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The unforgettable moments at Cannes

WT24 Desk The Cannes film festival serves up 12 days of movie magic on the French Riviera each May, AFP reports. Here are the biggest moments, on and off screen, that have made 2019 a vintage year: Tarantino ovation Twenty-five years after he ripped up the rule book for independent cinema with his Palme d’Or-winning “Pulp Fiction”, Quentin Tarantino returned ...

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Terminator: Dark Fate trailer marks the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor

The Terminator: Dark Fate trailer brings back Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor and Arnold as T-800 Model 101. WT24 Desk The trailer of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator: Dark Fate trailer is out and marks the return of Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor to the silver screen. The nail-biting trailer shows the fearless Mackenzie Davis being joined by Linda to protect Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes) ...

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Singer Khalid Hossain passes away

WT24 Desk Ekushey Padak-winning Nazrul Sangeet exponent Khalid Hossain passed away at a city hospital on Wednesday night, reports UNB. Khalid Hossain was 78. He breathed his last at the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) around 10:15pm, UNB quoted the singer’s son Asif Hossain saying. Khalid Hossain, who had long been suffering from cardiac problems, developed kidney and lung ...

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DiCaprio and Pitt: Hollywood heartthrobs who push their limits

WT24 Desk The stars were aligned for Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio to put their dashing good looks to use on big-budget films, but both Hollywood golden boys have instead taken on more idiosyncratic career paths — especially in working with Quentin Tarantino, AFP reports. And now for the first time, the actors are starring side by side in Tarantino’s ...

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Cannes hails ‘heartrending’ Moroccan film

WT24 Desk Maryam Touzani never forgot the day a young woman knocked on the door of her home in Tangier asking for work, AFP reports. “She was from a village and she was heavily pregnant. My mother had no work for her but was afraid to let her go… she wasn’t in a good way and had clearly nowhere to ...

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‘Avengers’ nears historic mark

WT24 Desk “Avengers: Endgame” finally yielded the top spot in North American box offices this weekend to the latest “John Wick” action film, but the Marvel Studios/Disney blockbuster edged closer to historic status as the all-time No. 1 grossing film, AFP reports. “Avengers” took in an estimated domestic total of $29.4 million in its fourth weekend out, industry watcher Exhibitor ...

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German star in Cannes a go-to actor for Hollywood

WT24 Desk He’s played an SS assassin for Quentin Tarantino and shared a bed with Angelina Jolie in a spy thriller, AFP reports. While you might not know his name, you’re about to hear an awful lot more about August Diehl. In his first starring role at Cannes, the German actor has stepped into the role of a lifetime as ...

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Eurovision song contest 2019 won by the Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence

Political rancour fails to dampen the Eurovision song contest final in Tel Aviv WT24 Desk Europe’s annual musical jamboree culminated in triumph for the Netherlands on Saturday night, The Observer reports. In one of the closest competitions in recent years, the battle for top spot in the Eurovision song contest was a tight fight between Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and North Macedonia. Duncan ...

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Eva Longoria warns abortion bans are danger to women

WT24 Desk Actress Eva Longoria said restrictive abortion laws passed in Alabama and Missouri are a threat to women, with stars set to protest against the bans on the Cannes red carpet Saturday, AFP reports. “What’s happening in Alabama is so important in the world,” the “Desperate Housewives” star said, referring to the US state which has banned terminations even ...

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Argh, me back: Arnold Schwarzenegger OK after South Africa flying kick

Film star struck at Arnold Classic Africa bodybuilding eventFormer California governor reassures fans after incident WT24 Desk Arnold Schwarzenegger was struck by a flying kick at a sports event in South Africa on Saturday, though the actor and former California governor later reassured fans there was no need to worry, Reuters reports. Schwarzenegger, 71, was kicked from behind while chatting with ...

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