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Entertainment

‘Waldheim Waltz’ a dry history lesson – Magnolia acquires rights to ‘Alain Ducasse’ docu

With Austria currently the only West European nation since World War II governed by the far right, it’s time (heck, it’s long past time) that …

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‘Red Sparrow’ elegantly tense thriller – Lawrence portrays Russian spy

In pumped-up espionage potboilers like “Salt” or “Atomic Blonde,” Angelina Jolie and Charlize Theron have gone through the motions of imitating male action stars at …

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‘Damsel’ stars say movies ready for new gender roles – Wasikowska’s character represents new take on old-fashioned Western heroine

BERLIN, Feb 17, (AFP): Hollywood stars Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska said the current reckoning with power abuses in the entertainment industry has opened a …

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Restored ‘Porgy’ gets key test – Met Opera brings in new director early

ANN ARBOR, Mich, Feb 17, (AP): A restored edition of a pioneering, enduring American opera emerges at a time its racial and social themes are …

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‘Black Panther’ more than superhero movie – Breaking down barriers

LOS ANGELES, Feb 14, (Agencies): “Black Panther” is expected to be a major box office smash, but it has also taken on the mantle of …

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‘Nostalgia’ is an unrushed poem – ‘America’s Musical Journey’ stars Aloe Blacc

One of the first images in the film “Nostalgia” is of an heirloom necklace dangling on the neck of a diner waitress. One of the …

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‘Black Kite’ spotlights political turmoil in Afghanistan – Qayumi’s film provides useful context and historical background

The low-budget, indie drama “Black Kite” charts five decades of political turmoil in Afghanistan through the eyes of a hapless kite maker, the middle generation …

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Esports officially arrives in Japan – Digital tech to bring down borders

CHIBA, Japan, Feb 11, (AP): A crowd cheers, banging on balloons, in front of glitzy stages, each with a giant screen. The rising stars at …

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Patrick Stewart recites Shakespeare at Sci-Tech Awards

Patrick Stewart was so inspired by the inventors and inventions being honored by the motion picture academy Saturday night that he offered a spontaneous recitation …

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‘Peter’ Byrne’s biggest tech challenge – George Harrison tribute concert set for theatrical run

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10, (Agencies): Rose Byrne has done nearly every type of film — physical comedy (“Bridesmaids,” “Neighbors”), horror (“Insidious”), sci-fi (“Sunshine”), period (“Marie …

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