Sunday , September 23 2018


Reese praised as ‘modern day feminist’ – Britannias for Streep, Ford

LOS ANGELES, Oct 31, (RTRS): The American Cinematheque honored Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon and DreamWorks Animation honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg at the organization’s annual fundraising gala Friday night at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Witherspoon received the American Cinematheque Award, reserved for an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to …

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Brazilian drama ‘Nise’ wins Tokyo Fest Grand Prix – Bond is shaken, stirred by fate of migrants

LOS ANGELES, Oct 31, (Agencies): “Nise — The Heart of Madness,” Brazilian director Roberto Berliner’s biopic about a crusading woman doctor in a Rio psychiatric hospital, was awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix on Saturday. Prizes were handed out at the closing ceremony of the 28th Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct …

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‘Space’ informative, inspiring docu – ‘Valedictory tribute to NASA’s past accomplishments’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 31, (RTRS): Eyes will be duly popped and imaginations stirred by “Journey to Space,” a valedictory tribute to NASA’s past accomplishments that offers a sneak preview of the agency’s exciting next frontier. Balancing rich footage from previous shuttle missions with a fascinating survey of forthcoming innovations (including …

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Akon to debut albums on app – 1-D to return

LOS ANGELES, Oct 31, (AP): Akon, an R&B star who’s collaborated with everyone from Eminem to Andy Samberg, is about to release his first albums in seven years — but you won’t find them in stores or on streaming services like Spotify. Instead, he plans to release four albums through …

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Ex-N.W.A manager sues over ‘Compton’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 31, (AFP): The former manager of the pioneering rap group N.W.A has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit over the movie “Straight Outta Compton”, claiming the summer hit portrays him as a “sleazy, dishonest thief”. Jerry Heller is seeking $110 million dollars in damages in the lawsuit filed …

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Bullock entertains as ruthless campaign operative – ‘Our Brand is Crisis’ has absolutely perfect timing

They say timing is everything — or at least a whole lot. And on several fronts, the George Clooney-produced “Our Brand is Crisis,” starring Sandra Bullock as a damaged, ruthless political consultant, has absolutely perfect timing. First, it’s election season: Enough said! And second, with all the recent discussion about …

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‘Hard Stop’ forthright but dignified – British docu grapples with cultural context of 2011 riots

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30, (RTRS): Forthright but dignified, British doc “The Hard Stop” grapples sincerely with the cultural context of a wave of riots that broke out across England in the summer of 2011, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of London resident Mark Duggan. In the interests …

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Cooper from sniper to chef – ‘Burnt’ in quest

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30, (Agencies): In the past five years, Bradley Cooper has played handsome leading men, a perm-coiffed 1970s cop, a sniper and a rogue raccoon. But playing a chef on a quest for a Michelin star in “Burnt” really turned the heat up on the actor. “I had …

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Autumn of tumult at box office – Releases try to hook moviegoers with 3-D

NEW YORK, Oct 30, (AP): Hollywood came into its fall season buoyed by a near-record summer, the comfort of having three aces up its sleeve (James Bond, “Star Wars” and the final “Hunger Games” film), plus a string of studio spectacles geared more for adults than teenagers. The results, though, …

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Netflix poised to expand into ME

LOS ANGELES, Oct 30, (RTRS): Netflix is moving into the Middle East, an area with a population estimated at 370 million and a young, highly wired demographic. The subscription VOD company has posted job ads for marketing and social media manager positions in the Middle East and Joris Evers, vice-president …

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