Tuesday , September 25 2018


Del Norte ‘bites’ Katina Medina’s Adam’s Apple

Chastain, Redmayne eye ‘Nurse’ Mexico’s Viento del Norte will produce “Adam’s Apple,” a new film from Katina Medina Mora (“You’ll Know What to Do With Me”). Timothy R. Boyce’s Film Rooster – based in New York – has come on board as co-producer. The project was presented at this week’s …

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‘Zone III’ shows art of survival

Film depicts how people created own society in CAR airport’s ‘tent city’ Tens of thousands of people who fled murderous gangs and set up their own “tent city” inside Central African Republic’s main airport are the unlikely stars of an award-winning new film. “Zone III” — selected as the best …

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Embrace your curvier bodies: mom Beyonce

‘Betrayals & heartbreaks’ NEW YORK, Aug 7, (Agencies): Beyonce has called for a greater acceptance of naturally curvy figures, saying she was listening more to her body after giving birth to twins by Caesarean section last year. The 36-year-old pop superstar, one of the most photographed women in the world, …

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‘Eighth Grade’ first movie to nail youth culture in digital age

Teen saga that’s universal and eternal I keep reading that “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s captivating drama about a shy but intensely aware girl named Kayla (Elsie Fisher), who’s doing all she can to navigate her final week of middle school, is a movie that’s universal and eternal — one that captures …

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‘Facts of Life’ star Rae dies at 92

French master chef Robuchon dead LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, (AP): Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has …

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Lovato thankful to be ‘alive’ after overdose

‘Zorba’ composer hospitalized LOS ANGELES, Aug 6, (Agencies): Pop star Demi Lovato said Sunday she was thankful to be alive and needed time to recover in her first remarks since an overdose nearly two weeks ago. Writing to her more than 70 million followers on Instagram, Lovato gave few details …

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‘Writing novels is about rhythms’

Murakami delights fan with radio show debut TOKYO, Aug 5, (Agencies): Best-selling Japanese author Haruki Murakami, hosting a special radio show featuring some of his favorite songs he jogs to, says writing novels is about rhythm, as in music and running. “Murakami Radio,” a pre-recorded show broadcast Sunday night, featured …

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For author Asli Turkey is like 1930s Germany

‘Death of Truth’ FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Aug 5, (AFP): Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan, living in exile in Germany as she risks a life sentence on terror charges at home, thinks the writing is on the wall: her country is sliding into fascism. The award-winning author, still traumatised by the four …

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Lebanon’s glamorous music fests struggle in tough times

Turkey to steer clear of ‘Eurovision’ BEIRUT, Aug 5, (Agencies): Shakira and Elton John played one-off concerts in Lebanon in recent months but the summer music festivals that helped make the country a cultural lodestar for the Arab world are struggling. In the 1960s and 1970s, jazz legends such as …

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McGregor makes ‘Robin’ interesting

‘Facts of Life’ reboot in early development There’s a scene in “Shadowlands,” the 1993 portrait of novelist C.S. Lewis, in which a young boy is excited to discover the giant wooden wardrobe that inspired “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” He throws open the door and reaches through the …

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