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Japanese kabuki to perform in Las Vegas – Bid to spread Japanese art form to global audience

TOKYO, Jan 18, (AFP): Japan’s elaborate all-male kabuki theatre is heading to glitzy Las Vegas for a series of paid shows, organisers said Monday, in a bid to spread the classical Japanese art form to a global audience. Japanese film and theatre company Shochiku said it would present the “Japan …

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Stallone wins for Creed, gets standing ovation – ‘Fury Road’ best action movie

“Somebody already told us we lost best comedy to ‘Carol,’” Apatow laughed. “Trainwreck” did lose best comedy in the end — not to “Carol,” but to “The Big Short.” Schumer, however, did win for best actress in a comedy. Brie Larson, who wasn’t able too attend the event, won best actress for …

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‘Fury Road’, ‘45 Years’ triumph at London Critics Awards – George Miller wins Director of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Jan 18, (RTRS): If key omissions in the BAFTA nominations gave you the idea that Brits had little love for “Mad Max: Fury Road” and “45 Years,” think again. At their annual awards ceremony this evening, the London Film Critics’ Circle fortuitously righted a number of the British …

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Friends … Freedom – Al Saeed a raising voice in a Entertainment

Young Kuwaiti filmmaker Mohammad Al Saeed, is a rising voice in the field of entertainment whose range of work includes fashion films, music videos, and social campaigns. In an interview with the Arab Times, Al Saeed talks about his passion for filmmaking, reveals his cinematic influences, and shares the challenges …

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‘Panda 3’ scores emotionally, visually – Heartwarming end to Po’s saga

Maybe it’s just the “Star Wars” overload talking, but in hindsight, it’s hard not to see “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011) as “The Empire Strikes Back” of animated mammals-and-martial-arts epics: Darker and scarier than the 2008 original, it took the winsome tale of a bouncy black-and-white furball, added traumatic layers …

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‘Robbers’ slick & entertaining – Colorful narratives

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17, (RTRS): Sibling filmmakers Adam and Aaron Nee (“The Last Romantic”) offer an appealing mash-up of quirky whimsy, caper-comedy suspense and wink-wink literary allusions in “Band of Robbers,” a modern-day twist on Mark Twain that reimagines Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as grown-up rascals who never outgrew …

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Versace takes sleek and ‘futuristic’ looks – Designers pay tribute to Bowie

MILAN, Jan 17, (AP): Milan designers paid tribute to music and fashion icon David Bowie as Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next fall and winter continued on Saturday. Costume National designer Ennio Capasa and Roberto Cavalli’s Peter Dundas both said that the musician had often been a font of inspiration, …

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Academy nominates all white actors – Lack of diversity again in Oscar race

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, (RTRS): Last year’s Oscar nominations drew howls of protests for their lack of diversity. This year, it’s even worse. “Creed” was written and directed by the black Ryan Coogler and starred a black man, but the only nominee was a white man. “Straight Outta Compton” had a …

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‘13 Hours’ streers clear of politics – Benghazi author stands by pivotal ‘stand-down’ scene

MIAMI, Jan 16, (AP): The very word “Benghazi” screams politics to most people — especially in this election year. So, is it even possible to make a movie about the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that’s NOT political? “I know it’s possible to MAKE a film about Benghazi that’s …

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that – Obama sees a bit of ‘rebel’ Han Solo in himself

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, (Agencies): Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that it used a wearable wristband on over 100 people in test …

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