Wednesday , September 19 2018

Entertainment

‘The Walk’ a staggering spectacle – Zemeckis’ film takes its cues from circus

LOS ANGELES, Sept 27, (RTRS): In “The Walk,” Robert Zemeckis dares audiences to look down, zooming fast as gravity past 110 stories from the top of the World Trade Center to the expectant faces in the crowd below. A quarter of a mile above, daredevil high-wire artist Philippe Petit (as …

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‘Man Who Knew Infinity’ low on facts, high on emotions – Brown’s biopic celebratory salute to Ramanujan’s accomplishments

A beautiful mind is reduced to simplified dramatic equations in “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” an easily digestible fish-out-of-water biopic of Srinavasa Ramanujan, the India-born mathematical prodigy whose tutelage under the English academic G.H. Hardy gave rise to some of the field’s more remarkable 20th-century discoveries. As tends to be …

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Crabb delivers strong performance on Road

Jason Crabb, “Whatever the Road” (Reunion Records) Jason Crabb is as good as the Christian singer has ever been on his new album, “Whatever the Road.” Crabb sings about love, faith and hoping for miracles on his fifth solo album, his first with new label home Reunion Records, a division …

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‘Sparrows’ tops San Sebastian – 3 rising stars of European cinema win big-time

LOS ANGELES, Sept 27, (RTRS): Three rising stars of European cinema, Iceland’s Runar Runarsson, France’s Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Belgium’s Joachim Lafosse — won out big-time at the 2015 San Sebastian Film Festival, vindicating the enthusiasm that Wild Bunch and young sales companies in Paris have shown for the festival and the …

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‘Luna’ Philippines entry to Oscars – Foreign Oscar race gives voters bold options

LOS ANGELES, Sept 22, (RTRS): The Philippines has selected “Heneral Luna” as its candidate film for the foreign-language Academy Award. The historical biopic, directed by Jerrold Tarog, depicts General Antonio Luna’s battle to resist the forces of Spanish colonization in the 19th century. A national hero, Luna was supposedly a …

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Robert Pattinson talks about fame, photography in ‘Life’

BERLIN, Sept 22, (AP): The man relentlessly pursued by photographers is stepping into their shoes for his latest movie role. British heartthrob Robert Pattinson plays photographer Dennis Stock in Anton Corbijn’s “Life” — which follows the relationship between Stock and a young James Dean (played by Dane Dehaan) who is …

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Weeknd holds steady at top – Drake sells big

LOS ANGELES, Sept 22, (Agencies): Canadian R&B singer The Weeknd held steady at the top of the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday for a third consecutive week, keeping off five new entries in the top 10. “Beauty Behind the Madness,” the second studio album by The Weeknd …

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‘Intern’ a perky generation-gap fable – De Niro, Hathaway display crackling chemistry

Behind at least one successful woman stands an older, wiser man. That, at least, is the chief takeaway from “The Intern,” a perky generation-gap fable that sneaks some surprisingly conservative gender politics into its stainless new world of online startups and amply product-placed Macbooks. Starring Robert De Niro as the …

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Media group unveils ‘fact-check’ network

WASHINGTON, Sept 22, (AFP): Fact-checking has a new global network after the media studies Poynter Institute announced plans Monday for a new body to support efforts to root out false claims from the media. The project “will support and study the work of 64 fact-checking organizations spanning six continents,” Poynter …

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