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    Brutality at its finest

    Guru, Eric E Surbano, Published on 29/11/2019

    » Call Of Duty hasn't been MIA. Its latest title, Black Ops IIII (yes, that's how it's stylised so don't give me grief) just came out last year, but the general consensus is that the game has lost its gritty realism and traded it for near sci-fi elements. Well, the developers have heard everyone's cries because with Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, the game goes back to its roots.

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    Danish shows take TV world by storm

    AFP, Published on 06/01/2019

    » COPENHAGEN - With original boundary-breaking content, thrilling plots and charismatic actors, Danish television series have captivated audiences worldwide in recent years.

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    'We've got the power!' In DRC, rap moves to take on rumba

    AFP, Published on 25/10/2018

    » KINSHASA - It is a conflict at once cultural, generational and political: rap music in DR Congo is staging a frontal assault on rumba, accusing its ageing stars of only singing of love and other banalities.

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    Making waves

    Life, Lekha Shankar, Published on 27/09/2012

    » Otelo Burning is a film by a South African that deals with the issues of racism, politics, family and peer relationships. Directed by Sara Blecher, it will have a a screening at Foreign Correspondents' Club tonight, presided over by the new South African Ambassador to Thailand, Robina P. Marks, also an activist and freedom fighter.

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    Facebook fans bankroll 'risque' Bollywood film

    AFP, Published on 27/04/2011

    » As Indian director Onir applied the final touches to his new movie "I Am", he paused to pay tribute to the 400 people who responded to his Facebook campaign to help finance the project.

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    Upstart Nepali cinema challenges Bollywood domination

    AFP, Published on 07/06/2016

    » KATHMANDU - Set against the backdrop of Nepal's deadly Maoist insurgency, "Kalo Pothi" (The Black Hen) opened to packed cinemas in Kathmandu at the weekend, signalling a growing fondness for gritty domestic films over Bollywood extravaganzas.

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    Reaping what they Sow

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 24/01/2014

    » Rice is what has raised Thailand, but our staple crop hasn't raised many smiles in the Land of Smiles lately. When Uruphong Raksasad set out to make Pleng Khong Khao (The Songs Of Rice) two years ago, he didn't imagine that his documentary would acquire a timely resonance now that the epic mess of the government's rice-pledging scheme has become an escalating imbroglio and national embarrassment. Rice, the filmmaker believes, is the soul of the country, but the song it sings has unfortunately turned into a sad one.

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