Monday , February 19 2018

Entertainment

Dickinson tale ‘Passion’ burns bright

There is something deeply funny and also beautiful about the idea that it would take a British man in his 70s to make the definitive film about one of America’s greatest female poets. But that’s what Terence Davies has done for Emily Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion ,” a fiercely …

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‘Born in China’ stirring tale of life

When you put the word “Disney” together with the word “nature,” it tends to call up images that are fuzzy and cuddly and anthropomorphically adorable — images of something, perhaps, too good to be true. “Born in China,” the new wildlife documentary from the studio’s Disneynature division, tells the story …

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Mirren, Theron score in ‘Furious 8’

‘Johnson, Diesel feud overblown’ LOS ANGELES, April 10, (Agencies): The family revs up for yet another ride as the eighth movie in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” hits theaters on Friday. And the reviews are officially in — what are the critics saying about “Fate …

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Qatar launches art of Nahmah Prize for Gulf singers

DOHA, April 9, (KUNA): Qatar’s Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, launched the art of Nahmah Prize on Saturday bringing together traditional singers from the Arab Gulf countries. Katara is also organizing lectures alongside qualification rounds of Nahmah singers to educate public about “this art that accompanied our forefathers in their sea …

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‘Salt and Fire’ an ecological thriller

Vast, impenetrable reams of aphoristic waffle are spouted by the characters in “Salt and Fire,” but minutes from the end of Werner Herzog’s thoroughly peculiar new narrative outing, the protagonist finally, plainly speaks for the audience. “Are you kidding me?” she yells — in bewildered response to the last of …

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Math film ‘Gifted’ a mixed equation

There are several positive factors in the mixed equation that is “Gifted,” starring Chris Evans and the appealing 10-year-old Mckenna Grace: A brilliant and precocious yet sweetly empathetic young girl. A devoted and decidedly hunky father figure. And then there’s math itself, presented not as a refuge for social misfits, …

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3 legends on aging as actors

‘Going With Style’ a new old-guy buddy comedy NEW YORK, April 5, (Agencies): Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin would, if they ever sat still long enough, make a respectable Mount Rushmore. One could hardly find a more formidable trio of such overwhelming character. Their voices, alone, are utterly …

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‘Finest’ blends wit, romance in WWII

‘Their Finest’ is a movie about making a movie, specifically a glossy propaganda film meant to bolster morale in Britain in the darkest days of the Second World War. It is also very much a movie-movie. Good-looking, finely acted, and well-told, director Lone Scherfig (“An Education”) has made a charming, …

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Lambert wins album of year, female vocalist of year – Backstreet Boys bring nostalgia

While Justin Timberlake had a show-stopping moment alongside Chris Stapleton at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards, it was the Backstreet Boys who shined brightly at the 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards. The boy band had the night’s liveliest moment Sunday in Las Vegas: the fivesome brought the party …

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Asian American Media Group Accuses Scarlett Johansson of ‘Lying’ About ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Whitewashing Controversy

LOS ANGELES: The Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) has blasted the casting choice of Scarlett Johansson in “Ghost in the Shell” just ahead of the film’s opening weekend. In a statement released Friday, the group condemned the movie’s “whitewashing” of Johansson’s character Motoku Kusanagi who first appeared in …

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