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Original TV Batman West dies – ‘He’s bright and fun to work with’

LOS ANGELES, June 11, (Agencies): Adam West, whose straight-faced portrayal of Batman in a campy 1960s TV series lifted the tight-clad Caped Crusader into the national consciousness, has died at age 88, his publicist Molly Schoneveld said Saturday. West died Friday night after “a short but brave battle with leukemia,” …

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‘Makala’ depicts back-breaking labor – ‘Hero’ sums up Elliott’s life

Simplicity is the key to the somber beauty of “Makala,” a documentary depicting a Congolese charcoal-maker doing his utmost to raise his family under penurious conditions. French helmer-lenser Emmanuel Gras’ camera embraces the subject’s every move with such rapt intimacy and cinematic poetry it’s easy to forget this is not …

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U2 make their ‘first’ US fest appearance – Hockey, country collide

MANCHESTER, Tenn, June 10, (Agencies): U2 turned their first headlining appearance at a US music festival into Bono-roo. The Irish rockers performed a two-hour set on Friday night at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, as part of their world tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of their …

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Cruise dances with undead in ‘Mummy’ – Film plotted like monster version of Marvel

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman’s “The Mummy” (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54. He and his abs are almost creepily ageless. So it’s almost fitting that in one of the typically bonkers …

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Sam Elliott shines in ‘The Hero’ – ‘Beatriz at Dinner’ seen as tale for Trump era

At the beginning of “The Hero,” Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he’s really, really good at it. “Lone Star barbecue sauce,” he intones, in a deep, luxuriant drawl that sounds just like, well, Sam Elliott. …

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Urban wins big at CMT Awards – Underwood makes history

After walking away empty-handed at the Grammy Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this year, Keith Urban found redemption at the 2017 CMT Music Awards, picking up four honors including video of the year for “Blue Ain’t Your Color.” The country star also won male video, collaborative …

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‘Night’ brisk psychological thriller – Film stems from personal tale

 ‘It Comes at Night’ has the title of a horror film and, at times, the mood of one, but it is far too restrained to get the juices of the genre crowd going. That’s not an accident or a mistake, however. More likely, it’s a cheeky riff on the leaden, …

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‘Grant’ explores Cary’s personal life – Cruise crash lands in ‘American Made’

 ‘Becoming Cary Grant’ is a catchy title for an inside Hollywood documentary. It suggests that the person who ultimately evolved into Cary Grant — he was born in 1904 and started off as Archie Leach, a dirt-poor kid from Bristol in the south of England — really did need to …

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Simons wins both top fashion honors at CFDA awards

Designer Raf Simons of Calvin Klein scored a rare double win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony on Monday, winning both womenswear and menswear honors at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards. The ceremony, hosted by Seth Meyers, had an activist bent this year, reaching outside the industry …

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‘Adios’ full of emotions – Album nearly Fleetwood Mac

Glen Campbell, “Adios” (Universal Music Enterprises) There’s no way to hear Glen Campbell’s farewell album, “Adios,” except through the prism of his rapid descent into Alzheimer’s. It’s syrupy, laced with over-the-top emotion and full of can’t-miss references to the challenges posed by Campbell’s long, slow decline. And yet there is …

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