Friday , November 17 2017

Entertainment

Hasan Manto’s tale to be told – Final ‘Baahubali’ aims to be bigger, more emotional

LOS ANGELES, Oct 6, (RTRS): Nandita Das is the renaissance woman of Indian arts. She is an award-winning film actress (“Fire”, “1947: Earth”) and writer-director (“Firaaq”), a theater playwright-director (“Between the Lines”), has served on the Cannes jury twice, is an honoree of the French government with the Knight of …

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Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ plays man versus machine – It’s a scheme of three-act purity

When is someone going to open a window in Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs”? Alas, wrong operating system. Sorkin has dispensed with the traditional format of the biopic, instead framing the life of the Apple co-founder and turtle-necked tech deity in three backstage dramas ahead of major product launches: the Macintosh …

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‘Pan’s’ Jackman follows Kidman’s advice – ‘I’ve really tried to choose great directors to work with’

Cirque du Soleil performers pose for photographs during a photo call in front of the Royal Albert Hall ahead of the show’s 20th anniversary, on Oct 5. The Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, opens at the venue on Jan 16, 2016 and features a predominately female cast and all-female band. …

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YouTube’s Bratayley family teen star dies

Director Abbas Fahdel attends the 53rd New York Film Festival – ‘Homeland’ at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Oct 5, in New York City. (AFP) LOS ANGELES, Oct 6, (RTRS): Teen YouTube star Caleb Logan LeBlanc, part of the popular “Bratayley” family on YouTube known for posting humorous, wholesome …

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‘Rose’ blooms with Les Films – Kashyap busy

Her first feature “Girgit” with India’s Phat Phish Motion Pictures, reached the stage of eight minutes of animation being produced, but then, “The producer disappeared, that’s why the film never got finished. We’re still looking for him,” says Rao. Animation Rao then reached the production stage with Disney India on …

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‘Spies’ richly recreated period drama – Shyster, enemy spy turned into national heroes

LOS ANGELES, Oct 5, (RTRS): It’s no small feat turning a shyster and an enemy spy into national heroes, but that’s the unique achievement of Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.” If Jimmy Stewart were alive today, the director surely would have asked him to play James Donovan, a noble New …

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S. Korean director Kim looks to China – Filmmaker plans his first multimillion-dollar film

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 5, (AP): For the past two decades, South Korean maverick filmmaker Kim Ki-duk’s low-budget movies have given him international acclaim, highly coveted awards and many controversies. Now, one of the most accomplished and critically acclaimed Asian directors is turning to China to make his first multimillion-dollar …

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‘Homeland’ lets audience identify with ‘enemy’ in Iraq war – Fahdel’s war movie feels like raw home video form

LOS ANGELES, Oct, 5, (RTRS): What would you do if the world’s most fearsome military presence threatened to invade where you live? How does one even begin to prepare for that kind of assault? In “Homeland (Iraq Year Zero),” Baghdad-situated filmmaker Abbas Fahdel offers world audiences an extraordinary opportunity to …

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Woman battles with family secrets in ‘Go Home’ – Chouaib invests in family intrigue

LOS ANGELES, Oct 5, (RTRS): “Go Home,” reads the angry grease-paint message scrawled on the wall of the now-ransacked villa Nada (Golshifteh Farahani) finds upon her return to the Lebanese village where she grew up. Alas, Nada can’t really go home, not now, not ever, in Jihane Chouaib’s slow and …

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Crime writer Mankell dies – Abrams dead

STOCKHOLM, Oct 5, (AP): Henning Mankell, the internationally renowned Swedish crime writer whose books about the gloomy, soul-searching police inspector Kurt Wallander enticed readers around the world, died early Monday, his publisher said. The hesitant figurehead of Scandinavian crime fiction, who last year revealed he had cancer, died in the …

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