Wednesday , October 18 2017

Entertainment

Mehta dramatizes backstories of rapists, victim in ‘Anatomy’ – Indian films portray stalking of women as cool, romantic

In late December 2012, 23-year-old medical student Jyoti Singh was beaten and gang-raped by six men aboard a moving bus in New Dehli, eventually succumbing from her injuries two days later. The incident shook the conscience of a nation, sparking widespread protests across India and a broader conversation about public …

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‘Queen of Katwe’ a story of chess, dreams, Uganda – Mother becomes vengeful militant in drug drama ‘La Civil’

The colors and rhythms of life in the slums of Uganda are what set “Queen of Katwe” apart from other underdog chess movies. While Hollywood has long celebrated chess as a great equalizer across race and class — an ideal element for an underdog tale — it rarely turns its …

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Jolie files for divorce: TMZ – ‘Brangelina’ ends

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20, (AFP): Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking custody of their six children, TMZ reported Tuesday, spelling the end for “Brangelina,” one of Hollywood’s highest-profile celebrity couples. According to the entertainment news site, the 41-year-old Jolie filed legal documents on Monday …

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‘Land’ gets Toronto Film Fest prize – Oscars race takes shape

TORONTO, Canada, Sept 19, (Agencies): The bewitching musical “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won the coveted Toronto Film Festival audience prize on Sunday, giving it a leg up on the competition as the Oscars race takes shape. The joyful, quirky film by Damien Chazelle about a …

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‘GoT’, ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys – US presidential campaign front and center at event

LOS ANGELES, Sept 19, (Agencies): “Game of Thrones” conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of surprises and sharp political jabs. “Veep” repeated as best comedy series and its star, Julia-Louis …

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A mixed red carpet in colors & cut for Emmys – Washington, Paulson stand out

LOS ANGELES, Sept 19, (Agencies): Kerry Washington, always a red carpet favorite, won the Emmys red carpet Sunday, showing off her huge baby bump in a black custom Brandon Maxwell strapless gown with daring cutouts, her hair long, loose and curly. “She was dressing for two and got the proportions …

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‘Edge’ darkly hilarious teen movie – ‘Steinfeld fantastic actress’

In the best teen films, from “Sixteen Candles” to “Clueless” to “Superbad” to the greatest high school movie of the last ten years, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” the main characters have a way of occupying the moral high ground. Even when they’re outcasts or “losers,” their cleverness and …

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Snoop honored in BET Awards – Hip-hop royalty pay homage to a ‘legend’

ATLANTA, Sept 18, (AP): Snoop Dogg said he initially felt misunderstood at the beginning of his rap career that ended up turning into a legendary one while accepting his “I Am Hip Hop” honor during a politically-charged BET Hip-Hop Awards show near Atlanta. Rapper Kendrick Lamar surprised attendees Saturday evening …

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‘Land’ new-style old-school musical – Best movies of the ’16 Toronto Film Fest

As the Toronto International Film Festival comes to a close, our critics choose the 10 best movies (out of a whopping 296 features) unspooled this year. From Damien Chazelle’s magical musical “La La Land” to Barry Jenkins’ intense coming-of-age drama “Moonlight,” these are the films (in alphabetical order) that left …

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Iran picks ‘Salesman’ for Oscar foreign film entry

TEHRAN, Sept 17, (AFP): Iran on Saturday chose Oscarwinning Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” as its entry for Best Foreign Language film at this year’s Academy Awards. “After long deliberations on the five shortlisted films, a strong majority of the board picked The Salesman… to compete on behalf of our country,” …

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