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Entertainment

‘Mad Max’ best film of ’15 – Damon named best actor by Board of Review

NEW YORK, Dec 2, (RTRS): Action adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road” was named the best film of 2015 on Tuesday by the National Board of …

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Abrams recalls first cut of ‘Force’ – Lucas felt like divorced father watching ‘Star Wars’ film

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (Agencies): On a recent visit to “The Howard Stern Show,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” director J.J. Abrams recalled his experience …

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Winslet, Ronan escape into characters in new films – ‘It’s a pleasure to play someone so different to me’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 2, (RTRS): Saoirse Ronan and Kate Winslet each won acclaim as teenagers. Ronan was 13 when she earned an Oscar nom for …

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‘Heneral’ rousing portrait of Luna – Exciting action sequences

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): One of the most expensive and highest-grossing Filipino films of all time, “Heneral Luna” is a rousing, warts-and-all portrait of …

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‘This Changes’ shows global activism against warming – Director Lewis talks why he’s disappointed with President Obama on climate change

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): Canadian director Avi Lewis’s climate change-themed documentary “This Changes Everything,” made in tandem with the eponymous best-seller by journalist and …

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‘Spotlight’ named best feature – Mirren takes dig at Trump in Gotham Awards speech

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1, (RTRS): Helen Mirren spiced up the 2015 Gotham Awards ceremony with an acceptance speech that ranged from bawdy to funny to …

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‘Youth’ captivating portrait of friendship – ‘Original, unpredictable’

Superheroes and franchise blockbusters may dominate the multiplex, but Paolo Sorrentino’s “Youth” is a reminder of the touching, unexpected and unusual places movies can go. …

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Madinat to showcase best of DIFF – ‘Honey Night’ offers hope for clarifying power of art

DUBAI, UAE, Nov 30, (Agencies):  The Dubai International Film Festival is inviting everyone to experience the true magic of the silver screen at its purpose-built, …

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‘Call Me Francesco’ recalls pope’s darkest moments – Luchetti’s film focuses on character of Bergoglio

ROME, Nov 30, (AFP): The challenges faced by Pope Francis during the dark years of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) are portrayed in a new …

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Vintage ‘Star Wars’ toys go galactic – Prices soar into hyperspace

THORNABY, England, Nov 30, (RTRS): Vintage toys linked to the “Star Wars” film franchise are moving faster than a swirling lightsaber, sending prices of many …

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