Thursday , April 26 2018

Entertainment

Booming docus still need support, careful positioning – Clooney to narrate Peres documentary

LOS ANGELES, March 21, (RTRS): The growing demand for diversity of stories and content on digital and mobile platforms has given a new boost to documentary films. But reaching audiences increasingly requires a combination of creativity and smart use of technology, industry experts said at a panel discussion at Hong …

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Fifth Harmony call time – Kool & Gang make world dance

NEW YORK, March 20, (Agencies): Fifth Harmony, the all-female pop group born on a TV singing contest, on Monday announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursue solo careers. The group’s original fifth member, 21-year-old Camila Cabello, had already left and scored a big success with her smash hit “Havana.” …

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Cena shares love for kids – ‘Pretty magical’

LOS ANGELES, March 20, (AP): John Cena has no children of his own, but the WWE superstar has practically dedicated his work to kids. Cena has fulfilled nearly 600 wishes for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, more than any other celebrity. He’s hosting the Kids’ Choice Awards Saturday on Nickelodeon — one …

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Wall awe-inspiring docu, complex human drama – ‘List’ to screen at Tribeca

Later this year — starting, perhaps, with the release of “First Man,” Damien Chazelle’s epic biographical drama about Neil Armstrong and the space program — America will commence what promises to be a momentous and meditative celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. What will be celebrated, …

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Wilde a human avenger in ‘Vigilante’ – ‘Imagine’ music biopic

In one of the many scenes of churning fear and rage that make up “A Vigilante,” Sadie (Olivia Wilde), a crime-fighting desperado in upstate New York, sits in the living room of a respectable-looking middle-aged man and explains to him how things are going to be. She’s wearing a disguise …

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Hannah directs 1st feature, wants more women in industry – Golden Scene teases actress comeback drama by Kwan

AUSTIN, Texas, March 19, (RTRS): Film star Daryl Hannah returned to the red carpet with her debut as a feature film director and said the odds are stacked against women taking prominent roles in the film industry. Her fantasy western shot on a shoe-string budget called “Paradox” stars music greats …

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Ndegeocello excels on covers album – Bleeps and lots more from Frisell

Meshell Ndegeocello, “Ventriloquism” (Naive/Believe) Meshell Ndegeocello strips much of the glossy production off the 11 covers on “Ventriloquism” but keeps — and sometimes boosts — the songs’ emotional charge, investing them with an ethereal quality that acts as a counteragent to these accelerated times. Ndegeocello’s voice travels the breadth of …

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‘Youth’ wins top prize at Asian Awards – Japan’s Yuya wins best director

LOS ANGELES, March 18, (RTRS): The 12th edition of the Asian Film Awards saw Chen Kaige’s “The Legend of the Demon Cat” emerge as the numerical winner. But it missed out on the best film prize, which went to “Youth,” directed by fellow mainland Chinese director Feng Xiaogang. “Demon Cat,” …

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Doha Film Institute’s Qumra event wraps positively – Women rule at Guadalajara Festival

LOS ANGELES, March 17, (RTRS): The Doha Film Institute’s innovative Qumra workshop wrapped its fourth edition Thursday on an upbeat note, reiterating its support for new voices in Arab cinema and its determination to overcome obstacles posed by tiny Qatar’s diplomatic rift with several Arab countries. While executives and directors …

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60 years later, Novak reflects on ‘Vertigo’ – ‘Being Lara Croft takes months of training’

NEW YORK, March 17, (AP): Last fall, on her ranch in southern Oregon, Kim Novak found herself doing what she calls “my own Me Too painting.” Novak, who turned 85 on Tuesday, had recently broken her left wrist — her painting hand — but was compelled enough to give it …

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