Tuesday , December 12 2017

Entertainment

Phoenix brings new dimension to fest – Radiohead shares unreleased song from ‘OK Computer’

NEW YORK, June 4, (Agencies): Rocking out under an imposing mirror, Phoenix took its music into a second dimension Saturday as the band headlined New York’s Governors Ball festival. A week ahead of the release of its disco-infused, Italian-inspired sixth album, Phoenix invested in an innovative yet elegantly simple stage …

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‘Woman’ gets movie spotlight, with high expectations – Latest Pokemon feature film to premiere at Japan expo

LOS ANGELES, June 3, (Agencies): More than 70 years after she first burst upon the scene in her red bustier and blue shorts, Wonder Woman is finally getting her turn in the movie spotlight, and expectations could hardly be higher. “Wonder Woman,” with the title role played by former Israeli …

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Comedian Griffin not laying down for Trump – ‘Career over’

LOS ANGELES, June 3, (Agencies): Embattled comedian Kathy Griffin says she’s not afraid of Donald Trump and plans to keep making fun of him but maintained that she’s sorry for a video that depicted her holding a likeness of the president’s severed, bloody head. At a rambling press conference Friday, …

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Russell ‘gets’ a Hollywood star

LOS ANGELES, May 31, (RTRS): Keri Russell, a former Mouseketeer who later starred in the coming of age TV drama “Felicity” and currently plays a Russian spy in “The Americans”, has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Russell, 41, first appeared on television in the 1990s on …

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Youth musicians escape violence – Concert for pope

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 31, (Agencies): Just rehearsing could get them shot. But for the youth musicians of one of Rio de Janeiro’s most violent slums, their bravery will pay off Saturday with a concert in front of the pope. Twenty-six amateur musicians aged between 14 and 19 will perform …

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Syria war takes role in TV dramas – ‘A real-life set’

DAMASCUS, May 30, (Agencies): The sound of the blast in Syria’s capital Damascus brought worried residents running, but rather than carnage they found a crew filming one of the country’s famed television drama series. Moments before, director Rasha Sharbatgi had been wielding her loudhailer, calling for silence before counting down …

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‘Wonder Woman’ exceptionally re-watchable – Film rises with powerful grace above the noise

 ‘Wonder Woman’ has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it’d be easy to forget that behind all of the hand-wringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there’s actually a movie meant to entertain. Yet, like the heroine at its center, “Wonder Woman” the movie rises with …

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La La Land in Concert ‘a magical experience’ – ‘Meta moment’

LOS ANGELES, May 30, (Agencies): “‘La La Land’ in Concert: A Live to Film Celebration” kicked off its tour at the Hollywood Bowl over the weekend. It was a meta moment: a film about making it in showbiz opening at a legendary venue usually reserved for the most successful acts. …

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Ostlund’s ‘Square’ wins Palme d’Or – Coppola bags best director award

CANNES, France, May 29, (AFP): Swedish satire “The Square”, a send-up of political correctness and the confused identity of the modern male, won the Palme d’Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Sunday. In a stunning upset, the nine-member jury led by Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and including Hollywood …

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Kruger ditches glamour to win at ‘Cannes Fest’ – Phoenix wins best actor

And she played a US homicide cop in the FX series “The Bridge” set in the drug violence-torn border city of Ciudad Juarez. Kruger has also shown off her French on screen in films such as “Farewell, My Queen” by Benoit Jacquot, an erotically and politically charged drama about a …

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