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Sunday , November 18 2018


DIFF to honor legendary actor Shah – Festival to pay tribute to Spielberg’s Jaws

DUBAI, Nov 29: The 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival is honored to present the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Shah has appeared in over 200 films in a remarkable and diverse career spanning 40 years. Chairman of the Dubai International Film Festival …

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‘Joy’ salute to women who are unsung heroes: Lawrence – Hamill offers new ‘Force Awakens’ hints

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29, (RTRS): Jennifer Lawrence on Saturday said her film “Joy” is a tribute to “women who are the unsung heroes of their households.” She also paid tribute to writer-director David O. Russell, saying she would do “anything with David until the day I die.” Russell in turn …

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‘Poverty’ delivers tough-to-accept message – ‘Marguerite’, ‘Golden Years’ among Louis Delluc noms

LOS ANGELES, Nov 29, (RTRS): As if poverty weren’t a challenging enough phenomenon unto itself, time has revealed that good intentions by outsiders can in many cases make the problem worse — a cruel irony that serves as the basis of Michael Matheson Miller’s “Poverty Inc.,” an easy-to-understand docu-essay with …

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Are filmmakers ready to tackle terror? – Can Nov 13 attacks prove gamechanger for popular culture?

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, (RTRS): Two weeks after suffering the most devastating attack since WWII, France is slowly getting back on its feet. The recent massacre exposed the phenomenon of disenfranchised French youths joining the ranks of ISIS in Syria but so far this growing phenomenon has seldom been portrayed …

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Whistler may’ve gotten a shade cooler – Canadian content meets Kudos contenders

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28, (RTRS): The Whistler Film Festival, which dubs itself as Canada’s “coolest” film fest, may have just gotten a shade cooler. In time for its 15-year anniversary, the event has landed the Canadian premiere of Oscar hopeful “Carol” for opening night, Dec 2. Since industry vet Paul …

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Expo ‘traces’ birth of Alice – Still ‘fascinates’

LONDON, Nov 28, (AFP): A century and a half after first being published, the surreal classic “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” still fascinates readers and inspires artists with its eerie and iconic fantasy world. An exhibition in the British Library traces how the story and its characters quickly took on a …

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Adele’s ‘25’ becomes UK best-selling album

LONDON, Nov 28, (RTRS): British singer Adele’s “25” notched up the most sales in its opening week of any UK album, beating a record set in 1997 by Oasis, the Official Charts Company said on Friday. The 27-year-old’s third studio album sold 800,307 copies — compared with Oasis’ previous record …

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Fans live and breathe Star Wars – ‘Creed’, ‘Rocky’ reboot threaten to dethrone ‘Mockingjay 2’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 27, (Agencies): Michael Bender was hooked by age two. Jennifer Landa got the bug when she was nearly six. Steve Sansweet was well into his 30s when the Star Wars passion was born. All three are among the legions of hardcore fans the space epic has generated …

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Canadian soprano rewrites rules – Hannigan shatters classical music’s glass ceiling

PARIS, Nov 27, (AFP): With looks often described as straight out of a Bond film, Barbara Hannigan strides on to lead the orchestra dressed in vampy black leather, bondage boots and a wig. The Canadian soprano is rewriting the rules of classical music not just as a performer but as …

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Pixar’s trippy ‘Good Dinosaur’ stumbles – Clooney, Depp, Efron movies among biggest Hollywood flops of 2015

LOS ANGELES, Nov 27, (Agencies): “The Good Dinosaur” is Pixar’s most trippy and tripped-up film: a wayward tale, uncertain of its steps, about a Gumby-green young dinosaur lost in prehistoric forests that are rendered in lushly sensory detail and populated by bug-eyed animations. Any animated movie worth its salt usually …

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