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Wednesday , August 21 2019


‘Pete’s Dragon’ stays earthbound

After an exhausting summer buffet of set pieces, superheroes and whatever s-word you might use for “Suicide Squad”, the gentle “Pete’s Dragon” is a welcome …

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Migrant crisis, politics headline Gdansk Shakespeare festival

The migration crisis, the Israeli- Palestinian conflict and censorship in Iran were among the themes woven into Shakespearean classics performed in Poland’s port city of …

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24 treated after eating ‘drug candy’ at concert

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug 7, (AP): Two dozen concertgoers in northeast Ohio suffered medical symptoms Saturday after they ate candy laced with a drug found in …

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Fox moves ahead with spy thriller ‘Jake Ellis’

LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, (RTRS): Fox is moving ahead with its spy thriller “Who Is Jake Ellis?” movie project, tapping Josh Mond (“James White”) to …

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Prince’s ex-wife wants to keep records sealed

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug 5, (AP): Attorneys for Prince’s ex-wife Manuela Testolini are arguing that records from the couple’s 2006 divorce should remain sealed. Testolini appeared in …

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Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic’ gets sequel

LOS ANGELES Aug 4, (RTRS): The second movie in the Harry Potter spinoff series “Fantastic Beasts” will be released in November 2018, Hollywood movie studio …

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Day-glo superhero circus in ‘Squad’

The superhero movie is at a strange crossroads. It generally either takes itself too seriously (“Man of Steel,” “Batman v Superman”) or delights in not …

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Syrian child actor killed in Aleppo – ‘Aleppan’s’ Abtini had become a local celebrity

BEIRUT, Aug 1, (AP): The sit-com is a little like “I Love Lucy,” starring a comic housewife who gets into shenanigans and bickers with her …

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‘The Wailing’ wins top prize at Bucheon Fest

LOS ANGELES, July 31, (RTRS): Local director Na Hong-jin’s “The Wailing” was named as winner of the Bucheon Choice award at the 20th Bucheon International …

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Comedy ‘Bad Moms’ comes up short

The comedy “Bad Moms” fancies itself a “Hangover” for the PTA set. And, while a wild send-up of modern parental perfection — that insidious idea …

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