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A new animal kingdom for Michod in ‘The Rover’

Director David Michod center, and actors Guy Pearce right,  and Robert Pattinson, pose for photos during a media call for the release of their new movie The Rover in Sydney, Country, Friday, June 6, 2014. AP

“It’s getting howly out there,” says the Australian director David Michod, peering out at a torrential downpour that’s pounding the southern coast of France.

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Single Review: ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams

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For now, there is no escaping this summery cheerful hit as we have been hearing it being played, not only on radio, but also in numerous noontime shows, game shows, and anything else we can imagine on local television.

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Oscars yield bracing number of real winners

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Last year was a relatively good season for the global film industry, so film buffs are happy that the recent US Academy Awards came up with a bracing number of real winners.

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Oscar-winning film dramatizes horrors of slavery

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NYONG’O. Seemingly interminable ordeal

When 2013 Oscar Best Picture winner, “12 Years a Slave” started its run in Metro Manila last week, we hastened to view it to see what had made it US film academy members’ top pick, over many other exceptional productions.

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With winners Brad, Matthew, Cate backstage at the Oscars

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ANGELINA Jolie and Brad Pitt brace for a kiss; Lupita Nyong’o cheers behind the power couple.  Getty Images/AFP

Backstage at the Oscars Sunday night, the winners were calm, collected and articulate. They had delivered their emotional thank you’s on stage. Steve McQueen, the filmmaker behind Best Picture winner “12 Years a Slave,” physically expressed his elation by jumping for joy on-cam. Most of the victors had swept the awards season prizes, so the Academy telecast was the culmination of a journey marked by several treks to the stage, a journey that began with the Golden Globe Awards.

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