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Japan’s ‘Jailhouse Rockers’ play to a captive audience

Posted by on 23/06/2015
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Japan’s ‘Jailhouse Rockers’ play to a captive audience

Japan’s ‘Jailhouse Rockers’ play to a captive audience

Playing to a captive audience is all in night’s work for Japan’s jailhouse rockers. Armed with acoustic instruments and prison-worthy lyrics- ”cheer up, don’t give up” and “it’s okay to make mistakes”- the female duo Paix2 has been rocking cell blocks for 15 years, and show no signs of stopping. “The pair-Manami Kitao, 37, and […]

Haiti’s Triomphe cinema reopens after decades in the dark

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Haiti’s Triomphe cinema reopens after decades in the dark

Haiti’s Triomphe cinema reopens after decades in the dark

It’s been nearly three decades since Haiti’s Triomphe cinema shuttered its doors, but the storied theater is back-and with a bit of Hollywood swag to boot. With the red carpet rolled out and an official photographer in place, some of Haiti’s top entertainers celebrated Triomphe’s grand reopening, a sign for many that things might finally […]

Richard Gere to receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Richard Gere to receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

Richard Gere to receive Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary Film Festival

The Karlovy Vary Film Festival, which is Central and Eastern Europe’s leading film event, is to honor Richard Gere. The actor will receive the festival’s highest award, the Crystal Globe for outstanding contribution to world cinema. The festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, will open with Oren Moverman’s “Time Out of Mind,” in […]

All eyes on Kanye West at Britain’s Glastonbury festival

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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All eyes on Kanye West at Britain’s Glastonbury festival

All eyes on Kanye West at Britain’s Glastonbury festival

Glastonbury, one of the world’s biggest music festivals, gets under way Wednesday facing angry criticism from some fans after rapper Kanye West was booked for the prime Saturday night headline slot. Highlighting the five-day event’s popularity, 150,000 tickets for costing £225 (315 euros, $360) each sold out in just 26 minutes when they went on […]

Moscow theatre defies threats to stage gay teenager tragedy

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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Moscow theatre defies threats to stage gay teenager tragedy

Moscow theatre defies threats to stage gay teenager tragedy

A teenage boy lies on a bare iron bed in a rehabilitation centre, so drugged he can barely speak, in a shocking attempt by his parents to cure him-of being gay. The scene is the horrifying climax of a bold new drama playing to packed audiences at one of Moscow’s top theatres, though its future […]

‘Inside Out’ soars to $82m debut, but ‘Jurassic World’ still rules BO

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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‘Inside Out’ soars to $82m debut, but ‘Jurassic World’ still rules BO

‘Inside Out’ soars to $82m debut, but ‘Jurassic World’ still rules BO

Stereotype-busting ‘Dope’ moves to beat of a new generation

Posted by on 18/06/2015
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Stereotype-busting ‘Dope’ moves to beat of a new generation

Stereotype-busting ‘Dope’ moves to beat of a new generation

“Dope” began in the ears of Rick Famuyiwa. The Los Angeles filmmaker was listening to Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Tyler the Creator – genre-shifting R&B and hip-hop musicians prone to freewheeling experimentation – and he heard a new sound. Though many, like the collective Odd Future, were from parts of LA close to Inglewood, […]

Nicole Kidman shares career regrets at Women in Film awards

Posted by on 17/06/2015
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Nicole Kidman shares career regrets at Women in Film awards

Nicole Kidman shares career regrets at Women in Film awards

When Nicole Kidman was a young actress, Jane Campion offered her a role in one of her early films. Kidman declined the part, because it required her to wear a shower cap and kiss a girl, and she dreamed of being the kind of actress who had long, flowing hair and kissed boys. Kidman still […]

China screens ‘Star Wars’ in cinemas for first time

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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China screens ‘Star Wars’ in cinemas for first time

China screens ‘Star Wars’ in cinemas for first time

China has become one with the Force by showing the original “Star Wars” film at cinemas for the first time, nearly four decades after it became a global hit and cornerstone of Western popular culture. The Shanghai International Film Festival is showing all six “Star Wars” films this week, including the first screenings in mainland […]

Ubisoft blends action, music in video game lineup

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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Ubisoft blends action, music in video game lineup

Ubisoft blends action, music in video game lineup

Ubisoft on Monday mixed carnage, humor and music in a powerhouse lineup of video games making debuts at an Electronic Entertainment Expo extravaganza in Los Angeles. Chief executive Yves Guillemot introduced a cartoon role playing game from the creators of blue-comedy television show “South Park” titled “The Fractured But Whole.” “South Park” co-creators Matt Stone […]

From ‘Idol’ to Queen, Lambert spans generations of fans

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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From ‘Idol’ to Queen, Lambert spans generations of fans

From ‘Idol’ to Queen, Lambert spans generations of fans

When it comes to spanning the generational divide among music fans, Adam Lambert may have figured it all out: write catchy, hook-laden pop and dance tracks for the kids and sell pricey concert tickets for one of the all-time classic rock bands to their parents. Fresh off a wildly successful world tour fronting Queen, Lambert […]

‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive to set record

Posted by on 15/06/2015
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‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive to set record

‘Jurassic World’ eats box office alive to set record