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AC/DC’s Phil Rudd accused of breaking court booze ban

Posted by on 21/07/2015
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AC/DC’s Phil Rudd accused of breaking court booze ban

AC/DC’s Phil Rudd accused of breaking court booze ban

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was back in court in New Zealand yesterday, accused of ignoring an alcohol ban imposed when he was convicted earlier this month of threatening to kill an employee. The 61-year-old rocker appeared in Tauranga District Court after spending most of the weekend behind bars following his arrest on Saturday night at […]

Allen’s latest is a meditation on meaning and murder

Posted by on 15/07/2015
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Allen’s latest is a meditation on meaning and murder

Allen’s latest is a meditation on meaning and murder

Woody Allen has always been interested in man’s search for meaning in life – a search he clearly sees as futile. Who can forget the young woman in “Play it Again, Sam,” staring at a Jackson Pollock painting and seeing “the hideous lonely emptiness of existence, nothingness, the predicament of man forced to live in […]

DiCaprio foundation grants $15 million to environmental groups

Posted by on 14/07/2015
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DiCaprio foundation grants $15 million to environmental groups

DiCaprio foundation grants $15 million to environmental groups

When it comes to saving the planet, Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money where his mouth is. The actor’s foundation announced yesterday it has awarded $15 million in grants to a host of environmental organizations, including Amazon Watch, Save the Elephants, Tree People and the World Wildlife Fund. “The destruction of our planet continues at […]

Minogue making Christmas album

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Minogue making Christmas album

Minogue making Christmas album

Kylie Minogue is recording a Christmas album. The 47- year-old star is believed to be halfway through making the LP, which will be her 13th studio album, set to be released on a one-album deal through Warner/Parlophone. A source revealed: “Kylie is halfway through recording it. It’s believed all the tracks will be disco- influenced.” […]

Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ is smaller but still not fun size

Posted by on 13/07/2015
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Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ is smaller but still not fun size

Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ is smaller but still not fun size

If ever there was a sworn devotee – a chanting, facepainted worshipper – of the Big, it is Marvel. So the prospect that Ant-Man, the miniscule Mighty Mouse of Marvel’s stable of powerhouses, might join the brawny big-screen ranks of the Hulk, Thor and the rest has long held some pleasing irony. But that enticement […]

‘Darkroom’ wins Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Intl Film Lab top prize

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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‘Darkroom’ wins Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Intl Film Lab top prize

‘Darkroom’ wins Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Intl Film Lab top prize

The Jerusalem film festival’s Sam Spiegel Intl Film Lab jury, which this year is chaired by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg’s Kirsten Niehuus, has handed out its two prizes to a pair of socially- and politically- engaged projects, “Darkroom” and “The Death of Black Horses.” “Aya,” Mihak Brezis and Oded Binnun’s project based on the Oscar-nominated eponymous […]

‘Ehsabha Ghair’ play opens on Eid, aims to promote humanitarian values in a fun and effective way

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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‘Ehsabha Ghair’ play opens on Eid, aims to promote humanitarian values in a fun and effective way

‘Ehsabha Ghair’ play opens on Eid, aims to promote humanitarian values in a fun and effective way

KUWAIT: The ‘Ehsabha Ghair’ play opens this Eid Al-Fitr and promises fun, as well as good values, to all its viewers. The play is one of the largest productions and is the first theatrical work produced by Lightbug Media Productions. “The idea of the play is new. It is about three kids who enter the […]

Film legend Omar Sharif gets solemn sendoff in Egypt

Posted by on 12/07/2015
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Film legend Omar Sharif gets solemn sendoff in Egypt

Film legend Omar Sharif gets solemn sendoff in Egypt

Beyonce to lead expanded anti-poverty concert

Posted by on 09/07/2015
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Beyonce to lead expanded anti-poverty concert

Beyonce to lead expanded anti-poverty concert

Beyonce and Pearl Jam will headline the Global Citizen Festival in New York, which for the first time will broadcast internationally as organizers seek to expand its antipoverty message. Other performers at the September 26 show in Central Park will include Coldplay, whose frontman Chris Martin has signed on to a long-term role in arranging […]

Why your childhood entertainment is not sacred

Posted by on 09/07/2015
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Why your childhood entertainment is not sacred

Why your childhood entertainment is not sacred

It seems like whenever someone remakes a movie, television show, cartoon, board game, or series of shape-shifting action figures, an outcry erupts on the Internet that the usurper is retroactively ruining (or worse, “raping”) people’s childhoods. Sometimes this criticism is made in jest, with an implicit acknowledgment that it’s ridiculous for grown-ups to get apoplectic […]

Netflix sets release dates for slate of original films

Posted by on 08/07/2015
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Netflix sets release dates for slate of original films

Netflix sets release dates for slate of original films

Netflix’s upcoming slate of original films will begin rolling out with Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” in October and Adam Sandler’s “The Ridiculous Six” in December. The streaming network announced release plans for four movies on Tuesday, laying out the schedule for its highprofile push into original films. The first to hit the service […]

Film Review: ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

Posted by on 06/07/2015
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Film Review: ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

Film Review: ‘April and the Extraordinary World’

In the heart of Paris, a repurposed monastery known as the Musee des Arts et Metiers serves as a technological shrine to human innovation, where school kids marvel at all manner of inventions, from Foucault’s pendulum to the first robots and computers. Now think how different that museum’s treasures might be had all the world’s […]

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