Friday , January 19 2018

Entertainment

Sony film gives life to emojis – Japanese animator Miyazaki to make new film

LOS ANGELES, May 20, (AFP): If emojis were alive, their job would not be easy: called on at all hours to show up on screen happy-faced, with heart-shaped eyes, as mini-pizzas. They form the indispensable background to our digital lives. It is almost impossible to imagine a text message without …

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Fanciful ‘Wonderstruck’ lands at Cannes – ‘House of Cards’ first lady backs Michelle as president

CANNES, France, May 18, (AP): The cacophony of the Cannes Film Festival was tamed Thursday by a deaf 14-year-old actress, Millicent Simmonds, whose screen debut is being hailed as a breakthrough. Todd Haynes’ partly wordless fable “Wonderstruck” premiered in competition at Cannes, bringing the festival one of its most anticipated …

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‘Loveless’ mysterious and terrifying – ‘Ismael’s Ghosts’ unintentionally comedic melodrama

 ‘Loveless,’ the title of the compelling and forbidding new movie by the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (“Leviathan,” “Elena”), seems, for a while, to refer to the state of the relationship between the film’s two main characters, a Moscow couple who are on the verge of divorcing. Boris (Alexei Rozin), bearded …

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AUM launches its own Opera House – Al-Othman to young Kuwaitis

“We dream and achieve to awaken your dreams” The American University of the Middle East Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Fahd Al-Othman, announced that the University is launching its ownOpera House within the AUM Cultural Center built on its campus. In his speech, Al-Othman said”After completing the construction …

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Trump docu stirs up start of Cannes – Fest spotlights NY as indie cinema powerhouse

CANNES, France, May 17, (AFP): The Hollywood elite jetted into France on Wednesday for the Cannes Film Festival, with a Michael Moore documentary “take down” of Donald Trump among announcements stirring up a buzz as the 12-day movie marathon kicked off. This year marks the 70th birthday of the world’s …

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Cranston shines in moody ‘Wakefield’ – Killer AI returns in ‘Alien: Covenant’

Have you ever fantasized about one day walking away from your well-ordered life? Just ditching work and the humdrum routine of life? You have? Then, before you go, you need to see the curiously brilliant film “Wakefield.” Bryan Cranston stars as Howard Wakefield, a successful, upper class suburbanite with a …

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Beautiful harmony on ‘Lullaby’ – Snoop’s ‘Left’ strong whiff of past

The Mastersons, “Transient Lullaby” (Red House) Music in marriage is especially mellifluous these days. Whitehorse, Tennis and Little Silver are among the couples turning quality couplets. And then there’s Chris Masterson and his wife, Eleanor Whitmore, who sing together so beautifully they make even the clunky title of their new …

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The directing duos who dominate film – Best & worst of Cannes

CANNES, France, May 16, (AFP): From the Warner and Lumiere brothers to the Boultings, cinema has been marked from its earliest days by remarkable sibling double acts. The Safdie brothers — Ben and Josh — are the latest directing duo to hit the headlines, the big surprise of this year’s …

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Govt scientist from DC wins Miss USA – A great opportunity

LAS VEGAS, May 15, (AP): Kara McCullough, a scientist working for the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has been crowned Miss USA. McCullough, who represented the District of Columbia in the decades-old pageant, was born in Naples, Italy, and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She said she wants to inspire children …

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Daring Kidman queen of Cannes – Actress in running for top prize

PARIS, May 15, (AFP): Nicole Kidman is the undisputed queen of the Cannes Film Festival which opens Wednesday in the French Riviera resort, starring in three of its most eagerly awaited films. The Australian actress is in two in the running for its top prize, the Palme d’Or, and plays …

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