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Entertainment

Cranston commands as blacklisted writer in ‘Trumbo’ – Script is funny, fact-filled; acting outstanding

Sitting in a bathtub with a pen in one hand and glass of soda in the other, a long cigarette holder dangling beneath his wiry …

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Films mark Arab world’s diverse tradition – DIFF unveils line-up of films for Muhr Feature competition

DUBAI, Nov 3: The first line-up of films to be showcased as part of the esteemed Muhr Feature category at the Dubai International Film Festival …

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Leppard back with diverse album – Smith returns with ‘Saddest Song’ of life

NEW YORK, Nov 3, (Agencies):  Def Leppard, “Def Leppard” (Mailboat Records) With a diverse set of songs that range from potential arena anthems to driving …

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De Niro, Mulligan win big at HFAs – Smith bags Hollywood actor award for ‘Concussion’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 2, (Agencies): Robert De Niro, Carey Mulligan and Will Smith were among the big winners at the first major ceremony of the …

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Why Bullock, Cooper could not save ‘Crisis’, ‘Burnt’ – ‘These films were too wonky, too niche, not very good’

LOS ANGELES, Nov 2, (RTRS): The passion project is as old as Hollywood itself. Film icons like Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Steven Spielberg have …

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‘Peanuts’ amuses with simple romance – Toon feels like first day of new school year

You’re in love, Charlie Brown (and wouldn’t you know it, so is Snoopy). That’s the simple, slender premise behind “The Peanuts Movie,” Blue Sky’s gorgeous …

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‘Big surprise’ – Geeks swarm unique event

LOS ANGELES, Nov 2, (RTRS): Thousands of geeks from Italy and abroad poured into the medieval Tuscan town of Lucca over the weekend for the …

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Holograms go ‘mainstream’ – Dead celebs

NEW YORK, Nov 1, (AFP): Concert promoters hoping to bring out legends such as Whitney Houston, Billie Holiday and Elvis Presley used to face an …

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Bond director Mendes stirs franchise – ‘Spectre’ could trigger $80 mln in US debut

NEW YORK, Nov 1, (RTRS): Here’s a theory: If not for Sam Mendes, Universal never would’ve entrusted an indie greenhorn like Colin Trevorrow to direct …

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Iran film industry sees int’l hope with nuke deal – Lifting of sanctions may open roads for foreign film companies

LOS ANGELES, Nov 1, (RTRS): Will the Iran nuclear deal energize the country’s filmmakers and open up the Iranian film industry internationally? Now that the …

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