Entertainment

‘Upcoming tour will be my last’ – John to ‘go out with a bang’

NEW YORK, Jan 25, (Agencies): Elton John announced Wednesday that he is retiring from touring, with the consummate showman saying he wants to devote himself to his children — but after a final, massive swing around the world. The 70-year-old British entertainer, revealing his plans at a gala New York …

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Austrian band Concilium Musicum Wien thrills Kuwait audience

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 24: An Austrian musical group called “Concilium Musicum Wien” entertained a huge crowd at Abdul Hussein Abdul Redha Theater in the presence of the Secretary General of the National Council of Cultural, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) Eng Ali Al-Youha, his deputy in the culture sector Muhammad Al-Asousi, …

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‘Shape of Water’ leads Oscar noms – ‘Lady Bird’s’ Gerwig becomes 5th woman nominated for best director

NEW YORK, Jan 23, (Agencies): Guillermo del Toro’s lavish monster romance “The Shape of Water” fished out a leading 13 nominations, Greta Gerwig became just the fifth woman nominated for best director and “Mudbound” cinematographer Rachel Morrison made history as the first woman to earn a nod in that category …

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KMA concerts on Jan 26 – Winter Concert 2018 … feast of music

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Kuwait Music Academy warmly invites all lovers of music and interested persons to attend its traditional whole day Winter Concert 2018 — Feast of Music on Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at KMA premises in Salwa, Block 1, Street 100, Al Danah School Building, Ground Floor. Info: …

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‘Three Billboards’ sweeps SAG Awards – Gary Oldman wins best actor for ‘Darkest Hour’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 22, (Agencies): The Western-inspired revenge tale “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell. It was almost an exact repeat of the major …

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Hemsworth leads a solid wartime film – Engaging story, riveting action in ‘12 Strong’

In the days and months following the Sept 11 attacks, a small US Special Forces unit led an offensive against the Taleban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. They worked in harsh conditions alongside a local warlord and his men, an uneasy alliance at best, and, even with all the technology and …

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Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film ‘The Post’ – Kara Wai ecstatic over Excellence in Asian Cinema Award

BEIRUT, Jan 17, (Agencies):: Lebanon’s interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post”, overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday. The security body had on Monday announced it was banning the Hollywood thriller to comply with an Arab League …

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‘Death Cure’, emotional action film – Salazar proves herself to be an action hero

The past few years have been a rather dystopian era for dystopian YA film adaptations. After “The Hunger Games” became a genuine phenomenon, studios went on a spending spree, scouring increasingly indistinguishable tales of chosen ones and oppressive government regimes for potential franchises, with decidedly mixed results. Ever since Jennifer …

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‘Woods a tribute to my son’ – ‘Moon Taxi’ riding on fumes

NEW YORK, Jan 17, (AP): If the latest photos from Justin Timberlake’s new album campaign don’t relay the message that he’s into nature and the woods, his first listening for the project drove the point home. Tuesday’s event in New York City to debut “Man of the Woods” was decorated …

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Saudi begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Jan 15, (RTRS): Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-yearold ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom. The first permanent theatres could open as early as March, part of a liberalising reform drive that …

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