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Entertainment

Jarre delves into genre’s ‘DNA’ – Electronic music pioneer seeks to trace evolution

NEW YORK, Oct 16, (AFP): When Jean-Michel Jarre helped create electronic music in the 1970s, the sound came off as revolutionary. With the genre now increasingly mainstream, Jarre is seeking to trace its evolution. In an album to be released Friday, Jarre’s first of new material in eight years, the …

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‘York’ star Leslie dies – Zimmerman drowns

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16, (RTRS): Joan Leslie Caldwell, best known by her stage name of Joan Leslie, has died at age 90. The actress starred in over 30 films — her breakout role came at the age of 15, when she appeared in “High Sierra” with Humphrey Bogart. Some of …

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Truth is elusive in entertaining ‘Truth’ – Is ‘The Martian’ a go for launch at the Oscars?

There’s a scene in “Truth,” James Vanderbilt’s crisp, absorbing new film about the doomed 2004 CBS story on then-president George W. Bush and his National Guard service, where execs are doing something utterly mundane. They’re looking at a calendar, scheduling a broadcast. Between sports and fluffy specials, there aren’t many …

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DFI scores ‘Idol’ as Ajyal opener – ‘Dheepan’, ‘Youth’ set for ME launches via Dubai Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct 14, (RTRS): The Doha Film Institute has secured the Middle East premiere of Oscar-nommed Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s buzz title “The Idol” as the opener of the third edition of its Ajyal Youth Film Festival. “The Idol,” the potent tale of how Palestinian pop singer Mohammed Assaf …

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‘Sanjay’s Team’ hits many firsts – ‘Arbat’ banned

A directorial debut from Sanjay Patel, the short centers around a little Hindu boy who prefers Saturday morning cartoons of superheroes while his father wants him to join in morning prayers, until he sees Vishnu, Hanuman and Durga as the Avengers who save him. Patel, who grew up in San …

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Craig seeks to erase spectre of landmines

NICOSIA, Oct 14, (AFP): Daniel Craig’s latest mission has taken him to Cyprus but not as super spy James Bond, as a UN advocate for the elimination of landmines. The 47-year-old British actor — best known for his role in the 007 series — was visiting the divided Mediterranean island …

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New films scrutinize Brazil’s World Cup legacy – James channels Olympian Owens in ‘Race’ teaser

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 14, (Agencies): Last year’s World Cup in Brazil may have been the “cup of cups” for soccer fans, but for Brazilian taxpayers, who forked out some $11.5 billion for the month-long tournament, its legacy has proven negative, according to two new films. “Brazil vs. Brazil” and …

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Rockers Coheed & Cambria land on Earth – Pianist Kovacevich beats stroke, celebrates 75th birthday

ASBURY PARK, United States, Oct 13, (Agencies): Coheed and Cambria built an avid fan base by creating an epic new galaxy both through hard-charging guitar rock and a parallel series of comic books. But after selling more than 1.5 million albums, events here on Earth — most notably, fatherhood — …

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Indian animators reaping rewards – Witches & thrones

MUMBAI, Oct 13, (RTRS): They call themselves Hollywood’s best-kept secret: India’s animators, long-time partners for the likes of Walt Disney Co, are reaping the rewards of surging demand for visual effects and gaining the confidence to venture out on their own. India’s animation industry generated revenue worth 44.9 billion rupees …

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Volkswagen scandal set for movie produced by DiCaprio – Wilde on fighting to fund her crime drama ‘Meadowland’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 13, (Agencies): Hollywood is planning a movie about Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal, with Leonardo DiCaprio, who has long championed environmental causes, set to produce the film, press reports said Monday. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way have bought the rights to an …

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