Saturday , February 24 2018


12 top movies to mark Indian independence – Chief censor’s exit hailed

Seventy years ago India got its independence from the Brits, but that freedom didn’t come without pain, as the country was severed in two and Pakistan was formed. Though the British censors banned any entertainment that encouraged independence, Indian cinema was right there recording the country’s highs and lows. But …

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In weak summer, bright spots abound – Scary forecasts at the box office

NEW YORK, Aug 14, (AP): On their face, the numbers are grim. Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer’s box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in years. The 12.4 percent downturn comes at a critical juncture for Hollywood, with …

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Bonnie & Clyde a revolutionary film – ‘Disruptive & exciting’

Fifty years ago today, American movies were born again. That was the day “Bonnie and Clyde,” the lethally disruptive and exciting gangster saga that brought on the implosion of Hollywood — and the reinvention of Hollywood — was released in theaters. The gun-on-the-run magnetism of Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway; …

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TCA winners touch on politics – Miley Cyrus awarded show’s highest honor

LOS ANGELES, Aug 14, (Agencies): The Teen Choice Awards, always a bubble of teenage celebration, took time out during Sunday night’s ceremony to consider the world its young audience will inherit. Hashtags, surfboards and loud shrieks dominated the Teen Choice Awards, as usual, with YouTube star Jake Paul presiding over …

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40 yrs since The King’s death – When rock lost its first superstar

MEMPHIS, Aug 13, (AFP): Elvis Presley, American icon and King of rock ‘n’ roll, transformed popular culture, sold over a billion records and is idolized as ever on the 40th anniversary of his tragic death. His Graceland mansion in Memphis, Tennessee — the second most famous home in the United …

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Unblinkered docu focuses on woman’s battle with Alz’s – ‘Mrs. Fang’ wins Golden Leopard

LOS ANGELES, Aug 13, (RTRS): A jury that included high profile directors Olivier Assayas and Miguel Gomes has awarded Wang Bing’s unblinkered documentary “Mrs. Fang” the Golden Leopard at the 70th anniversary edition of the Locarno Festival, which ended on Saturday night. In keeping with the director’s usual stripped down, …

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‘Grain’ contemplative sci-fi drama – Turkish filmmaker Kaplanoglu on his latest film

Turkish filmmaker Semih Kaplanoglu, who won the Golden Bear in Berlin for his 2010 film “Honey,” opens the Sarajevo Film Festival with the world premiere of “Grain.” The contemplative sci-fi drama is set in an apocalyptic future in which drought, starvation, the refugee crisis, genetic modification of crops, and human …

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‘Bye-Bye London’ actor dies in hospital – Heavy hearts in Kuwait at half-mast

AMIR MOURNS LOSS OF ABDULREDHA KUWAIT CITY, Aug 12, (KUNA): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has expressed deep distress and grief at demise of the great actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha. Kuwait has lost a great iconic personality in the theatrical art, a pioneer and celebrity in the …

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Pattinson in role of his life in ‘Good’ – Actor goes undercover in NYC for ‘Good Time’

The fraternal directing duo of Josh and Benny Safdie make urban odysseys that flow with the quicksilver currents of New York City. You can feel the gum-stained pavement under your feet. You can smell the Q train. The Safdies were already an electric new energy in cinema — streetwise and …

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