Tuesday , September 18 2018

Entertainment

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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Raj all the rage for Indian films – Slew of movies tackling colonial history hit the big screens

MUMBAI, Aug 20, (Agencies): As India marks the 70th anniversary of its independence this year, a slew of movies tackling its colonial history are hitting cinema screens, including a controversial account of partition by the director of “Bend it Like Beckham”. Gurinder Chadha’s “Viceroy’s House” released in India on Friday …

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Music biopics ‘Dalida’ and ‘Django’ land US releases – Alan Arkin joins Tim Burton’s live action ‘Dumbo’

LOS ANGELES, Aug 20, (RTRS): Two music biopics get domestic distribution and Harvey Weinstein launches an animated films label. Under the Milky Way has acquired US domestic theatrical rights to the music biopics “Dalida” and “Django”, Variety has learned exclusively. “Dalida”, directed by Lisa Azuelos, will open in the fall. …

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Comedian, activist Gregory dies – He used humor to spread messages of social justice

LOS ANGELES, Aug 20, (AP):  Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a …

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‘Star Wars’ spin-off on Jedi master Obi Wan in the works – Jackson, Usher to star in ‘Shaft’ sequel

LOS ANGELES, Aug 19, (Agencies): Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stephen Daldry is in early talks to direct a “Star Wars” spin-off about Jedi master Obi Wan Kenobi, US media reported on Thursday. There is no script yet and no actor lined up to play the bearded warrior and sage made famous by …

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‘Marjorie Prime’ raises questions on memory and tech – Davis seeks to be ‘Wonder Woman’

LOS ANGELES, Aug 19, (RTRS): Oscar winner Geena Davis has spent more than a decade pushing Hollywood to create meatier roles for women. Through the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a non-profit research organization, she’s been urging film and television executives to have as many girls as boys …

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‘Not Dark’ all-covers album – Americana queens unite

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer “Not Dark Yet”, (Thirty Tigers Records) What if Don and Phil Everly hadn’t gotten around to making their first joint album until a couple of decades into their solo careers? That’s the kind of hypothetical that comes to mind as you listen to the first …

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‘Bodyguard’ fun, action-packed escape – ‘Dave Made a Maze’ whimsical fantasy

There’s not a whole lot that’s new about “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”. Its mismatched-pals premise is the stuff of classic buddy comedies. Stars Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson play their typical character types: Reynolds the handsome do-gooder; Jackson the unflappable … whose favorite word is … And like many movie …

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