Friday , February 23 2018

Entertainment

‘House of Cards,’ ‘Trumbo’ lead SAG noms – NETFLIX tops 2016 field

LOS ANGELES, (RTRS): “Trumbo” and “House of Cards” have dominated the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, taking three nods each. Bleecker Street’s “Trumbo,” a biopic about blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, took nods for best ensemble cast, Bryan Cranston for best actor and Helen Mirren for supporting actress in the role of …

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Sundance unveils Premieres slate – Lineup includes films from James Schamus, Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (RTRS): With a lineup that includes such Sundance alums as Todd Solondz, Whit Stillman, Kenneth Lonergan, Ira Sachs, Kelly Reichardt, Taika Waititi, John Krasinski, Diego Luna, Maggie Greenwald, Joshua Marston, John Carney, Anne Fontaine, Asif Kapadia, Matt Ross and Jim Strouse, it’s shaping up to be …

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Can ‘Force’ offer fans new hope in post-Lucas era? – ‘Most eagerly anticipated movie’

J.J. Abrams has expressed his apprehensiveness over the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” an understandable feeling when you are likely going to be held personally responsible for what is surely the most eagerly anticipated movie in recent memory. Look closer, though, and the director should rest easier — …

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Coppola outlines live cinema plans – ‘Films of the future will be difficult to classify’

MARRAKECH, Dec 8 (RTRS):  At a round table interview at the 15th edition Marrakech Film Festival, jury prexy Francis Ford Coppola revealed details of his upcoming “live cinema” project, whose first trial run, “Distant Vision” was tested June 5 in Oklahoma City Community College and live-streamed to private showings in …

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McKay’s ‘Big Short’ furious – Bet against America pays off

In Adam McKay’s comic and clear-eyed adaption of Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short,” a handful of finance speculators — outsiders and oddballs — predict a downturn in the housing market only to realize, to their horror and immense profit, that they’ve effectively bet against America, and won. It’s a rollicking, …

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LA Critics pick ‘Spotlight’ as best film – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ bags three honors at LAFCA

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (Agencies): The high-octane “Mad Max: Fury Road” might have driven off with the most awards on Sunday, but the Los Angeles Film Critics Association had another in mind for its top film of the year: “Spotlight,” the comparatively subdued drama about the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation into …

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Early year-end kudos reveal wide-open Oscar race – ‘Unpopular Jar Jar Binks won’t appear in ‘Force’’

You want to know what a wide-open Oscar race looks like? Behold: * Best Picture: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Carol” and “Spotlight” * Best Director: Ridley Scott, Todd Haynes and George Miller * Best Actor: Matt Damon, Michael Keaton and Michael Fassbender * Best Actress: Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan and …

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Kennedy Center fetes legends – Star Wars’ creator Lucas gets major US arts award

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (Agencies): Unveiling a variety of touches that broke from longstanding tradition, the Kennedy Center toasted five titans of the performing arts on Sunday in the 38th annual presentation of its Kennedy Center Honors. The careers of director George Lucas, actors Cecily Tyson and Rita Moreno, conductor …

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Lamar storms Grammy nominations – Swift trails with 7 nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (RTRS): California hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar led the Grammy nominations on Monday, scoring 11 nods including album of the year for “To Pimp a Butterfly.” The 28-year-old from Compton, the heart of the Los Angeles rap scene, left country-pop superstar Taylor Swift trailing with seven nominations …

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Marrakech honours Bill Murray – Coppola leads talk at jury’s presser

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 6, (AFP): US actor Bill Murray said as he received a lifetime achievement award at the 15th Marrakech Film Festival that he had a “heavy heart” because of the deadly attacks in France and California. The star of “Groundhog Day” and “Lost in Translation” said Friday he …

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