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Entertainment

Busan marks 20 yrs with top 100 films – Japan’s ‘Tokyo Story’ among best 5 all-time movies

BUSAN, South Korea, Oct 4, (AFP): Anew list of the best Asian films of all time was published this week, as the region’s increasingly vibrant cinema scene celebrated another bonanza in Busan. The 20th anniversary of the Busan International Film Festival, in South Korea, marked its milestone with a poll …

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Opening of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre postponed to ’16

ABU DHABI, Oct 4, (RTRS): The opening of Abu Dhabi’s branch of the iconic Louvre museum has been postponed until next year because building work still needs doing, a senior official said on Saturday, the latest delay to the high-profile project. The museum was originally scheduled to open in 2012 …

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‘Flag’ a tribute to Kurdish resilience

Scorsese’s ‘Audition’ premieres at Busan LOS ANGELES, Oct 3, (Agencies): The plight of children in wartime, often a central concern in the work of Bahman Ghobadi, comes once more to the fore in “A Flag Without a Country,” a moving if scattershot documentary portrait of two individuals — a singer …

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Jackson returns to channel late brother

Tamar Braxton brings more than good vocals to album NEW YORK, Oct 3, (AFP): It can’t be easy to be the kid sister of the King of Pop, but Janet Jackson pulled it off in the 1980s as she became a music legend in her own right. On her first …

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‘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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