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Sunday , November 18 2018


Weary Berlin crowd cheers 8-hour ‘Lullaby’ – Historical drama tackles Philippine revolution

BERLIN, Feb 19, (Agencies): Hundreds of movie lovers emerged bleary-eyed but enthusiastic Thursday after the longest competition contender in the 66-year history of the Berlin Film Festival, shown in an eight-and-a-half hour marathon screening with just one break. Daring Filipino director Lav Diaz had told AFP before travelling to the …

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Sutherlands share screen – Actors play father & son in ‘Forsaken’

LOS ANGELES, Feb 19, (AP): Donald Sutherland, 80, and Kiefer Sutherland, 49, have nearly 275 combined credits and 85 years of experience between them, and have somehow only shared the screen three times. The first was 1983’s “Max Dugan Returns”. The second was in 1996’s “A Time to Kill”. Now, …

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Diaz brings 8-hour epic to Berlin – Filipino maestro’s ‘Lullaby’ tests human patience, endurance

MANILA, Feb 18, (Agencies): Daring Filipino director Lav Diaz brings his movie house of pain to Berlin this week, shooting for the top prize with an eight-hour epic that tests human patience and endurance. Diaz weaves the rich revolutionary history and mythology of his impoverished homeland in “A Lullaby to …

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Catch up on ‘Oscar flicks’ online – 30 of 57 nominated films available for streaming

The good news for those trying to catch up on Oscar-nominated flicks: A little more than half are available for streaming online. The bad news: Nearly half aren’t. The somewhat-less-bad, but still-not-good news: Apart from documentaries, few of the nominees are available through all-you-can-watch subscriptions such as Netflix and HBO …

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Legendary Olympian Owens brought to life in ‘Race’ – Jesse’s style was so particular: James

LOS ANGELES, Feb 18, (AP): Stephan James is the first to acknowledge that he didn’t know much about track and field legend Jesse Owens. The 22-year-old had to, he says, scratch his head to remember when he first heard someone was planning to make a biopic about Owens. Not that …

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Kanye West ‘evolves’ again on Life of Pablo – Judd reinvents self with ‘Noise’

Kanye West, “The Life of Pablo” (GOOD Music/Def Jam) Some two decades ago, Prince re-named himself with an unpronounceable symbol and scrawled “SLAVE” on his cheek in a feud with Warner Bros Records. He spent lavishly on unreleased creative projects and he put out a video game. Then he sang …

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there’s more than … in these pots – Power, peace, prosperity

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: Dr. Robert Mason delivered a lecture on ‘Trade technology and industry of elite ceramics of the Islamic world’ at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre, Monday evening as part of the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 21 cultural season, in which he outlined the significance of the pottery …

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‘Turning Leo to Glass challenging’ – How ‘Revenant’ hair, make-up team transformed DiCaprio

LOS ANGELES, Feb 17, (RTRS): Among the 12 Oscar nominations for “The Revenant” is one for best makeup and hairstyling. Variety chatted with the trio that brought a startling reality to the hair and makeup. Makeup and prosthetic artists Sian Grigg and Duncan Jarman are nominated along with hair department …

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‘National Bird’ an alarm-sounding docu on drone program – Three veterans share their experience

LOS ANGELES, Feb 17, (RTRS): The first time an MQ-1 Predator or MQ-9 Reaper takes out a human target on US soil (along with any women, children and “military-aged males” close enough to be considered collateral damage), American citizens are likely to change their tune about the military’s still-too-secret drone …

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Swift wins top Grammy Award – Lamar steals show

LOS ANGELES, Feb 16, (Agencies): Taylor Swift’s official switch from country to pop with her multi-hit, best-selling “1989” album brought the singer her second Grammy Award win for Album of the Year. Swift was shocked when she won the night’s top prize, beating out Kendrick Lamar, Chris Stapleton, Alabama Shakes …

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