Monday , December 18 2017

Entertainment

‘My All-American’ tribute to football legend – Based on fact … mired in cliches

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily …

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‘My All-American’ tribute to football legend – Based on fact … mired in cliches

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): Based on fact but mired in cliches, “My All-American” pays respectful tribute to U. of Texas football legend Freddie Steinmark (1949-71) with the sort of on-the-nose sincerity that transforms biography into hagiography. It’s not easily categorized as faith-based entertainment, despite repeated references to Steinmark’s daily …

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Radcliffe gets ‘Star’ – Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Nov 13, (RTRS): The boy who played Harry Potter has moved on. And while “Potter” author J.K. Rowling is about to bow a play that is a sequel to her franchise, Daniel Radcliffe says he hasn’t kept up with what the story is about. “I’m definitely interested in …

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Memphis essentials include history, music – Tennessee city capital of blues … soul

MEMPHIS, Tenn, Nov 13, (AP): This city loves its music. It protects its history. Travelers to Memphis need to know the basics of this Tennessee city nestled along the Mississippi River. It is a capital of blues, rock and roll and soul music, a gritty city where influential musicians like B.B. …

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Man granted wish to see ‘Force’ dies – Abrams knows he’s driving ‘Star Wars’ fans crazy with teasers

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 11, (RTRS): The terminally ill Texas man and “Star Wars” fan who was granted his dying wish to see the new “The Force Awakens” film before it comes out in theaters has died, just a few days after viewing the movie, the man’s wife said in a …

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DIFF picks Bouajila for lifetime honor – Budding director from UAE scoops top prize in Image Nation

DUBAI, Nov 11: The Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) revealed that Sami Bouajila, the award-winning French-Tunisian actor, will be the recipient of this year’s prestigious Arab Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his incredible contributions to cinema. Bouajila is an internationally acclaimed actor whose impressive filmography spans three decades and boasts an …

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Pink diamond ring sells for $28.5 mln

GENEVA, Nov 11, (AP): An unidentified Chinese buyer purchased a 16.08-carat vivid pink diamond at auction for 28.7 million Swiss francs ($28.5 million) including fees on Tuesday, a record price for a stone of that type, Christie’s said. The cushion-shaped diamond, set in a ring and rounded with a double …

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Post-apocalyptic ‘Fallout 4’ a blast – More crafty Croft in latest ‘Tomb Raider’

The apocalypse is coming. And whether it’s brought about by nuclear war, global warming or a zombie virus, you can be sure of one thing: Life afterward is going to be a bummer. Unless you wake up in the world of “Fallout.” Sure, there are feral ghouls and giant scorpions …

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Sharif’s last film to premiere at DIFF – Dubai fest celebrates legendary actor’s legacy

DUBAI, Nov 10: The legacy of renowned Egyptian actor Omar Sharif will be celebrated at the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) this December through the world premiere screening of his last film, ‘1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham’. Sharif, whose passing in July saddened …

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