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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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In Oscars best-director noms, a wealth of milestones – Exciting new talent, captivating backstories

There’s not an Academy Awards category this year that doesn’t feature some element of exciting new talent, captivating backstories or the possibility of an Oscar …

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‘Seeing Allred’ exceptionally timely docu – Allred: the predator’s nightmare, at war for women

LOS ANGELES, Feb 10, (Agencies): Arguably America’s best known lawyer, revered by clients and feared by the men who prey on them, Gloria Allred has …

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Bollywood’s ‘Pad Man’ movie targets Indian taboo – Beckham stars in short film to tell world ‘Malaria must die’

MUMBAI, Feb 7, (Agencies): A Bollywood movie about an inventor who created a revolutionary machine that makes cheap sanitary pads hits screens this week, challenging …

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‘Black Panther’ grand-scale filmmaking – Movie gets superhero reception from critics

The supposedly cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, …

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Firth ‘stars’ in story of Crowhurst – A-listers performance buoys ‘Mercy’

The prestige biopic can seem a pretty bolted-down genre in terms of narrative possibility, but that’s not to say it provides a uniform audience experience: …

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Oscars best picture mistake still ‘stings’ – Oscar nominees lunch

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 6, (AP): The Oscar nominees luncheon brings together A-listers and rising stars — artists from every aspect of filmmaking — for …

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Del Toro wins top DGA prize – ‘Shape of Water’ adds another key award

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif, Feb 4, (Agencies): The fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” added another key prize in its awards season run with Guillermo del …

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