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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 excited to discover the giant wooden wardrobe that inspired “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” He throws open the door and reaches through the …

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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,” a half-hour comedy. Developed from an original idea by Ryan, and turning on middle-age, the series is being written by Andrew Gottlieb (“Z Rock”). Ryan, …

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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 drug use or trade. One of the most destructive was the impact of mandatory minimum sentences designed to discourage drug dealing, but which instead mostly …

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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 Film Festival, which is being revamped by Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy. August, who has accomplished the rare feat of winning two Cannes Palme d’Or awards, …

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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, which debuted on Tuesday, shows Hardy’s journalist Eddie Brock transforming into a black alien symbiote with sharp teeth and a desire to stop evildoers. The …

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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,” “The Mummy” reboot, and “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” Cruise’s latest blockbuster, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” signals a return to form for a movie star …

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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 astonishing section in which the filmmaker displays the legal statutes of Nazi Germany, all to demonstrate his thesis: that American liberalism was, and is, the …

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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 the group’s standing claim to mainstream fame. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who has worked with bands like Foo Fighters and Alice in Chains, “Vicious” is …

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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 the world or hangs off the side of a speeding plane. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout,” which started its global rollout on Wednesday, sees Cruise become …

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‘Wife’ team hopes men see importance of female-led projects

Close plays female writer who fights to make her suppressed voice heard A drama starring Glenn Close as a female writer who fights to make her previously suppressed voice heard reads like a dream project for women in the #MeToo era. But at the Los Angeles premiere of “The Wife,” the …

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