Saturday , October 20 2018


Fallen Japan idol emerges as survivor – Nori-P overcomes ‘bullying’ culture

TOKYO, March 1, (AFP): Former pop idol Noriko Sakai, who fell spectacularly from grace after being arrested on drugs charges, is a rare breed in Japan: a female celebrity who has suffered public humiliation and survived. The swift demise of mixed-race sweetheart Becky over an alleged affair with a married …

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‘Revenant’ of Mexico films – Cinema revival

MEXICO CITY,  March 1, (AFP): Call it cinema’s revenant: Left for dead two decades ago, Mexico’s movie industry is now thriving under a golden generation of film-makers who have scooped up Oscars for three years in a row. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu became only the third director to win back-to-back Oscars, …

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Irrfan Khan climbs into Farooki’s ‘No Bed of Roses’ – Bona poised to release ‘Revenant’, ‘Room’ in China

LOS ANGELES, March 1, (RTRS): Indian star Irrfan Khan (“Jurassic World,” “Life of Pi”) will play the lead role in Bangladeshi director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s Bengali and English language “No Bed of Roses” (“Doob” in Bengali). The cast also includes Nusrat Imroz Tisha, star of Farooki’s “Third Person Singular Number” …

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Oscar goes to Pakistan film ‘Girl’ on honor killings – Tragic tale of Winehouse wins best docu feature

HOLLYWOOD, United States, Feb 29, (Agencies): A documentary about a Pakistani girl shot in the face by her own family won an Oscar on Sunday, after helping persuade the government to fight so-called “honor killings.” “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” won the Academy Award for best …

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Oscars crown ‘Spotlight’ as best film – DiCaprio finally nabs Oscar gold

HOLLYWOOD, United States, Feb 29, (Agencies): Leonardo DiCaprio won his long-awaited first Oscar for revenge epic “The Revenant” Sunday but journalism drama “Spotlight” took best picture in a surprising end to Hollywood’s glittering awards season. The night was overshadowed by a simmering race row, addressed head-on by black host Chris …

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Plenty of sparkle on Oscars red carpet – Bold colors, soft shades

The year’s biggest night for red carpet glamour included something for everybody in bold color and soft shades, frothy wonders and sleek, body hugging looks. And there was, of course, plenty of sparkle. “I was really taken by the super fitted dresses, the very long and lean silhouettes,” said Eric …

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‘Spotlight’ wins big at Spirit Awards – Larson bags Best Actress Award

SANTA MONICA, Calif, (Agencies): The 31st Independent Film Spirit Awards provided a clear rebuke to the less diverse Oscars, bestowing awards on “Beasts of No Nation” co-stars Idris Elba and Abraham Attah and “Tangerine” star Mya Taylor, making her the first transgender actress to win at the annual awards. The …

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The best, worst films of Hughes – ‘Pretty in Pink’ at 30

LOS ANGELES, Feb 28, (RTRS): Before movies like “Say Anything” and “Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and TV shows like “Dawson’s Creek” and “My So Called Life,” John Hughes’ classic high school romance “Pretty in Pink” dared to depict teenage love with a poignancy and truthfulness that felt both natural …

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‘Star Wars’, ‘Revenant’ among big winners at MPSE Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb 28, (RTRS): As awards season builds to Sunday night’s big finale, the Motion Picture Sound Editors held their 63rd Golden Reel Awards Saturday night at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “The Revenant” tied for best feature sound editing FX and Foley, …

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‘Rival Sons’ rocks blues – Album ready

NEW YORK, Feb 28, (AFP): When Black Sabbath pioneered heavy metal, the deafening, gloomy guitar sounded fresh but borrowed heavily from the blues. In choosing an opening act for its final tour, the legendary band has come full circle. Rival Sons, personally selected by frontman Ozzy Osbourne for Black Sabbath’s …

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