Tuesday , January 23 2018

Entertainment

‘Jumanji’ sequel good hearted fun

More than two decades after Robin Williams conquered that pesky board game, “Jumanji” has been resurrected with more and glossier stars (Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black), a comedy director and a “modern” twist. The result, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ,” is a very sweet, and generally entertaining …

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Holiday albums – Sia, Fantasia ‘lead’ Xmas music parade

LOS ANGELES, Dec 16, (RTRS): Not everyone wants chestnuts for Christmas. If you’re looking for some holiday music that hasn’t already been said many times, many ways, we’ve surveyed 15 newly released holiday music collections, including superlative sets of all-original material from pop auteur Sia and rock underdogs the Minus …

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Kruger hardly had to act in ‘Fade’ – Akin’s German thriller in Oscar race

LOS ANGELES, Dec 16, (AFP): It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a griefstricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing. Kruger was filming “In the Fade” — Fatih Akin’s German thriller about a woman …

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Palestinian Annemarie Jacir’s ‘Wajib’ wins big at Dubai fest – Saudi filmmakers, businessmen eye return of silver screen

LOS ANGELES/DUBAI, Dec 13, (Agencies): DUBAI, United Arab Emirates The 14th Dubai Int’l Film Festival handed out prizes Dec 13 at an afternoon awards ceremony preceding the evening gala premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The Muhr feature jury, headed by prominent German actress Martina Gedeck, gave the best …

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Stormtroopers and princes on London’s ‘Last Jedi’ red carpet

Prince William and Prince Harry joined the cast of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at the film’s European premiere Tuesday, delighting fans who braved the London cold for a glimpse of Hollywood stars and British royalty. But cast and crew were silent on reports that the royal siblings make a …

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Japan’s capsule toys play big – Cheap and Instagram-worthy

TOKYO, Dec 13, (AFP): A tiny replica of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus and a plastic cat squatting on sushi: just two of the weird-and-wonderful capsule toys that have become a multi-million-dollar craze in cute-obsessed Japan. The industry is now worth an estimated 30 billion yen ($265 million), with the fastidious …

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‘First-timers’ break thru with Golden Globe nods – Newcomers work rewarded

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (RTRS): Every awards group has their trademark quirks, and the HFPA loves nothing more than anointing the wunderkinds. And this year didn’t disappoint: On the TV side, voters embraced Showtime’s “SMILF” and Amazon’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; in film, breakouts included Margot Robbie, Daniel Kaluuya, and …

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Good year for strong female roles – Female directors snubbed at Golden Globe noms

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (RTRS): Looking across the Golden Globe film and TV nominations, it’s a banner year for movies driven by some of the most unlikely female characters to get the big-screen treatment. In “The Shape of Water,” Sallie Hawkins plays a mute cleaning woman in 1962 Baltimore who …

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‘Shape’ leads Golden Globe noms – ‘The Post’, ‘Three Billboards’ bag 6 nods each

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (RTRS): Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Steven Spielberg’s “The Post,” and Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” were among the big winners as nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards were unveiled on Monday. “Three Billboards,” a revenge drama, “The Post,” a dramatic …

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‘Own Country’ wins big at BIFAs – ‘Lady Macbeth’ another multiple prize-winner

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (RTRS): “… Own Country” was the big winner at the British Indepdendent Film Awards (BIFAs) on Sunday, winning best British independent film, best actor for Josh O’Connor, and best debut screenwiter for Francis Lee, who also directed the England-set gay romance. “Lady Macbeth” was another multiple …

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