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Cannes queen Kidman steers career ‘like I’m 21’

Posted by on 22/05/2017
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Cannes queen Kidman steers career ‘like I’m 21’

Cannes queen Kidman steers career ‘like I’m 21’

Nicole Kidman said yesterday that she still tackles roles like a 21-year-old after the premiere of her shocking new horror movie at the Cannes film festival. The Hollywood A-lister is the queen of Cannes this year with four different projects at the world’s top cinema showcase, including “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” where she […]

‘Dangal’ wrestles its way into Chinese moviegoers’ hearts

Posted by on 22/05/2017
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‘Dangal’ wrestles its way  into Chinese moviegoers’ hearts

‘Dangal’ wrestles its way into Chinese moviegoers’ hearts

A Bollywood film about a father who trains his daughters to become world-class wrestlers has broken a box office record in China, where its focus on feminism and tough love has resonated with audiences.  “Dangal” has raked in 776 million yuan ($112 million) since it opened on May 5, official data showed Monday. Box office […]

Hello! Drake breaks Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Posted by on 22/05/2017
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Hello! Drake breaks Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Hello! Drake breaks Adele’s record at Billboard Music Awards

Hello, Drake has surpassed Adele’s record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. Adele set a record at the show in 2012 with 12 wins. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist and top Billboard 200 album (“Views”), among others, […]

Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes Film Fest (yes, really)

Posted by on 21/05/2017
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Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes Film Fest (yes, really)

Adam Sandler earns raves at Cannes Film Fest (yes, really)

It’s not every day you hear the name “Happy Gilmore” referenced at the Cannes Film Festival. But that was the case yesterday when Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” starring Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman, premiered at the French Riviera festival. When the film’s cast, which also includes Emma Thompson, assembled […]

Indian star Irrfan Khan in new film about Pakistani affair

Posted by on 18/05/2017
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Indian star Irrfan Khan in new film about Pakistani affair

Indian star Irrfan Khan in new film about Pakistani affair

Oscar-winning director Asif Kapadia is to make a film about a disastrous adulterous affair among the Pakistani elite with Indian star Irrfan Khan, according to reports yesterday. “Moth Smoke” is being adapted from the debut novel of Pakistan-born writer Mohsin Hamid about a social misfit who begins an affair with his best friend’s wife against […]

‘Resident Evil’ lays zombies to rest after 15 grisly years

Posted by on 18/05/2017
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‘Resident Evil’ lays zombies to rest after 15 grisly years

‘Resident Evil’ lays zombies to rest after 15 grisly years

Like a horde of undead, “Resident Evil” has shuffled relentlessly forward over six films, taking a fleshy $1.2 billion chunk from movie-goers to become the biggest ever cinematic video game tie-in. Unlike the eviscerated victims of the franchise’s bloodthirsty genetically modified flesh-eaters, however, the creators of “Resident Evil” are going out on their own terms. […]

Harvey Keitel to star in film about Fatima miracles

Posted by on 18/05/2017
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Harvey Keitel to star in film about Fatima miracles

Harvey Keitel to star in film about Fatima miracles

American actor Harvey Keitel is to star in a new film about the Portuguese peasant children who saw visions of the Virgin Mary 100 years ago in Fatima, its producers said yesterday. The announcement at the Cannes film festival comes after Pope Francis canonised the two child shepherds Jacinta and Francisco on the centenary of […]

Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival

Posted by on 17/05/2017
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Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival

Will Smith, Almodovar open a testy Cannes Film Festival

The 70th Cannes Film Festival opened yesterday under sunny  Cote D’Azur skies and the high-wattage smiles of stars including Will Smith and Marion Cotillard. But a brewing storm over Netflix’s place at the world’s most prestigious film festival continued to steal the spotlight as Cannes rolled out the red carpet. Optimism is high at this […]

Review: In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a return to gut-busting horror

Posted by on 16/05/2017
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Review: In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a return to gut-busting horror

Review: In ‘Alien: Covenant,’ a return to gut-busting horror

Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? Certainly, not the crew of the Covenant, a vessel powered by a golden sail cruising through space with 2,000 “colonists” in hyper sleep and years to go until they reach their destination. But when a shock wave from a solar flare jostles […]

Feels like the 1st time: 77 rock kings kick it 40 yrs later

Posted by on 16/05/2017
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Feels like the 1st time: 77 rock kings kick it 40 yrs later

Feels like the 1st time: 77 rock kings kick it 40 yrs later

It’s more than a feeling: Many of the rock ‘n’ roll bands that were huge in 1977 will comprise a big part of the summer concert market 40 years later. Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart are among those launching major tours this spring and summer, even though some […]

Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations

Posted by on 15/05/2017
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Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations

Beyonce, Bruno Mars lead BET Awards nominations

Beyonce dominated last year’s BET Awards with “Lemonade,” but there’s more juice in her cup. The pop star is nominated for seven awards at the 2017 BET Awards, the network told The Associated Press yesterday. The show will take place June 25 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Bruno Mars follows Beyonce with five […]

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

Posted by on 14/05/2017
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Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for the first time

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday performing a jazz-style ballad written by his sister, taking the top spot for the first time in the country’s history and celebrating with a call to “put emotion back into music”. Along with singers from Italy and Bulgaria, Sobral was a favorite going into the […]

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