Entertainment

‘Season’ highlights female empowerment – Tear-drenched sports melodrama

‘The Miracle Season’ is a sports film — and by that, I don’t just mean that it’s a drama sprinkled with faith-based fairy dust (though you don’t have to look hard between the lines to see that it is). I mean that it’s a movie of fundamentalist feel-good fervor. Set …

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Cardi’s ‘Invasion’ fierce, personal – Singers reimagine John hits on 2 albums

NEW YORK, April 7, (AP): The anticipation around Cardi B’s debut album has been scorching hot, so when breakthrough artist finally debuted the full album, she told the DJ to make sure the sound level was perfect. “DJ, make it a little loud ’cause I don’t feel it in my …

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Indian court grants bail to Bollywood star Salman Khan

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court has granted bail to Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who spent the past two days in prison after he was convicted of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago. Judge Ravindra Kumar Joshi on Saturday ordered Khan to sign a surety bond …

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H’wood French film fest showcases women’s triumphs – Jeonju lineup reveals complexity of film selection in Asia

LOS ANGELES, April 4, (Agencies): The world’s largest festival of French film hits Hollywood this month embracing the #MeToo moment with a line-up dedicated to the country’s best female filmmaking talent. The 22nd COLCOA is offering a record 86 films, television shows, digital series and virtual reality experiences, many never …

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Symphony ‘celebrates’ sounds of Philadelphia – SKorea musicians return

PHILADELPHIA, April 4, (Agencies): A symphony debuting this week both captures and celebrates the distinctive sounds and sizzle of Philadelphia, from veteran radio announcer Merrill Reese’s call of the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory to a cook chopping steak on the grill at one of this city’s iconic cheesesteak joints. Composer …

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Carter feted with ‘Hollywood star’

LOS ANGELES, April 4, (AFP): Actress Lynda Carter, who played superhero Wonder Woman in the 1970s, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday. “It will be here forever, and maybe it needs to say Wonder Woman, or maybe not, we’ll see. Hopefully this character …

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Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison for poaching rare deer

NEW DELHI (AP) — Bollywood star Salman Khan was convicted Thursday of poaching rare deer in a wildlife preserve two decades ago and sentenced to five years in prison. The busy actor contends he did not shoot the two blackbuck deer in the western India preserve in 1998 and was …

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‘Quiet Place’ intoxicatingly creepy – ‘Chappaquiddick’ looks into American tragedy

Let’s start with a popcorn warning. If you’re bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into “A Quiet Place,” just be aware that you’ll be hearing every single crunch. That’s because much of John Krasinski’s ingeniously creepy new film, in which he stars alongside his real-life better half, Emily Blunt, …

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‘Letters’ shows Iraq thru eyes of UK British explorer who shaped it

BAGHDAD, April 3, (RTRS): “Letters from Baghdad,” a documentary on Gertrude Bell, the British writer, explorer, spy and political officer who helped shape modern Iraq, had its first screening in the country on Monday, drawing loud applause from an audience of academics, diplomats, journalists and others. The documentary shows hitherto …

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Deadmau5 ‘releases’ new orchestral album – Ronson to be honored

LOS ANGELES, April 3, (RTRS): This past Friday, electronic music superstar Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) released an exclusive orchestral rendition of his work. “Where’s The Drop,” featuring Deadmau5 tracks like “Imaginary Friends,” “Ira,” “Superbia” and more, composed and arranged by Greg Reveret, is the fulfillment of a years-long dream …

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