Thursday , April 26 2018

Entertainment

‘Award-winning’ actor Om Puri dies aged 66 – Reynolds, Fisher laid to rest

MUMBAI, Jan 7, (Agencies): Om Puri, the acclaimed Indian actor who appeared in hit films including “Gandhi”, “City of Joy” and “East is East”, died Friday after suffering a heart attack. The award-winning character actor, whose career ranged from arthouse Indian films to Hollywood epics, died of a heart attack …

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‘Toni Erdmann’ cringes, sings thru life – Nichols’ ‘Loving’ brings human touch to social issue dramas

 ‘Toni Erdmann’ is a hard film to love, but that might be the point. The German movie from the clearly talented and incisive writer/director Maren Ade seems like it should be a comedy — the lightly plotted character study is about a father trying to introduce some chaos into his …

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Mortensen on a kudos roll – Williams makes his mark with ‘Hidden Figures’

LOS ANGELES, Jan 4, (RTRS): The versatile Viggo Mortensen has played a Ranger of the North, an undercover agent in the Russian mafia, and a small-town father with a secret past in the Irish mob. But it’s his role in “Captain Fantastic” that is earning him some of the best …

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Syrian band brings Aleppo music – Musiqana conveys message to European audience

BERLIN, Jan 3, (AP): Instead of bombs there were beats. Guitars took over for guns. And there were cheers, not screams. But Aleppo was never far from the minds of the band Musiqana and the crowd at its record release concert in Berlin. “I didn’t know if I should cry …

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‘Land’ not just good, but great – ‘It hooks the heart, eye and the mind’

 ‘La La Land’, in theory, is a movie that needs no explanation. The simplest thing you could call it is “an old-fashioned musical” — which means, of course, that it’s a big colorful splashy cornball swoon of a movie, one that traffics in the kind of billboard emotions (Love! Sadness! …

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Film stokes row over Venezuelan boxing icon ‘El Inca’ – ‘There’s evidence of political element in the banning of the film’

CARACAS, Dec 30, (AFP): On an April morning in 2010, Venezuelan boxing legend Edwin “El Inca” Valero, an undefeated two-time world champion, murdered his wife. Two days later, he took his own life in his prison cell at 28 years old. Now, his violent and troubling story is making headlines …

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11 most underrated flicks of ’16 – ‘Rogue One’ striking it rich

LOS ANGELES, Dec 30, (RTRS): Although 2016 is a record-breaking year in ticket sales at the US box office, that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story. In fact, it’s the best of times and the worst of times at the movies. Big-screen epics like “Rogue One” are striking it rich, …

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Reynolds, Fisher die just before HBO film on their lives – Up and down in life, together in death

NEW YORK, Dec 30, (AP): Carrie Fisher played a supporting role at her own birth. In her 2008 memoir, “Wishful Drinking”, she described the scene. Doctors were running to see her mother, Debbie Reynolds (“At 24 she looked like a Christmas morning,” wrote Fisher). Nurses, meanwhile, were rushing to glimpse …

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Hollywood’s ‘princess’ Fisher dead at 60 – Star Wars’ icon found best material in her own troubles

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): After decades of fast living that her fearless “Star Wars” character Princess Leia would have struggled to keep up with, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday following a massive heart attack. She was 60. The American actress, best-selling author and screenwriter — who suffered from numerous addictions …

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Budapest: a film factory – Where Hollywood dreams are made

BUDAPEST, Dec 28, (AFP): Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Hugh Jackman. Spotting hunky Hollywood actors is no big deal any more in Budapest, now one of Europe’s top hubs for foreign film productions thanks to attractive tax breaks and cutting-edge facilities. Some of the biggest US blockbusters in recent years were …

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