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Ghibli anime 'Whisper of the Heart' is getting a live-action sequel film

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Studio Ghibli’s theatrical anime "Whisper of the Heart" (Mimi wo Sumaseba in its Japanese-language release) has an ending that simultaneously seems to tie everything up and leave hardly anything resolved. At the movie’s end, main character Shizuku and the guy she’s fallen in love with, Seiji, watch the sunrise together. In a scene steeped in the romance… Read

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Whitney Houston, Biggie among Rock Hall of Fame inductees

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Pop icon Whitney Houston and rapper The Notorious B.I.G. are among this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, the institution announced. The late legends are joined by the synth-pop act Depeche Mode and the industrial experimental group Nine Inch Nails, along with the 1970s rockers The Doobie Brothers… Read

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Queer K-pop: Chorus grows for gay rights in Asia

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Wearing bright bow ties and dark dress, a group of South Korean women belt out song after song about the joy and stigma of being gay - part of a growing clamor for LGBT+ rights in Asia. "Unnie Choir" sang about their struggles at a sold-out concert in the socially… Read

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Keeping it real: A behind-the-scenes look at 'The Lion King' visual effects

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How do you make a computer-generated lion, warthog and hyena look real while singing and talking at the same time? That was the challenge a visual effects team of more than 1,000 people faced when working on Disney's "The Lion King" remake of the 1994 animation, aiming to bring to… Read

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'Game of Thrones' actors among Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' cast

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Amazon.com Inc has unveiled the first cast of actors for its highly anticipated "The Lord of the Rings" streaming television series, including two "Game of Thrones" veterans, and said production would begin in New Zealand next month. Among the 15 cast members are the British actors Robert Aramayo, who portrayed… Read

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Billie Eilish to perform new James Bond movie theme song

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American teen pop sensation Billie Eilish is to perform the theme song from the upcoming James Bond film "No Time to Die," the singer and movie's producers said. Eilish, 18, will be the youngest artist in history to take on the task, following in the footsteps of top stars like… Read

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Spike Lee to be first black head of Cannes film festival jury

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American director Spike Lee was named president of this year's Cannes film festival jury on Tuesday, becoming the first black head of the panel. The maker of "Malcolm X" and "Do the Right Thing" is the first person of black African descent to preside at the world's biggest film festival,… Read

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Mark Hamill quits Facebook over dishonest political ads

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Mark Hamill, the actor famous for legendary "Star Wars" film character Luke Skywalker, has quit Facebook for its refusal to require political ads to be honest. "So disappointed that #MarkZuckerberg values profit more than truthfulness that I've decided to delete my Facebook account," Hamill tweeted. "I know this is a… Read

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K-pop pioneers BTS unveil global modern art initiative

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Korean pop superstars BTS helped launch a global public art project in London on Tuesday inspired by their message of inclusivity and involving renowned artists including Antony Gormley and Tomas Saraceno. The K-pop septet has teamed up with an array of artistic talent from around the world to help forge… Read

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Bolsonaro calls Oscar-nominated Brazil political film 'rubbish'

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Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday dismissed an Oscar-nominated Netflix documentary about the 2016 impeachment of leftist ex-leader Dilma Rousseff as "rubbish." The film, which exposes the deep political divisions in Latin America's biggest democracy, has been shortlisted alongside "American Factory," "The Cave," "For Sama" and "Honeyland" for the best… Read

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