Saturday , October 21 2017


‘Honeyglue’ a by-the-books indie – ‘Ghostbusters’ courts male moviegoers

LOS ANGELES, June 5, (Agencies): For a film about throwing caution to the wind and bucking conventions, “Honeyglue” diligently adheres to cliches, many of them borrowed wholesale from 2002’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation “A Walk to Remember.” Writer-director James Bird’s sophomore feature (following “Eat Spirit Eat”) is a tale of fatally …

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Strokes return with feet in past – Prince remembered

NEW YORK, June 5, (AFP): The Strokes set off a cultural moment when they emerged 15 years ago in New York, opening the century with a throwback to the brusque punk aesthetic. The rockers returned at full volume to their signature sound Friday night as they headlined the first day …

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Tarantino’s music supervisor tells stories through music – ‘Quentin stands out for his bold use of music’

LOS ANGELES, June 4, (RTRS): On Saturday Quentin Tarantino’s music supervisor, Mary Ramos, will be a keynote speaker at music biz event Midem in Cannes, France. Variety spoke to her about her 23-year career, including her work on Tarantino’s movies — from “Pulp Fiction” to “The Hateful Eight” — and …

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Violinmaking thrives in the land of Stradivarius

Acoustics aren’t all that count when making a violin. Aesthetics are also a key element. And that’s why the craft of making stringed instruments is thriving in Italy, a country known for its love of beauty and long history of violinmaking. Stradivarius made his prized violins in Cremona, but the …

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Sydney Fest showcases strong themes – Gibson’s ‘Blood Father’ highlights SFF

LOS ANGELES, June 4, (RTRS): The 63rd Sydney Film Festival is full of home-grown heroes and helmers who want to change the world. The theme of the 63rd installment of the Sydney Film Festival (SFF) is “Change your view, change your world,” and a far-reaching program of 244 films from 60 …

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‘Time’ dives into future of earth – Ferguson’s film offers visual-dramatic experience

LOS ANGELES, June 4, (RTRS): “An Inconvenient Truth” the epochal Al Gore/Davis Guggenheim documentary about climate change (which back then was still routinely called global warming), came out 10 years ago last week. There have been any number of climate-change docs since, and none of them has summoned anything like …

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Marley on new album, acting, Snapchat – 47-yr-old artist trying to push outside his comfort zone

LOS ANGELES, June 3, (AP): Ziggy Marley is trying to push outside his comfort zone. The 47-year-old recording artist recently tried his hand at acting — though he admits he’s not a natural on-screen. And he was more involved than ever in the recording process of his self-titled sixth studio album, …

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‘Peshmerga’ enthralling, instructive – Homage to an irreducible group of ‘freedom fighters’

LOS ANGELES, June 3, (RTRS): Audiences who saw Bernard-Henri Levy’s 2012 “The Oath of Tobruk” may have gotten a fright upon hearing that his new documentary would make a last-minute entry as a special screening at the Cannes Film Festival up. Ostensibly a close look at the 2011 Libyan war, …

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Prince died of fentanyl overdose: autopsy – 50 times more potent than heroin

MINNEAPOLIS, June 3, (AP): Word from authorities that Prince died of an overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid that is up to 50 times more potent than heroin, is far from the end of the investigation. In some ways, it’s just the beginning. After Thursday’s announcement about the superstar’s death, …

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