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Tuesday , November 13 2018


Friends … Freedom – Al Saeed a raising voice in a Entertainment

Young Kuwaiti filmmaker Mohammad Al Saeed, is a rising voice in the field of entertainment whose range of work includes fashion films, music videos, and social campaigns. In an interview with the Arab Times, Al Saeed talks about his passion for filmmaking, reveals his cinematic influences, and shares the challenges …

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‘Panda 3’ scores emotionally, visually – Heartwarming end to Po’s saga

Maybe it’s just the “Star Wars” overload talking, but in hindsight, it’s hard not to see “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011) as “The Empire Strikes Back” of animated mammals-and-martial-arts epics: Darker and scarier than the 2008 original, it took the winsome tale of a bouncy black-and-white furball, added traumatic layers …

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‘Robbers’ slick & entertaining – Colorful narratives

LOS ANGELES, Jan 17, (RTRS): Sibling filmmakers Adam and Aaron Nee (“The Last Romantic”) offer an appealing mash-up of quirky whimsy, caper-comedy suspense and wink-wink literary allusions in “Band of Robbers,” a modern-day twist on Mark Twain that reimagines Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn as grown-up rascals who never outgrew …

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Versace takes sleek and ‘futuristic’ looks – Designers pay tribute to Bowie

MILAN, Jan 17, (AP): Milan designers paid tribute to music and fashion icon David Bowie as Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next fall and winter continued on Saturday. Costume National designer Ennio Capasa and Roberto Cavalli’s Peter Dundas both said that the musician had often been a font of inspiration, …

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Academy nominates all white actors – Lack of diversity again in Oscar race

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, (RTRS): Last year’s Oscar nominations drew howls of protests for their lack of diversity. This year, it’s even worse. “Creed” was written and directed by the black Ryan Coogler and starred a black man, but the only nominee was a white man. “Straight Outta Compton” had a …

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‘13 Hours’ streers clear of politics – Benghazi author stands by pivotal ‘stand-down’ scene

MIAMI, Jan 16, (AP): The very word “Benghazi” screams politics to most people — especially in this election year. So, is it even possible to make a movie about the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that’s NOT political? “I know it’s possible to MAKE a film about Benghazi that’s …

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Heart-pounding action? Hollywood can now measure that – Obama sees a bit of ‘rebel’ Han Solo in himself

LOS ANGELES, Jan 16, (Agencies): Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that it used a wearable wristband on over 100 people in test …

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Memorial events multiply for Bowie – Rock legend dominates British charts after death

NEW YORK, Jan 16, (AFP): From an outrageously costumed parade to a bacchanalian party in heaps of glitter, memorial events to David Bowie are multiplying as fans find their own ways to mourn the rock legend. Bowie — a pioneer of glam rock at the start of a half-century career …

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‘Revenant’ fetes Oscar noms in London – Actors of color ignored

LONDON, Jan 15, (Agencies): Cast and crew of “The Revenant” celebrated their 12 Oscar nominations at the film’s London premiere on Thursday, saying they were “honoured” to be leading the race for this year’s awards. The pioneer-era drama, about a man who is left for dead by his expedition companions …

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Pop stars battle for Oscars – Lady Gaga, Smith vie for original song award

NEW YORK, Jan 15, (Agencies): The race for best original song at the Academy Awards is a full-blown battle of the 20-something pop stars, with Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and the Weeknd up for the honor this year. In recent years chart-topping singers who co-wrote their songs have earned nominations …

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