Wednesday , February 20 2019

Entertainment

DIFF co-productions allow gulf fest to thrive – UAE earns rep as int’l hub for hi-tech productions

LOS ANGELES, Dec 5, (RTRS): The ever-changing Middle East festival scene has been shaken up by instability lately just as the Arab film industry gains …

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‘Revenant’ emotionally stunted epic – DiCaprio plays an avenging 19th century frontiersman

Few prestige directors have so fully committed to the notion of cinema as an endurance test as Alejandro G. Inarritu, and he pushes himself, the …

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‘Star Wars’, the epic no one believed in – Tickets getting scalped for big bucks

LOS ANGELES, Dec 4, (Agencies): It may well be one of Hollywood’s biggest success stories, but when the original “Star Wars” film was released in …

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Behind the scenes of ‘Wiz’ – Laughs, tears & wizardry

LOS ANGELES, Dec 4, (RTRS): David Alan Grier loosened up by joking around in a faux Shakespearean actor voice. Limber dancers in creature costumes, ranging …

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How ‘Big Short’ puts comic spin on harsh economic story – McKay’s flick makes it clear that Big Bust could happen again

LOS ANGELES , Dec 4, (RTRS): Over the past two weeks I have seen movies dealing with brain injury, child molestation, the Hollywood blacklist, the …

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Coldplay returns to indie roots – New album won’t immediately be available on Spotify

LONDON, Dec 4, (Agencies): British stadium rockers Coldplay will on Friday release their seventh album “A Head Full of Dreams”, which heralds a return to …

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No Kuwaitis hurt in Cairo club bombing that killed 16

CAIRO, Dec 4, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait Ambassador to Egypt, Salem Ghesab Al-Zamanan, said on Friday no Kuwaitis were hurt as a result of …

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Ajyal makes colorful start with ‘Idol’ – DIFF to mark Deneuve’s career with lifetime achievement award

DOHA, Qatar, Dec 2: Putting the spotlight on young Arab talent and highlighting its commitment to promoting the next generation of filmmakers, the third Ajyal …

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‘Mad Max’ best film of ’15 – Damon named best actor by Board of Review

NEW YORK, Dec 2, (RTRS): Action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road” was named the best film of 2015 on Tuesday by the National Board of …

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Abrams recalls first cut of ‘Force’ – Lucas felt like divorced father watching ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (Agencies): On a recent visit to “The Howard Stern Show,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams recalled his experience …

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