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High hopes as Crazy Rich Asians set for UK release

High hopes as Crazy Rich Asians set for UK release

Entertainment
By Lucy Cotter, entertainment correspondent, and Amy Hitchcock, entertainment producerRom-com Crazy Rich Asians is the first Hollywood blockbuster in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, so expectations were high, higher even than its box office takings of $ 117m in its first 20 days - and the hype has followed it over the pond.  The film has proved polarising among the community it is supposed to represent.Many have expressed disappointment that it presents a very specific and narrow portrayal of Asia - an east Asian, westernised version, accused of being more palatable to Hollywood audiences.Dhanny Joshi, managing director of Big Deal Films, started his company to create roles for his clients who weren't being offered enough opportunities.He told Sky News he thinks Crazy...
May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

May calls for release of jailed journalists in Myanmar

World
Theresa May has called for the immediate release of two Reuters journalists jailed for carrying police documents, saying the verdict undermines press freedom. Wa Lone, 32, and Kyaw Soe Oo, 28, were jailed for seven years after being found guilty of breaking state secrets laws while investigating the massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.Mrs May's spokesman criticised the verdict, saying she was "extremely disappointed" by it, and the sentencing. Image: Wa Lone leaves court after his verdict was announced The spokesman said: "As our ambassador to Burma, who attended the hearing, has said, we are extremely disappointed with this verdict and sentencing."We call for the journalists to be released immediately."In any dem...
US release of 3D-printed gun software blocked

US release of 3D-printed gun software blocked

World
A US federal judge in Seattle has blocked the release of software that allows consumers to 3D-print firearms.Gun access advocacy group Defense Distributed published downloadable gun blueprints five days early on Friday.The firm had reached a settlement with the Trump administration in June to allow it to legally publish the plans. But eight states and the District of Columbia sued the government on Monday to block the settlement, arguing the untraceable guns were a safety risk. US District Judge Robert Lasnik issued a temporary restraining order halting the release hours before the 1 August deadline, saying the blueprints could fall into the wrong hands. 3D-printed firearms, explained Will 3D printing change my world? "There are...
SHINee to release Part 2 of 'The Story of Light'

SHINee to release Part 2 of 'The Story of Light'

Entertainment
June 4 (UPI) -- South Korean boy band SHINee will release Part 2 of its new album next week. The K-pop group will debut The Story of Light EP. 2 and its music video for "I Want You" on June 11, according to The Korea Herald. SHINee announced The Story of Light, its sixth album and its first release since member Jonghyun's death, in May. Part 1, The Story of Light EP. 1, was released May 28, with Part 3 to follow June 25. SHINee confirmed Part 2's release date in a tweet Sunday. "'The Story of Light' EP.2: 2018.06.11," the group wrote. "#SHINeeisBACK #SHINee_TheStoryofLight #SHINee #TheStoryofLight #IWANTYOU." SHINee also posted a teaser video for its "I Want You" music video.[embedded content] SHINee consists of Onew, Key, Minho and Taemin. Jonghyun died by suicide at age 27 in December....
Buffalo Bills release C Eric Wood with injury settlement

Buffalo Bills release C Eric Wood with injury settlement

Sports
The Buffalo Bills are releasing veteran center Eric Wood. The team has reached an injury settlement with Wood, multiple media outlets reported Thursday. The 32-year-old Wood announced in January that he was retiring due to a neck injury that was revealed in a season-ending physical. Wood did not formally retire in January because the team was trying to work through salary-cap issues. According to the Buffalo News, if the Bills placed Wood on the reserve/retired list before June 1, his cap number would jump from its current $ 8.625 million to $ 10.39 million. A first-round pick of Buffalo (No. 28 overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft, Wood spent his entire nine-year career with the franchise, earning Pro Bowl honors in 2015. Wood started all 16 regular-season games in 2017 as well as an AFC...