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Wednesday , November 21 2018


Daniel Craig gold as James Bond – Actor hints of exploring new challenges

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9, (RTRS): In a 1971 interview with the BBC to promote the release of “Diamonds Are Forever,” his sixth stint as James Bond, Sean Connery compared the experience of starring in the franchise to being a pawn. He swore off any future sequels, telling his interrogator, “I’ve …

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Moore conquers AFI Fest with ‘Invade Next’ premiere – ‘Film possesses the power to inspire real change’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9, (RTRS): Michael Moore and an army of fans stormed AFI Fest Saturday night for the West Coast premiere of “Where to Invade Next,” the latest cinematic provocation from the documentarian behind hot-button films “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine.” The film, Moore’s first directorial effort since …

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Tao to make concerts engaging, fresh – China tightens screw on online music

NEW YORK, Nov 9, (AFP): Pianist Conrad Tao has played top concert halls from an early age but after the release of his latest album, he chose to perform for a casual crowd in a crypt under a New York church. The 21-year-old, who has won some of classical music’s …

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Sun acquires rights on Indian hit ‘Baahubali’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9, (RTRS): Sun Distribution has acquired all rights throughout Latin America to Indian smash hit movie “Baahubali — The Beginning.” The company acquired the rights from Arka Mediaworks International and is working to set a regional release date. The film is now the highest grossing film of all …

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‘Youth’, ‘Lobster’ lead European Film Award noms – It’s been a great week for offbeat Colin Farrell

LOS ANGELES, Nov 8, (RTRS): It may have left Cannes empty-handed, and arguably hasn’t made quite the splash on the festival circuit that some were expecting, but Paolo Sorrentino’s florid old-age study “Youth” rallied with the announcement of this year’s European Film Award nominations. The Fox Searchlight awards hopeful scored …

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TV operators struggle with online rivals – Netflix, friend or foe?

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 8, (AFP): The empire has not yet figured out how to strike back. The major legacy television companies are struggling to find the formula to stem the loss of customers to Internet rivals like Netflix, Amazon and others. Time Warner — one of the mainstays of the …

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‘Frame by Frame’ piercing, poignant – Film depicts cathartic power of camera lens

A picture may say a thousand words, but it doesn’t have to: For every photograph in which closer investigation yields narrative upon narrative, there’s another with a message as immediate and urgent as an involuntary cry of pain. Both levels of visual expression are shown to be essential in “Frame …

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French actor Alain Delon turns 80 – ‘Sexiest man of the 20th century’

PARIS, Nov 8, (AFP): To some he was the sexiest man of the 20th century, to others he is an egotistical cad. But as the actor Alain Delon turns 80 on Sunday, France still can’t make up its mind about its greatest screen seducer. As a slew of new French …

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‘By the Sea’ slow, quiet drama – Jolie Pitt turns grief over mom’s death into film

LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (Agencies): Retreating from wartime horrors (“Unbroken,” “In the Land of Blood and Honey”) to explore the less perilous minefield of a troubled marriage, Angelina Jolie Pitt pulls off a halfway compelling trick with “By the Sea,” . Drenched in so many photogenic shades of cream, tan …

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DiCaprio talks climate, ‘Revenant’ at SAG Foundation ’versary – Hanks honored with Trailblazer Award

LOS ANGELES, Nov 7, (RTRS): The SAG Foundation, the nonprofit arm of SAG-AFTRA, toasted its 30th anniversary with a starry celebration at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Beverly Hills Thursday night, and honoree Leonardo DiCaprio took time to talk about his charitable work. DiCaprio was receiving the SAG Foundation’s Actors …

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