Wednesday , December 13 2017

Entertainment

‘Truth’ screening lures impressive guests – Redford portrays venerable CBS news anchor

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): Wednesday night’s swanky Midtown screening of newsroom drama “Truth” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art lured out a few impressive guests. “I literally heard someone say, as I walked in back there, ‘Forget Robert Redford, forget Cate Blanchett — Dan Rather is here!” announced …

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Prudhomme dies age 75 – Chef sensation

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 9, (AP): At K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pick-up truck and come back loaded down with supplies reflecting his native Cajun cuisine. Way before farm-to-table was hip in the foodie crowd, …

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Cavill, Evans join war drama ‘Sand Castle’ – Anderson makes first foray into nonfiction terrain

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): Henry Cavill and Luke Evans will co-star with Nicholas Hoult in the war drama “Sand Castle.” The film will be directed by Fernando Coimbra, who helmed several episodes of Netflix’s “Narcos,” with Chris Roessner penning the script. Mark Gordon will produce through his Mark Gordon …

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Blanchett politically sensitive in ‘Truth’ – Movie re-ignites heated debate over ‘60 Minutes II’ scandal

LOS ANGELES, Oct 7, (RTRS): Monday night’s screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Truth” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences marked a one-year anniversary from the date when production for the Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford drama first started. “I got a Facebook reminder today about it,” noted producer Brad …

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Fukunaga stuns with powerful ‘Beasts’ – Grounded horror shown artfully, purposefully

The story of the child soldier is not one that the movies have been clamoring to tell. What could be gleaned from giving this insidious reality a narrative platform? The hardening of a young soul in this context is not something that can or should be observed casually, after all, …

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‘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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