Tuesday , October 17 2017

Entertainment

Brexit tragicomedy hits London stage – ‘Boris’ gets star billing

LONDON, Nov 18, (AFP): Wearing a blonde wig and bicycle helmet, a dishevelled Boris Johnson sings and raps at Vladimir Putin — Brexit as tragicomedy has hit the London stage. Five months after Britain’s shock referendum to leave the EU, “Brexit: The Musical” opened this week with a star role …

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‘Fantastic’ not yet Potter-magical – ‘Beauty & the Beast’ live-action film with surprises

Xenophobia. Prejudice. Oppression. Who’s up for a little escapism at the multiplex? J.K. Rowling, embarking on her new, post-Potter blockbuster franchise with “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” has said herself that her screenplay, which she began several years ago, was informed by world events — particularly, she noted, …

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Stones bring ‘memories’ to NY – US rocker makes surprise appearance at tribute show

NEW YORK, Nov 16, (Agencies): British rock band The Rolling Stones celebrated the arrival of their travelling exhibition of memories and memorabilia in New York with a star-studded party on Tuesday. “Exhibitionism” features nine galleries of costumes, instruments and personal notes collected by band members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie …

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Steinfeld’s angst shines in ‘Edge’ – Lonergan’s ‘Manchester’ roundly pegged as Oscar favorite

When’s the last time you saw a truly fresh talent on screen? Someone so charismatic that you couldn’t wait to find out who they are, what they’ve done before and why you’ve never noticed? That’s what it feels like to watch Hayden Szeto as the sweetly dorky love interest to …

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Redmayne talks on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – ‘Pickett favorite beast’

NEW YORK, Nov 15, (RTRS): With his peacock-blue coat, bow tie and battered suitcase, Eddie Redmayne stars as J.K. Rowling’s latest magical hero in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”. Redmayne spoke with Reuters ahead of the movie opening on Friday about his favorite beasts and his hopes for …

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Hollywood honors Toshiro Mifune – Japanese samurai actor gets star on Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15, (Agencies): Hollywood celebrated the life of legendary Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune on Monday, honoring him with a star on its iconic Walk of Fame two decades after his death. Mifune rose to stardom through Akira Kurosawa’s classics, including “Rashomon” (1950) and “Seven Samurai” (1954), with masculine …

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Matsuyama gives his all for ‘Satoshi’ – Miyazaki hints at return to feature film making

TOKYO, Nov 14, (Agencies):  The devotion Kenichi Matsuyama gave to portraying a shogi prodigy who lived a fearlessly single-minded life is clear in the months he spent practicing placing the pawns in the Japanese board game, immersing himself in the master’s selfless view on death and gorging to gain weight. …

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Egypt mourns film star Abdel Aziz – Cohen natural born king of movie soundtracks

Egypt on Sunday mourned film star Mahmoud Abdel Aziz who died aged 70 after a prolific career that included more than 90 feature films, many with searing social messages. Culture Minister Helmy el-Nemnem described Abdel Aziz as a “magician”, using the title of one of the actor’s box office hits, …

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Justice Ginsburg makes opera debut – Attenborough honoured at theatre awards

WASHINGTON, Nov 14, (Agencies): The curtain rose on Act 2 of “The Daughter of the Regiment,” revealing the figure of a tiny woman barely visible in a large dome chair with her back to the audience. Suddenly, she swiveled around — and there was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Cheers and …

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Bachchan ‘calls’ for more women in films – Election ‘nightmare’

LOS ANGELES/KOLKATA, Nov 13, (RTRS): It was standing room only at the Netaji Indoor Stadium as 20,000 people thronged the 12,000 seat venue to catch a glimpse of their favorite Bollywood and Bengali stars at the opening ceremony of the 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival on Friday. The raucous crowd …

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