Sunday , September 23 2018


Tao to make concerts engaging, fresh – China tightens screw on online music

NEW YORK, Nov 9, (AFP): Pianist Conrad Tao has played top concert halls from an early age but after the release of his latest album, he chose to perform for a casual crowd in a crypt under a New York church. The 21-year-old, who has won some of classical music’s …

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Sun acquires rights on Indian hit ‘Baahubali’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9, (RTRS): Sun Distribution has acquired all rights throughout Latin America to Indian smash hit movie “Baahubali — The Beginning.” The company acquired the rights from Arka Mediaworks International and is working to set a regional release date. The film is now the highest grossing film of all …

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‘Youth’, ‘Lobster’ lead European Film Award noms – It’s been a great week for offbeat Colin Farrell

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8, (RTRS): It may have left Cannes empty-handed, and arguably hasn’t made quite the splash on the festival circuit that some were expecting, but Paolo Sorrentino’s florid old-age study “Youth” rallied with the announcement of this year’s European Film Award nominations. The Fox Searchlight awards hopeful scored …

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TV operators struggle with online rivals – Netflix, friend or foe?

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 8, (AFP): The empire has not yet figured out how to strike back. The major legacy television companies are struggling to find the formula to stem the loss of customers to Internet rivals like Netflix, Amazon and others. Time Warner — one of the mainstays of the …

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‘Frame by Frame’ piercing, poignant – Film depicts cathartic power of camera lens

A picture may say a thousand words, but it doesn’t have to: For every photograph in which closer investigation yields narrative upon narrative, there’s another with a message as immediate and urgent as an involuntary cry of pain. Both levels of visual expression are shown to be essential in “Frame …

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French actor Alain Delon turns 80 – ‘Sexiest man of the 20th century’

PARIS, Nov 8, (AFP): To some he was the sexiest man of the 20th century, to others he is an egotistical cad. But as the actor Alain Delon turns 80 on Sunday, France still can’t make up its mind about its greatest screen seducer. As a slew of new French …

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‘By the Sea’ slow, quiet drama – Jolie Pitt turns grief over mom’s death into film

LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (Agencies): Retreating from wartime horrors (“Unbroken,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”) to explore the less perilous minefield of a troubled marriage, Angelina Jolie Pitt pulls off a halfway compelling trick with “By the Sea,” . Drenched in so many photogenic shades of cream, tan …

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DiCaprio talks climate, ‘Revenant’ at SAG Foundation ’versary – Hanks honored with Trailblazer Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (RTRS): The SAG Foundation, the nonprofit arm of SAG-AFTRA, toasted its 30th anniversary with a starry celebration at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills Thursday night, and honoree Leonardo DiCaprio took time to talk about his charitable work. DiCaprio was receiving the SAG Foundation’s Actors …

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Hardwicke fights Hollywood sexism – Still hard to get hired as a female director

LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (RTRS): Catherine Hardwicke recently stormed the red carpet of her latest indie, “Miss You Already,” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. With her male publicist carrying her golden purse, Hardwicke’s hands were free to point and gesture in animated bursts. Every time she’d step up …

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Stallone still packs punch – Warcraft trailer

PHILADELPHIA, Nov 7, (AP): There’s a scene in “Creed” where the latest brash boxer who challenges the upstart protege of Rocky Balboa barks, “No one cares about Balboa anymore!” Yo, through 40 years of Rocky as an underdog, champion, and aging, widowed fighter, fans sure do care. Dressed in robes, fedora …

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