Tuesday , October 17 2017

Entertainment

Yates ‘Legend of Tarzan’ swings beyond troubled past – New film shows feats of derring-do

LOS ANGELES, June 29, (AP): Tarzan may be among America’s classic fictional characters, but he’s not beyond reproach. Like so many well-worn tales, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Tarzan was borne of a vastly different time more than 100 years ago, when narratives rooted in colonialism, white saviors and African stereotypes were …

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‘Spectacular’ reinvents itself quite nicely – St James Theater to expand stage

New York City is all about reinvention. Want to change something about yourself? Sure, go right ahead. As Taylor Swift sings in her love song to the city: “Everybody here was someone else before.” Now it turns out even the Rockettes aren’t immune. A year or so after creating a …

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A look at why ‘Resurgence’ bombed – STX looking to make its mark after ‘Jones’ flops

LOS ANGELES, June 28, (RTRS): “Independence Day: Resurgence” didn’t set off any early fireworks at the US box office over the weekend. The sequel to the 1996 hit (the highest-grossing movie of its year) only opened with $41.6 million. To put things into perspective, the original “Independence Day” kicked off …

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‘Other People’, ‘Life, Animated’ win Nantucket Film Fest – ‘Home’, ‘Chop’ get top awards at Palm Springs Shortfest

LOS ANGELES, June 28, (RTRS): “Other People” and documentary “Life, Animated” took the top prizes at the 21st annual Nantucket Film Festival, which wraps Monday. The festival’s audience award for narrative feature went to the drama “Other People” starring Molly Shannon, Sissy Spacek, Jesse Plemons and Zach Woods. The pic, …

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WestEnd launches female-focused WeLove – Wilson to co-star with Roberts in ‘Wonder’

LOS ANGELES, June 28, (RTRS): International movie sales and finance house WestEnd Films has launched a brand aimed at female audiences called WeLove, with new projects from Agnieszka Holland and Alexis Zegerman forming part of its launch slate. By launching WeLove, WestEnd aims to meet demand from what it sees …

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A very British Glastonbury wraps up – Adele delights crowd

GLASTONBURY, England, June 28, (RTRS): As weary Glastonbury fans extricated their tents and cars from the ankle-deep mud on Monday morning, they could at least bathe in the glow of a “Best of British” music festival that did something to dispel their gloom at seeing fellow Britons vote to leave …

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New ‘Tarzan’ displays modern ‘Jane’ – I’ve never wanted to play damsel in distress: Robbie

LOS ANGELES, June 27, (Agencies): With her cut-glass cheekbones, porcelain skin and cascading flaxen locks, it is hard to imagine a better choice to play Tarzan’s love interest than Australian actress Margot Robbie. But the 25-year-old, who appears as Jane in “The Legend of Tarzan,” the latest take on one …

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BET honor Prince, Muhammad Ali – Politically charged event

LOS ANGELES, June 27, (AP): A politically charged BET Awards delivered an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. These are the top moments from Sunday’s awards show held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. …

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Senegalese helmer Thiaw jump starts powerful ‘Revolution’ – Documentary strikes a chord with foreign audiences

LOS ANGELES, June 27, (Agencies): When Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade decided to run for a controversial third term in 2012, millions of people decided they’d had enough of his unpopular, 12-year reign. Their protest movement, Y’en a Marre (“We’re fed up”), sparked by the rap-activist collective Keur Gui, swept across …

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Smith gets splashy – Lanvin designer marks 10 yrs

PARIS, June 27, (Agencies): Lanvin’s Lucas Ossendrijver celebrated a glorious decade as the storied Parisian house’s menswear designer in a highly-anticipated show that saw the Palais de Tokyo venue bursting at the seams Sunday with guests. Here are some highlights of the final day of spring-summer 2017 menswear collections in …

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