New York, Jun 29 (AP/UNB) — Elton John on Friday called out Russian President Vladimir Putin for saying that liberalism is “obsolete” and conflicts with the “overwhelming majority” in many countries.
In a story published by the Financial Times newspaper , Putin said “the liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.” John said in a statement released Friday that he disagrees with Putin’s “view that pursuing policies that embrace multicultural and sexual diversity are obsolete in our societies.”
Putin also said Russia has “no problem with LGBT persons ... let everyone be happy” in the interview.
John called Putin’s words hypocritical since a Russian distributor censored LGBTQ-related scenes from “Rocketman,” the film based on John’s life and career.
Dhaka, June 29 (UNB)- Bollywood star, Katrina Kaif, who has made it to the big leagues in Bollywood, has now set her sights on international projects, it has been reported.
Much like fellow B-town actors like Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra and others, Kat recently expressed her desire to work on an English film. According to online reports, the star was quoted saying that she decides on a project after reading a script and mentioned that she would love an English script. Apart from making a mark in the Hindi film industry, Katrina has also worked on South films in the past, reports Times of India.
A while back, there was a buzz around town that the actress was in hush-hush meetings with Fox Studios bosses during her trip to the USA. There were also rumours that she would star in a Hollywoodfilm with ‘Avengers’ star Jeremy Renner.
Does this mean we will see the actress venture West in the coming years?
Meanwhile, on the work front, she is set to share the screen with Akshay Kumar in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming cop-drama ‘Sooryavanshi’.
Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) - Annabelle Comes Home movie review: As Annabelle Comes Home drags on and on without turning up the chill factor, you wonder whether Gary Dauberman, directing for the first time but a well-settled collaborator in Conjuring films, has run out of scares, reports The Indian Express.
Cast: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino
Director: Gary Dauberman
Rating: 2 stars
A child who sees dead people. Now, that there is a premise that established M Night Shyamalan in Hollywood. In Annabelle Comes Home, that child, Judy (Grace), is just another screaming face in the Conjuring universe’s expanding horror universe. Apart from Judy’s budding psychic abilities, this film also has three teenagers who are credible both at acting stupidly as well as being sweetly sentimental. However, even that doesn’t matter before the maniacally smiling doll Annabelle, which has now got a third film outing.
The films begins with the Warrens, Ed (Wilson) and Lorraine (Farmiga), getting Annabelle home, despite having pointed out that the doll is a “conduit” for spirits as well as pure evil who must remain locked inside a glass case, that has been blessed by a priest, in a room that has a similar “holy barrier of protection”. The room has other of Warrens’ various collections, gathered over the years while fighting demons and witchcraft.
A year later, while the Warrens are out, the friend of a babysitter looking after their daughter, Judy, lets Annabelle out. As things start happening around the house — things that go thud, glasses that topple over, doors that rattle loudly, mist that rolls in, music that plays on own, people who emerge suddenly — neither Judy, nor her babysitter Mary Ellen (Iseman), nor her babysitter’s friend Danielle (Sarife), think of the most obvious answer. You know, the room below with strange things.
At first, this is a treat, for being a departure from horror films that can’t let a chance pass from the word go. One also hopes the film will go somewhere with the rather clever idea of staging this horror episode in the Warrens’ own home. But, as Annabelle Comes Home drags on and on without turning up the chill factor, you wonder whether Dauberman, directing for the first time but a well-settled collaborator in Conjuring films, has run out of scares. Only in the last 20 minutes or so does the film seem to realise how much time has passed, and goes on to pack in a series of bizarre attacks while avoiding any real damage.
The most disturbing aspect of the film isn’t even talked about. Which parents, that too psychics, leave their young daughter alone in a house full of evil, with a teenage babysitter, and not call back to check?
An easy answer is that Judy is around for a reason — all the better to keep Annabelle alive.
Dhaka, June 29 (UNB) - Disney on Friday released a special Hindi trailer of The Lion King and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan can be seen in his element, perfectly voicing Mufasa, the wise King of the Pride Lands. The video has aptly been titled “Rise Of The King – Shah Rukh Khan”, reports The Indian Express.
The dialogue he is recording in a dubbing room is a life lesson Mufasa is giving to his son Simba before his death, to not succumb to the hardships of life and imbibe all leadership qualities to protect his tribe.
“Simba main hamesha tumhare saath hoon aur hamesha tumhare saath rahunga. Bas yaad rakhna tum kaun ho. Ek sachcha raja!” Shah Rukh says as shots from the film play on the screen.
Shah Rukh Khan had recently tweeted his excitement of being part of The Lion King. He wrote, “Glad to be a part of this journey… a timeless film. Voicing it in Hindi with my own Simba. The last time we did a film was around 15 years ago and it was ‘Incredible’ and this time around its even more fun. Hope everyone enjoys it 19th July onwards. #TheLionKing”
SRK’s elder son Aryan Khan will lend his voice to the primary character Simba, the crown prince who gets exiled by his uncle Scar.
The Lion King is Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of the animated musical classic by the same name. Several talented actors have come together to dub for its Hindi version including Ashish Vidyarthi (Scar), Shreyas Talpade (Timon), Sanjay Mishra (Pumbaa) and the legendary Asrani (Zazu).
The Lion King is directed by Jon Favreau and is based on a screenplay penned by Jeff Nathanson.
It releases in India on July 19, 2019 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
Dhaka, JUne 29 (UNB)- British actor Henry Cavill, best known for playing Superman in DC Extended Universe, has joined the cast of Enola Holmes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Cavill will play the iconic fictional London detective Sherlock Holmes in the film, reports The Indian Express.
However, the focus of the movie will be Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes’ younger sister Enola Holmes. Stranger Things and Godzilla: King of the Monsters star Millie Bobby Brown will be seen in the titular role of the 14-year-old sleuth. Helena Bonham Carter will play the mother of Holmes siblings.
Legendary Pictures is the production house behind Enola Holmes. The film will be based on The Enola Holmes Mysteries by American author Nancy Springer. Harry Bradbeer, the BAFTA-winning director known for Fleabag, is helming the movie.
British screenwriter Jack Thorne has written the script. According to THR, it is about a missing teen whose father has been murdered.
Henry Cavill was last seen on the big screen alongside Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. He played the role of Superman in 2017’s Justice League.
It is not confirmed whether he will make a comeback in the role or not. After the film’s failure, Warner Bros and DC Films have decided to move away from the cinematic universe that was created to house all DC characters on the big screen.
Henry Cavill will also play the lead role in The Witcher, a series that is inspired by the book series of the same name by Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski. Sapkowski’s book series has also spawned an insanely popular series of games of the same name.