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Prince Harry and Prince William Work Their Royal Charm on a Group of Teen Heroes

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Prince Harry and Prince William Work Their Royal Charm on a Group of Teen Heroes
Watch what happened when our brilliant #R1TeenAwards Teen Heroes visited @KensingtonRoyal w. @claraamfo, @grimmers, @RitaOra & @GregJames ✨ pic.twitter.com/aBS50hR1FD - BBC Radio 1 (@BBCR1) October 20, 2017 We already knew that Prince Harry and Prince William have hearts of gold, but now we have even more proof. On Wednesday, the royals hosted a reception with Rita Ora at Kensington Palace to meet with BBC Radio 1's Teen Heroes of 2017 ahead of the official Oct. 22 ceremony. The charity honors young adults who have shown dedication to helping others through selfless achievements, and William and Harry presented the finalists with special Teen Hero badges. "It's just really crazy. You'd never think that you'd be here," one of the kids said. "When you seen them on TV, you're like, 'They're going to be really posh when you meet them,' but they're actually really friendly." During the event, the kids also got
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Afm: Arsenal Pictures boards Gold Star’s 'Choosing The Hero'

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Exclusive: Gold Star Films has optioned the story rights to Washington lobbyist K. Riva Levinson’s memoir, which Arsenal will represent for worldwide sales.

Gold Star Films co-chairman Joey Tufaro, whose producer credits include Kidnap and Maggie, will produce the project alongside Steven Brown.

Choosing The Hero: My Improbable Journey And The Rise Of Africa’s First Woman President recounts Levinson’s career across five continents and her role in helping Ellen Johnson Sirleaf get elected as president of Liberia.

Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, became the first elected woman to lead an African nation in November 2005. Wme is packaging the project.

“My sights are set on turning the book into a major feature film,” said Tufaro. “At its heart, this is a story of heroism and perseverance in the pursuit of a life with purpose. It’s about two women warriors who were able to change the fate of a country and its people
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The 100 Best Films of the 21st Century (So Far) - Part 1: #100-76

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A new year means an opportunity to reflect on the past. This is our list of the 100 best films of the last 15 years, Part 1 #100 through 76.

The first decade and a half of the 21st century has brought a lot of changes to the landscape of film. The advancement and sophistication of computers has made realistic computer generated effects a mainstay in both big-budget and small-budget films. The internet and streaming technologies have given big Hollywood new competition in films produced independently and by non-traditional means. We went from purchasing films on yards of tape to plastic disks, and now we can simply upload them to the cloud. Advertisements for films have reached a higher, more ruthless level where generating hype through trailers and teasers is crucial for a film’s commercial success. Movie attendance has fluctuated along with the economy, but that hasn’t stopped films from breaking box office records,
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Nick Grimshaw is ready to take The X Factor by storm: 'Music is the most important part of my life'

The pressure is on for Nick Grimshaw as he makes the jump from BBC Radio 1 to The X Factor as part of Simon Cowell's new-look judging panel.

He's chatted with The X Factor's press team about the series ahead, and we bring you his thoughts on fellow newcomer Rita Ora, Simon Cowell's pranks and much more below:

1. Nick's a proper X Factor fanboy

It didn't take much convincing to get Grimmy to join Rita, Simon and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on The X Factor panel this year.

"Simon didn't convince me to do the show, he didn't have to! I am such a big fan of The X Factor, it's the only show that I religiously watch," he declared. "I watch other stuff but X Factor is the only show on TV that I purposely stay in to watch, where I don't go out and me and my friends are all at my house,
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‘Edge of Tomorrow’ replicates the video game experience without the bad aftertaste

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The premise seems familiar enough: it’s the not-too-distant future and Earth is under attack by aliens. The “Mimics” arrived by an errant asteroid and now they have taken over half of continental Europe. To help combat these hyper-intelligent aliens, humans wear armored combat suits fitted with rocket launchers and side-guns. One might even confuse the whole thing for a video game, if it didn’t have Tom Cruise’s face slapped on the poster.

