Wednesday , September 26 2018

Entertainment

DIFF co-productions allow gulf fest to thrive – UAE earns rep as int’l hub for hi-tech productions

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, (RTRS): The ever-changing Middle East festival scene has been shaken up by instability lately just as the Arab film industry gains more traction. In this scenario the Dubai Intl Film Festival is becoming more pivotal as a platform to nurture and launch fresh Arab fare, as …

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‘Revenant’ emotionally stunted epic – DiCaprio plays an avenging 19th century frontiersman

Few prestige directors have so fully committed to the notion of cinema as an endurance test as Alejandro G. Inarritu, and he pushes himself, the audience and an aggrieved 19th-century frontiersman well beyond their usual limits in“The Revenant.” Bleak as hell but considerably more beautiful, this nightmarish plunge into a …

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‘Star Wars’, the epic no one believed in – Tickets getting scalped for big bucks

LOS ANGELES, Dec 4, (Agencies): It may well be one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories, but when the original “Star Wars” film was released in 1977 many people, including creator George Lucas, believed it would be a flop. “I don’t think anyone could have predicted what a smash hit and …

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Behind the scenes of ‘Wiz’ – Laughs, tears & wizardry

LOS ANGELES, Dec 4, (RTRS): David Alan Grier loosened up by joking around in a faux Shakespearean actor voice. Limber dancers in creature costumes, ranging from furry winged warriors to sexy poppies to sassy crows milled around the edges of the stage, where members of the off-stage chorus gathered around …

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How ‘Big Short’ puts comic spin on harsh economic story – McKay’s flick makes it clear that Big Bust could happen again

LOS ANGELES , Dec 4, (RTRS): Over the past two weeks I have seen movies dealing with brain injury, child molestation, the Hollywood blacklist, the Bolivian elections and a “doomsday machine.” Little wonder some bankers think of Hollywood itself as a doomsday machine, albeit one that’s taking some interesting chances …

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Coldplay returns to indie roots – New album won’t immediately be available on Spotify

LONDON, Dec 4, (Agencies): British stadium rockers Coldplay will on Friday release their seventh album “A Head Full of Dreams”, which heralds a return to their indie roots and A-List collaborations, including this time with US President Barack Obama. The four-piece band have already given fans a sneak preview of …

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No Kuwaitis hurt in Cairo club bombing that killed 16

CAIRO, Dec 4, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Egypt, Salem Ghesab Al-Zamanan, said on Friday no Kuwaitis were hurt as a result of the bombing that happened in Al-Giza. At least 16 people were killed and three were wounded in the attack in Al-Giza earlier. The ambassador reminded …

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Ajyal makes colorful start with ‘Idol’ – DIFF to mark Deneuve’s career with lifetime achievement award

DOHA, Qatar, Dec 2: Putting the spotlight on young Arab talent and highlighting its commitment to promoting the next generation of filmmakers, the third Ajyal Youth Film Festival, presented by the Doha Film Institute, marked a colourful start at Katara. Until Dec 5, the festival will host the screening of …

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‘Mad Max’ best film of ’15 – Damon named best actor by Board of Review

NEW YORK, Dec 2, (RTRS): Action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road” was named the best film of 2015 on Tuesday by the National Board of Review, a surprise choice by the New York-based body whose list traditionally kicks off the annual Hollywood awards season. Space drama “The Martian” won a …

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Abrams recalls first cut of ‘Force’ – Lucas felt like divorced father watching ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (Agencies): On a recent visit to “The Howard Stern Show,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams recalled his experience of screening the first cut of the movie, which had no visual effects, for Disney execs Bob Iger, Alan Horn and Alan Bergman. “We screened …

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