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Wednesday , December 12 2018

Entertainment

Avicii feels ‘flat’ on new album Stories – Keith gets playful on ‘35’

Avicii, “Stories” (Island) Avicii, the Swedish DJ, producer and mega-hit maker, is out with his second major studio album “Stories,” which arrives feeling like a move toward minimalism within an electronic dance music genre predicated on bigger and bolder sounds. If this is a safe route, Avicii might have avoided …

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Scarface honored at BET Awards – Diddy performs his new single ‘Workin’

ATLANTA, Oct 10, (AP): Scarface was a man of few words after accepting his “I Am Hip Hop” award, directing the attention away from himself and toward the many that have supported the veteran rapper. Rapper Ludacris introduced Scarface, calling him one of “hip-hop’s best storytellers” at the taped 10th …

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Past flickers faintly on Polish screens – ‘Poland has changed hands many times’

Like many cities in the former Soviet Union, the adjacent towns of Gdynia and Gdansk, on Poland’s beautiful Baltic coast, each have two faces. One is energetically modern, avid for tourism, its bustling center dotted with swank hotels and Western chain stores frequented by well-heeled shoppers. Not far away, but …

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Rylance catches Spielberg’s eye – Embracing movie acting a circuitous journey for Shakespearean maverick

NEW YORK, Oct 9, (AP): Mark Rylance is strolling around a conference table, doing his best impression of a Robert Mitchum walk. He’s explaining how Mitchum, whom he adores, inspired his steady, rigid gait in the international hit series “Wolf Hall,” in which Rylance plays the keenly observant Thomas Cromwell. …

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‘Truth’ screening lures impressive guests – Redford portrays venerable CBS news anchor

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): Wednesday night’s swanky Midtown screening of newsroom drama “Truth” at New York’s Museum of Modern Art lured out a few impressive guests. “I literally heard someone say, as I walked in back there, ‘Forget Robert Redford, forget Cate Blanchett — Dan Rather is here!” announced …

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Prudhomme dies age 75 – Chef sensation

NEW ORLEANS, Oct 9, (AP): At K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen during the early 1980s, chef and owner Paul Prudhomme would drive to his hometown near Opelousas in his pick-up truck and come back loaded down with supplies reflecting his native Cajun cuisine. Way before farm-to-table was hip in the foodie crowd, …

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Kool & the Gang gets Hollywood star – Legacy part of national fabric

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): After 50 years and 23 albums, the legacy of Kool & the Gang has become so much a part of America’s fabric  it’s hard to remember a time when their music wasn’t a perpetual party anthem source, blasted at bar mitzvahs and weddings and high …

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Cavill, Evans join war drama ‘Sand Castle’ – Anderson makes first foray into nonfiction terrain

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9, (RTRS): Henry Cavill and Luke Evans will co-star with Nicholas Hoult in the war drama “Sand Castle.” The film will be directed by Fernando Coimbra, who helmed several episodes of Netflix’s “Narcos,” with Chris Roessner penning the script. Mark Gordon will produce through his Mark Gordon …

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Blanchett politically sensitive in ‘Truth’ – Movie re-ignites heated debate over ‘60 Minutes II’ scandal

LOS ANGELES, Oct 7, (RTRS): Monday night’s screening of Sony Pictures Classics’ “Truth” at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences marked a one-year anniversary from the date when production for the Cate Blanchett-Robert Redford drama first started. “I got a Facebook reminder today about it,” noted producer Brad …

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Fukunaga stuns with powerful ‘Beasts’ – Grounded horror shown artfully, purposefully

The story of the child soldier is not one that the movies have been clamoring to tell. What could be gleaned from giving this insidious reality a narrative platform? The hardening of a young soul in this context is not something that can or should be observed casually, after all, …

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