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Entertainment

11 most underrated flicks of ’16 – ‘Rogue One’ striking it rich

LOS ANGELES, Dec 30, (RTRS): Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the US box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best of times and the worst of times at the movies. Big-screen epics like “Rogue One” are striking it rich, …

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Reynolds, Fisher die just before HBO film on their lives – Up and down in life, together in death

NEW YORK, Dec 30, (AP): Carrie Fisher played a supporting role at her own birth. In her 2008 memoir, “Wishful Drinking”, she described the scene. Doctors were running to see her mother, Debbie Reynolds (“At 24 she looked like a Christmas morning,” wrote Fisher). Nurses, meanwhile, were rushing to glimpse …

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Hollywood’s ‘princess’ Fisher dead at 60 – Star Wars’ icon found best material in her own troubles

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): After decades of fast living that her fearless “Star Wars” character Princess Leia would have struggled to keep up with, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday following a massive heart attack. She was 60. The American actress, best-selling author and screenwriter — who suffered from numerous addictions …

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Budapest: a film factory – Where Hollywood dreams are made

BUDAPEST, Dec 28, (AFP): Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman. Spotting hunky Hollywood actors is no big deal any more in Budapest, now one of Europe’s top hubs for foreign film productions thanks to attractive tax breaks and cutting-edge facilities. Some of the biggest US blockbusters in recent years were …

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The approaching anger – ‘Bad times ahead’

It is said the major airline companies in the region are facing significant financial and administrative difficulties and very soon will be forced to lay off a large number of employees. It is said the ratio is close to 25 percent. It has also been reported that the ‘Emirates’ has …

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Japan’s ‘new Miyazaki’ churns hit – ‘Please don’t see my ‘Your Name’ animated blockbuster’

PARIS, Dec 27, (Agencies): Makoto Shinkai has a problem, a big problem. His mystical teenage body-swap movie “Your Name” has become such a massive hit it’s beginning to worry him. “It’s not healthy,” the boyish director told AFP. “I don’t think any more people should see it.” Every week it …

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Fans mourn pop star Michael – Charities reveal his work

LONDON, Dec 27, (AP): Grieving fans on Monday mourned the death of George Michael as British charities revealed that the pop star had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes donor who gave his time and money to support cherished causes. The man with the reputation for self-indulgence had actually given millions …

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Good news for Rudolph – App helps avoid road kill

ROVANIEMI, Finland, Dec 25, (AP): There’s good news for Rudolph and his friends — an app is helping officials reduce the number of reindeer killed in traffic accidents in Finland. Some 300,000 reindeer freely wander the wilds of Lapland in Arctic Finland. An estimated 4,000 are killed every year through …

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As first lady, Obama charted own course – She turned inward

WASHINGTON, Dec 24, (AP): When Michelle Obama considered the daunting prospect of becoming first lady, she purposely avoided turning to books by her predecessors for guidance. Instead, she turned inward. “I didn’t want to be influenced by how they defined the role”, Mrs Obama once said. She instinctively knew she …

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Washington can finally breathe easy about ‘Fences’ – ‘The movie belongs to the people now’

LOS ANGELES, Dec 23, (AP): Denzel Washington is feeling pretty good at the moment. It’s mid-December in Los Angeles, Washington is a few weeks shy of his 62nd birthday, and the Screen Actors Guild has just recognized his adaptation of the August Wilson play “Fences” for its ensemble cast. He’s …

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