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Entertainment

Jarre delves into genre’s ‘DNA’ – Electronic music pioneer seeks to trace evolution

NEW YORK, Oct 16, (AFP): When Jean-Michel Jarre helped create electronic music in the 1970s, the sound came off as revolutionary. With the genre now …

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‘York’ star Leslie dies – Zimmerman drowns

LOS ANGELES, Oct 16, (RTRS): Joan Leslie Caldwell, best known by her stage name of Joan Leslie, has died at age 90. The actress starred …

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Truth is elusive in entertaining ‘Truth’ – Is ‘The Martian’ a go for launch at the Oscars?

There’s a scene in “Truth,” James Vanderbilt’s crisp, absorbing new film about the doomed 2004 CBS story on then-president George W. Bush and his National …

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DFI scores ‘Idol’ as Ajyal opener – ‘Dheepan’, ‘Youth’ set for ME launches via Dubai Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct 14, (RTRS): The Doha Film Institute has secured the Middle East premiere of Oscar-nommed Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s buzz title “The Idol” …

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‘Sanjay’s Team’ hits many firsts – ‘Arbat’ banned

A directorial debut from Sanjay Patel, the short centers around a little Hindu boy who prefers Saturday morning cartoons of superheroes while his father wants …

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Craig seeks to erase spectre of landmines

NICOSIA, Oct 14, (AFP): Daniel Craig’s latest mission has taken him to Cyprus but not as super spy James Bond, as a UN advocate for …

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New films scrutinize Brazil’s World Cup legacy – James channels Olympian Owens in ‘Race’ teaser

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 14, (Agencies): Last year’s World Cup in Brazil may have been the “cup of cups” for soccer fans, but for Brazilian …

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Rockers Coheed & Cambria land on Earth – Pianist Kovacevich beats stroke, celebrates 75th birthday

ASBURY PARK, United States, Oct 13, (Agencies): Coheed and Cambria built an avid fan base by creating an epic new galaxy both through hard-charging guitar …

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Indian animators reaping rewards – Witches & thrones

MUMBAI, Oct 13, (RTRS): They call themselves Hollywood’s best-kept secret: India’s animators, long-time partners for the likes of Walt Disney Co, are reaping the rewards …

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Volkswagen scandal set for movie produced by DiCaprio – Wilde on fighting to fund her crime drama ‘Meadowland’

LOS ANGELES, Oct 13, (Agencies): Hollywood is planning a movie about Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal, with Leonardo DiCaprio, who has long championed environmental causes, set to …

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