Edge of Tomorrow replicates the experience of jumping into a video game through the eyes of untested combatant Major William Cage (Tom Cruise). Like most video game rookies, Cage is unfamiliar with his weaponry and panicked by the rushing hordes of attackers, he dies within minutes. And when he dies next he wakes up to the shouts of master sergeants (Bill Paxton in R. Lee Ermey mode). With each new life, Cage, mirrors other trepidatious
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Tevar Music Reivew

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Tevar is the fourth remake of 2003 Telugu blockbuster Okkadu originally starring Mahesh Babu, Bhumika Chawla and Prakash Raj. Arjun Kapoor (2 States), Sonakshi Sinah (Lootera) and Manoj Bajpai (Rajneeti) take on the respective pivotal roles for the Hindi remake under the banner of Sanjay Kapoor Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

It features music by Sajid-Wajid (Wanted, Dabangg) and lyrics by Kausar Munir with the vocal talents of Shafqat Amanat Ali (‘Manchala’ – Hasse Toh Phasse), Shruti Hasan (‘Alvida’ – D-Day), Ritu Pathak (‘Jalebi Bai’ – Double Dhamaal) amongst others.

Superman introduces our larger than life protagonist with much fan fare that is not far from typical. It is a decent enough number but suffers from two drawbacks. Kausar Munir’s lyrics are rife with the right amount youthful arrogance but the line, ‘jo leve panga, kar doon maa behn’, is arguably in bad taste if not down right disrespectful to women. Secondly, the track is right
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The X Factor: Who will shine in Jukebox Week? - As it happened

It's getting serious on The X Factor now, and how do we know? Because each act will be performing two songs this week... no biggie! There are just five hopefuls left – Stereo Kicks, Lauren Platt, Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow and Fleur East – but who's going to shine?

One thing they've had no control over this week is song choice. The public picked one of their tracks, and special celeb guests chose the other. That means anything could happen, so join us from the start of the show at 8pm, as we bring you all the action...

21:46Bye.

21:46But right, that's your lot - make sure you keep commenting below and letting us know what you thought. We'll see you back here tomorrow for the results! Now we're off to watch I'm a Celebrity (mainly so we can investigate this Quickenden situation...)

21:43We're getting - count 'em - three performances tonight.
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The X Factor: Who will shine in Jukebox Week? - live blog

It's getting serious on The X Factor now, and how do we know? Because each act will be performing two songs this week... no biggie! There are just five hopefuls left – Stereo Kicks, Lauren Platt, Andrea Faustini, Ben Haenow and Fleur East – but who's going to shine?

One thing they've had no control over this week is song choice. The public picked one of their tracks, and special celeb guests chose the other. That means anything could happen, so join us from the start of the show at 8pm, as we bring you all the action...

21:46Bye.

21:46But right, that's your lot - make sure you keep commenting below and letting us know what you thought. We'll see you back here tomorrow for the results! Now we're off to watch I'm a Celebrity (mainly so we can investigate this Quickenden situation...)

21:43We're getting - count 'em - three performances tonight.
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Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Festival Showcases Groundbreaking British Asian Artists

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Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Festival 2014 is hitting the headlines as the must-see, cutting edge festival. It’s set to be bigger and more explosive this year, with a host of unique events. The electrifying festival takes Birmingham’s arts, music and culture scene by storm with exclusive events designed for a wide ranging audience, including music-lovers, the wider community and families.

The festival will introduce the latest sounds from the British Asian contemporary music scene to the mainstream arena. Empowering British Asian artists who use music as an expression of individuality, the festival features an eclectic mix of various genres, performers and instrumental experimentation. Seeking to abandon the practice of pigeonholing British Asian artists in stereotypical genres such as World Music, Bhangra and ‘Desi R‘n’B’, Shaanti’s Eastern Electronic Festival focuses on brand new contemporary and progressive music. The festival will feature a fantastic lineup of breakthrough artists,
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Film News: Tickets on Sale For 2013 Chicago Critics Film Festival

Chicago – The full schedule has been announced for the 2013 Chicago Critics Film Festival, featuring appearances by Sarah Polley, William Friedkin, William Katt (“The Greatest American Hero”), Ashley Bell (“The Last Exorcism”), James Ponsoldt (“Smashed”), and much more! Check out the schedule below and get your tickets now right here!

