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Monday , November 19 2018


‘Superfly’ sleek Blaxploitation remake

Director X’s “Superfly” transplants the 1972 Blaxploitation classic from Harlem streets to suburban Atlanta mansions, flips Curtis Mayfield’s soul score for Future’s hip-hop soundtrack and forsakes the original’s politically charged grit for shallow music-video indulgence. “He’s got a plan to stick it to the man,” went the ads for Gordon …

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Buck, Arthur in spontaneous alliance

Shinoda explores personal loss Mike Shinoda, “Post Traumatic” (Warner Bros.) “Post Traumatic” is the first album Mike Shinoda has released under his own name and it’s pretty obvious that this wasn’t the way he wanted to do it. It is a raw and painful tour through sorrow, created in the …

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Family fun in sprightly ‘Incredibles 2’

Bird’s sequel set to break more records for Disney  ‘The Incredibles’ writer/director Brad Bird has said that his characters’ powers are all born of stereotypes. Dad is strong, mom is stretched in a million directions, teenage girls put up shields, little boys are full of boundless energy and babies are …

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150 yrs on, ‘Little Women’ resonates

DC unveils special exhibits as ‘Hamilton’ comes to town CONCORD, Mass, June 12, (AP): A century and a half before the #MeToo movement gave women a bold, new collective voice, Louisa May Alcott was lending them her own. Society had far different expectations of women in 1867, when publisher Thomas …

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‘Hereditary’ preys on fears with no remedy

‘Happy ending?’ Heralded by some as the scariest movie ever made, Ari Aster’s “Hereditary” opened last weekend, taking in $13 million domestically on a reported budget of $10 million. It also sparked a lot of questions, ones that have been lingering since the film premiered at this year’s Sundance Film …

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‘Presenter Amal Al-Awadhi suspended after warnings’

KUWAIT CITY, June 11: The suspension on TV presenter Amal Al-Awadhi was issued after she was given repeated warnings during the month of Ramadan to follow instructions, reports Al-Nahar daily quoting informed sources from Kuwait TV (KTV) channel. They explained that the real reason behind her suspension was that she …

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Egyptian band in Israel musical wins big on Broadway

‘Band’s’ dances away with 10 gongs NEW YORK, June 11, (AP): The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme …

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Saudi Arabia’s first Arabic release is Islamic epic ‘Message’

Jane Fonda to receive the 2018 Lumiere Prize LOS ANGELES, June 11, (RTRS): After Saudi Arabia recently broke its 35-year ban on cinema with Hollywood titles such as “Black Panther,” “Isle of Dogs” and “A Quiet Place,” the kingdom is now set for its first release of an Arabic film, …

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‘Tolerance & inclusion’ theme at Tony Awards

Show resonates NEW YORK, June 11, (Agencies): A small-scale, intimate musical about hard-won cultural understanding was an altogether apt Tony winner on a night where tolerance and inclusion were constant themes. “The Band’s Visit,” about an Egyptian police band that gets stranded in a remote Israeli desert town, forcing both …

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Hype is justified for ‘Hereditary’

Horror movie scares up frightfully good reviews In Ari Aster’s intensely nightmarish feature-film debut “Hereditary,” when Annie (Toni Collette), an artist and mother of two teenagers, sneaks out to a grief-support group following the death of her mother, she lies to her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) that she’s “going to …

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