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Pulverizing action in ‘Last Knight’ – Fall in love with ‘Big Sick’

A concussed serenity sets in somewhere in the middle of the ceaseless ballet of metal and machismo in Michael Bay’s “Transformers: The Last Knight.” Freed of concerns like plausibility or story, you can simply gape in wonder at the ruthlessly thunderous images in front of you. Maybe that’s the feeling …

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Daniel Day-Lewis quits acting – Only performer ever to win 3 best actor Oscars

LOS ANGELES, June 21, (Agencies): Oscar-winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis, one of the most acclaimed performers of his generation, has announced he is retiring. In a statement the 60-year-old star’s spokeswoman, Leslee Dart, said he “will no longer be working as an actor”, trade magazine Variety reported. “He is immensely grateful …

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Punk attitude rules – Gvasalia’s ‘no show’

PARIS, June 21, (AFP): Paris men’s fashion week kicks off Wednesday with its reigning enfant terrible Demna Gvasalia again cocking a snook at convention by staging a “no show”. The brains behind the ultra hip Vetements label — whose voluminous hoodies and re-cut Levi jeans sell almost as fast as …

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‘Beguiled’ disturbing and beautiful – ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ dominates social media

“The Beguiled” is a strange and uncomfortable film in both of its iterations. Sofia Coppola’s take is more nuanced than the 1971 original, with deeper insight into the ladies of Ms Farnsworth’s Seminary and perhaps not enough into the wounded soldier who disrupts their lives. The writer-director brings her characteristic …

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Royalty zeitgeist – Plein hat trick

MILAN, June 20, (AP): Millennials were the real headliners in the week of previews for spring/summer 2018 menswear in Milan, as brands seek to connect with the next generation consumer. By 2025, these influencers so well-versed in social media and with a fashion sense all their own will control 45 …

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Singer Lorde acts her age on ‘Melodrama’ – Jay Z to release album

LOS ANGELES, June 19, (Agencies): The most hilarious conspiracy theory of the 21st century so far might be the “Lorde truther” movement — those folks who were convinced the upstart singer was a full-fledged adult, not a mere prodigy of 16, when she recorded her 2013 breakout, “Pure Heroine”. In …

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Fashion: Prada’s reality – Textures at Ferragamo

MILAN, June 19, (AP): A fresh breeze buffeted Italy’s fashion capital during the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Sunday, both literally, bringing relief from the June heat, and figuratively, as young designers took the spotlight. They brought with them fresh silhouettes with new proportions and reinterpretations of old …

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Millennials rule – Creative transition

MILAN, June 18, (AP): Designers are resizing Milan Fashion Week for menswear, condensing previews for next spring and summer into just over three days. While New York and London’s commitment to menswear has waned, Milan remains true to the segment that fuels Italian exports. Of the 9 billion euros ($10 …

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Beyonce gives birth to twins – Latest additions to the Carter Clan

LOS ANGELES, June 18, (AFP): Pop diva Beyonce and her rap mogul husband Jay Z have welcomed twins, according to US media reports on the two new members of music’s royal family that already includes five-year-old Blue Ivy. News that the songstress had given birth, reported by entertainment outlets including …

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‘Henry’ loses sight of its own plot – Watts-led film domestic drama, thriller

When film students in the future search for terrible movies in 2017, they’ll have a hard time locating “The Book of Henry.” Not because it’s good — trust us, it isn’t — but because it will be hard to find. The Naomi Watts-led film is a domestic drama, a thriller, …

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