The festival takes place at the Muvico Rosemont 18 from April 12-14, 2013. Oscar-nominated actress/filmmaker Sarah Polley (“Away From Her,” “Take This Waltz”) will introduce the festival on opening night with her powerful and deeply personal documentary “Stories We Tell.” Twenty-year-old wunderkind filmmaker Emily Hagins will follow by introducing her fourth directorial effort, the coming-of-age comedy “Grow Up, Tony Phillips.” On closing night, the Sundance Film Festival hit “The Spectacular Now,” a comedy-drama starring Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley (“The Descendants”), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Smashed”), Kyle Chandler (“Zero Dark Thirty”) and Miles Teller (“21 & Overwill be presented with director James Ponsoldt scheduled to attend.
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Sharmila Tagore is bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate

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Sharmila Tagore has been honoured with a Doctorate of Arts from Edinburgh Napier University, UK for her contributions towards Indian cinema. The 67 year old veteran actress has the distinction of being a household name both in Hindi and Bengali cinema, a rare achievement which not many have managed to secure. Ms Tagore was awarded with her doctorate on 25 October 2012 in the presence of around 1000 students during the university’s autumn graduation ceremonies. She expressed her gratitude to the university for being presented with this prestigious award in a public statement. “It is indeed a privilege to be conferred an Honorary Degree by Edinburgh Napier University. It recognizes the significant influence of Indian Cinema on the global cultural arena and the small role that I have played in its history. As we celebrate a hundred years of Indian Cinema, this is both a happy and humbling moment.”

Edinburgh Napier University has
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The top 50 foreign language films of the last decade

From animation to epic sci-fi to intimate dramas, here’s our pick of the 50 finest foreign language films of the past ten years…

It is quite clear that mainstream cinema no longer applies just to Hollywood blockbusters, or the odd British comedy. With the advent of mass home cinema in the last decade, and the increasing availability of pretty much anything and everything on DVD, Blu-ray, or streaming services like Netflix, world cinema has finally crossed the divide of being the preserve of the connoisseur, or the type of thing you’d stumble on late at night on TV.

In the last ten years, world cinema has made a massive impact on film-of-the-year lists, and many people’s personal favourites. Starting from 2002 and ending here in 2012, it’s safe to say that you’ll have seen many of the films below, and enjoyed them simply as great pieces of filmmaking,
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Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu Music Review

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The forthcoming Imran Khan (I Hate Luv Storys) and Kareena Kapoor (Ra.One) starrer Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu has Amit Trivdei as its composer and Amitabh Bhattacharya as lyricist. The recent unveiling of the theatrical trailer points to a predictable new age romantic comedy trying hard to disguise itself as an off-beat/indie love story. In any event recent romantic comedies, that is, I Hate Luv Storys, Aisha, Break Ke Baad, Love Breakups Zindagi and the like had good music to fill its predictable gaps. Here’s hoping the Trivedi-Bhattacharya team does the same.

The soundtrack contains 7 tracks, 2 of which are remixes and features the vocal talents of Shekhar Ravjiani (‘Raftarein’ – Ra.One), Vishal Dadlani (‘Zara Dil Ko Thaam Lo’ – Don 2), Shilpa Rao (‘Khuda Jaane’ – Bachna Ae Haseeno), Karthik (‘Behne De’ – Raavan), Anushka Manchanda (‘Mit Jaaye Gham’ – Dum Maaro Dum), Benny Daya (‘Aadat Se Majboor’ – Ladies V/s Ricky Bahl
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What to Buy this Week: DVD and Blu-ray releases for May 9th

It’s another jam-packed week of DVD and Blu-ray releases, here’s the rundown of what’s available to buy from today, May 9th 2011.

