Voice Of America
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It is deep and funny and gives a poignant historical context of the lives of women in the very recent past. COYLE: Will Win: It would be idiotic to pick against "La La Land,'' the 14-time nominated favorite and Golden Globe winner. And, yet, I can't help myself. The election of Donald Trump changed the mood so drastically in Hollywood that I just don't see Chazelle's effervescent musical waltzing off with best picture. "Moonlight,'' lyrical and poetic, isn't a social issue film. But it feels more of-the-moment. Maybe it pulls off one of the most historic upsets in Oscar history. Just don't bet the house. Should Win: "Moonlight,'' but not because of the post-election angst. Because it's beautiful. Should Have Been a Contender: It had zero shot, but Terence Davies' "Sunset Song'' was a pastoral hymn of a movie: a radiant portrait of Scottish farm life and time passing over it.
The Sun Daily - Showbiz
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FROM a whimsical Hollywood musical to a lyrical, coming-of-age tale about a black man growing up in Miami and a blood-soaked war movie, the contenders for best picture at this year's Oscars offer an array of stories. Here is a brief summary of the nine films vying for the top prize at Sunday's Oscars ceremony: La La Land Damien Chazelle's romantic musical La La Land is a love letter to old Hollywood that has racked up a record-tying 14 nominations. The blockbuster stars Ryan Gosling as a struggling jazz musician and Emma Stone as an aspiring actress. It tracks the couple's romantic and professional ups and downs against the backdrop of a dreamy, technicolour Los Angeles. The movie is currently the favourite for the coveted Best Picture award. It is expected to win in several other categories, including best original song, best director and best score.
Open Culture
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Today we’re adding to our list of Free Movies a 1930 Soviet silent film by director Alexander Dovzhenko. It’s called Earth , and it’s the third installment in Dovzhenko’s “ Ukraine Trilogy .” When The Guardian created its list of the Top 10 Silent Movies of all time, it put Earth in the #9 slot. About the film writer Pamela Hutchinson said: Earth, capped by that avowedly secular title, is a lyrical, carnal movie about birth, death, sex and rebellion. Officially, this Soviet-era Ukrainian silent is a paean to collective farming, crafted around a family drama, but its director, Alexander Dovzhenko, was a born renegade, for whom plots were far less important than poetryEarth is the final part of Dovzhenko’s silent trilogy (following the nationalist fantasy Zvenigora (1928) and the avant-garde anti-war film Arsenal (1929), and is brimming with exuberant youth, but haunted by the shadow of death….
The Iran Project
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Financial Tribune- Ninety unpublished poems by an icon of modern Persian poetry Simin Behbahani (1927-2014), will be released soon in a second collection. Ali Behbahani, the elder son of the late poet and lyricist told ISNA: “Ninety unpublished poems by Simin have been entrusted to Negah Publication (based in Tehran).” He however said some of the poems might have been sent to other publishers, or previously published in some magazines. The poems to be published are mainlyghazal,’ a lyrical sonnet associated with classical Persian poets, which Simin recreated. “There are also several of her poems in ‘freestyle but they are not enough to make up a collection. Her free poems will probably be released along with some of her poetical writings,” Behbahani said. Simin’s works published in English are ‘A Cup of SinSelected Poems’ (1998, translated by Milani and Kaveh Safa); ‘My Country, I Shall Build You Again’ (2009, translated by Sara Khalili); and ‘Maybe It’s the Messiah: Selected Poems’ (2004, translated by Esmail Salami).
TIME - Top Stories
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At Wednesday's BRIT Awards, unstoppable DJ duo The Chainsmokers and British rockers Coldplay debuted a collaboration in the form of a new single, Something Just Like This. The surprise live performance convened the musicians for a track that meshes Coldplay's tendency towards soaring, instrumental stadium rock and The Chainsmoker's sweet spot for electronic drops. The tune calls back to the orchestral chords of Viva La Vida and the more melancholy refrains of Paris, undercut with some snazzy guitar riffs. In other words, it's pretty much guaranteed to do well on the charts and satisfy fans of both groups. The vocals, meanwhile, come courtesy of Chris Martin's signature mix of gruffness and lyrical phrasing. I'm not looking for somebody with some superhuman gifts/ Some superhero, some fairytale bliss / Just something I can turn to, somebody I can miss, he sings in the chorus.
Den of Geek
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Check out the B-roll footage below... Warner Bros have also released a cool IMAX featurette for the film where you can watch the cast, along with director Vogt-Roberts and his staggeringly impressive beard, wax lyrical about the task of bringing Kong back to life. Have a look... Kellvin Chavez over at Splash Report took to his Twitter account last week to plead with audiences to keep their eyes on the prize, after he'd sat through a special preview screening of the film. KONG FANS! Make sure your butts stay on your seats for an awesome awesome after credit scene from #kongskullisland It will NOT disappoint!! pic.twitter.com/bckac6zup3Kellvin_Chavez (@Kellvin_Chavez) February 14, 2017 Kong: Skull Island promos Elsewhere, the film has been dropping very low-key hints about forthcoming reveals in the depths of its own official website , which hasn't escaped the attention of curious Tumblr users.
BBC World News
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IBTimes
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A spokesperson for the show said the song was cut due to time constraints and not due to lyrical content.
Den of Geek
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Check out the B-roll footage below... Warner Bros have also released a cool IMAX featurette for the film where you can watch the cast, along with director Vogt-Roberts and his staggeringly impressive beard, wax lyrical about the task of bringing Kong back to life. Have a look... Kellvin Chavez over at Splash Report took to his Twitter account last week to plead with audiences to keep their eyes on the prize, after he'd sat through a special preview screening of the film. KONG FANS! Make sure your butts stay on your seats for an awesome awesome after credit scene from #kongskullisland It will NOT disappoint!! pic.twitter.com/bckac6zup3Kellvin_Chavez (@Kellvin_Chavez) February 14, 2017 Kong: Skull Island promos Elsewhere, the film has been dropping very low-key hints about forthcoming reveals in the depths of its own official website , which hasn't escaped the attention of curious Tumblr users.
