Italy: Rome exhibition celebrates magic of Disney

Newswire Rome: Palazzo Barberini in Rome is staging an exhibition dedicated to Disney, the world’s most famous animation studios, from 15 April until 25 September 2022. The interactive show is displaying orignal Disney sketches from its earliest hand-drawn classics up to modern-day sequences created using the most sophisticated digital technology. Titled Disney: The art of […]

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Gwadar Youth Festival attracts youngsters of both genders

Gwadar Pro Gwadar: The three-day Gwadar Youth Festival has attracted a large number of youngsters of both genders to participate in sports and various healthy competitions organized under the gala to engage the young folk in positive activities. The festival was inaugurated by Member Provincial Assembly (MPA) and Adviser to Balochistan Chief Minister on Public […]

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The Exhibition ‘NINGYO: Art and Beauty of Japanese Dolls’ inaugurated at the National Art Gallery

Newswire Islamabad: To kick start the 70th anniversary celebrations of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Pakistan, the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan and the Japan Foundation in cooperation with the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) are presenting a superb collection of Japanese dolls in an exhibition titled “NINGYO: Art and […]

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Bond in Pakistan: British High Commission, Information Ministry jointly host red carpet premiere

Newswire Islamabad: The premiere of one of the biggest movies since the pandemic, James Bond: No Time To Die, was jointly hosted by British High Commissioner Christian Turner and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry at the Islamabad Club this week. The red-carpet premiere was a high-profile event attended by Minister for Human Rights […]

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Pakistani hit film ‘The Donkey King’ ready for theatrical release in China on Nov. 19

Gwadar Pro Karachi: “The Donkey King,” the highest-grossing Pakistani animated film by director Aziz Jindani, is ready to become the first film from the country in recent times to get a wide theatrical release in China on November 19. Geo Films and Talisman Studios announced that “The Donkey King,” was set to hit the Chinese […]

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Netflix offering full Tokyo anime school scholarships with living expense support, open to foreigners

Casey Baseel Tokyo: Pretty much as soon as it arrived in Japan, Netflix made anime a major pillar of its content mix. No doubt emboldened by the success anime found on streaming platforms outside Japan, Netflix has continued to expand its presence within the Japan anime industry (most recently with thick-thigh Godzilla), and now it […]

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Netflix needs to make clear ‘The Crown’ is fictional, says British culture minister

Daniel Arkin London: The popular Netflix series “The Crown” has taken viewers on a sweeping tour of modern history through the eyes of the British royal family, dramatizing pivotal events from the post-war era to Margaret Thatcher’s administration. But the show’s revisions to the historical record — embellishments, exaggerations and even some outright inventions — […]

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‘Honest Thief’ tops North American box office for 2nd weekend in a row

Los Angeles: Open Road Films’ action thriller “Honest Thief” topped the weekend for the second week in a row in North America with 2.35 million U.S. dollars from 2,502 locations, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore. It’s the lowest-grossing chart-topping weekend gross since Alan J. Pakula’s political thriller film “Rollover” which opened […]

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Roundup: Chinese-American co-production ‘Over the Moon’s’ Netflix debut garners attention

Los Angeles: Chinese-American co-production “Over the Moon” has landed on Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service.The animated adventure drama film is a co-production between Netflix Animation and the Shanghai-based Pearl Studio, formerly known as Oriental DreamWorks. The film revolves around a 12-year-old girl, Fei Fei, who builds a rocket ship to travel to the […]

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“Friendsgiving” can’t quite capture the holiday’s highs

Joey Magidson Zany holidays have long been a staple of cinematic comedies. That being said, it’s almost always Christmas that gets the attention, leaving Thanksgiving largely in the dust. It’s a missed opportunity, too, as Thanksgiving dinners are notoriously full of awkward conversations, unfortunate political debates with a crazy relative, and the like. So, it […]

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China, the world’s second-largest film market, moves beyond Hollywood

Newswire Beijing: As the country’s box office aims to overtake the U.S.’ this year amid the pandemic, industry observers say political tensions could lead to a permanent drag on major studios’ bottom line.Battered by the pandemic and growing political headwinds, Hollywood’s business prospects in China are becoming bleak. A state of tumult in Washington-Beijing diplomatic […]

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New study finds Hollywood studios could lose money from movies that lack diversity

Dino-Ray Ramos It’s been said before, but it is worth saying again: diversity pays — but not in terms of checking boxes and tokenism. In a new report from the UCLA-based Center for Scholars and Storytellers titled “Beyond Checking A Box: A Lack of Authentically Inclusive Representation Has Costs at the Box Office”, researchers found […]

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What makes an iconic work of art?

As a new exhibition opens in Helsinki, Cath Pound explores our complicated relationship with masterpieces. The reason works of art become iconic are many and varied, from the vagaries of taste to museum acquisition policies and competition between collectors. For centuries, artists were obliged to learn by copying work from an established canon and, although […]

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