Monday , December 18 2017

Entertainment

‘Sharknado’: making US bait again – Franchise shows no signs of losing its bite

SAN DIEGO, July 24, (AFP): With its airborne sharks, over-the-top gore and endless cheesy cameos from fading stars it ought to have flopped — but the viral “Sharknado” franchise shows no signs of losing its bite. A fifth film in five years, “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” is due for release …

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Comic-Con delivers with Batman, Panther – Something for all

SAN DIEGO, July 24, (AP): From “Black Panther” to “Batman”, “Stranger Things” to “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Ready Player One” to “Rep John Lewis”, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite. As the annual fan convention in San Diego wraps Sunday after four days of panels, presentations, screenings and …

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Spielberg debuts ‘Ready’ footage – Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

SAN DIEGO, July 23, (Agencies): Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the “Justice League” and announced a sequel to summer smash hit “Wonder Woman.” Rumors have been swirling in the US entertainment press that the studio was …

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Evans gets personal on excellent ‘Words’ – Chronixx ‘stunning debut’

Sara Evans, “Words” (Born to Fly) Many musicians like to say their work is deeply personal but Sara Evans may have taken that a step further in her new, impressive album, “Words”. The country star invites her 14-year-old daughter to sing on “Marquee Sign”, gathers three siblings to contribute harmonies …

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Fans go wild for ‘Black Panther’ – ‘Wonder Woman’ star expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO, July 23, (Agencies): “Black Panther” stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, “Infinity War.” Fans went wild for the exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming superhero pic, featuring star Chadwick Boseman T’Challa intercepting a sketchy …

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Linkin Park singer died by hanging – Bennington and Cornell: friends united in tragedy

NEW YORK, July 22, (Agencies): Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington killed himself on the birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, highlighting the close friendship between the two troubled singers. The coroner’s office confirmed Friday that Bennington died by hanging himself, with an employee of his Los Angeles …

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‘Nolan’s WWII epic is an immersion – Iraq war vet draws similarities between ‘Dunkirk’ and 9/11

Paul Rieckhoff is CEO and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), an Iraq veteran, and the author of “Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Facades in Iraq: A Soldier’s Perspective.” — Editor By Paul Rieckhoff In the days after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New …

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Bruce Willis’ ‘First Kill’ brings tough-love message – ‘Monsters’ savagely funny social horror movie

Just how many people has “First Kill” star Bruce Willis killed over the course of his career? According to a site called MovieBodyCounts.com (whose statistics look to be about as accurate as a sawed-off shotgun blast), Willis has offed 116 adversaries to date. A more accurate tally is best left …

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‘Dunkirk’, ‘Get Out’ among major crowd pleasers – Summer movies shake up Oscars

NEW YORK, July 20, (AP): The stranglehold that autumn prestige films have on Oscar season just might be wilting in the summer sun. Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic “Dunkirk” hits theaters Friday, but the overflowing reviews have already made it abundantly clear: It’s a major Oscar contender and a …

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Delevingne, hopeless romantic actress – ‘Valerian’ star lives up to the spirit of ‘Laureline’

LOS ANGELES, July 20, (Agencies): The world’s press are gathered at a news conference for Luc Besson’s “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” and Dane DeHaan is waxing lyrical about co-star Cara Delevingne. The pair spent six months in Paris filming as intergalactic special ops agents Valerian and …

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