Wednesday , November 22 2017

Entertainment

‘Henry’ loses sight of its own plot – Watts-led film domestic drama, thriller

When film students in the future search for terrible movies in 2017, they’ll have a hard time locating “The Book of Henry.” Not because it’s good — trust us, it isn’t — but because it will be hard to find. The Naomi Watts-led film is a domestic drama, a thriller, …

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Jay Z inducted to ‘Songwriters Hall’ – Sting, Shorter honored

NEW YORK, June 17, (Agencies): Jay Z, whose wife Beyonce is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime fan: former US president Barack Obama. Obama, appearing in a taped video, told the audience Thursday that he’s been …

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Mai relives her ordeal – Opera inspired by rape victim

LOS ANGELES, June 17, (AFP): Fifteen years after her horrific gang rape by a local clan in her village in Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai is reliving her ordeal — and courageousness — through a US opera inspired by her story. “I was very emotional when I first started watching it and …

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‘Henry’ enters zone of domesticated preposterousness – ‘Kill Switch’ science-fiction thriller

In 2009, a pair of young filmmakers from the Netherlands, Tim Smit and Steven Roeters, made “What’s in the Box?,” a 10-minute science-fiction short that wedded the first-person camera of video games like “Half-Life” with astonishing cut-rate special effects — all at a reported cost of EUR150. For his debut …

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Murder derails ‘Rough Night’ fun – ‘Thriller comedy’

In “Rough Night” four women on a crazy party weekend in Miami accidentally kill a guy and try to get away with it. You know it’s coming. It’s right there in the trailer. In the middle of the party, Jillian Bell’s coked out character runs full speed toward a male …

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Monaghan to reunite with cruise for ‘Mission’ – ‘Wallflower’ a true crime tale

Taking a fictionalized approach to a mass murder in Seattle a decade ago, Jagger Gravning’s “Wallflower” arrives at something more idiosyncratic and ultimately haunting than a standard docudrama-style true crime tale. Focusing less on the perpetrator than on the raver milieu he briefly infiltrated — to tragic results — this …

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Brown, DJ Khaled to perform at BET Awards – Earle revisits roots on ‘Outlaw’

Steve Earle and the Dukes, “So You Wannabe An Outlaw” (Warner Bros.) Steve Earle bills his new album as the philosophical heir to “Guitar Town,” and the DNA connecting it to that landmark 1986 record can’t be missed. Texas-born and Nashville-raised, at least musically, Earle reconnects with his roots in …

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‘Dear Evan’ wins six Tony Awards – Spacey kicks off broadcast with gentle humor

NEW YORK, June 12, (Agencies): “Dear Evan Hansen,” the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book and top actor honors for Ben Platt. The …

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Midler wins best actress – ‘Oslo’ inspired by ME peace talks named best play

Agence France-Presse gets a fleeting reference in the production as actress Jennifer Ehle declares at one point: “There is a leak: Agence France-Presse reports about back-channel negotiations in Oslo.” The play, which garnered a total of seven Tony nominations, also saw Michael Aronov win the Tony Award for featured actor …

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Perry bids to end bad blood with rival Swift – Sunwoo wins competition

LOS ANGELES, June 12, (Agencies): Katy Perry is ready to bury the hatchet on her long-running feud with pop rival Taylor Swift, calling her a “fantastic songwriter” and saying she thinks both can be examples of strong women in the music industry. But Swift, 27, had yet to respond to …

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