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Entertainment

Linkin Park singer died by hanging – Bennington and Cornell: friends united in tragedy

NEW YORK, July 22, (Agencies): Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington killed himself on the birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, highlighting the close friendship between the two troubled singers. The coroner’s office confirmed Friday that Bennington died by hanging himself, with an employee of his Los Angeles …

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‘Nolan’s WWII epic is an immersion – Iraq war vet draws similarities between ‘Dunkirk’ and 9/11

Paul Rieckhoff is CEO and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an Iraq veteran, and the author of “Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective.” — Editor By Paul Rieckhoff In the days after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New …

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Bruce Willis’ ‘First Kill’ brings tough-love message – ‘Monsters’ savagely funny social horror movie

Just how many people has “First Kill” star Bruce Willis killed over the course of his career? According to a site called MovieBodyCounts.com (whose statistics look to be about as accurate as a sawed-off shotgun blast), Willis has offed 116 adversaries to date. A more accurate tally is best left …

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‘Dunkirk’, ‘Get Out’ among major crowd pleasers – Summer movies shake up Oscars

NEW YORK, July 20, (AP): The stranglehold that autumn prestige films have on Oscar season just might be wilting in the summer sun. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” hits theaters Friday, but the overflowing reviews have already made it abundantly clear: It’s a major Oscar contender and a …

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Delevingne, hopeless romantic actress – ‘Valerian’ star lives up to the spirit of ‘Laureline’

LOS ANGELES, July 20, (Agencies): The world’s press are gathered at a news conference for Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and Dane DeHaan is waxing lyrical about co-star Cara Delevingne. The pair spent six months in Paris filming as intergalactic special ops agents Valerian and …

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‘Foster’ finds right mix – Arcade Fire challenge fans

Foster the People, “Sacred Hearts Club” (Columbia) It hasn’t always been easy to be Foster the People. Making sophisticated pop with thoughtful lyrics in danceable, candy-coated hooks is like being a character actor trapped in a leading man’s body. If that’s the case, then Foster the People resemble Brad Pitt …

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‘Valerian’ a sci-fi extravaganza – Cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson’s sci-fi extravaganza “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.” Its atmosphere — vibrant in color, elastic in form — takes some acclimating to after such a barrage of …

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‘Landline’ a sad, honest rom-com – Davis, Tennon to adapt novel ‘Girls’

There’s an eye-popping scene in the new film “Landline” when our heroine is walking around New York City and decides to check her phone messages. So get this: She walks over to some weird curb-side contraption, puts in a quarter and lifts a black plastic receiver to her ear. It …

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Pakistan lifts ban on Indian shows – UK PM ‘welcomes’ BBC move to publish top earners’ salaries

LONDON, July 19, (Agencies): British Prime Minister Theresa May is pleased the national broadcaster has published the salaries of its top earners and agrees that a pay gap between male and female workers must be tackled, her spokesman said on Wednesday. Her spokesman told reporters that the prime minister wanted …

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‘Dunkirk’ stone cold masterpiece – ‘Not a typical war movie’

‘Dunkirk’  is not a typical war movie. There are no brothers in arms, no flashbacks to simpler times and pretty wives and girlfriends left behind, no old men in situation rooms pontificating about politics or helping with exposition. There’s no talk of Hitler, or Germans or battlefields or trauma or …

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