Wednesday , October 18 2017

Entertainment

Craig seeks to erase spectre of landmines

NICOSIA, Oct 14, (AFP): Daniel Craig’s latest mission has taken him to Cyprus but not as super spy James Bond, as a UN advocate for the elimination of landmines. The 47-year-old British actor — best known for his role in the 007 series — was visiting the divided Mediterranean island …

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New films scrutinize Brazil’s World Cup legacy – James channels Olympian Owens in ‘Race’ teaser

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 14, (Agencies): Last year’s World Cup in Brazil may have been the “cup of cups” for soccer fans, but for Brazilian taxpayers, who forked out some $11.5 billion for the month-long tournament, its legacy has proven negative, according to two new films. “Brazil vs. Brazil” and …

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Rockers Coheed & Cambria land on Earth – Pianist Kovacevich beats stroke, celebrates 75th birthday

ASBURY PARK, United States, Oct 13, (Agencies): Coheed and Cambria built an avid fan base by creating an epic new galaxy both through hard-charging guitar rock and a parallel series of comic books. But after selling more than 1.5 million albums, events here on Earth — most notably, fatherhood — …

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Indian animators reaping rewards – Witches & thrones

MUMBAI, Oct 13, (RTRS): They call themselves Hollywood’s best-kept secret: India’s animators, long-time partners for the likes of Walt Disney Co, are reaping the rewards of surging demand for visual effects and gaining the confidence to venture out on their own. India’s animation industry generated revenue worth 44.9 billion rupees …

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Volkswagen scandal set for movie produced by DiCaprio – Wilde on fighting to fund her crime drama ‘Meadowland’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 13, (Agencies): Hollywood is planning a movie about Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal, with Leonardo DiCaprio, who has long championed environmental causes, set to produce the film, press reports said Monday. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way have bought the rights to an …

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‘Bridge of Spies’ absorbing slow burn – Tarantino cuts 2 different versions of ‘Hateful Eight’

Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies,” much like its misunderstood litigator, is a film that plays the long game. This complex Cold War drama soaked in shadows, blues, greys and furrowed brows, is a slow burn that challenges the audience to trust where it’s going. In this fictional rendering of how …

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Jackson scores seventh No. 1 album on Billboard

LOS ANGELES, Oct 13, (RTRS): Pop star Janet Jackson scored her seventh No. 1 album on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, making her only the third musician to achieve a chart-topping record in each of the past four decades, Billboard said. “Unbreakable,” Jackson’s eleventh studio album …

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Wolf Totem dropped as China’s Oscar submission – Alibaba Pictures gets ‘Real’ with Korean movie investment

BEIJING, Oct 12, (Agencies): Beijing authorities have dropped Sino-French co-production Wolf Totem as China’s foreign language Oscar submission at the last minute in favour of a romantic comedy, reports said, apparently over concerns it was insufficiently Chinese. Wolf Totem, directed by acclaimed French auteur Jean-Jacques Annaud, is in Mandarin and …

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‘Very Big Shot’ slyly amusing drama – ‘Miles Ahead’ feels the love at NY Film Fest

LOS ANGELES, Oct 12, (RTRS): If the fake-moviemaking ploy from “Argo” were repurposed to disguise a drug-smuggling caper, it might inspire a comedy like “Very Big Shot,” a slyly amusing feature debut from Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya. Beginning as a hard-boiled crime drama, the movie gradually reveals a more …

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‘Truth’ is sort of unknowable mystery – Bush memos may always be a mystery: Vanderbilt

LOS ANGELES, Oct 12, (RTRS): James Vanderbilt, the director of “Truth,” says he hasn’t concluded whether the memos at the heart of the controversy over a 2004 “60 Minutes II” piece on George W. Bush’s National Guard service were real or fake. “I don’t know, and that is one of the …

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