Monday , January 22 2018

Entertainment

‘Felt’ looks at man behind Deep Throat – Landesman’s film prompts questions of Watergate whistleblower

As a lifetime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and No. 2 to J. Edgar Hoover, Mark Felt was not exactly an ordinary man, but he was, it seems, a highly unlikely candidate to topple a presidency. Felt was the man behind Deep Throat, the Watergate whistleblower who led Bob Woodward …

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Gunning for the Grammy: Demi Lovato wants to win – Singer finds her groove on ‘Tell Me’

NEW YORK, Sept 27, (AP): Before heading into the studio for her sixth album, Demi Lovato began to overthink her singing career and she felt burnt out. What helped her refuel? A Grammy nomination. The 25-year-old singer, who released her debut in 2008 at 16, earned her first nomination at …

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UN taps superheroine Burka Avenger to fight extremism – Series presents veil as a symbol of female empowerment

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25, (RTRS): She has already captured hearts across Asia by taking on corrupt politicians and fighting bad guys who tried to shut girls’ schools — and now even the United Nations has been wowed by a superheroine whose only weapons are pens and books. Move over Superman …

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Earnest social-issue drama – Visa-motivated courtship in ‘Charmer’

The visa-motivated courtship of convenience has been the subject of many a romantic comedy, though when you consider the bleak reality of the situation, it’s hardly a laughing matter: For one’s life and location to hang in the balance, determined by cold governmental paperwork and the fickle whims of a …

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Soulchild doubles down on love – Martin packs love, humor in Album

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, “The Long-Awaited Album” (Rounder Records). There’s a lot of excellent music on Steve Martin’s new bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, which is good news considering five of the collection’s 14 tracks are instrumentals. Sometimes, though, to quote Gloria Estefan, words get …

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Bollywood’s ‘Deadly Dutt’ back on screens after jail time – Hanks to star in remake of ‘A Man Called Ove’

MUMBAI, Sept 23, (Agencies): Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Indian cinema screens Friday in his first film since serving four years in prison for possessing weapons supplied by gangsters behind the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. The disgraced star, 58, plays the role of a father who seeks revenge for …

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Worlds of Islam, MJ collide in film – ‘Journey’ goes inside the mind of suicide bomber

CAIRO, Sept 23, (Agencies): An Egyptian ultraconservative Muslim preacher hears on his car radio news of the death of Michael Jackson, the pop singer he idolized in his teens, and he becomes so distraught he crashes his car. The news of the passing of the King of Pop is the …

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‘Kingsman’ aggressively stylish – ‘Golden Circle’ takes absurdity to new high

As if the original “Kingsman” weren’t cartoony enough, with its blade-legged lady assassin and gratuitous exploding-heads finale, the sequel has gone and pushed the franchise’s cheeky brand of absurdity even farther. The goofiness begins with the resurrection of two important characters, whose unequivocal deaths we witnessed in the first movie. …

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There’s lot of soul in Wide – Rhett debuts atop chart

Michael McDonald, “Wide Open” (BMG) There’s lot of soul in Michael McDonald’s latest album, “Wide Open,” and this time most it is his own. After three records of Motown covers and modern standards, as well as a Christmas album, McDonald has crafted a superior collection of his own songwriting collaborations, …

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‘Three Billboards’ wins at Toronto fest – ‘Operation Mekong’ bags China’s Golden Rooster Prize

TORONTO, Canada, Sept 18, (Agencies): Martin McDonagh’s darkly hilarious drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” won the Toronto Film Festival’s audience prize for best picture on Sunday, giving it a leg up in the race for the Oscars. The rage-fueled film stars Frances McDormand as a frustrated and grieving mother, …

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