Tuesday , October 24 2017

Entertainment

Crowe shines in private eye bromance – Chemistry between the stars elevates ‘Nice Guys’

LOS ANGELES, May 10, (Agencies): Russell Crowe was preparing on set to shoot Ridley Scott’s 2010 epic “Robin Hood” when word reached him that his co-star, stage and screen legend William Hurt, was freaking out. Crowe rushed to the side of his fellow Oscar winner, who had been hired to …

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‘Salesman’ to compete for Palme d’Or – 7 DFI-backed movies to screen at Cannes

DOHA, Qatar, May 9, (Agencies): The Salesman written and directed by celebrated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, and co-financed by the Doha Film Institute, will mark its world premiere in the official competition of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Six other films supported by the Doha Film Institute Grants programme have been …

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Bryan Singer talks Deadpool in the X-Men universe – Redmayne cast in Aardman studios’ ‘Early Man’

LOS ANGELES, May 9, (RTRS): The X-Men can compete with the cinematic universes being assembled by franchise factories like Marvel Studios and DC Entertainment, director Bryan Singer told Variety. “It’s every bit as large,” Singer said of the world, which has so far encompassed nine films, while doing the press …

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Child brides face bleak future – Displaced Iraqi girls pushed to accept marriage

ERBIL, Iraq, May 9, (RTRS): In the photo that Aziza produces on her mobile phone, her 14-year-old daughter Layla is wearing a pink satin dress and smiling meekly at the camera. “This was her engagement party”, said 35-year-old Aziza. “(Her fiance) was 22 years old. His family came to us …

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Radiohead back to roots on ‘Pool’ – ‘Bleak new album’

NEW YORK, May 9, (Agencies): Radiohead, the band for two decades synonymous with experimentation, has inched back to its rock roots on a long-awaited album that seizes on space as a symbol of individual darkness. “A Moon Shaped Pool”, the ninth album by the Oxford, England-based group, came out Sunday …

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‘Predator’ reboot to begin filming – ‘Affleck becomes exec producer of Justice League’

LOS ANGELES, May 7, (Agencies): Filming on the hotly-anticipated “Predator” reboot is set to begin by October, Director Shane Black revealed Friday, describing the latest in the action horror franchise as an “event” movie. “The Predator” due for release through 20th Century Fox in March 2018, has been shrouded in …

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Iran director sentenced to 233 lashes says he’s no activist – ‘I was filming what was being written on Tehran walls’

PARIS, May 7, (AFP): An Iranian director sentenced to 233 lashes for making a film that has never been officially shown in his homeland said Friday he just wanted to be left alone to work rather than “be turned into a hero”. Keywan Karimi ran into trouble with Iran’s powerful …

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‘Phantom’ a spooky and stylish thriller – ‘Enchanted Forest’ explores isolated Laplander race

LOS ANGELES, May 7, (RTRS): As any experienced movie buff can tell you, it’s never a good idea to shoot a horror film on a location that’s said to be haunted. But director Raymond Yip (credited as Yip Wai Man) has appreciably better luck than his on-screen counterpart in making …

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Carpenter shines on new set – Mellifluous melodies from Darryl Purpose

Mary Chapin Carpenter, “The Things That We Are Made Of” (Lambent Light Records/Thirty Tigers). Mary Chapin Carpenter at her best doesn’t really do mainstream country. She’s tried here and there, as with the too-catchy but Grammy-winning “Shut Up and Kiss Me”, but she’s always been better when she wasn’t straining for …

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Carnegie Hall marks 125 yrs – Stones unsatisfied

NEW YORK, May 6, (Agencies): James Taylor thought back four decades to his Carnegie Hall debut and said it was “the sort of cultural sign” that he had made it to a certain level of stardom. “We celebrated,” the singer-songwriter said. “That’s why I don’t remember it that well.” Taylor …

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