Saturday , January 20 2018


‘Martian’, ‘Walk’ give Oscar voters feel-good options

Travolta, Dern honored by Napa Valley Film Fest Both Robert Zemeckis’ “The Walk” and Ridley Scott’s “The Martian” made their way to theaters this week, and both have something unique to offer in the Oscar race. No, not spectacle, though they have that in spades as well. Rather, in a …

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Smith’s 007 theme tops British charts

LONDON, Oct 3, (AP): Sam Smith’s 007 theme has gone straight to No. 1  –  the first James Bond song to top the UK singles chart. “Writing’s On the Wall” features in spy thriller “Spectre,” released later this month. The Official Charts Company, which compiles the best-seller list, said Friday …

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Playwright Friel dead

‘Great artist’ DUBLIN, Oct 3, (Agencies): Brian Friel, Ireland’s best known playwright of the latter half of the 20th century whose plays including “Dancing at Lughnasa”, “The Faith Healer” and “Translations” were performed throughout the world, died on Friday aged 86, Irish media said. In his works, many of which …

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India still to find its ‘Crouching Tiger’

Bollywood blockbuster away from going global BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 2, (Agencies): One of Bollywood’s most successful producers believes the current generation of Indian film-makers is set to conquer the world — by moving beyond the traditional song and dance format. “India is still to find its “Crouching Tiger, Hidden …

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Gala recognizes Foster hits

Collins to give career one more night LOS ANGELES, Oct 2, (Agencies): The Globe Theatre at Universal Studios in Hollywood was filled with songs from songwriter and producer David Foster Wednesday night for the LA’s Promise Gala. Kenny G, Ruben Studdard, Kelly Levesque, Julie Delgado and Canadian quartet The Tenors …

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‘Bone Tomahawk’ positioned as cult item in the making

Russell-led ensemble a gleefully grisly genre gazpacho LOS ANGELES, Oct 2, (RTRS): Cowboys-and-Indians antics have rarely been more antic than they are in “Bone Tomahawk,” a gleefully grisly genre gazpacho that matches a rousing sense of Old West derring-do to a comic sensibility as dark as chewing tobacco — and …

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‘Zubaan’ in unique spot

Busan beneficial “The film is in a unique spot — it’s a musical that speaks to the Punjabi diaspora audiences and because it is about faith we feel that it also speaks to non-diaspora, and with the selection at Busan it has increased our faith that it can speak to …

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Guggenheim transformed by ‘Malala’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 1, (Agencies): Davis Guggenheim has made movies about world leaders (Barack Obama, Al Gore) and rock stars (U2, Jimmy Page, Jack White), but it’s his new film about a girl and her dad that affected him most. Of course, Malala Yousafzai is no ordinary girl. Guggenheim spent …

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Busan fest opens in South Korea; ‘Zubaan’ a rags-to-riches in South Korea

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 1, (Agencies): Asia’s largest film festival has opened its doors in South Korea. Taiwan’s Hou Hsiao-hsien and other legendary Asian filmmakers are among those celebrating the Busan International Film Festival’s 20th year. Movie stars including Jeon Do-yeon, the winner of the 2007 Cannes Best Actress award, …

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