Life & Style

Summer Love film adaptation to release early next year

Film adaptations of popular Nepali novels are few and far in between, and they tend to slip by unnoticed. Novels like Muna Madan, Basanti, Basaain, Teen Ghumti, and Sirishko Phool have been turned into films, some successful but mostly otherwise. By and large, these adaptations did not please crowds neither did they perform well critically.

Timothy Aryal, Nov 13 2018

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Iran celebs petition against sanctions

Iranian celebrities including Oscar-winning film director Asghar Farhadi and Grammy winner Kayhan Kalhor have launched a petition condemning US sanctions on Tehran and warning of the impact on ordinary people.

Agence France Presse, Nov 13 2018

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The forgotten English poet buried in India

For a best-selling author, Violet Nicolson’s grave gets vanishingly few visitors.It lies in a hard-to-find corner of one of India’s most unkempt colonial-era cemeteries—a forlorn and abandoned place where obelisks, crosses and funeral statuary peep out from the dense undergrowth.

Andrew Whitehead, Nov 13 2018

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Rapper Ice Cube takes aim at Trump with new song

Rap legend Ice Cube on Friday released a new politically charged song with President Donald Trump squarely in the crosshairs.

Agence France Presse, Nov 13 2018

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Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen

The latest episode of Himalaya Roadies was all about last chances. The season has seen its last immunity tasks and last vote out. And we’ve lost our Cutie. We all saw that coming, didn’t we? This is exactly what we feared last week.

Abha Dhital, Nov 13 2018

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Satanic Temple sues Netflix

Netflix has dealt with people questioning its business model, ethical concerns over some of its content and fierce competition from Jeff Bezos’ Amazon Prime. But now it could be facing its hardest challenge yet: a lawsuit from the Satanic Temple.

THE GUARIDIAN, Nov 11 2018

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Wizard of Oz draft head for auction block

A collection of draft scripts for The Wizard of Oz and other material from the archives of the 1939 film are going up for auction in December and could fetch up to $1.2 million.

Reuters, Nov 11 2018

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Geoffrey Rush may never be able to work again

Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, who is claiming millions of dollars in damages in his defamation case, may never work again, a judge has been told.

The guardian, Nov 11 2018

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Tom Hiddleston to return as Loki

Tom Hiddleston will be reprising his role as the god of mischief in a new Marvel TV series based on Loki.

BBC, Nov 11 2018

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The Crimes of Grindelwald gets mixed reviews

The latest Fantastic Beasts film The Crimes of Grindelwald has earned mixed reviews from critics.

BBC, Nov 11 2018

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Billboard names Grande 2018 Woman of the Year

The music industry is honouring Ariana Grande. Billboard named the 25-year-old award-winning singer its 2018 Woman of the Year. Grande will receive the award at Billboard’s 13th annual Women in Music event on Dec 6 in New York City.

Associated Press, Nov 08 2018

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Twilight forever: How superfans kept the vampire critics at bay

A decade ago, the first movie in the Twilight Saga hit cinemas at the same time as a global financial crisis wreaked havoc on the world’s economies. But based on the popular discourse at the time, anyone would be forgiven for thinking that the sparkly vampires and their tale of abstinence were a more significant problem.

Tom Beasley, Nov 08 2018

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Wilson claims to be first plus-sized lead, apologises

Rebel Wilson has apologised after claiming she was “the first ever plus-sized girl to be the star of a romantic comedy” while promoting her new film Isn’t It Romantic. In a post on Twitter the actor wrote: “In a couple of well-intentioned moments, hoping to lift my fellow plus sized women up, I neglected to show the proper respect to those who climbed this mountain before me like Mo’Nique, Queen Latifah, Melissa McCarthy, Ricki Lake and likely many others.”

The guardian, Nov 08 2018

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Widows not just a heist movie, says Steve McQueen

At first glance, Steve McQueen’s latest film, Widows looks like a fast-paced heist movie, but the award-winning British director says he wanted his Chicago-set movie to take a deeper look at the current political and social-economic climate.Adapted from an 1980s television series by British crime writer Lynda La Plante, Widows follows a group of women who plan a heist to pay off a large debt left by their dead husbands’ crimes.

Reuters, Nov 08 2018

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A Star Is Born classification changed after teens ‘severely triggered’

The head of the New Zealand film classification board, David Shanks, has demanded a new warning be added to prints of the Oscar-tipped remake of A Star Is Born.The film now comes with a suicide warning note, after complaints of viewer distress from Police Victim Support, who said two vulnerable young people had been “severely triggered” after watching the scene in which Bradley Cooper’s character hangs himself in his garage.

The guardian, Nov 08 2018

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