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Entertainment

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

‘Cultural icon around the globe’ NEW YORK, Aug 16, (Agencies): Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics …

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‘Asians’, delightful new fairy tale

Bell narrates cuddly ‘Pandas’ There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians”, a glitzy and delightful adaptation of …

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‘Outlaw King’, ‘Terminator’ to open and close Toronto film fest

Thompson eyes lead role in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ LOS ANGELES, Aug 15, (RTRS): “Outlaw King”, a biopic about Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, and …

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‘Alpha’ prehistoric survival yarn

‘Enthralling in a square & slightly stolid way’ ‘Alpha’, a spectacular prehistoric eye-candy survival yarn, is enthralling in a square and slightly stolid way. It’s …

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‘Call Me Priya’: film sparks debate about India textile industry abuses

DINDIGUL, India, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A film about a young textile worker in southern India is sparking debate in rural communities at …

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Iraqi orchestra struggles to survive

Top musicians play on despite unpaid wages BAGHDAD, Aug 14, (Agencies): In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up …

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Wu’s fight for ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ part of bigger crusade

Crazy rich on film, proud to be Asian BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Aug 14, (Agencies): Constance Wu had resigned herself to the fact that “Crazy Rich …

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‘Dark Knight’ snub sparked change

Movies that could’ve won best popular film Oscar LOS ANGELES, Aug 14, (RTRS): Nearly a decade ago, the controversial best-picture snub of superhero hit “The …

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Barca fight back to win Spanish Super Cup

Dembele hits sensational winner TANGIERS, Morocco, Aug 13, (AFP): Barcelona battled back to defeat Sevilla 2-1 and win the Spanish Super Cup  with French World …

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‘Rich’ a wish-fulfillment fantasy

‘Opulent romantic comedy’ At New York’s Serendipity 3 cafe, money-is-no-object customers can order a $1,000 sundae that’s garnished with gold leaf. Like plunking a cherry …

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