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Entertainment

Radwimps vaccine for ‘sugar-poisoning’ – Yokohama foursome offers cure for Japan’s sugary music scene

YOKOHAMA, Japan, Dec 11, (AFP): In a Japanese music scene flooded with helium-voiced teen bands chirping about candy, fluffy bunnies and all things “kawaii” or …

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Youth have no voice: Bouzid – Tunisian helmer discusses cinema in Arab world

LOS ANGELES, Dec 9, (Agencies): Tunisian helmer Leyla Bouzid premiered her debut feature “As I Open My Eyes” at the Venice Film Festival, where it …

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Ford vows wiser Solo

LOS ANGELES, Dec 9, (AP): When speaking about “Star Wars,” there are few topics that inspire a twinkle in Harrison Ford’s eyes. The 73-year-old actor …

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‘Force Awakens’ director on best way to watch his movie – Try to see it with a crowd: Abrams

LOS ANGELES, Dec 9, (AP): J.J. Abrams can’t really settle on a favorite moment from his saga of directing, co-writing and co-producing “Star Wars: The …

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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Trumbo’ lead SAG noms – NETFLIX tops 2016 field

LOS ANGELES, (RTRS): “Trumbo” and “House of Cards” have dominated the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, taking three nods each. Bleecker Street’s “Trumbo,” a biopic about …

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Sundance unveils Premieres slate – Lineup includes films from James Schamus, Spike Lee

LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 (RTRS): With a lineup that includes such Sundance alums as Todd Solondz, Whit Stillman, Kenneth Lonergan, Ira Sachs, Kelly Reichardt, Taika …

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Can ‘Force’ offer fans new hope in post-Lucas era? – ‘Most eagerly anticipated movie’

J.J. Abrams has expressed his apprehensiveness over the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” an understandable feeling when you are likely going to be …

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Coppola outlines live cinema plans – ‘Films of the future will be difficult to classify’

MARRAKECH, Dec 8 (RTRS):  At a round table interview at the 15th edition Marrakech Film Festival, jury prexy Francis Ford Coppola revealed details of his …

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McKay’s ‘Big Short’ furious – Bet against America pays off

In Adam McKay’s comic and clear-eyed adaption of Michael Lewis’ “The Big Short,” a handful of finance speculators — outsiders and oddballs — predict a …

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LA Critics pick ‘Spotlight’ as best film – ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ bags three honors at LAFCA

LOS ANGELES, Dec 7, (Agencies): The high-octane “Mad Max: Fury Road” might have driven off with the most awards on Sunday, but the Los Angeles …

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