Monday , November 20 2017

Entertainment

‘Rogue One’ gives Star Wars ‘Marvel’ treatment – Disney hopes to establish new characters

LOS ANGELES, Dec 19, (RTRS): The success of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” shatters any doubts that the world of Jedi knights, shadowy totalitarian governments, and bug-eyed aliens is much bigger than the saga of the Skywalker clan. The first of several planned standalone films debuted to a massive …

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Davis roars with film debut ‘Lion’ – Deneuve on ‘Umbrellas’, Bjork and aging

LOS ANGELES, Dec 18, (RTRS): Even though Garth Davis only recently made his feature film debut with “Lion,” the Australian director can already be considered at the top of his moviemaking game. “Top of the Lake,” the TV series starring Elisabeth Moss — Davis co-directed the first season with Jane …

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‘Hippo song’ still charms – ‘One Dance’ breaks billion mark

LOS ANGELES, Dec 17, (Agencies): All a cute, curly haired 10-year-old girl named Gayla Peevey wanted for Christmas in 1953 was a hippopotamus. And amazingly enough, after “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” became the biggest hit song of that holiday season, she actually got one, a 700-pound baby named …

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‘Barry’ snapshot of young Obama – Much of film’s reality feels genuine

Not since young Abe have the early formations of an American president inspired as much moviemaking as Barack Obama’s early life. Vikram Ghandi’s “Barry”, a snapshot of Obama as a college student, is the second of the year, following Richard Tanne’s “Southside With You”, a presidential rom-com about Obama’s first …

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‘Rogue’ dark, exhilarating blast – Jones joins ranks of classic Star Wars heroines

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ seemed suspicious on paper, like any film saddled with the dreaded “spinoff” label. For a while all the odds looked stacked against it too — reshoots, script changes and a director in Gareth Edwards whose last blockbuster “Godzilla” had visual flair but no humanity, …

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Baryshnikov plays Nijinsky – Gyllenhaal to star in ‘Sunday’

PARIS, Dec 14, (Agencies): Dream castings don’t come much better than Mikhail Baryshnikov playing Vaslav Nijinsky — one great ballet dancer playing another. Baryshnikov, now 68, is the star of “Letter to a Man”, a one-person theatre show by the acclaimed American director Robert Wilson which follows Nijinsky’s slide into …

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‘Rogue One’ thrills Star Wars fans at world premiere – New characters, story lines engaging

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13, (RTRS): The force took over Hollywood on Saturday night as Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” premiered to wild applause at the Pantages Theatre. Celebrities and fans cheered throughout the end credits of the film, which has a running time of 2 hours and 18 …

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Gibson in; Hanks, Scorsese out – Biggest snubs, surprises at Globes noms

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13, (RTRS): Tom Hanks isn’t a Golden Globe nominee, but Simon Helberg is. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always throws a few curveballs in announcing its top picks for the best in movies and television, and Monday morning’s announcement was no exception. No Tom Hanks for “Sully.” …

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‘La La Land’ rules Critics Choice – Affleck, Portman win top actor’s honors

LOS ANGELES, Dec 12, (Agencies): “La La Land,” a musical love story of two struggling artists set in Los Angeles, on Sunday swept the top prizes at the Critics’ Choice Awards, taking Best Picture and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. The film won in eight of the 11 categories in …

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‘The Donor’ wins Golden Star – Marrakech fest wraps up with strong world cinema imprint

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11, (RTRS): In a near repeat of October’s Busan Festival which throws the light on two up-and-coming Chinese directors, kidney organ donation drama “The Donor” topped the 16th Marrakech Film Festival on Saturday, winning its Golden Star Festival Grand Prize, while Wang Xuebo’s “Knife In The Clear …

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