Sunday , October 21 2018


Kerry Washington feted with parade and roast at Harvard

“Scandal” actress Kerry Washington took home a shiny little pudding pot Thursday after being feted with a raucous parade through Harvard Square and a roast by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. The nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization says it named Washington as Woman of the Year because she’s the first …

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Pine on his accidental career & ‘Finest Hours’ – One of the most recognizable stars of his generation

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California, Jan 29, (AP): Looking at Chris Pine’s career, it’s hard to imagine that he hadn’t always harbored a lifelong passion to be an actor. In a little over a decade since his first big screen role (the sequel to “The Princess Diaries”), Pine, 35, has established himself …

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‘Airlift’ irks Delhi – Artistic liberties

NEW DELHI, Jan 29, (AFP): A hit Bollywood movie about the evacuation of more than 170,000 Indians from Kuwait in 1990 has angered the government with its portrayal of the country’s diplomats as selfish and unfeeling. The foreign ministry took the unusual step of issuing a statement on “Airlift”, a …

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‘Equity’ female-skewed financial thriller – Menon depicts women of Wall Street as corrupt as boys

If “The Wolf of Wall Street” took flak in some quarters for complicitly reveling in the glossy moral bankruptcy of its otherwise loaded brokers, the same accusation is unlikely to be leveled against “Equity.” Meera Menon’s refreshingly female-skewed financial thriller proves that the women of Wall Street can be just …

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Sundance takes on US mass shootings – Herzog’s ‘Lo and Behold’ lands at Magnolia

PARK CITY, Utah, Jan 28, (Agencies): Gun violence was on the minds of more than a few filmmakers this year. The ongoing issue was the main subject of four new films at the Sundance Film Festival — two feature documentaries (“Newtown,” ‘’Under the Gun”) one short documentary, “Speaking is Difficult,” …

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Bay ready to rock at the Grammys – Rihanna teams with Drake for new album’s first single

NEW YORK, Jan 28, (Agencies): For rock singer James Bay, receiving not one or two — but three — Grammy nominations for his debut album is “insane.” That’s because Bay, 25, remembers how scary it was to finally record music after performing around Europe for more than 10 years. “It’s …

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Springsteen reschedules NYC show after snowstorm, adds dates

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band said Wednesday their New York City show that was canceled because of the recent snowstorm will now take place in March. Springsteen had been set to perform his first of two shows at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. The show was canceled and …

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Waves, nostalgia wash over ‘Hours’ – Stallone to be feted at Santa Barbara Fest

Waves of water and nostalgia wash over the drenched and drippy “The Finest Hours,” a Norman Rockwell painting tossed into stormy CGI seas. The disaster drama, directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Million Dollar Arm”), is a movie of curious contrasts: an unabashedly old-fashioned and overwhelmingly vanilla …

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‘Golden Years’, ‘Marguerite’ lead Cesar noms – ‘GoT,’ ‘Revenant’ lead Golden Reel noms

LOS ANGELES, Jan 27, (RTRS): Xavier Giannoli’s “Marguerite” and Arnaud Desplechin’s “My Golden Years” are leading the nominations at this year’s Cesar awards, along with “Mustang,” Deniz Gamze Erguven’s Oscar-nominated feature debut, and Jacques Audiard’s Palme-d’Or winning “Dheepan.” The nominations for the 41st Cesar awards were unveiled today by Alain …

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Sullivan gets her groove back – ‘I work really hard on my music’

Search the name Jazmine Sullivan online, and you’re likely to find the name of another powerful vocalist-slash-songwriter: Adele. There are Twitter pleas for collaborations between the two, year-end lists including them both, and perhaps, more often, think pieces that end in questions about why Sullivan doesn’t get as much appreciation …

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