Tuesday , December 12 2017

Entertainment

Asian actors ignore ‘white-washing’ – ‘Hollywood’s syndrome not a pleasant experience’

TOKYO, June 30, (AP): The film world of Asia, known for producing Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Brillante Mendoza and other greats, is too busy making movies of its own to fret much about the debate slamming Hollywood — the casting of white people in roles written for Asians. While hurt, …

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Screen legend De Havilland turns 100 – Paul Simon, 74, ‘ready to give up music’

PARIS, June 30,  (AFP) –Screen legend Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, is the last surviving star from “Gone with the Wind” and one of the last great stars of Hollywood’s bygone golden era. The two-time Oscar winner and five-time Academy Award nominee came to embody the elegant …

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Spielberg weaves magic in ‘BFG’ – Hanks’ ‘Inferno’ set for Imax release

There’s a secret about children that Steven Spielberg, Melissa Mathison and Roald Dahl have always known — that no matter how innocent, kids are as capable of understanding darkness as adults, and sometimes even more so. It’s not that it’s some completely unacknowledged truth, but it is one that rarely …

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All-female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot draws fire – Backlash reflects Hollywood’s sexism problem

LOS ANGELES, June 29, (Agencies): An all-female reboot of “Ghostbusters” hits theaters next month amid a savage backlash by Internet trolls that has thrown the spotlight back onto Hollywood’s gender discrimination problem. The film’s first trailer has become the most reviled in YouTube history, having amassed almost 900,000 dislikes, while …

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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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