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Stars throng world premier of latest Star Wars film about a most adored villain

Lucasfilm brought the biggest party in the galaxy to Hollywood as rapt devotees gathered under the Millennium Falcon for the world premiere of the latest “Star Wars” spin-off. “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which gets its US release on May 25, tells the coming-of-age tale of smuggler Han Solo before he was the galaxy’s most…

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May 11, 2018

 

Actress Amy Adams honored in Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD: Scandal-hit Hollywood left its woes behind Friday to honor Amy Adams for a glittering career that has seen her go from waitress to five-time Oscar nominee. The 43-year-old — famous for the diversity of her film roles — told AFP ahead of being presented with the 31st American Cinematheque Award that her proudest moment…

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November 11, 2017

 

Thor movie headed for extravaganza year for Marvel

LOS ANGELES: It may not get the same affection lavished on “Iron Man” or “Captain America,” but the “Thor” franchise looks set to complete a record year for Marvel on its opening weekend. Bolstered by glowing early reviews, “Thor: Ragnarok” — the third instalment of the God of Thunder’s intergalactic exploits — is projected to…

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October 20, 2017

 

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation

LOS ANGELES: Action star Chris Pratt and comic actress Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage in a joint statement on Sunday. The couple, whose son Jack turns five this month, said they were “disappointed” to be making the announcement after trying “for a long time” to save their relationship. “Our son…

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August 7, 2017

 

Jennifer Lawrence , Brad Pitt approached for film on Manson Family murders

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is planning a movie based on the notorious Manson Family killings, according to US media. The American director is discussing the project with several A-list actors, the Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday, and will direct from his own script. The weekly trade paper, citing unnamed sources, said Brad Pitt, who…

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July 13, 2017

 

Gorilla warfare: Behind the visuals of ‘Planet of the Apes’

LOS ANGELES: As Caesar sits astride a horse rallying his legions to battle you’d be forgiven for thinking you were watching a Roman-era war epic — except that the protagonist is a chimpanzee. “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the third installment of the rebooted simian sci-fi franchise, opens on Friday to reviews lauding…

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July 11, 2017

 

‘Beatriz at Dinner’: Salma Hayek stars in film for the Trump era

LOS ANGELES: “Beatriz at Dinner” — a film that takes a hard look at class, racism and environmental destructions — is seemingly perfectly suited for the Trump era, even though it was filmed before the Republican billionaire took office. The film stars Salma Hayek as a Mexican immigrant living in the United States who was…

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June 10, 2017

 

‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Beauty’ win big at MTV awards

LOS ANGELES: Nostalgic horror sensation “Stranger Things” and Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” shared the spoils Sunday at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, expanded and renamed this year to include television. Netflix’s hit series took best show and best actor in a show for an emotional Millie Bobby Brown, one of its young stars,…

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May 8, 2017

 

‘Furious 8’ leaves competition in the dust

LOS ANGELES: Universal’s “The Fate of the Furious” topped the North American box office for a second weekend, industry data showed, taking $38.4 million as it closed in on $1 billion worldwide. The eighth installment in the high-octane series starring Vin Diesel and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson shattered records on its opening weekend with global…

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April 25, 2017

 

‘Beauty’ proves a beast in sales, smashing box-office records

LOS ANGELES: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” shattered box office records in its opening weekend, taking a monster $175.7 million in North America and $357 million in total, according to industry data released Monday. The film, featuring “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson as Belle to the frightening Beast played by Dan Stevens of “Downton Abbey”…

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March 21, 2017

 

Emma Watson is Belle of the ball in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

LOS ANGELES: It is a tale as old as time (or one dating back to the 1990s, at least): Disney dusts off an animated classic, adds bells, whistles and real people, and everyone makes a fortune. Since Jason Scott Lee annoyed purists as a grown-up Mowgli in “Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book” (1994), the company…

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March 14, 2017

 

‘Kong’ swings to top of North American box office

LOS ANGELES: In the box office battle of the beasts, King Kong easily conquered Wolverine. “Kong: Skull Island,” the latest in a series of films starring the legendary ape-like monster, bested “Logan” to top the North American box office in its debut weekend, industry data showed Monday. The film starring Britain’s Tom Hiddleston, Oscar-winner Brie…

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March 14, 2017

 

Casey Affleck emerges from brother Ben’s shadow with Oscar win

HOLLYWOOD: Casey Affleck completed his awards season victory lap on Sunday with a best actor Oscar for his restrained, devastating performance in Kenneth Lonergan’s family drama “Manchester by the Sea.” The American actor had already picked up a Golden Globe and British Bafta for the acclaimed turn, but he had to hold off a late…

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February 27, 2017

 

‘Zootopia’ wins Oscar for best animated picture

HOLLYWOOD: Buddy cop comedy “Zootopia” bagged the Oscar for best animated feature film on Sunday, crowning what turned into a record 2016 for Disney. The movie centers on the intrepid rabbit police officer Judy Hopps who, along with a fox, solves a crime in a metropolis inhabited by a diverse population of animals. “Zootopia,” the…

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February 27, 2017

 

Viola Davis wins Oscar on third try for ‘Fences’

HOLLYWOOD: The third time was indeed the charm for Viola Davis, who took home the best supporting actress Oscar on Sunday for her gut-wrenching performance in the big screen adaptation of August Wilson’s searing play “Fences.” The 51-year-old, a nominee in 2009 and 2012, bested a field that included two past Oscar winners — Nicole…

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February 27, 2017

 

Chazelle makes history with best director Oscar for ‘La La Land’

HOLLYWOOD: Damien Chazelle on Sunday became the youngest ever filmmaker to win the Oscar for best director for his whimsical musical “La La Land,” which took home a total of six awards. Chazelle’s latest movie, an opulent tribute to the musicals of Old Hollywood, has already earned a record haul of seven Golden Globes and…

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February 27, 2017

 

Winners in main Oscars categories

HOLLYWOOD: Here are the winners in key categories for the 89th Academy Awards, which were handed out on Sunday in Hollywood: Best picture: “Moonlight” Best director: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” Best actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” Best actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land” Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” Best supporting actress:…

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February 27, 2017

 

O.J. Simpson documentary wins Oscar

LOS ANGELES: A film about the O.J. Simpson murder trial that transfixed the United States two decades ago won the best documentary Oscar on Sunday, with the director dedicating the prize to crime victims. “O.J.: Made in America,” the nearly eight-hour documentary made for the film division of sports network ESPN, researches in depth the…

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February 27, 2017

 

Iran’s ‘The Salesman’ wins Oscar as Farhadi boycotts

TEHRAN: Iranian film “The Salesman” on Sunday won the Oscar for best foreign language film, but director Asghar Farhadi skipped the Hollywood gala in protest at a travel ban by US President Donald Trump. Farhadi initially said he would head to Hollywood for Oscars night, where his film — the story of two actors whose…

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February 27, 2017

 

Five things to watch at this year’s Oscars bash

LOS ANGELES: It’s no secret that “La La Land” is the big favorite to earn major Oscars glory on Sunday. But there are other stories sure to unfold on Hollywood’s biggest night. Here are five things to watch for: – Clean sweep for ‘La La Land’? – “La La Land,” Hollywood’s love letter to itself,…

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February 25, 2017

 

The nine contenders for the best picture Oscar

LOS ANGELES: From a whimsical Hollywood musical to a lyrical, coming-of-age tale about a black man growing up in Miami and a blood-soaked war movie, the contenders for best picture at this year’s Oscars offer an array of stories. Here is a brief summary of the nine films vying for the top prize at Sunday’s…

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February 25, 2017

 
 
 
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