Friday , November 24 2017

Entertainment

Pitt goes all out in flawed satire ‘War’ – Smart, genuinely interesting film

Here’s a general rule of thumb: If you’re going to rely heavily on voiceover to tell your movie’s story, and exclusively so in the first 15 minutes with an assault of colorful character introductions, you’d do well to make sure that the narrator is a compelling one. Unfortunately for writer …

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Charlatans melodic on ‘Days’ – Air tours, sees end

The Charlatans, “Different Days” (BMG) There are two parts to The Charlatans’ 13th album, “Different Days” — the first with sunny melodies and the other which samples their roots in Manchester’s baggy dance scene. Opener “Hey Sunrise” leads with acoustic guitars and has a melancholy air like The Church’s “Under …

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‘Tree’ tour timely 30 yrs later – Woods honor southern rock tradition

U2 still has as much to say about America as when they made “The Joshua Tree” 30 years ago. On “The Joshua Tree” tour, they’re delivering the message sonically and visually, backed by a stadium-wide high-resolution video screen. Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. wrapped the first …

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Korea’s ‘film noir’ movies wow Cannes – Hidden dragon: fest eyes elusive Chinese movie market

SEOUL, May 23, (AFP): Beyond the gleaming towers of modern high-tech Seoul, it is the dark past of South Korea’s years of dictatorship, violence and upheaval that have inspired the country’s staggering rise as a cinematic powerhouse. No fewer than five South Korean movies are showing in the elite selection …

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James Bond star, Roger Moore dies – Good humor, charm

LOS ANGELES, May 23, (RTRS): Roger Moore, the handsome English actor who appeared in seven films as James Bond — the most of any Bond actor — and as Simon Templar on “The Saint” TV series, has died in Switzerland after a short battle with cancer. He was 89. His …

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Drake breaks record at Billboard – Imagine Dragons honor Cornell

LAS VEGAS, May 22, (Agencies): Drake proved his dominance of the music industry once again by winning a record 13 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night. The music magazine’s televised gala in Las Vegas hands out awards based on the year’s chart performances, leaving little suspense about who will end …

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American Dream takes a beating in fest – Haneke up to his old tricks in ‘Happy End’

CANNES, France, May 22, (Agencies): Elvis Presley’s car has broken down and a cowboy’s career is over. In the days of Donald Trump, movies showing at the Cannes festival are taking a long, hard look at the American Dream. Film-makers from France to China — as well as at home …

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Singer Cher receives Icon Award – Dion gives emotional performance

He already had 10 awards by the time the show began, but made sure to give a shout out during his acceptance speeches to his friends in the audience including Nicki Minaj, co-host Ludacris and Lil Wayne. The Chainsmokers, who tied Drake with 22 nominations, won four awards, while other …

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‘Carne’ brings migrants’ plight to fest – Netflix row stirs tough questions for cinema’s future

CANNES, France, May 20, (Agencies): A helicopter whirs overhead and police take aim from the shadows. You must choose in an instant to join the terrified migrants hiding in the desert or the ones running for their lives. Mexican Oscar-winner Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has brought a harrowing virtual reality experience …

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Sony film gives life to emojis – Japanese animator Miyazaki to make new film

LOS ANGELES, May 20, (AFP): If emojis were alive, their job would not be easy: called on at all hours to show up on screen happy-faced, with heart-shaped eyes, as mini-pizzas. They form the indispensable background to our digital lives. It is almost impossible to imagine a text message without …

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