Wednesday , September 19 2018


Asian Film Awards honor best of region’s filmmaking – Festival focuses beyond Japan, Hong Kong

LOS ANGELES, March 12, (RTRS): Some film awards ceremonies seem entirely designed to be a component of the Oscar race. Other pageants reward national champions and are largely fashioned to drive ratings on local TV. But the Asian Film Awards, a pan-regional event — which falls too late to influence …

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H’wood learns new storytelling for VR – Subtle cues drive the action

LOS ANGELES, March 12, (AP): What happens to a film’s story when blades of grass are more interesting than the plot? When you can lean in so close to an actor you ought to feel their breath? When a few simple steps around a room can make you dizzy? Virtual …

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Nails may not survive ‘10 Cloverfield’ – Thorne, Sage to star in Awesomeness Films thriller ‘You Get Me’

LOS ANGELES, March 11, (Agencies): I’d like to apologize to those who were sitting next to me for my aggressive popcorn munching during “10 Cloverfield Lane,” the new J.J. Abrams-produced nail-biter starring a creepier John Goodman than you’ve ever seen (and that’s saying something.) You see, the popcorn was a …

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Faith & hope in ‘Miracles’ – Family strength

LOS ANGELES, March 11, (RTRS): When the faith-based movie “Miracles From Heaven” had its world bow in Los Angeles at the ArcLight Cinemas, it was an atypical Hollywood premiere. Sure, there was a red carpet and beautifully attired stars, but the general mood and feel of the evening was markedly …

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‘Blackbird’ with Daniels, Williams is brilliant – Michaels to direct New Rockettes show

NEW YORK, March 11, (Agencies): It turns out there is a place more uncomfortable to be on Broadway than a bullet-ridden hut watching women try to preserve their humanity. That would be among the audience watching the harrowing — and absolutely brilliant — revival of “Blackbird.” David Harrower’s play is …

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‘Eye’ stars Paul, Mirren debate drone warfare – Late Alan Rickman honored

LOS ANGELES, March 11, (RTRS): As explored in Bleecker Street’s new political thriller “Eye in the Sky,” drone warfare is one of the most hotly debated issues in the modern geopolitical landscape. The film depicts an international mission to take out a terrorist in South Africa with a drone strike …

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Assassin’s ‘versatility’ on Reggaetivity album – Surf’s ‘You’ refines power pop

Assassin, “Theory of Reggaetivity”, (Sound Age Entertainment) One of Jamaica’s most underrated yet diverse and creative lyricists, Assassin A.K.A. Agent Sasco releases his first studio album in almost a decade. In a transition from dancehall, the artist turns his multi-talented hand to releasing a completely reggae album called “Theory of …

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Field plays woman still coming of age – Nearing 70, actress remains crisp and brilliant

NEW YORK, March 10, (Agencies): It sounds like a misprint, but it’s not: Sally Field has headlined just one movie in the last two decades. The reasons why are many. Hollywood doesn’t exactly churn out good parts for middle-aged or older actresses, even for beloved two-time Oscar winners. Field has …

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‘10 Cloverfield’ tense, unexpectedly human-scaled movie – ‘Self-contained story’

LOS ANGELES, March 10, (RTRS): Watching “Cloverfield,” the 2008 found-footage disaster movie about an alien invader on the streets of New York, it was hard to root for human characters who generally seemed bent on taking the stupidest course of action possible, and recording their stupidity for future generations to …

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James charms his way to top – The fairytale rise of singer

PARIS, March 10, (AFP): “In Ireland everything happens in pubs,” says Gavin James, widely seen as the next big singer songwriter. That was certainly true for him. It was against the hubbub of laughter and conversation that the young red-haired singer honed his delicate, angelic voice and where one night …

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