Wednesday , July 18 2018

Entertainment

Star Wars toy launch to unveil new ‘Last Jedi’ character

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is still a few months away from hitting theaters, but BB-8-happy fans are about to get a glimpse at a new character as a part of a three-day marketing rollout of toys and products inspired by the film. The Walt Disney Company said Thursday that …

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A wrongful conviction in ‘Crown’ – Bale is a cavalry captain in Cooper’s ‘Hostiles’

Matt Ruskin’s “Crown Heights” takes its name from the Brooklyn neighborhood, but its story is both more pointedly individual and more broadly national than that suggests. It’s a sober recounting of a case of wrongful conviction. Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) is a Trinidad-born 18-year-old from Crown Heights, a traditional bastion …

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Morrissey back with album, politics – Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

NEW YORK, Aug 23, (Agencies): Rock icon Morrissey will release his first album in three years, his new label distributor announced Tuesday, promising that the work will offer fresh political insights from the outspoken singer. “Low in High-School,” the 11th solo studio album from the British artist whose morose, sardonic …

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In ‘Poetess’, bravery wears a burqa – Engaging, accessible docu on Arab poet

For a Western audience, there are several arresting elements to Stefanie Brockhaus and Andreas Wolff’s engaging, accessible documentary “The Poetess”: The first is that although we come to know its subject, Saudi writer Hissa Hilal, very well, and though she’s in almost every shot, we never see her face. The …

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Foo Fighters make bold return – Band follow ‘Adele’ blueprint

MAKUHARI, Japan, Aug 22, (AFP): Grunge veterans the Foo Fighters are channelling their inner Rick Astley with a bold new record the American rockers describe as their “weirdest” yet. While their DNA is rooted in the Seattle grunge scene of the early nineties, the band told AFP that turning to …

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‘Land’, ‘Things’ among WSAwards noms – Biggest beefs in VMAs history

LOS ANGELES, Aug 22, (RTRS): The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees. Among the contenders: Academy Award winner Justin Hurwitz (“La La Land”), and Academy Award nominees Mica Levi, Nicholas Britell, Dustin O’Halloran and Johann Johannsson. As previously announced, the lifetime achievement …

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US oil inventories falling more than expected due to OPEC cuts: Kuwait – OPEC oil supply set for sharp drop in August

LONDON, Aug 21, (RTRS): US crude inventories are falling more than expected in a sign of the success of OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts, Kuwait’s Oil Minister Essam Al-Marzouq told CNBC Arabia on Monday. “We are now seeing the impact of those cuts (in the first half of the year) …

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Comedy legend Jerry Lewis dies at 91 – Hollywood survivor and showman

WASHINGTON, Aug 21, (Agencies): Hollywood comedian Jerry Lewis, who died Sunday aged 91, perfected a goofy brand of slapstick that endeared him to millions over the course of a career spanning six decades. One of the most popular American entertainers of the 1950s and ‘60s, Lewis made his name as …

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Oliver Stone to head powerful jury at Busan fest – Boyega hints at possible Cameos by Princes William, Harry in ‘Jedi’

LOS ANGELES, Aug 21, (RTRS): Oliver Stone, the ever controversial American-French director, has been named as president of the competition jury for the upcoming Busan International Film Festival. The Busan festival is no stranger to controversy. Stone heads an impressive panel including Iranian director Bahman Ghobadi (“A Time for Drunken …

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No signs of slowing down for King – ‘Mr Mercedes’ villain beautifully drawn, complex

LOS ANGELES, Aug 21, (RTRS): Stephen King will turn 70 in September, yet shows no signs of slowing down. Currently, he has “The Dark Tower” in theaters and “The Mist” on TV. September will see the film adaptation of “It” and a book co-written with his son, Owen King, called …

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