SABC Digital News
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I want to move you and set your soul alive, revive you when you down and be the voice of God in your lives through my music, those words by singer and songwriter Sive Dumbisa.The Eastern Cape born and bred young man who describes his music as lyrical soul recently realised his long time dream of recording and releasing a full length studio album after years of walking his music journey which like most was paved with challenges and milestones. Titled HEARTBEAT the album is pure evidence of how meaningful songwriting is to this singer. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
Den of Geek
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Emma Watson ( Harry Potter ), Dan Stevens ( Legion ) Luke Evans ( Dracula Untold ) and director Bill Condon are all on hand to wax lyrical in the clip, which you can have a look at below... And if you haven't checked it out yet, what are you waiting for? Here's the brand new trailer for Beauty And The Beast as well... More as we have it. Beauty And The Beast release date The live action Beauty And The Beast will reach British and American cinemas on Friday the 17th of March 2017. Beauty And The Beast TV spots We've also been treated to a few new TV spots for the film featuring some intitial encounters between Belle and some of the transformed castle staff (possessed with some very familiar voices) which you can also check out here: Beauty And The Beast soundtrack We've been given a chance to hear a little snippet of how Emma Watson will sound as inventor Belle in the live action remake of the fairytale classic.
Sky News
11 days
We will create another lyrical party, that will do it. Come on. You got to accept, say the Labour Party loses the two by elections. Which I think there must be a good chance, say they lose the two by elections, what does that mean for the Labour Party? It means they've got to dump Gorman and get a proper leader.
The Sun Daily
15 days
"I'm surprised it's taken this long for him to be recognised but that's just the nature of how these events unfold," Killen told reporters. Bowie fans closely scanned Blackstar for lyrical clues that foreshadowed his death, with Bowie singing of unseen scars and of making peace with never again seeing the "English evergreens". Before Sunday, Bowie had won only a single Grammy, in a music video category, other than a career achievement award. Blackstar was passed over for Album of the Year, whose nominees include pop celebrity Justin Bieber's Purpose.
Mashable
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We know it seems unlikely, but Tom Arnold could've changed the U.S. election. As he keeps reminding us. The actor is currently starring in the Australian version of absurd, jungle-based reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here , and on Sunday's episode, claimed he had a tape of President Donald Trump saying the n-word, among other terrible things. SEE ALSO: Trump's Muslim Ban could have doomed Apple Having first spoke of the tapes (which he says also feature Trump saying the c-word and calling his son a derogatory name) on KIRO Radio back in December, Arnold reprised his claims while lounging in the jungle, shooting the sh*t with his fellow guests. As you do. Read more... More about Reality Tv , Im A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here , Trump , Donald Trump , and Australia
Evening Standard
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The Huffington Post
19 days
The big news, of course, is the symphony, which Glass himself marked out as something of a departure. All of his usual fingerprints--the repeating triadic patterns and cycling rhythms--are here, but the melodic material is explicitly lyrical, and longer-limbed than we're used to. The counterpoint Davies found in the piece wasn't strikingly apparent on first hearing, but the richness and originality of Glass's orchestral textures certainly were, and for the most part they were eloquent and often quite gorgeous: the opening of the second movement--a slow, soft, breathless affair, for two harps and muted tuba, that faintly evoked Copland and even Grieg--was a case in point, as were the brass chorales that kept swinging in throughout the movement. (Again, this was magnificently played, with special credit due to tubist Jernej Oberzan.) The outer movements featured Linz's percussion battery--all eight of them, and what a lovely noise they made! Glass told us that he would have to trim back the Schlagwerk for general orchestral use.
The Huffington Post
20 days
The audience was rapt as Gluzman drew dark, rich, opulent sound out of the violin, playing with pure, sweet intonation and no-nonsense phrasing. He let the piece speak for itself, which it did gloriously, and every note of the blisteringly fast runs rang out sonorously. His playing seemed almost frictionless, with no harsh attacks and nearly imperceptible bow changes. Gluzman gave a refreshingly unsyrupy rendering of the second movement's gorgeous, singing melody. Even when he stretched the phrases slightly it didn't seem indulgent. Somehow the orchestra stayed with him in his bat-out-of-hell approach to the last movement, whose main theme seemed faster every time it reappeared. The call and response woodwind figures in the lyrical interludes were particularly well-shaped, and the headlong lunge to the end was electrifying. The amazing precision of ensemble that Orpheus displays without benefit of a conductor remains a marvel.
Copyblogger
21 days
In fact, the camera barely shows the shoes of the athletes. It’s all about the lyrics married to the visuals. The first lyrical tie-in hits with “Join the human race.” Then things really kick in with “Who on Earth do you think you are, a superstar? Well right you are!” And then the unifying chorus paired with images of athletic adversity punctuated with triumph, as John Lennon repeats, “We all shine on ....” This individual promotion supports Nike’s overall brand positioning of just do it in a powerful, unique way. Did it resonate with everyone? Not at all ... and I’m guessing that very same commercial today would be absolutely despised by a certain segment of the U.S. population. But the Instant Karma clip did highly engage the people it was aimed at. Repeat this to yourself over and over: The content you create is for a particular who, and no one else.
The Guardian - Music
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Cnet
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The team discuss Samsung's honesty about the Note 7, we find out about the most exciting new smartphones and Katie waxes lyrical about her love of the Boeing 747.
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