Monday , October 22 2018


Anti-terrorism lawyer Flatow flick in the work at AG Capital – ‘New Odyssey’ tale of refugee crisis

LOS ANGELES/LONDON, March 4, (RTRS): Colin Callender’s production company Playground has secured the rights to Guardian journalist Patrick Kingsley’s book “The New Odyssey — The Story of Europe’s Refugee Crisis”. The company is developing the property as a major TV drama series though its UK office, which is headed by …

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‘Fun Home’ knocks out crew musical takes during Spotify visit

The Broadway musical “Fun Home” had fun at a different home when cast members went to Spotify’s New York headquarters and knocked out new takes on their Tony Award-winning songs. The result, available online Friday, marks the first time a Broadway show has participated in Spotify Sessions, the music service’s …

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‘London Has Fallen’ a ludicrous sequel on steroids – Jaw-droppingly shameless, kind of a riot

LOS ANGELES, March 4, (AP): “ ” never pretends to be anything it’s not. The sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s big, dumb and kind of fun “Olympus Has Fallen,” is bigger, dumber, jaw-droppingly shameless and also kind of a riot. It is just so spectacularly clichéd and over-the-top that all you …

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‘Dragon Arrives’ so far, so strange – ‘Dragon Arrives’ so far, so strange

LOS ANGELES, March 4, (RTRS): Not everything can get away with an exclamation point in the title, but the chipper punctuation of “A Dragon Arrives!” feels appropriately emphatic for a film that doesn’t announce itself timidly on any stylistic level. So eccentric, in fact, is the enticing fusion of genres, …

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‘Son of Saul’ director says Oscar could be ‘poisoned gift’

Winning an Oscar could be a “poisoned gift” and it will take a great effort to avoid being crushed by the honor, the director of the Hungarian film that won the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, said Wednesday. “Son of Saul” director Laszlo Nemes said he would put the …

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‘WTF’ puts focus on journalists – Fey’s film looks inside war reporting

LOS ANGELES, March 3, (Agencies): On Tuesday night, Paramount’s latest release “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” took over the AMC Lincoln Loews Lincoln Square theater. The film, starring Tina Fey — who also produced with longtime “Saturday Night Live” collaborator Lorne Michaels — brought out several familiar faces from the “SNL” world …

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Miramax sold to Qatar-based beIN Media Group – Indie Sales teams with ‘Ernest’ producer on ‘Panchamama’

LOS ANGELES, March 3, (Agencies): Miramax, the film studio behind hundreds of hit movies including “Pulp Fiction” and “Chicago”, has been sold to the Doha-based BeIN Media Group, the companies announced on Wednesday. BeIN, which runs sports networks and movie channels in 24 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, …

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Iranian musician concert disrupted – German concert goers hurl insults at Esfahani

FRANKFURT, March 3, (Agencies): One of Germany’s leading concert halls has expressed shock after a performance by an Iranian harpsichord virtuoso ended in a tumult with disgruntled concertgoers shouting at him to “speak in German”. “I was shocked and flabbergasted,” the head of Cologne’s prestigious Philharmonic Hall, Louwrens Langevoort, told …

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Iran’s law of retaliation in ‘Lantouri’ – Dormishian’s film a tough watch

LOS ANGELES, March 2, (RTRS): Unreeling with near-cyclonic force in a nonlinear style, “Lantouri” marks another ambitious examination of the churning frustrations of Iran’s disenfranchised younger generation from multihyphenate Reza Dormishian (“I’m Not Angry”). At its most basic level, this social drama is about lex talionis, the “eye for an …

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Stones to play free concert in Cuba – Lamar to headline fresh New York festival

LONDON, March 2, (Agencies): The Rolling Stones on Tuesday announced a free concert in Cuba in what is likely to be one of the biggest shows ever both for the island and the rock legends. The March 25 concert will take place four days after a historic visit by US …

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