Entertainment

‘Seeing Allred’ exceptionally timely docu – Allred: the predator’s nightmare, at war for women

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10, (Agencies): Arguably America’s best known lawyer, revered by clients and feared by the men who prey on them, Gloria Allred has been representing victims of sexual violence for 40 years. And as a deluge of allegations brings down powerful entertainment figures like Bill Cosby and Harvey …

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Bollywood’s ‘Pad Man’ movie targets Indian taboo – Beckham stars in short film to tell world ‘Malaria must die’

MUMBAI, Feb 7, (Agencies): A Bollywood movie about an inventor who created a revolutionary machine that makes cheap sanitary pads hits screens this week, challenging taboos surrounding menstruation in socially conservative India. Arunachalam Muruganantham is nicknamed India’s “menstrual man” for transforming the lives of poor women forced to use items …

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‘Black Panther’ grand-scale filmmaking – Movie gets superhero reception from critics

The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds apart. For those of us who have sometimes felt pummeled by the parade of previous Marvel movies, the sheer richness of Coogler’s film …

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Firth ‘stars’ in story of Crowhurst – A-listers performance buoys ‘Mercy’

The prestige biopic can seem a pretty bolted-down genre in terms of narrative possibility, but that’s not to say it provides a uniform audience experience: To the well-informed viewer and the one with no advance knowledge of the subject, a single film can proceed along very different terms. “The Mercy” …

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Oscars best picture mistake still ‘stings’ – Oscar nominees lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 6, (AP): The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom. With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday’s gathering was a chance for …

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Del Toro wins top DGA prize – ‘Shape of Water’ adds another key award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 4, (Agencies): The fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro’s win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday. “The Shape of Water,” about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has …

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Snoop Dogg has busy ‘Super’ week – JLo covers Prince at pre-Super Bowl show

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 4, (AP): Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl week is almost as busy as that of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots players competing on Sunday. He headlined BET’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and debuted music from his upcoming gospel album on Thursday. He held a screening for his …

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As election nears, film imagines Mussolini’s comeback – Hollywood honors Italian star Gina Lollobrigida

ROME, Feb 3, (Agencies): A new film that comically imagines dictator Benito Mussolini returning to present-day Italy and trying to stage a comeback opened Thursday, in the middle of an election campaign that has been dominated by populist and neo-fascist sentiments. “I’m Back” is an Italian spin on the popular …

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Timberlake a man lost in the Woods – Calexico apocalyptic

Justin Timberlake, “Man of the Woods” (RCA Records) Dare I say it — but Justin Timberlake, you have failed us. The superstar singer produced epic solo albums with 2002’s “Justified,” 2006’s “FutureSex/LoveSounds” and 2013’s “The 20/20 Experience.” And though he tripped over his own disco ball on the second part …

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Al-Fadhli busy with work of drama series Habibi Hayati

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: Director Khalid Al-Fadhli is currently busy with the montage work of his drama series titled “Habibi Hayati”, the shooting of which he completed in just 33 days, reports Al-Anba daily. The series is expected to be broadcasted during the month of Ramadan this year. Artiste Ahmad …

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