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Birdman wins best picture Oscar

Birdman wins best picture Oscar

HOLLYWOOD: Dark comedy “Birdman” won the best picture Oscar on Sunday, soaring to Academy glory with four awards on Hollywood’s biggest night. The film bested seven other contenders: “American Sniper,” “Boyhood,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The ...

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Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ film set for Christmas release

Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ film set for Christmas release

LOS ANGELES: Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone’s big-screen dramatization of U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden’s mass surveillance revelations will be released on Dec. 25, distributor Open Road Films has said on Friday. “Snowden” will star Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the former ...

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It’s a wrap! DDLJ ends record 1,009-week run

It’s a wrap! DDLJ ends record 1,009-week run

MUMBAI: The credits rolled for a final time on Thursday for the Bollywood classic “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” as it ended a record-breaking 1,009-week run at a cinema in Mumbai. The romantic comedy, which translates as “The Brave-Hearted Will Take ...

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Curtain rises on Saudi film fest despite cinema ban

Curtain rises on Saudi film fest despite cinema ban

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is rolling out the red carpet on Friday for its second film festival in seven years but the deeply conservative country has one major problem — cinemas are banned. More than 60 short films will compete for ...

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House of Cards fans in US get season 3 sneak peak

House of Cards fans in US get season 3 sneak peak

WASHINGTON: Was it a murky Washington conspiracy, or just a technical glitch? American fans of hit political drama “House of Cards” got an unexpected sneak peak of the show’s third season Wednesday, when Netflix mistakenly posted the latest instalments online. ...

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SpongeBob cleans up at box office

SpongeBob cleans up at box office

LOS ANGELES: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” cleaned up at the North American box office this weekend, dethroning “American Sniper” in its first week of release, data showed Monday. The animated 3-D movie, in which the title character ...

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Movie Review: Shamitabh

Movie Review: Shamitabh

MUMBAI: Every director has his muse. Farah Khan has Shah Rukh Khan, Ayan Mukerji has Ranbir Kapoor, andR Balki has Amitabh Bachchan. The one actor they admire so much that, at times, their films are nothing more than a simpering ...

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Hollywood is a brand, not a place: Banderas

Hollywood is a brand, not a place: Banderas

LOS ANGELES: Antonio Banderas, 54, is on form. The Spanish star will shortly play Pablo Picasso in “33 Dias,” and will be in Terrence Malick’s next film, “Knight of Cups.” Relaxed, the actor sat down with a few journalists to ...

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Dying Light seeks new spin on well-used zombie theme

Dying Light seeks new spin on well-used zombie theme

LONDON: “Dying Light” is the latest addition to the zombie apocalypse genre currently regarded by filmmakers and games developers as the gift that keeps on giving. The creation of Polish developer Techland — best known for earlier zombie romp “Dead ...

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Actor Johnny Depp marries fiancee Amber Heard

Actor Johnny Depp marries fiancee Amber Heard

NEW YORK: Johnny Depp, the star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” film series, married his fiancee, Amber Heard, at their home in Los Angeles earlier this week, according to People magazine. The 51-year-old actor, who met Heard, 28, when ...

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