Tuesday , October 16 2018


Patrick Stewart recites Shakespeare at Sci-Tech Awards

Patrick Stewart was so inspired by the inventors and inventions being honored by the motion picture academy Saturday night that he offered a spontaneous recitation of a scene from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The venerable actor hosted the academy’s annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony, an untelevised dinner at …

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‘Peter’ Byrne’s biggest tech challenge – George Harrison tribute concert set for theatrical run

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10, (Agencies): Rose Byrne has done nearly every type of film — physical comedy (“Bridesmaids,” “Neighbors”), horror (“Insidious”), sci-fi (“Sunshine”), period (“Marie Antoinette”), action (“Troy”), musical (“Annie”) and superhero (“X-Men: First Class”) — so it might come as a surprise that she met her technical match on …

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In Oscars best-director noms, a wealth of milestones – Exciting new talent, captivating backstories

There’s not an Academy Awards category this year that doesn’t feature some element of exciting new talent, captivating backstories or the possibility of an Oscar landmark victory. But, oh, that best director category. In even the glittering array of nominees to the 90th Academy Awards, the best director category stands …

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‘Seeing Allred’ exceptionally timely docu – Allred: the predator’s nightmare, at war for women

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10, (Agencies): Arguably America’s best known lawyer, revered by clients and feared by the men who prey on them, Gloria Allred has been representing victims of sexual violence for 40 years. And as a deluge of allegations brings down powerful entertainment figures like Bill Cosby and Harvey …

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Bollywood’s ‘Pad Man’ movie targets Indian taboo – Beckham stars in short film to tell world ‘Malaria must die’

MUMBAI, Feb 7, (Agencies): A Bollywood movie about an inventor who created a revolutionary machine that makes cheap sanitary pads hits screens this week, challenging taboos surrounding menstruation in socially conservative India. Arunachalam Muruganantham is nicknamed India’s “menstrual man” for transforming the lives of poor women forced to use items …

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‘Black Panther’ grand-scale filmmaking – Movie gets superhero reception from critics

The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds apart. For those of us who have sometimes felt pummeled by the parade of previous Marvel movies, the sheer richness of Coogler’s film …

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Firth ‘stars’ in story of Crowhurst – A-listers performance buoys ‘Mercy’

The prestige biopic can seem a pretty bolted-down genre in terms of narrative possibility, but that’s not to say it provides a uniform audience experience: To the well-informed viewer and the one with no advance knowledge of the subject, a single film can proceed along very different terms. “The Mercy” …

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Oscars best picture mistake still ‘stings’ – Oscar nominees lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 6, (AP): The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for an afternoon of celebration and mutual fandom. With little on the agenda other than posing for a group photo, Monday’s gathering was a chance for …

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Del Toro wins top DGA prize – ‘Shape of Water’ adds another key award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 4, (Agencies): The fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del Toro’s win at the Directors Guild Awards Saturday. “The Shape of Water,” about a mute woman who falls in love with an underwater creature, has …

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Snoop Dogg has busy ‘Super’ week – JLo covers Prince at pre-Super Bowl show

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb 4, (AP): Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl week is almost as busy as that of the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots players competing on Sunday. He headlined BET’s Super Bowl Gospel Celebration and debuted music from his upcoming gospel album on Thursday. He held a screening for his …

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