Wednesday , February 20 2019

Entertainment

Critics pick least favorite films – ‘Pixels’, ‘The Ridiculous 6’ among the duds

LOS ANGELES, Jan 2, (RTRS): A proper accounting of the year’s most egregious cinematic stinkers cannot limit itself to Adam Sandler comedies and pointless Marvel …

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‘Unforgettable’ singer Natalie Cole dies – Master of past and present styles

LOS ANGELES, Jan 2, (Agencies): She began as a 1970s soul singer hyped as the next Aretha Franklin and peaked in the 1990s as an …

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Hollywood rules French box office in 2015 – Best results in a decade

LOS ANGELES, Jan 2, (RTRS):  Propelled by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Minions” and “Jurassic World” — the same B.O. juggernauts that are pushing European …

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Stories behind best moving images – Top 10 shots of 2015

This is the ninth year I’ve sat down to digest and meditate on the year in single cinematic images, and every time I do it, …

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Social media, upgraded theaters drive $11 bn year – 2015 ends on high note with ‘Force Awakens’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 1, (AP): It takes more than “Star Wars” to make an $11 billion year. Disney and J.J. Abrams pushed 2015 over the …

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‘Sizeable percentage of leaders probably crazy’ – Obama enjoys cars, coffee with Seinfeld

WASHINGTON, Jan 1, (Agencies): He’s not a comedian and going for a coffee run is out of the question, but Barack Obama has nonetheless starred …

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Beijing, don’t kill my vibe: rappers – Artists called to ‘serve socialism’

BEIJING, Jan 1, (AFP): Straight in at number one on the Chinese government’s banned songs chart is IN3, a trio of brash, tattooed rappers who …

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The year in movie superlatives – Rampling and Fassbender top in acting category

With the year winding down, it’s time for an In Contention tradition: Checking off a list of superlatives, from the Academy’s 21 feature categories, to …

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A look at underrated movies – Fall movie season proves cold

Many of the best films of 2015 struggled to find audiences on the big screen. It’s not that Americans have stopped splurging at the movies: …

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McKay on ‘Big Short’ corruption: It’s still happening – A sobering comedy about incredible-but-true events

LOS ANGELES, Dec 29, (RTRS): Adam McKay has gone from directing laffers like “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights” to “The Big Short.” But as he explained …

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