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12/09/2018

How the 'The Nun' overcame bad reviews to be a box-office hit

"The Nun" surpassed expectations and had the biggest opening at the box office this past weekend of any of "The Conjuring" movies, despite being the worst-reviewed film in the series. Jeff Bock, senior box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations, credits the success to a lackluster summer for horror and the movie's foreign appeal. The movie stars Mexican actor Demián Bichir and its biggest foreign opening was in Mexico. Bock also made box-office predictions for this weekend's "The Predator" and next month's "Halloween."   "The Nun," the latest movie in "The Conjuring" horror franchise, raked in $53.5 million this past weekend, the...


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07/02/2019

21 Savage: Jay-Z hires lawyer for rapper's deportation fight

Jay-Z says the arrest of rapper 21 Savage is "an absolute travesty" and has hired a lawyer to help his fight against deportation.Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage, a British citizen, is being held by US officials due to an expired visa.His real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph and he moved to America as a child.A statement on Jay-Z's Facebook page says Savage "deserves to be reunited with his family immediately". Skip Facebook post by JAY-Z The arrest and detention of 21 Savage is an absolute travesty, his U visa petition has been pending for 4 years. In...Posted by JAY-Z on Wednesday,...
07/02/2019

Ozzy Osbourne admitted to hospital for 'complications from flu'

has been hospitalised as his bout of flu worsens. His wife Sharon Osbourne : “As some of you may have heard, Ozzy was admitted to hospital following some complications from the flu. His doctors feel this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery. Thanks to everyone for their concern and love.” Osbourne recently due to the illness, and is aiming to reschedule it for September. This is his second stay in hospital in recent months, having undergone treatment for an infection in his hand in October 2018. “It just seems that since October, everything...
07/02/2019

Zucked by Roger McNamee review – Facebook’s catastrophe

As the so-called Techlash gains pace and polemics on the downsides of the internet flood the book market, one omission seems to recur time and again. and the rest are too often written about as if their arrival in our lives started a new phase of history, rather than as corporations that have prospered thanks to an economic and cultural environment established in the days when platforms were things used by trains. To truly understand the revolutions in politics, culture and human behaviour these giants have accelerated, you need to start not some time in the last 15 or so...

Watch: Gully Boy drops 5th episode of 'Voice of the Streets' featuring 'Kaam Bhaari'

Mumbai: There's a huge excitement and buzz around Ranveer Singh's upcoming film 'Gully Boy'. To promote the film in unique way, the makers of the film has just posted the 5th Episode of 'Voice of the Streets' which features renowned rapper Kunal Pandagale a.k.a. Kaam Bhaari who is from Mumbai suburbs, Kandivali. After receiving a great response from the audience on the previous episodes featuring Naezy, Spitfire, MC Altaf, KR$NA, the latest episode is with Kaam Bhari. In the 5th episode of 'Voice of the Streets', rapper Kaam Bhaari raps about his life, friends,family and the realistic state of the...
07/02/2019

Smart goons and a character called _____: the subversive hardboiled crime of Alan Trotter

Alan Trotter has a charmingly evasive attitude to biography: “Was born, grew taller and is yet to die,” . simply reads: “ My name is . I write .” In conversation, everything leads back to writing. Wanting to be a writer, he says, predates his memory of anything else. When reading The BFG as a young child, he realised someone must have written it. And that was it. Trotter has worked in publishing, as a copywriter and completed a PhD. But he sums all this up as having “done everything else” but write a book. An early draft of his...
07/02/2019

Das Boot review – a claustrophobic, clever and utterly thrilling reboot

The makers of Das Boot (Sky Atlantic) let viewers know early on that it would not be a do-over of Wolfgang Petersen’s classic anti-war film, nor the series that followed it. tweeted its production company – Bavaria Films, the same one that made Petersen’s original – in October. This allows the thrilling show to stand on its own two feet – and it does so with impeccable taste and self-possession. (For those who haven’t seen the original, or whose German extends to counting to three or asking for directions to the swimming pool, it is “The Boat”). We join the...