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Sundance film review: ‘Wilson’

Posted by on 23/01/2017
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Sundance film review: ‘Wilson’

Sundance film review: ‘Wilson’

Graphic novels, and the movies based on them, work better with certain topics than others. Sixteen years ago, Terry Zwigoff’s “Ghost World,” based on the graphic novel by Daniel Clowes, centered on a pair of more-blase-than-thou teenage girls who walked, and talked, outside the loop of everything they deemed boring and conventional; it was the […]

Sundance Film Review: ‘Before I Fall’

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Before I Fall’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Before I Fall’

To a film critic, reviewing YA movies can feel like being forced to relive the horrors of high school over and over again. But to a teenager, that doesn’t sound like such a bad thing, especially when the characters are pretty and potentially more fabulous than you are. That’s basically the appeal of “Before I […]

KALPAK reproduces 65-year-old play

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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KALPAK reproduces 65-year-old play

KALPAK reproduces 65-year-old play

Theatre of the 1950s revisited KALPAK Kuwait, a well-known theatre troupe of the expat community, staged ‘Ningalenne Communistakki’ in Kuwait, a blockbuster Malayalam drama of the 1950s that transformed Kerala’s social arena. By staging the three-and-half-hour play three times on a single day in Kuwait, KALPAK has not only created a milestone for the troupe, […]

Sundance Film Review: ‘Mudbound’

Posted by on 22/01/2017
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Sundance Film Review: ‘Mudbound’

Sundance Film Review: ‘Mudbound’

Some folks look out on the world, and all they see are the differences between people, the things that set us apart. “Mudbound” is a hymn to what we all share-the human struggle, the mutual desire to succeed and create a better world for our children-and it is a damning indictment of those who stand […]

Adele to return to Grammys after snafu

Posted by on 21/01/2017
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Adele to return to Grammys after snafu

Adele to return to Grammys after snafu

Adele will sing at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Friday, offering her a chance at redemption a year after her set went musically awry. The chart-topping English balladeer will perform a song at the televised Feb 12 gala in Los Angeles, joining the ranks of the previously announced John Legend and Metallica. […]

‘Dory,’ ‘Deadpool’, DeGeneres win big at People’s Choice awards

Posted by on 19/01/2017
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‘Dory,’ ‘Deadpool’, DeGeneres win big at People’s Choice awards

‘Dory,’ ‘Deadpool’, DeGeneres win big at People’s Choice awards

“Finding Dory” and “Deadpool” were the big screen’s big winners at the People’s Choice awards where comedian Ellen DeGeneres made history by taking home the show’s most trophies over a career. The awards handed out Wednesday for film, television and music, are based on public voting via the internet, unlike many award show counterparts. Favorite […]

Review: In ‘The Founder’ backstabbing with fries on the side

Posted by on 18/01/2017
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Review: In ‘The Founder’ backstabbing with fries on the side

Review: In ‘The Founder’ backstabbing with fries on the side

Ketchup, mustard, two pickles. In John Lee Hancock’s “The Founder,” about Ray Kroc and the making of McDonald’s, the ingredients for success are ruthlessly simple. When Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling traveling salesmen selling milkshake mixers, first beelines to San Bernardino, California, in 1954 to get a look at Dick (Nick Offerman) and Mac (John […]

Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms

Posted by on 18/01/2017
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Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms

Indian court acquits actor Salman Khan of using illegal arms

Top Bollywood star Salman Khan was acquitted by a court yesterday on a charge of using unlicensed weapons while hunting for rare blackbucks in a western India wildlife preserve 18 years ago. Khan, 51, was present as Chief Judicial Magistrate Dalpat Singh Rajpurohit announced his acquittal in Jodhpur, a city in Rajasthan state. His attorney, […]

‘Hidden Figures’ soars in second week atop box office

Posted by on 16/01/2017
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‘Hidden Figures’ soars in second week atop box office

‘Hidden Figures’ soars in second week atop box office

“Hidden Figures,” a story about three black women mathematicians who helped NASA put the first men in space, soared into its second week atop the box office, industry estimates for North America showed on Sunday. The Fox film, a biographical comedy-drama based on a book of the same name, stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer […]

Legend lives on down under as Elvis Express departs

Posted by on 12/01/2017
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Legend lives on down under as Elvis Express departs

Legend lives on down under as Elvis Express departs

Sequin jumpsuits and Vegas showgirls outnumbered shirts and ties at Sydney’s Central station yesterday as hundreds of Elvis fans boarded a train bound for a festival dedicated to The King. Peak hour travellers were serenaded by tribute acts performing on a stage erected on the platform, while poodle skirts twirled at one of the city’s […]

No mystery to weight loss for ‘Sleepless’ star Jamie Foxx

Posted by on 12/01/2017
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No mystery to weight loss for ‘Sleepless’ star Jamie Foxx

No mystery to weight loss for ‘Sleepless’ star Jamie Foxx

Over a few months he lost the equivalent weight of a microwave oven or a chubby toddler, but don’t expect  Jamie Foxx to bring out a dieting guide any time soon. It’s not that he doesn’t have wisdom to impart on getting into shape, it’s  just that his way of expressing the secrets of his […]

Khan’s ‘Dangal’ becomes highest-grossing Bollywood movie

Posted by on 11/01/2017
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Khan’s ‘Dangal’ becomes highest-grossing Bollywood movie

Khan’s ‘Dangal’ becomes highest-grossing Bollywood movie

Indian movie star Aamir Khan’s latest blockbuster “Dangal” has become the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time, smashing his own record, trade analysts and producers said on Monday. The wrestling drama, which is based on the true story of an Indian coach who trained his two daughters to become champion grapplers, has made 3.45 billion […]

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