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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for 2020

American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, 2020. Release was delayed from the planned November 2019...

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Cary Fukunaga to direct next James Bond film for 2020

American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga is replacing Danny Boyle as director of the next James Bond movie, producers announced Thursday. Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and star Daniel Craig said the still-untitled Bond 25 will start filming at London’s Pinewood Studios on March 4, and will be released on Feb. 14, 2020. Release was delayed from the planned November 2019...

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Netflix announces ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ live-action series

Netflix has announced it will be producing a live-action version of the popular Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender. The streaming giant announced the news via Twitter along with concept art by John Staub. The concept art depicts the protagonist Aang with Appa, his six-legged flying bison who Aang and his friends ride as they travel around the world on their...

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Grand maestro Ustad Amanat Ali Khan remembered on his 44th death anniversary

LAHORE: The 44th death anniversary of legendary classical singer Ustad Amanat Ali Khan was observed in Lahore and other cities of country. Amanat Ali Khan was born in 1932 in Sham Chaurasi, Hoshiarpur, Punjab. Soon after independence, he moved to Pakistan. The ‘ghazals’ sung by him aired by Radio Pakistan Lahore Station had become quite popular among the public. The...

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Cake will be submitted for Oscar consideration: Sources

According to sources, arguably one of the best Pakistani movies of recent times, Cake may find itself in the running for an Oscar. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee, chaired by two-time Academy Award and Emmy winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, has selected Cake to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'Foreign Language Film Award’ category at the 91st Academy Awards.   Set in...

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‘Game of Thrones’ takes top prize at surprising Emmys

HBO´s record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" stormed back onto the Emmys stage on Monday, winning the coveted best drama series prize on a night full of surprises, including an on-air marriage proposal that stunned the audience. The other big story of the gala, television´s answer to the Oscars, was the huge success of eight Emmys overall for best comedy...

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Zoheb Hassan warns legal action against Nazia Hassan’s ex-Husband

Web Desk: Singer Zoheb Hassan has said that her late sister’s husband has no right to make film on her and warned of legal action against anyone doing so. The 51-year-old singer added that the Hassan family will be taking the legal route if any such thing is implemented. “The Hassan family has come to know that Nazia’s ex-husband is...

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Haruki Murakami excuses himself from consideration for alternative Nobel award

TOKYO: Japanese author Haruki Murakami has asked for the withdrawal of his nomination for an alternative to the Nobel Prize in Literature, postponed this year over a sexual misconduct scandal, saying he wanted to concentrate on his writing. One of Japan’s most successful literary exports, Murakami’s Nobel prospects are the subject of intense annual scrutiny in his home country. Murakami...

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Ariana Grande sorry she ‘couldn’t fix’ Mac Miller’s pain

LOS ANGELES: Singer Ariana Grande on Friday spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, writing on social media that he was “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.” Miller was found unresponsive at his home in Studio City, California, and pronounced dead there at age 26, the Los Angeles County...

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‘Game of Thrones’ back at Emmys for duel with ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood’s A-listers gather Monday to honor the best in television at the Emmy Awards, with record-breaking fantasy epic "Game of Thrones" back in the competition and once again looking to slay its rivals. But winter could come early for HBO’s blood-spattered smash hit if it fails to snare the coveted best drama series prize, with last year’s winner...

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Smashing Pumpkins classic lineup sets first album in 18 years

Nearly two decades after an acrimonious split, the classic lineup of Smashing Pumpkins on Friday announced it had recorded a new album together. The alternative rock icons led by the piercing voice of Billy Corgan said the album — entitled, in one of the band´s characteristically unique turns of phrase, "Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No...

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American singer Madonna, Elton to attend Deepika and Ranveer’s wedding

Web Desk: Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have decided to invite American singer Madonna and Elton John to their wedding. According to TOI, the wedding will be held in a private ceremony in Lake Como in Italy and it also seems that personalized invites will be sent to the select guests for the occasion. The couple has finalized...

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‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2’ breaks record in Pakistan

Web Desk: Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2 is setting new benchmarks as comedy film has crossed Rs500 million mark at the box office. Nadeem Baig’s sequel to Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, was released worldwide on Eidul Azha, and has raked in over Rs360 million in Pakistan and Rs140 million overseas in just three weeks. The multi-starrer romantic comedy, Jawani Phir...

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Warner’s ‘Nun’ proves part of a winning habit in N. America theaters

Horror movie "The Nun" was the top draw in North American movie theaters this weekend, extending a remarkable string of recent successes by Warner Bros., industry watchers said. "The Nun," the latest scary feature in the popular "Conjuring" series, took in an estimated $53.5 million for the three-day weekend, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said. British director Corin Hardy had...

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Disney villains provide inspiration at New York fashion show

NEW YORK: No one wants to be a fashion victim, but fashion villains owned the runway on Friday as designers The Blonds served up spicy and spiky styles with a show inspired by Disney’s vamps and vixens. The “Disney Villains x The Blonds” fashion show electrified a wildly cheering audience that stood in marked contrast to the usual sangfroid reserve...

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‘Star is Born’ actress Lady Gaga recalls time she ‘couldn’t get an audition’

TORONTO: Lady Gaga, making her debut as a movie actress in “A Star is Born”, said on Sunday she was humbled by the role, calling herself “just a girl from New York who couldn’t get an audition.” Gaga, the “Born This Way” singer best known for her flamboyant stunts on stage, plays an aspiring singer in the third remake of...

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More women on big screen, but men still tell the stories

The Venice film festival — which ends Saturday — is overflowing with movies with female storylines and meaty parts for women. Yet all but one of them are directed by men. The #MeToo movement set off by the Harvey Weinstein scandal may seem to be bringing breakneck change to the film industry — with Hollywood players queueing up at Venice...

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