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Entertainment

Lebanon’s glamorous music fests struggle in tough times

Turkey to steer clear of ‘Eurovision’ BEIRUT, Aug 5, (Agencies): Shakira and Elton John played one-off concerts in Lebanon in recent months but the summer …

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McGregor makes ‘Robin’ interesting

‘Facts of Life’ reboot in early development There’s a scene in “Shadowlands,” the 1993 portrait of novelist C.S. Lewis, in which a young boy is …

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Locarno laureled Ryan prepares Obsolescents

Career celebrated LOS ANGELES, Aug 4, (RTRS): Focusing very much on her new career as a director and producer, Meg Ryan is preparing “The Obsolescents,” …

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‘War on drugs’ tale in ‘Sentence’

A dramatic portrait of institutionalized injustice The Reagan administration’s War on Drugs had many effects, almost none of them including an actual reduction of illegal …

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August to head jury of revamped Cairo Film Festival

LA Film Festival unveils diverse competition slate LOS ANGELES, Aug 1, (RTRS): Oscar-winning Danish director Bille August will preside over the jury of the Cairo …

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Hardy unleashes inner beast in ‘Venom’

Cruise’s stunt fever has become measure of his stardom Tom Hardy unleashes his inner beast in Sony’s new trailer for “Venom.” The new violence-laden footage, …

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‘M:I’: Is Cruise irreplaceable?

‘Fallout’ signals return to form for actor LOS ANGELES, July 31, (RTRS): Tom Cruise is officially back in action. After underwhelming receipts from “American Made,” …

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‘Death of a Nation’ a smirky docu

D’Souza preaches to the mentally unsound In “Death of a Nation,” the latest smirky documentary screed from the fake-historical-news factory of Dinesh D’Souza, there’s an …

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Halestorm rides on thrash-pop

Snider doesn’t need yesterday because today is his Halestorm, “Vicious” (Atlantic) “Vicious” comes five years after Halestorm’s Grammy-winning hit “Love Bites (So Do I)” became …

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Cruise brings ‘Tom factor’ to ‘Fallout’

‘Action is very character-based’ The “Mission: Impossible” movie franchise has become synonymous with daring stunts where lead actor Tom Cruise climbs the highest building in …

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