Monday , November 20 2017

Entertainment

Nakajima, who played original ‘Godzilla’ dies – Most successful ‘export’

TOKYO, Aug 8, (Agencies): He stomped over miniature bridges and buildings in a rubber suit and gave the world Godzilla, the fire-breathing, screeching monster that became Japan’s star cultural export and an enduring symbol of the pathos and destruction of the nuclear age. Haruo Nakajima, who portrayed Godzilla in the …

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Tenderness, brutality exist side-by-side in ‘Birdshot’ – Red delivers compelling study in loss of innocence

Tenderness and brutality exist side-by-side in “Birdshot,” the impressive second feature by young Filipino filmmaker Mikhail Red (“Rekorder”). Intertwining the stories of a farm girl who unwittingly kills a protected bird and an idealistic rookie cop who succumbs to corruption during a missing persons investigation, Red delivers a compelling study …

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‘Glass’ well-told biopic on Walls – Harrelson gives powerful performance

You know that feeling that comes when a well-told biopic reaches the end and you finally see photos of the real-life figures behind the characters, where you can’t help but marvel at how thoroughly the actors seem to have absorbed the people they’re playing? “The Glass Castle” wraps with one …

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‘Ingrid’ satirizes social media envy perils – Film delves into painful reality of digital life

Have you ever been jealous of someone on Instagram? Or gone down a spiral of late night scrolling that starts out as voyeurism and ends in despair? That’s the sensation captured in “Ingrid Goes West,” a new indie film out Friday that skewers both sides of the social media equation …

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New tech strikes right chord in SIGGRAPH winner ‘Song’ – Estonia’s ‘Portugal’ wins top First Look prize

LOS ANGELES, Aug 7, (RTRS): After more than three years of work that carried on after he graduated from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Animationinstitut in Germany, director Kariem Saleh now has a chance for Oscar consideration after his animated short, “Song of a Toad,” was named Best in Show at SIGGRAPH 2017. …

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Historical epic ‘Death of Stalin’ to compete at TIFF – DuVernay to receive directing prize at Britannia’s Award

LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, (RTRS): The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced on Thursday the dozen films that will compete as part of the Platform slate. The world premiere of historical epic “The Death of Stalin”, from Armando Iannucci, will open the section, and “Sweet Country”, a period western from …

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Chappelle marks 30 yrs in comedy – Grateful, humble to still be living his dreams onstage

NEW YORK, Aug 6, (AP): As Dave Chappelle reflects on spending 30 years in comedy, he says he’s grateful and humble to still be living his dreams onstage. “In all honesty, I mostly feel grateful that I survived it, and that I’m able to still do it, and that I …

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Maxine Waters, the rock star, shines at black women’s event

Fiery Democratic US Rep Maxine Waters was welcomed like a contemporary rock star when she entered the 2017 Black Girls Rock Awards, as the audience screamed loudly and gave her the night’s rowdiest and wildest applause. Waters was one of the honorees Saturday at the annual event honoring black women …

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In ‘Tower’, franchise visions fall flat – Film barely edging out ‘Dunkirk’ with dismal $18m

Ah, August. It’s that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who’s trying to use his “magics” to destroy a looming tower that protects the universe from ready-to-invade hordes of demons that linger just outside the universe. …

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Bjork to release ‘Moving On’ – LL Cool J to be Kennedy Center’s first hip-hop honoree

PARIS, Aug 5, (Agencies): The Icelandic singer Bjork has said that she will soon release a new album. The avant-garde diva got rave reviews for her last album “Vulnicura”, which detailed the pain of her split from the renowned American artist Matthew Barney. “I am excited to share with you …

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