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Michelle Obama nixes future presidential bid as she promotes education

US First Lady Michelle Obama said on Wednesday she has no intention to run for president and plenty of plans to affect change once she …

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Casting complaints show slavery’s impact: ‘Nina’ distributor – ‘It’s a tragic past that still exists today’

LOS ANGELES, March 17, (AP): The distributor of the forthcoming film about Nina Simone says complaints about Zoe Saldana playing the singer reflect an interracial …

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Punk icon Pop looks back darkly – ‘Post Pop Depression’ final statement

NEW YORK, March 17, (AFP): Iggy Pop, struggling to kick a heavy drug habit in the late 1970s, celebrated his own intensity with the song …

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‘Arbalest’, ‘Tower’ win top prizes – Foster, Clooney’s ‘Money Monster’ to play Cannes fest

LOS ANGELES, March 16, (RTRS): “The Arbalest,” Adam Pinney’s droll, puzzle-like tale of unrequited obsession starring Mike Brune as a famed 1970s toy inventor, won …

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Star Wars goes virtual reality – ILMxLAB mixes traditional imagineering with VR

LOS ANGELES, March 16, (Agencies): Get ready to practice your virtual lightsaber skills: Lucasfilm and its visual effects unit Industrial Light and Magic took a …

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‘Divergent Series: Allegiant’ dull and lifeless – ‘Modern sci-fi dystopias’

In “Allegiant,” the latest installment of “The Divergent Series” (three out of four), dystopian Chicago might be in disarray, but it’s also become as dull …

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Spielberg, Ford reuniting for ‘Indiana Jones’ – Cowell boards Epstein in ‘Life’

LOS ANGELES, March 16, (RTRS): Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford will make a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, to screen July 19, 2019, Disney …

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‘Midnight’ an electrifying mystery – ‘Blind Brother’ a refreshing romantic comedy

‘Midnight Special’ is one of those rare, stimulating creations that grabs you and penetrates your bloodstream from start to finish. This unique tale about a …

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‘Miss Stevens’ a well-acted dramedy – Smartly layered performance from Rabe

LOS ANGELES, March 15, (RTRS): A high-school English teacher chaperones three students at a weekend-long drama competition and finds that she’s the one with a …

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Kanye, Goulding to use fan lyrics – Unique interactive album aimed at fighting poverty

NEW YORK, March 15, (AFP): Top names in music including Kanye West and Ellie Goulding will record songs from lyrics submitted by fans in a …

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