Tuesday , January 23 2018

Entertainment

Swiss Oscar entry ‘Iraqi Odyssey’ bought by Typecast – Oscar puts 10 docu shorts on its short list

LOS ANGELES, Oct 27, (RTRS): Typecast Films has acquired US rights to the documentary “Iraqi Odyssey,” Switzerland’s entry for the Academy Awards in the foreign language film category. The movie will be released in New York and Los Angeles on Nov 27 before expanding nationwide in 2016. Typecast Films will …

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Pentatonix edges Lovato for top spot – Pharrell dedicates ‘Freedom’ to migrants

NEW YORK, Oct 27, (Agencies): Texas a cappella group Pentatonix beat former Disney Channel star Demi Lovato to the top spot on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with its self-titled album. It was the first No 1 album for the five-person group, who won the NBC …

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A look at lost ‘007 movies’ – Hitchcock’s Bond

“It was Ian Fleming’s idea to contact Hitchcock,” said Chris Wright, co-host of the popular James Bond Radio podcast. “He sent a telegram to Hitchcock through a mutual friend, asking if he’d be interested in directing Bond’s movie debut.” That project was an early version of “Thunderball.” Fleming’s telegram described …

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Prince invites fans to party at Paisley Park – Singer shedding reclusive reputation

CHANHASSEN, Minn, Oct 27, (AP): Prince seems to be shedding his reclusive reputation and becoming a party animal. In recent weeks the superstar has hosted late-night jam sessions where he serenaded Madonna, celebrated the Minnesota Lynx’s WNBA championship and showcased his latest protege, singer Judith Hill. Hundreds of fans descended …

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Bieber dominates MTV Europe Awards – Swift triumphs again

MILAN, Oct 26, (Agencies): Hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise winners Sunday for Best Video at the MTV Europe Music Awards in a show dominated by Justin Bieber. In a field that included superstar Taylor Swift, who had the most nominations of the night, the Seattle-based duo …

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‘Jobs’ too brainy, too cold to make it a success – Irish actor lacks drawing power to open the picture

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26, (RTRS): When Amy Pascal allowed “Steve Jobs” to leave Sony for Universal, the studio chief fretted that she had let a modern day “Citizen Kane” slip through her fingers. The strikingly literate biopic about the Apple co-founder was brilliant she noted, but after Leonardo DiCaprio and …

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‘Spectre’ makes glittering debut in UK – Daniel Craig: Is the blond Bond getting bored?

LONDON, Oct 26, (AFP): James Bond returns to the silver screen on Monday in “Spectre” at a glittering premiere in London, expected to be attended by members of Britain’s royal family. Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry are among the guests due at the opening night for …

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Oak Ridge Boys, Browns enter Hall of Fame – Brooks, Yearwood honor new inductees

NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Oct 26, (AP): The sound of voices in synch filled the air as two of country music’s greatest vocal harmony groups, the Oak Ridge Boys and the Browns, along with the late gifted guitarist Grady Martin were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday night. …

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Roth in talks with Franco – Film partnership

LOS ANGELES, Oct 26, (RTRS): Laurelled with big prizes at Berlin, Cannes and Venice — Mexico’s Lucia Films, co-founded by Michel Franco (“After Lucia,” “Chronic”), is in talks with Tim Roth for at least two films as Lucia also eyes its entry into TV production. Rolling off the Franco-directed “Chronic,” …

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‘Star Wars’, ‘Bridge of Spies’ square off – Oscar race for best production design dominated by ornate period

This year’s Oscar race for best production design (nee “best art direction”) is once again dominated by ornate period and fantasy flourishes, with some notable contemporary work to boot. Contenders take us from the 1820s American wilderness to Mars to a galaxy far, far away, leaving the designers branch of …

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