Friday , October 20 2017

Entertainment

Dion new songs appeal gets 4K entries – Springsteen to release scrapped album in ‘River’ box

PARIS, Oct 17, (Agencies): A public appeal by Celine Dion for new songs for her next album in French has been met with a flood of offered tunes, according to a former Canadian media boss close to the singer’s manager. Around 4,000 songs were sent to Dion’s website and management …

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Docudrama on Mexico’s missing students causes stir – ‘Night of Iguala’ exploits tragedy

Mexico City, Oct 17, (AFP): Even before hitting movie screens, a docudrama about the disappearance of 43 college students raised hackles in Mexico for echoing the government’s disputed conclusions in the case. Survivors say “La Noche de Iguala” (The Night of Iguala) exploits the tragedy and paints the students as …

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Fukunaga beats obstacles in ‘Beasts’ – New De Niro film in the works: Scorsese

LOS ANGELES, Oct 17, (Agencies): With actors not turning up on set, crew sicknesses, equipment going missing and unpredictable weather, the filming of war drama “Beasts of No Nation” is fast becoming a captivating tale in itself. “There were distinct, daily moments where I sat there completely demoralized, thinking this …

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‘Room’ path to screen unusual – Difficult to adapt

LOS ANGELES, Oct 17, (RTRS): When Emma Donoghue’s novel “Room” was published in 2010, it became an instant sensation, landing on several bestseller lists and inspiring an avid following. Readers fell in love with the story of Jack, a five-year-old boy who has lived his entire life in a single …

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‘Weeknd’ & ‘Uptown’ lead Soul Train noms

NEW YORK, Oct 17, (AP): The Weeknd and the duo behind “Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, are tied for five nominations each at the Soul Train Awards this year on Nov 6. All three share nominations for Video of the Year, Song of the Year and The Ashford …

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Japan horror king Nakata returns with evil doll – ‘Spine-chillingly claustrophobic’

TOKYO, Oct 16, (AFP): Japanese horror director Hideo Nakata, best known for terrifying audiences by bringing the vengeful demon Sadako through a television set in the smash-hit movie “Ring”, wants to make a romantic comedy. But the godfather of the “J-horror” genre is not ditching his day job just yet …

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‘Room’ finds uplifting message – ‘India’s Daughter’ gets Streep’s backing for Oscar

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16, (RTRS): After exploring drug addiction, depression and suicide in his previous films, Irish director Lenny Abrahamson found his most “uplifting” movie in “Room,” a harrowing tale of a young woman held hostage for seven years in her neighbor’s garden shed. Abrahamson, known for independent films such …

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Cuba-based band plays at White House – a first in 50 years

The groovy sounds of a Cuba-based musical band wafted through the White House on Thursday for the first time in more than 50 years. The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club performed at a White House reception Thursday to mark Hispanic Heritage Month and the 25th anniversary of the White House …

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Jarre delves into genre’s ‘DNA’ – Electronic music pioneer seeks to trace evolution

NEW YORK, Oct 16, (AFP): When Jean-Michel Jarre helped create electronic music in the 1970s, the sound came off as revolutionary. With the genre now increasingly mainstream, Jarre is seeking to trace its evolution. In an album to be released Friday, Jarre’s first of new material in eight years, the …

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‘York’ star Leslie dies – Zimmerman drowns

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16, (RTRS): Joan Leslie Caldwell, best known by her stage name of Joan Leslie, has died at age 90. The actress starred in over 30 films — her breakout role came at the age of 15, when she appeared in “High Sierra” with Humphrey Bogart. Some of …

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