Thursday , November 23 2017

Entertainment

‘Witness’ one-man crusade to separate fact from fiction – Solomon’s movie about reclaiming life from death

LOS ANGELES, Oct 7, (RTRS): The 1964 murder of Kitty Genovese by a knife-wielding attacker shook New York City not only because of its graphic violence, but because it was subsequently reported that 38 nearby residents witnessed the assault and chose not to intervene. That narrative was promoted by editor …

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Cropper, Cash receive ‘stars’ – Lennon b’day

NASHVILLE, Tenn, Oct 7, (Agencies): Country stars Miranda Lambert and the late Johnny Cash, along with famed blues musician Steve Cropper, were honored Tuesday for helping to build Music City’s reputation as a home for artists of any genre. The three musicians, along with Gaylord Entertainment business executive E.W. “Bud” …

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Asian masterpieces, ferry tragedy at fest

BFF’s Asian project market wraps up with award winners BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 7, (Agencies): South Korea’s second-largest city is in a festive mood as the Busan Film Festival passes the midpoint. The latter half of Asia’s largest film festival will be spiced up with French celebrities in celebration of …

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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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