agencies): Superheroes have long existed in a world of their own, but as two iconic caped heroes battle in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” both are brought crashing down to reality as the ramifications of their actions catch up with them. “Batman v Superman”, out …

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Penn, Allen, Nichols films set for Cannes Film Fest – De Niro, Foster to attend Tribeca ‘Taxi’ screening

LOS ANGELES, Marcxh 19, (RTRS): It’s shaping up to be a strong year for American filmmakers at the Cannes Film Festival, with Sean Penn’s “The Last Face,” Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” and Jeff Nichols’ “Loving” set to make their world premieres on the Croisette. While festival delegate general Thierry Fremaux …

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UK singer to headline fest – ‘Concert surprise’

LOS ANGELES, March 19, (Agencies): Adele will headline this year’s Glastonbury Festival, the singer announced at a London concert Friday night. “Don’t tell anyone I told you”, she said during a performance at the O2 Arena. “I think it’s a secret.” But it’s no longer a secret, as reps for …

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‘Assassin’ makes a killing at AFA – Lee, Shu named best actor, actress; ‘Mountains’ wins best screenplay

MACAU, March 18, (AFP): A movie about a highly-trained female assassin swept the Asian Film Awards (AFA) in Macau Thursday, bagging prizes for best film, best actress and best director at the glittering ceremony. The movie took home more than half of the night’s prizes — eight out of 15 …

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‘Krisha’ finds catharsis in tragedy – Spencer in talks to star in Del Toro cold war movie

NEW YORK, March 18, (Agencies): Aspiring filmmakers take note: Nine days of shooting at his mother’s Montgomery, Texas, home, a minuscule budget of $100,000 and a cast led by his aunt were enough for writer-director Trey Edward Shults to make one of the more devastatingly empathetic portraits of addiction you’re …

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Now playing in H’wood: A battle over movies future – Startup ‘Screening Room’ sends tremors throughout the industry’

NEW YORK, March 18, (Agencies): Now playing in Hollywood: A battle over the future of the movie business, starring some of its most famous filmmakers. The Screening Room, a startup backed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker and music executive Prem Akkaraju, has sent tremors through the movie industry since word …

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Top indies on AIDS album – Charity sings

NEW YORK, March 18, (Agencies): Top names in indie rock including The National, Grizzly Bear and Courtney Barnett will cover the Grateful Dead on a giant album to raise money to fight HIV/AIDS. “Day of the Dead,” a five-CD set that will come out worldwide May 20 and be followed …

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Nichols lights up sci-fi with sincerity – ‘Midnight Special’ a chase movie

NEW YORK, March 17, (Agencies): Jeff Nichols’ “Midnight Special” — a sci-fi mystery that plays out in a clandestine, nocturnal chase from Texas to Florida — began with an idea of light in the writer-director’s mind, and a desire to recapture the cryptic thrill of science-fiction films like “Starman” and …

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Michelle Obama nixes future presidential bid as she promotes education

US First Lady Michelle Obama said on Wednesday she has no intention to run for president and plenty of plans to affect change once she leaves the White House next January. Obama made the remarks at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, where she released a single, …

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Casting complaints show slavery’s impact: ‘Nina’ distributor – ‘It’s a tragic past that still exists today’

LOS ANGELES, March 17, (AP): The distributor of the forthcoming film about Nina Simone says complaints about Zoe Saldana playing the singer reflect an interracial “pathology” established by slave owners. “It’s a tragic past that still exists today,” said Robert L. Johnson, head of the studio releasing “Nina” next month. …

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