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Entertainment

Punk icon Pop looks back darkly – ‘Post Pop Depression’ final statement

NEW YORK, March 17, (AFP): Iggy Pop, struggling to kick a heavy drug habit in the late 1970s, celebrated his own intensity with the song …

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‘Arbalest’, ‘Tower’ win top prizes – Foster, Clooney’s ‘Money Monster’ to play Cannes fest

LOS ANGELES, March 16, (RTRS): “The Arbalest,” Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won …

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Star Wars goes virtual reality – ILMxLAB mixes traditional imagineering with VR

LOS ANGELES, March 16, (Agencies): Get ready to practice your virtual lightsaber skills: Lucasfilm and its visual effects unit Industrial Light and Magic took a …

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‘Divergent Series: Allegiant’ dull and lifeless – ‘Modern sci-fi dystopias’

In “Allegiant,” the latest installment of “The Divergent Series” (three out of four), dystopian Chicago might be in disarray, but it’s also become as dull …

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Spielberg, Ford reuniting for ‘Indiana Jones’ – Cowell boards Epstein in ‘Life’

LOS ANGELES, March 16, (RTRS): Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford will make a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, to screen July 19, 2019, Disney …

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‘Midnight’ an electrifying mystery – ‘Blind Brother’ a refreshing romantic comedy

‘Midnight Special’ is one of those rare, stimulating creations that grabs you and penetrates your bloodstream from start to finish. This unique tale about a …

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‘Miss Stevens’ a well-acted dramedy – Smartly layered performance from Rabe

LOS ANGELES, March 15, (RTRS): A high-school English teacher chaperones three students at a weekend-long drama competition and finds that she’s the one with a …

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Kanye, Goulding to use fan lyrics – Unique interactive album aimed at fighting poverty

NEW YORK, March 15, (AFP): Top names in music including Kanye West and Ellie Goulding will record songs from lyrics submitted by fans in a …

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Abrams not looking forward to ‘Force’ being watched on phones – Howard, Grazer defend Parker home movie plan

AUSTIN, Texas, March 15, (RTRS): With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” coming out soon on iTunes, the director of the box-office smash said on Monday …

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Qumra event reaffirms its role as Arab cinema incubator – DFI project draws attention from top-tier fests

LOS ANGELES, March 14, (RTRS): The Doha Film Institute’s innovative Qumra workshop wrapped its second edition March 9 reaffirming its role as formidable facilitator for …

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