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Ferrell – Wahlberg’s ‘Home’ takes $1.2m in Christmas Eve – Film a silly romp rife with stereotypes

LOS ANGELES, Dec 26, (Agencies): Paramount’s comedy “Daddy’s Home” has launched solidly with $1.2 million at 1,920 US locations in Christmas Eve previews. The movie, which …

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Radiohead offers Xmas surprise – Docs, nurses beat Bieber to top charts

NEW YORK, Dec 26, (AFP): Art-house rockers Radiohead offered a Christmas surprise Friday — a new song, initially intended for the latest James Bond film. The …

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Children build underwater robots – ‘Science all about collaboration’

Staring through the glass of a tunnel aquarium, teenage students coordinated the movement of homemade robots through an underwater obstacle course. The students, part of …

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‘45 Years’ a devastating time bomb – Another great flick written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte

How many great movies could be written across the enigmatic, profound face of Charlotte Rampling? Hundreds? Thousands? At any rate, Andrew Haigh’s “45 Years” is …

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Surgery halts Jackson’s tour – U2 tops

NEW YORK, Dec 25, (Agencies): Pop superstar Janet Jackson has announced a temporary halt to her global tour to undergo surgery for an unspecified condition, …

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‘Star Wars’ dominates digital – Trailers popular on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter

LOS ANGELES, Dec 25, (RTRS): In addition to breaking records at the box office, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” also dominated digital this year, ranking …

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Real Joy dishes on ‘Joy’ – Miracle Mops to movie stars

NEW YORK, Dec 25, (AP): So then there was that time that Joy Mangano, “Miracle Mop” inventor and home shopping entrepreneur, was sitting at a …

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DiCaprio went to extremes for Revenant – Surreal twists bring Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’ to theaters

Alejandro G. Inarritu knew Leonardo DiCaprio would go to the ends of the earth to make the 19th century survival epic “The Revenant” exactly as …

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‘Hopper’ changed Douglas’ life – ‘Fury Road’ dominates FFCC

LOS ANGELES, Dec 24, (RTRS): With her wide eyes and nasal voice, Illeana Douglas has been a reliable supporting presence in a range of films …

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Beatles end streaming boycott – Metallica teases new album after absence

LONDON, Dec 24, (AFP): The Beatles, the top-selling band in musical history yet a persistent holdout on new technology, announced Wednesday they would end a …

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