Family Guy : Season Ten (DVD)

During the upcoming season, the Griffins and fellow Quahog residents attend a party at James Woods’ mansion and are embroiled in a classic “whodunit” murder mystery. Meanwhile, Lois becomes a local sports hero, and Stewie works for Brian as his literary manager. Review.

I Saw The Devil (DVD/Blu-ray)

A psychotic serial killer is on the loose, committing some of the most diabolical crimes the police have ever witnessed. No one is safe as the body count rises and the killer continues his evil odyssey of sadistic butchery. But when the fiancée of an elite special agent becomes one of his victims, a personal investigation becomes a merciless and brutal game of vengeance. As one violent encounter leads to another,
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Nippon Connection 2011

The team of Nippon Connection has announced the full program for the 11th edition of the Japanese film festival. Despite the current events in Japan, the festival will take place in Frankfurt from April 27th to Mai 1st.

Currently the program isn’t available on the festival’s website, so here’s a quick peek taken from the press release:

A Night in Nude: Salvation (Nudo no yoru: Ai wa oshiminaku ubau), R: Takashi Ishii, J 2010

Abraxas (Aburakusasu no matsuri), R: Naoki Kato, J 2010

Anpo, R: Linda Hoaglund, J 2010

Arrietty (Karigurashi no Arrietty), R: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, J 2010

Beautiful Method (Utsukushii sube), R: Takamasa Ooe, J 2009

Cage, R: Shinsuke Kurimoto, J 2010

Cold Fish (Tsumetai nettaigyo), R: Sion Sono, J 2010

Colorful, R: Keiichi Hara, J 2010

Coming Future (Sinka), R: Kyuya Nakagawa, J 2010

Devil Has Come (Akuma ga kita), R: Shun Sakaida, J 2010

Doman Seman (Horikawa nakatachiuri), R: Go Shibata, J 2010

Door to
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Nippon Connection 2011

The team of Nippon Connection has announced the full program for the 11th edition of the Japanese film festival. Despite the current events in Japan, the festival will take place in Frankfurt from April 27th to Mai 1st.

Currently the program isn’t available on the festival’s website, so here’s a quick peek taken from the press release:

A Night in Nude: Salvation (Nudo no yoru: Ai wa oshiminaku ubau), R: Takashi Ishii, J 2010

Abraxas (Aburakusasu no matsuri), R: Naoki Kato, J 2010

Anpo, R: Linda Hoaglund, J 2010

Arrietty (Karigurashi no Arrietty), R: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, J 2010

Beautiful Method (Utsukushii sube), R: Takamasa Ooe, J 2009

Cage, R: Shinsuke Kurimoto, J 2010

Cold Fish (Tsumetai nettaigyo), R: Sion Sono, J 2010

Colorful, R: Keiichi Hara, J 2010

Coming Future (Sinka), R: Kyuya Nakagawa, J 2010

Devil Has Come (Akuma ga kita), R: Shun Sakaida, J 2010

Doman Seman (Horikawa nakatachiuri), R: Go Shibata, J 2010

Door to
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Dostana - Movie Review

'Dostana' (2008)

Starring Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Bobby Deol

Mumbai crash-lands in Miami, and voilà, Bollywood meets 'The Birdcage.' The two go together like sun and sand. The reason it didn't happen sooner is because same-sex romance was a taboo movie topic in India—until 'Dostana' came along. The film isn't preachy about tolerance, but rather, a rollicking good time, right from the get-go. Maybe that's why audiences embraced the theme despite its touchiness and turned out in droves.

The film opens with Bollywood's favorite eye candy, John Abraham, emerging from the ocean Ursula Andress-style—a shimmering Adonis in tight swim trunks. Hero No. 2, Abhishek Bachchan, pulls up in a pink fishtail Cadillac with a bevy of babes in the back seat. And a bikini-clad Shilpa Shetty performs the catchy number "Shut Up and Bounce" along Miami's South Beach, cavorting with the two men.
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