Thursday , December 13 2018

Entertainment

Moving tale of motherhood in ‘Maquia’

Rich subplots add life, texture to Okada’s anime ‘I won’t cry, I promise,’ vows the ethereal, long-living Maquia (voiced by Manaka Iwami) to the little mortal boy she is raising as her son. “I’m a mother!” she says, beating her fist lightly against her belly in a gesture of defiance …

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‘ABBA were feminine pop opera’

The great pop machine of 1970s In the ’70s, you always tended to hear two things about ABBA: that they were most stratospherically successful pop group since the Beatles (which was true); and that musically, they were a shiny bouncy joke — the quintessence of bubble-gum triviality, four smiling Swedish …

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‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Shazam’, ‘Aquaman’ delight fan-fest

Superheroes swoop into Comic-Con SAN DIEGO, July 22, (Agencies): Warner Bros closed the final full day of the Comic-Con International fanfest on Saturday as the belle of the ball, bringing its roster of superheroes to take a bow in San Diego. The studio took over the 6,500-seat main arena at …

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US music school to revive French ties

Aspen Music Fest devotes its season to Paris ASPEN, United States, July 22, (AFP): The music teachers spending the summer in the mountain air of Aspen can tell you all about that most famous instructor of them all, Nadia Boulanger, the Parisian whose roster of pupils reads like a historical …

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‘Mamma Mia!’ director on casting Cher

‘I refused to contemplate anyone else’ LOS ANGELES, July 22, (RTRS): It’s been a decade since the smash hit “Mamma Mia” hit the screen, and yet director Ol Parker knew audiences still had the hunger for a sequel. Parker, best known for writing the “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” series, …

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Ted Williams’ Mexican-American heritage explored in film

‘He was so complicated and so full of contradictions’ Ted Williams is the last major league baseball player to hit over .400. The Boston Red Sox slugger captivated millions with his dazzling swing and towering homers throughout the 1940s and 1950s in competition with New York Yankees hero Joe DiMaggio. …

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‘Teen Titans’ goof across DC Universe

Robin gets brutal in ‘Titans’ When it comes to superhero movies, there’s a perception that you’ve got to choose between DC’s gritty, dour offerings or Marvel’s winking humor. But five cartoon wannabe heroes armed with jokes are trying to change that. Warner Bros has elevated its “B’’ level DC superheroes …

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Internet’s return lacks electricity

Stewart sings of regrets as father on new song The Internet, “Hive Mind” (Columbia Records) The internet, as we know all too well by now, shrieks and howls and barks. The LA-based soul and R&B band of the same name practically whispers with its fourth studio album. On the 13-track …

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Popular Kuwaiti sawt singer Hamad Khalifa passes away at the age of 89

Late singer was known for his mastery of oud KUWAIT CITY, July 19, (KUNA): Kuwaiti popular sawt singer and performer Hamad Khalifa, considered one of the icons of traditional Kuwaiti music, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89. The late singer was renowned for performing old folk songs …

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Hind Al-Baloushi ‘announces’ she will return to TV drama with a bang

Kuwaiti star disappointed with media KUWAIT CITY, July 17: Hind Al-Baloushi announced that she will return to TV drama with a bang since she has graduated from the Higher Institute of Artistic Criticism in Egypt with a master’s degree in artistic criticism, reports Al-Rai daily. Speaking to the daily, Al-Baloushi …

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