Thursday , September 20 2018


5 box office takeaways at mid-year

Sizzling superheroes, comedy fatigue LOS ANGELES, June 30, (RTRS): The box office is booming, and it’s all thanks to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Merc with a Mouth, and everyone’s favorite crime-fighting family. Mid-way through 2018, domestic ticket sales are up more than 8%, topping out at nearly $6 billion through …

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Al-Nour working on two artistic projects

KUWAIT CITY, June 30: Actress Nour is working on two artistic projects, both of which are drama series. The first is currently being filmed but its name has not been determined yet. The second is being prepared to be filmed in the coming period in preparation for its screening in …

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In ‘Soldado,’ an equally bleak ‘Sicario’

Stephen King’s ‘Boogeyman’ movie in the works There’s an oppressive bleakness to the brutal action-thriller “Sicario: Day of the Soldado.” But with faces like Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro, what are you going to do? Amid the dust cloud of violence that settles over the “Sicario” sequel, nothing stands …

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‘I want to be the next Rock’

Shaq on his Hollywood plans Shaquille O’Neal is already known by many names. Superman. The Diesel. The Big Aristotle. But he would like to add another to the list: Movie Star. In “Uncle Drew,” which opens Friday, he plays one of the former basketball stars (all of them real pros …

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A survivalist father’s tale in ‘Trace’

Debra Granik stays off the beaten path CANNES, France, June 26, (Agencies): Born in Massachusetts, raised outside Washington DC and a resident of New York, director Debra Granik has lived a filmmaking life more intrepid than her own. Her films, fictional and documentary, have taken place in upstate New York, …

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‘Bollywood Oscars’ honors Sridevi

‘Jurassic World’ actor Khan wins Indian film award BANGKOK, June 25, (Agencies): Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India’s movie awards in Bangkok, winning best actress at the celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death. Sridevi was considered one of …

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Baker, H.E.R, Mill shine at BET Awards

‘Black Panther’ wins best movie The 2018 BET Awards barely handed out any trophies with big stars like Cardi B, Drake and Kendrick Lamar absent, but the show included superior performances by rising singer H.E.R, rapper Meek Mill and gospel artist Yolanda Adams, who paid tribute to Anita Baker and …

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Int’l Music Festival honors late Kuwaiti composer Al-Marzouq

The International Music Festival opened at Abdulhussain Abdulredha Theater Saturday by honoring late Kuwaiti composer Marzouq Al-Marzouq. The festival’s first day included 13 songs, nine of them composed by Al-Marzouq. Dr Bader Al-Duweesh, Assistant Secretary-General for Art in the National Council for Culture, Art and Letters, told reporters on sidelines …

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Pattinson elevates western ‘Damsel’

Jordan attempts to rewrite history in ‘Creed II’ trailer Pitiful men pin their hopes on delusions of romance in David and Nathan Zellner’s clever and melancholy western “Damsel,” an offbeat odyssey about the foolhardiness of believing in the “damsel in distress.” The Zellner brothers’ last film, “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” …

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Archaeologists scour Woodstock ’69 concert field

Experts to map out ‘historic stage’ BETHEL, NY, June 21, (Agencies): Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand …

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