Sunday , November 19 2017

Entertainment

Lagare haute couture dazzles at 50th ASEAN celebration – His intricate designs evoke beauty in simplicity

His name is synonymous with elegance and beauty. His works are a cut above the rest. His intricate and unique designs evoke beauty in simplicity. Resty Lagare — the resident designer of Lovely Fashion and one of the top Filipino designers in Kuwait bedazzled everyone as he unveiled his contemporary …

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Migrant moms sing for their distant kids – Theme of maternal sacrifice runs through the film

HONG KONG, Oct 1, (AFP): Each Sunday, a choir of Filipina domestic workers in Hong Kong gathers to sing songs that remind them of the children they left back home. Known as the “Unsung Heroes”, these initially shy performers now regularly take the stage around Hong Kong and feature in …

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Director turns to VR to tastefully show tragedy – Kim brings 1992 murder to life in ‘Bloodless’

SEOUL, South Korea, Oct 1, (AP): For 25 years filmmaker Gina Kim wanted to make a movie about the true story of a South Korean sex worker killed by an American soldier, but struggled with how to do so without feeling she was exploiting the victim. Then virtual reality arrived. …

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Miley Cyrus turns country balladeer – Mellow & reflective

NEW YORK, Sept 30, (Agencies): She transitioned from wholesome TV kid to pansexual media sensation — and now Miley Cyrus is reinventing herself again. On “Younger Now,” the sixth album in her already storied career, the 24-year-old dips back into country — the music of her father, singer Billy Ray …

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‘2049’ breaks ‘Blade Runner’ spell – Gosling a worthy heir to Ford

‘We’re all just looking out for something real’, says Robin Wright’s police captain in “Blade Runner 2049”. Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of “Blade Runner”, is speaking to her replicant detective whose name is his serial number: KDC-3-7 — or “K”, for short (Ryan Gosling). …

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‘Dark Times’ takes on teen violence – ‘Flatliners’ deadly dull remake

LOS ANGELES, Sept 30, (Agencies): Three decades after “Stand by Me” cast its long shadow over coming-of-age storytelling, Stephen King’s influence continues to resonate with theater-goers and TV audiences. Based on King’s novella “The Body,” Rob Reiner’s 1986 cult hit spawned its own genre, typically featuring a group of wise-cracking, …

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‘Felt’ looks at man behind Deep Throat – Landesman’s film prompts questions of Watergate whistleblower

As a lifetime Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and No. 2 to J. Edgar Hoover, Mark Felt was not exactly an ordinary man, but he was, it seems, a highly unlikely candidate to topple a presidency. Felt was the man behind Deep Throat, the Watergate whistleblower who led Bob Woodward …

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Gunning for the Grammy: Demi Lovato wants to win – Singer finds her groove on ‘Tell Me’

NEW YORK, Sept 27, (AP): Before heading into the studio for her sixth album, Demi Lovato began to overthink her singing career and she felt burnt out. What helped her refuel? A Grammy nomination. The 25-year-old singer, who released her debut in 2008 at 16, earned her first nomination at …

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UN taps superheroine Burka Avenger to fight extremism – Series presents veil as a symbol of female empowerment

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25, (RTRS): She has already captured hearts across Asia by taking on corrupt politicians and fighting bad guys who tried to shut girls’ schools — and now even the United Nations has been wowed by a superheroine whose only weapons are pens and books. Move over Superman …

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Earnest social-issue drama – Visa-motivated courtship in ‘Charmer’

The visa-motivated courtship of convenience has been the subject of many a romantic comedy, though when you consider the bleak reality of the situation, it’s hardly a laughing matter: For one’s life and location to hang in the balance, determined by cold governmental paperwork and the fickle whims of a …

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