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Entertainment

How ‘Big Short’ puts comic spin on harsh economic story – McKay’s flick makes it clear that Big Bust could happen again

LOS ANGELES , Dec 4, (RTRS): Over the past two weeks I have seen movies dealing with brain injury, child molestation, the Hollywood blacklist, the Bolivian elections and a “doomsday machine.” Little wonder some bankers think of Hollywood itself as a doomsday machine, albeit one that’s taking some interesting chances …

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Coldplay returns to indie roots – New album won’t immediately be available on Spotify

LONDON, Dec 4, (Agencies): British stadium rockers Coldplay will on Friday release their seventh album “A Head Full of Dreams”, which heralds a return to their indie roots and A-List collaborations, including this time with US President Barack Obama. The four-piece band have already given fans a sneak preview of …

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No Kuwaitis hurt in Cairo club bombing that killed 16

CAIRO, Dec 4, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Egypt, Salem Ghesab Al-Zamanan, said on Friday no Kuwaitis were hurt as a result of the bombing that happened in Al-Giza. At least 16 people were killed and three were wounded in the attack in Al-Giza earlier. The ambassador reminded …

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Ajyal makes colorful start with ‘Idol’ – DIFF to mark Deneuve’s career with lifetime achievement award

DOHA, Qatar, Dec 2: Putting the spotlight on young Arab talent and highlighting its commitment to promoting the next generation of filmmakers, the third Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, marked a colourful start at Katara. Until Dec 5, the festival will host the screening of …

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‘Mad Max’ best film of ’15 – Damon named best actor by Board of Review

NEW YORK, Dec 2, (RTRS): Action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road” was named the best film of 2015 on Tuesday by the National Board of Review, a surprise choice by the New York-based body whose list traditionally kicks off the annual Hollywood awards season. Space drama “The Martian” won a …

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Abrams recalls first cut of ‘Force’ – Lucas felt like divorced father watching ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (Agencies): On a recent visit to “The Howard Stern Show,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams recalled his experience of screening the first cut of the movie, which had no visual effects, for Disney execs Bob Iger, Alan Horn and Alan Bergman. “We screened …

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Winslet, Ronan escape into characters in new films – ‘It’s a pleasure to play someone so different to me’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (RTRS): Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet each won acclaim as teenagers. Ronan was 13 when she earned an Oscar nom for “Atonement,” while Winslet was 17 when she burst onto the scene in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures.” In their new films, both use accents that are …

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‘Heneral’ rousing portrait of Luna – Exciting action sequences

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): One of the most expensive and highest-grossing Filipino films of all time, “Heneral Luna” is a rousing, warts-and-all portrait of Gen Antonio Luna, the brilliant and brusque strategist whose command of troops in the Philippine-American War (1899-1902) was cut short by betrayal from within his …

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‘This Changes’ shows global activism against warming – Director Lewis talks why he’s disappointed with President Obama on climate change

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): Canadian director Avi Lewis’s climate change-themed documentary “This Changes Everything,” made in tandem with the eponymous best-seller by journalist and activist Naomi Klein, who is his wife, launched from the Toronto Film Festival in September. It has since screened around the world in the run …

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‘Spotlight’ named best feature – Mirren takes dig at Trump in Gotham Awards speech

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): Helen Mirren spiced up the 2015 Gotham Awards ceremony with an acceptance speech that ranged from bawdy to funny to serious, getting in a dig at Donald Trump while she was at it. She slipped Trump’s name in as she praised the writers who had …

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