Monday , February 19 2018


Venice is turning up the heat on Telluride – Movies face scheduling headaches

LOS ANGELES, July 26, (RTRS): Forget about dirty Oscar campaigning. This year’s biggest awards season brawl is over which festival gets dibs on the next “La La Land.” When the Venice International Film Festival unveils its roster of titles on Thursday, expect many of the English-language offerings to be scheduled …

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Kendrick leads MTV VMA noms – Network scraps gender categories

NEW YORK, July 26, (Agencies) : MTV has rid itself of gender-specific categories as the network revealed nominees Tuesday for this year’s Video Music Awards, in which rapper Kendrick Lamar is in the lead. In the age of President Donald Trump and the fierce backlash he has generated among cultural …

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‘Detroit’ sweeping, scalding drama – Bigelow brings 12th Street Riot chaos to screen

At their best, liberal film dramas that tackle the monumental issue of race in America have offered humanity and insight. It’s safe to say, though, that when Hollywood gives us a portrait of racial tragedy and injustice, it’s probably a tale of hope and uplift as well, a parable of …

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‘Sharknado’: making US bait again – Franchise shows no signs of losing its bite

SAN DIEGO, July 24, (AFP): With its airborne sharks, over-the-top gore and endless cheesy cameos from fading stars it ought to have flopped — but the viral “Sharknado” franchise shows no signs of losing its bite. A fifth film in five years, “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” is due for release …

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Comic-Con delivers with Batman, Panther – Something for all

SAN DIEGO, July 24, (AP): From “Black Panther” to “Batman”, “Stranger Things” to “Blade Runner 2049,” and “Ready Player One” to “Rep John Lewis”, Comic-Con had something for almost every pop-culture appetite. As the annual fan convention in San Diego wraps Sunday after four days of panels, presentations, screenings and …

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Spielberg debuts ‘Ready’ footage – Ben Affleck denies being dropped as Batman

SAN DIEGO, July 23, (Agencies): Ben Affleck dismissed speculation that he is being dropped as Batman during a Warner Bros. presentation Saturday that introduced the “Justice League” and announced a sequel to summer smash hit “Wonder Woman.” Rumors have been swirling in the US entertainment press that the studio was …

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Evans gets personal on excellent ‘Words’ – Chronixx ‘stunning debut’

Sara Evans, “Words” (Born to Fly) Many musicians like to say their work is deeply personal but Sara Evans may have taken that a step further in her new, impressive album, “Words”. The country star invites her 14-year-old daughter to sing on “Marquee Sign”, gathers three siblings to contribute harmonies …

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Fans go wild for ‘Black Panther’ – ‘Wonder Woman’ star expanding superhero franchise

SAN DIEGO, July 23, (Agencies): “Black Panther” stole the show Saturday night at Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con presentation, outshining the Ant-Man, Thor and even the ultimate Avengers team-up, “Infinity War.” Fans went wild for the exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming superhero pic, featuring star Chadwick Boseman T’Challa intercepting a sketchy …

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Linkin Park singer died by hanging – Bennington and Cornell: friends united in tragedy

NEW YORK, July 22, (Agencies): Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington killed himself on the birthday of his late friend Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, highlighting the close friendship between the two troubled singers. The coroner’s office confirmed Friday that Bennington died by hanging himself, with an employee of his Los Angeles …

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