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Sunday , November 18 2018


Motorhead frontman Lemmy dies – ‘Born to lose, lived to win’

LONDON, Dec 29, (AFP): Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister, the hell-raising frontman of iconic British heavy metal band Motorhead, has died aged 70 of a sudden, aggressive cancer, the group said Tuesday. The gravel-voiced veteran, one of rock and roll’s great survivors despite a hard-partying lifestyle, was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday …

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‘Force Awakens’ fastest to hit $1 bn – Box office has record year as few share the wealth

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): The new “Star Wars” has become the fastest movie to pass the $1 billion mark in global box office sales, Disney said Sunday, as fans of the space epic pack theaters around the world. Twelve days after it first hit screens, “The Force Awakens” has …

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German films honor Nazi hunter – Fritz Bauer rediscovered on big screen

BERLIN, Germany, Dec 28, (AFP): With two new films, German cinema has rediscovered the countrys fiercest Nazi hunter, former prosecutor Fritz Bauer, honoring a man who fought against post-war amnesia about the Holocaust. A Jewish atheist and Social Democrat who spent time in a Nazi concentration camp before going into …

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Capri fest sums up past year, offers a look ahead to ’16 – Top 10 pirated movies of 2015 see alarming increase in downloads

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (RTRS): The Capri-Hollywood Intl Film Festival, marking its 20th anniversary this year, occupies a unique spot on the global festival circuit, serving as both a final summing up of the past year in indie cinema and as a look-ahead to 2016. Located on the storied Italian …

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Cinematographer Wexler dies at 93 – Most famous and honored cameraman and docu filmmaker

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): Haskell Wexler, one of Hollywood’s most famous and honored cinematographers and one whose innovative approach helped him win Oscars for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the Woody Guthrie biopic “Bound for Glory,” died Sunday. He was 93. Wexler died peacefully in his sleep, his …

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‘Hateful’ misogyny fishing for stupidity – Tarantino on battles behind his latest film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 27, (Agencies):  Ever since “The Hateful Eight” first unspooled at industry guild screenings last month, whispers of misogyny set the film up for a possible backlash. Throughout Quentin Tarantino’s Western, the dastardly Daisy Domergue (played by Jennifer Jason Leigh) finds herself on the receiving end of a …

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‘Home’ has little to satisfy families – Ferrell and Wahlberg an unpalatable mix

LOS ANGELES, Dec 27, (RTRS): As Hollywood holiday offerings go, the forgettable comedy Daddy’s Home isn’t so much a lump of coal as an empty box. Providing a perfunctory platform to reteam Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, whose odd coupling was put to far superior use in The Other Guys, …

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Voice of change: blogs flourish in ’15 – Shift to lifestyle in West

PARIS, Dec 27, (AFP): Thought to be on the wane a decade ago, blogs in 2015 are alive and well as a powerful voice driving change in politics, human rights and lifestyle choices across the globe. In some parts of the world, they are the only vehicle to raise taboo …

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‘Force Awakens’ to top $1 bn in global ticket sales – Fan watches ‘Star Wars’ for 46 straight hours

NEW YORK, Dec 27, (RTRS): The Force remains strong with the new “Star Wars” movie, which is on track to top $1 billion in global ticket sales this weekend, making it the fastest-ever film to reach that level. Walt Disney Co said in a statement on Saturday that “Star Wars: …

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‘Revenant’ immersive, very visceral – Cinematographer Lubezki talks digital

Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki has won two Oscars in a row, for “Gravity” and “Birdman,” and he could be in line to win a record-breaking third for “The Revenant.” Shot on the large-format Alexa 65 digital camera, it’s an interesting note in his career, given that his work in digital photography …

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