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Entertainment

Filmmaker, AIDS orphan Simon on Spain’s ‘lost generation’

LOS ANGELES, May 29, (AFP): Catalan filmmaker Carla Simon remembers little of the day that, aged six, she joined the ranks of countless orphans left behind by Spain’s “lost generation” of AIDS victims. Her parents were among 50,000 Spaniards who contracted HIV from 1981, when the virus first appeared, until …

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Jordan’s veterans revive Arab song

‘We try to create link between old, new songs’ AMMAN, May 28, (AFP): A group of musicians are causing a sensation in Jordan by reviving the golden age of Arab song — and not one of them is under the age of 50. Beshara Rabadi, 62, sang the line to …

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Deadpool now cooler than Solo

It’s not every day that I feel sorry for an actor, especially one who’s lucky enough to have landed the lead role in a “Star Wars” film. But I honestly began to feel a little bad for Alden Ehrenreich in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” It was during the scene …

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Craig to return as 007 in 2019

LOS ANGELES, May 26, (Agencies): Oscar-winning filmmaker Danny Boyle will direct the next James Bond film, with actor Daniel Craig returning for the fifth time as the legendary British spy, the movies’ producers announced Friday. The 25th as yet untitled film in the storied 007 franchise will begin production later …

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‘Ibiza’ sweet, silly romantic comedy

‘Solo’ shows off young Chewie So long a staple of the moviegoing experience, the summer comedy has fallen on hard times. There are hardly any on this season’s release schedule, and one of the more promising candidates — “Ibiza,” starring the terrific Gillian Jacobs and the former “Saturday Night Live” …

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Singer at 76, not retiring – A farewell to road for Simon

NEW YORK, May 23, (AP): Farewell tours don’t always mean farewell, but are a ripe time for appreciation and appraisal. Paul Simon’s concerts and a new biography offer the opportunity for both. Simon’s “Homeward Bound” tour began last week in Vancouver and takes him across North America, to Europe and …

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Miss Nebraska winner of Miss USA competition

Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist. With Monday evening’s victory, she takes …

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‘Gotti’ a candid tell-all on most notorious gangster

Cannes recognises Travolta’s juicy role LOS ANGELES, May 21, (RTRS): Shame on Cannes. In what appears to be a deal with the devil, or one made with a gun to the back of his head, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux inexplicably agreed to give “Gotti” — the — a spot at …

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Japan wins Cannes top prize

Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart A tumultuous Cannes Film Festival concluded Saturday with the Palme d’Or awarded to Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters,” a tender portrait of a poor, impoverished family, while Harvey Weinstein accuser Asia Argento vowed justice will come to all sexual predators. At the …

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‘In My Room’ a survivalist drama

You can’t call a film “In My Room” if you don’t want Brian Wilson’s spare, melancholic verses for the Beach Boys song of the same title to spring to mind: “Now it’s dark and I’m alone/But I won’t be afraid/In my room.” That indeed captures the mood of Ulrich Kohler’s …

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