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Film Review ‘Rampage’

Posted by on 19/04/2018
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Film Review ‘Rampage’

Film Review ‘Rampage’

I remember playing ‘Rampage’ as a wee lad in the year 2000 on my clunky Playstation 1. It was a straightforward game where you and a friend can play as monsters and go berserk on cities – destroying buildings, eating people and fighting off the army. Whatever little story it had was told in between […]

Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema

Saudi Arabia launches first new cinema

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theatre yesterday, ending a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to modernize the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. A red carpet invitation-only gala event attracted senior government officials, foreign dignitaries and select industry figures to watch Marvel’s superhero movie “Black Panther” on […]

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Posted by on 18/04/2018
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Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Female stars dominate Cannes jury as banned Von Trier set to return

Hollywood actresses will dominate the jury at Cannes next month, the film festival’s organizers said yesterday as they appeared set to lift their bar on controversial Danish director Lars Von Trier. Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry jury, with American writer-director Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame and Burundian singer Khadja […]

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

Posted by on 17/04/2018
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Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

Cannes holds out olive branch in row with Netflix

The Cannes film festival said yesterday that it was still in talks with Netflix despite the platform’s dramatic withdrawal of its films last week. Director Thierry Fremaux praised the streaming giant’s bosses as “people of taste who love cinema”, and said he was ready to heal the rancorous split that saw Netflix reportedly pull five […]

From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

Posted by on 17/04/2018
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From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

From bondage to flowers, a fashion bonanza at Coachella

Coachella became one of the world’s premier music festivals not only for the A-list performers. The two-weekend party in the California desert has become a major event in its own right for the fashion. While designers have heavily marketed their brands to Coachella, the fans who draw the most notice often do so by embracing […]

Eminem, Cardi B tap star power at Coachella

Posted by on 16/04/2018
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Eminem, Cardi B tap star power at Coachella

Eminem, Cardi B tap star power at Coachella

Eminem and Cardi B may be at different stages of their careers, but the two rappers have one strategy in common-when playing Coachella, go big. Both Eminem, who playfully acknowledged concerns about his continued relevance, and the pregnant Cardi B, whose first album just opened at number one on the US chart, kept a dizzying […]

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on 15/04/2018
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Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Bon Jovi, the Moody Blues, Dire Straits, the Cars, Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe joined music royalty on Saturday as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Richie Sambora, the original guitarist for arena-packing rockers Bon Jovi reunited with the band for a rousing set at the Public Auditorium in […]

Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny’s Child reunion

Posted by on 15/04/2018
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Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny’s Child reunion

Beyonce throws Coachella homecoming with Destiny’s Child reunion

Beyonce returned spectacularly to the stage Saturday with a joyous, homecoming-themed party at the Coachella festival where she delighted fans with a rare reunion of her former trio Destiny’s Child. Before a sea of some 100,000 people in the southern California desert, the pop superstar headlined the second night of the premier global music festival, […]

‘Political’ Cannes film festival makes plea for dissidents

Posted by on 12/04/2018
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‘Political’ Cannes film festival makes plea for dissidents

‘Political’ Cannes film festival makes plea for dissidents

The Cannes film festival made a dramatic show of support for dissident directors in Iran and Russia yesterday as it unveiled a highly political selection that mixed grit and glamour. Festival director Thierry Fremaux included films by Iranian director Jafar Panahi and his Russian counterpart Kirill Serebrennikov in the competition for the top Palme d’Or […]

Zimbabwe play smashes taboo, mocking ousted Mugabes

Posted by on 12/04/2018
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Zimbabwe play smashes taboo, mocking ousted Mugabes

Zimbabwe play smashes taboo, mocking ousted Mugabes

‘Every Zimbabwean was happy when Mugabe decided to resign.’ “The president is in charge and that means me too,” says Zimbabwe’s “former first lady Grace Mugabe” to howls of laughter from the theatre audience. “Everyone must rally behind me, the mother of the nation. I am the wife of the president.” “Grace” was on the […]

‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record

‘Black Panther’ pounces past ‘Titanic’ box office record

“Black Panther” broke more records over the weekend in North America, exceeding revenues from the 1997 blockbuster “Titanic,” while horror thriller “A Quiet Place,” with barely three minutes of dialogue, made a resounding $50.2 million debut. “A Quiet Place” is built around a simple but chilling premise: flesh-eating creatures have invaded Earth, but they are […]

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder

Posted by on 11/04/2018
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Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder

Mariah Carey says she has bipolar disorder

Pop singer Mariah Carey revealed yesterday that she suffers from bipolar disorder, telling People magazine that she was diagnosed in 2001 but had only recently been taking medication. Carey told People in an interview that she got the diagnosis when she was hospitalized following an emotional and physical breakdown around the time of her critically […]