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Entertainment

Adele album enjoys biggest US sales year – ‘25’ sixth week atop Billboard

NEW YORK, Jan 5, (Agencies): Adele’s record-breaking album “25” has scored another feat — the highest US sales during a single year in a decade. …

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‘Hateful Eight’ wins best movie at Capri – Tarantino’s latest doesn’t top his best

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4, (RTRS): Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” won best movie honors at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival. The Weinstein Co release also …

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Smith honored by real-life ‘Concussion’ doc – Damon leads Oscar charge for Scott

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4, (Agencies): Dr Bennet Omalu, the real-life subject of “Concussion,” praised Will Smith as he presented the actor with Variety’s Creative Impact …

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National Society of Film Critics names ‘Spotlight’ best movie – ‘Amy’ nabs trophy for non-fiction film

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4, (RTRS): Investigative journalism tale “Spotlight” won the National Society of Film Critics’ award for the best picture of 2015, as well …

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‘Close Encounters’ cinematographer dies – Zsigmond helped define cinema’s American New Wave

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4, (Agencies): The legendary cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond, best known for “The Deer Hunter” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” has died. …

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Palm Springs toasts Oscar hopefuls – Fringe Oscar contenders that deserve a nomination

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3, (RTRS): Honorees at the Palm Springs Film Festival gala were campaigning and practicing their awards speeches Saturday night. Chairman of the …

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Quemada-Diez preps ‘Operacion Atlas’ – Director hopes to reach wider audience

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3, (RTRS): Director of Guatemala-US road movie-thriller “La jaula de oro” (The Golden Dream), a standout Latin American debut, Spain-born Mexican Diego …

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‘Big Short’ was a ‘surreal’ experience: Britell – ‘Writing music for film definitely different’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 3, (RTRS): Nicholas Britell composed the complex score for Paramount’s “The Big Short,” which opened in a limited run and expanded on …

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‘Hateful’: How Agatha Christie is it? – Tarantino’s film honors enduring appeal of author’s work

I couldn’t help feeling a twinge of skepticism when I first heard “The Hateful Eight” described as Quentin Tarantino’s spin on an Agatha Christie whodunit. That’s …

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‘Anomalisa’ will break your heart – Big challenges of recreating life on small scale

In “Anomalisa” everyone looks and sounds the same. They have the same face (Caucasian, bland, non-descript). They have the same voice (Tom Noonan’s). They bore …

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