Sunday , October 22 2017

Arab Times

Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ plays man versus machine – It’s a scheme of three-act purity

When is someone going to open a window in Aaron Sorkin’s “Steve Jobs”? Alas, wrong operating system. Sorkin has dispensed with the traditional format of the biopic, instead framing the life of the Apple co-founder and turtle-necked tech deity in three backstage dramas ahead of major product launches: the Macintosh …

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‘Pan’s’ Jackman follows Kidman’s advice – ‘I’ve really tried to choose great directors to work with’

Cirque du Soleil performers pose for photographs during a photo call in front of the Royal Albert Hall ahead of the show’s 20th anniversary, on Oct 5. The Cirque du Soleil show, Amaluna, opens at the venue on Jan 16, 2016 and features a predominately female cast and all-female band. …

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YouTube’s Bratayley family teen star dies

Director Abbas Fahdel attends the 53rd New York Film Festival – ‘Homeland’ at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on Oct 5, in New York City. (AFP) LOS ANGELES, Oct 6, (RTRS): Teen YouTube star Caleb Logan LeBlanc, part of the popular “Bratayley” family on YouTube known for posting humorous, wholesome …

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‘Rose’ blooms with Les Films – Kashyap busy

Her first feature “Girgit” with India’s Phat Phish Motion Pictures, reached the stage of eight minutes of animation being produced, but then, “The producer disappeared, that’s why the film never got finished. We’re still looking for him,” says Rao. Animation Rao then reached the production stage with Disney India on …

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KSE climbs 7.22 pts in lacklustre trade – Humansoft jumps 60 fils; NBK flat

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: Kuwait stocks nudged higher on Tuesday extending the gains to second consecutive session. The bourse rose 7.22 pts in lacklustre trade to 5734.54 points helped by buying in select counters. Some of the banks ticked up whereas other heavyweights closed mixed. The KSX 15 benchmark climbed …

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Iran N-deal to boost Mideast economy: IMF – Saudi to grow by 3.4% this year

DUBAI, Oct 6, (AFP): Iran’s landmark nuclear deal will lift economic growth in the war-plagued Middle East next year as the rolling back of sanctions brings a rebound in oil exports, the IMF said Tuesday. But the outlook for this year has worsened over the past six months, partly because …

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Samsung struggles to find fix for smartphone misery – Co pinning hopes on Samsung Pay

SEOUL, Oct 6, (RTRS): More than a year into the overhaul of its smartphone lineup, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has yet to find a way to reverse a slide in market share or margins, clouding its growth outlook and fuelling investor impatience. The world’s largest handset maker is forecast on …

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Twitter launches Moments, the curated news – Bid to get new users attached to service

This April 7, 2015 file photo shows a monitor pictured in a kitchen area at tech company Twitter’s office space in Santa Monica, California. Twitter made it easier on Oct 6 to seize hot tweets and high-profile posts from the flood of real-time commentary at the one-to-many messaging service. A …

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Kuwait Energy ‘capital’ reaches $1b: chairman – Co marks 10th anniversary 

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6, (KUNA): Chairman of Kuwait Energy Company Dr Mansour Bukhamseen said Tuesday the company’s capital exceeded USD one billion, pointing out that the company began its work with a capital of USD three million ten years ago. The company began its work that time with four employees, …

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‘Spies’ richly recreated period drama – Shyster, enemy spy turned into national heroes

LOS ANGELES, Oct 5, (RTRS): It’s no small feat turning a shyster and an enemy spy into national heroes, but that’s the unique achievement of Steven Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.” If Jimmy Stewart were alive today, the director surely would have asked him to play James Donovan, a noble New …

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