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Entertainment

Autistic man turns into star – ‘Life Animated’

NEW YORK, April 21, (AP): Owen Suskind had largely retreated into silence in the years after his autism began to manifest, around age 3. Three …

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Pop icon Prince found dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn., April 21, (AP): Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including …

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Hanks persona-tweaking role in ‘King’ – Actor helps dedicate Tom Hanks motion pictures center

LOS ANGELES, April 20, (RTRS): In “A Hologram for the King,” Dave Eggers’ seriocomic lament for the American Dream, a sad-sack businessman loses himself amid …

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Feminism freezes in Winter’s War – ‘Lavender’ sturdy chiller on woman recalling her past

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ is one of the more bizarre sequels in recent memory. If modern movies are going to strip every side story out …

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Almodovar delivers raw drama in Cannes-selected film – Spain’s director ditches humour, quirkiness

MADRID, April 20, (AFP): In his latest film to compete in the Cannes Film Festival, Spain’s Pedro Almodovar has ditched the humour and quirkiness that …

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Shakespeare’s hometown welcomes world – Bard more popular abroad than in Britain

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, United Kingdom, April 20, (Agencies):  William Shakespeare’s hometown is bracing for a surge in visitors from around the world this month as it marks …

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Surprise acts rule Coachella – Magic & cheers

INDIO, United States, April 18, (AFP): The Coachella music festival is famous for its surprises, and the latest edition included one of the more uncommon …

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Does Disney’s ‘Book’ success spell trouble for Warner Bros? – ‘It could spell disaster’

LOS ANGELES, April 18, (RTRS): In the battle between the two “Jungle Book” movies, Disney appears to have the upper hand. The studio just enjoyed …

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‘Command & Control’ nerve-rattling thriller – ‘Dean’ offbeat comedy

LOS ANGELES, April 18, (RTRS): The folly of man and the inevitability of disaster are the twin engines powering “Command and Control”, a riveting and …

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French movies soul-search over race – ‘H’wood hiring programs aren’t enough to solve diversity problem’

LOS ANGELES, April 18, (Agencies): Born in Cuba to African slaves, Rafael Padilla battled racism to become the toast of bourgeois Paris, feted by the …

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