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Saturday , November 17 2018

Entertainment

US-China summit: Janet Yang optimistic despite woes

Netflix seeks aggressive push into India, says Ted Sarandos LOS ANGELES, Oct 29, (RTRS): If American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to be taken at his word, the Asia Society’s US-China Entertainment Summit taking place Tuesday in Los Angeles could be a short meeting. Pompeo this week said that …

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In Lee’s masterful ‘Burning’, rage simmers in Seoul

‘It’s ostensibly a psychological thriller’ In the smoldering centerpiece of Chang-dong Lee’s masterly “Burning” – a mournful cry of a movie – a young, tragic South Korean woman named Haemi (an exquisite Jun Jong-seo) dances before two men at twilight while Miles Davis floats bluely from a nearby car radio. …

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‘Air Strike’ WW2 combat movie

Film retains elements of evident expanse, expense Few films can claim a bumpier, more public production ride or worse crash landing than “Air Strike”, purportedly the most costly Chinese feature ever when it was shot – which was three years ago. Since then, it’s undergone several title changes, delays, and …

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Alfonso Cuaron sets his sights on major Oscar record

Tokyo Fest says it’s listening to women LOS ANGELES, Oct 27, (RTRS): Despite waves of critical adulation in the wake of its Venice Film Festival premiere two months ago, Alfonso Cuaron’s latest film “Roma” – the director’s most personal work to date – admittedly has a few on-paper hurdles to …

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Leigh eyes current woes in ‘Peterloo’

Rogen, Keaton to star in McAfee movie LONDON, Oct 27, (Agencies): British director Mike Leigh first turned his hand to historical drama with “Mr Turner” in 2014. Now, the 75-year-old Leigh – feted for films such as “Secrets & Lies”, “Vera Drake” and “Abigail’s Party” – is returning to the …

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‘Life’ sounds fresh and frank

Boy George, Culture Club return with new album Culture Club today released their first album in 19 years, and for the original quartet of Boy George, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig and Roy Hay, it’s as if time stood still – musically, anyway. The group picks up where their fusion of …

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‘Hunter’ a sub movie on steroids

DiCaprio, Scorsese to reteam on ‘Killers’ There are so many good movies in theaters right now – thoughtful, artistic, well-acted and well-told movies that studios preciously save for this time of year with the distant hope of Oscar gold in their future. The Gerard Butler submarine movie “Hunter Killer” is …

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‘Mid90s’ a nostalgia trip

A kaleidoscopic ride A year after Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” comes another actor-turned-director’s memory-inspired California-set coming-of-age tale from the boutique film studio A24. This time, the time period has been dialed back a few years (from the early ‘00s to the mid-’90s), Dave Mathews Band has been traded for A Tribe …

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Tokyo fest seeks Asian regional role as it opens with ‘Star’

‘One Cut’ Director Ueda embarks on new film LOS ANGELES, Oct 25, (RTRS): Though its opening film is high-profile Hollywood romance “A Star is Born”, the Tokyo International Film Festival is increasingly focusing its efforts on building bridges with Asia. Especially Japan’s near neighbor, China. The 31st edition of the …

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Public Speaking Champions to conduct workshops in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 24: Toastmasters in Kuwait will be amazed to witness 2 powerful champions give work shops on Humorous and impromptu speeches. TM Kamal Al Shehabi is the District 20 2017-2018 Humorous and International Speech Champion, while TM Jervis Pereira is the District 98 2015-16 Table Topics Champion. The …

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