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    'He-Man' and 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon' could both get remakes

    AFP, Published on 17/10/2012

    » Hollywood has unearthed two old-school franchises headed for potential remakes: The Masters of the Universe and The Creature of the Black Lagoon.

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    Fifty Shades author announces new novel

    Life, Published on 28/01/2019

    » The author of the blockbuster Fifty Shades novels is returning with a new, erotic book that she calls a "Cinderella romance for the 21st century".

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    Remembering A Prince Of Art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 29/04/2019

    » After two years of temporary closure for restoration, Ban Plainern, the residence of the late Prince Narisaranuvattiwongse -- the Great Craftsman of Siam -- is today reopened for a special occasion. Every year, the Naris Foundation and the Chitrabongs family celebrate Naris Day, the prince's birthday, by opening up the residence in Bangkok's Klong Toey district to distinguished guests on April 28 and to the public all day on April 29.

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    Green Book beats the Oscars odds

    Life, Published on 26/02/2019

    » Green Book, about a white chauffeur and his black client in segregation-era America, won best picture at the Academy Awards, overcoming mixed critical notices and a series of awards-season setbacks. By backing Green Book voters slowed the ascendancy of Netflix, which had been pushing a competing nominee Roma.

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    Welcome (back) to the jungle

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 07/12/2018

    » Telling a story that has been told several times before may require a fresh approach. And in Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle, yet another retelling of Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book, director Andy Serkis has decided for a more sombre tone to set his film apart from the rest.

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    A new sleuth

    Life, Bernard Trink, Published on 15/09/2017

    » Society is based on the deal that in return for protection and security, the authorities have permission to define our rights, inalienable and otherwise. Laws and regulations apply. Nothing is more disconcerting than when they overstep their limits.

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    Parisian charm

    Life, Published on 15/11/2018

    » Twenty-one years ago, Parisian luxury fashion house Chanel opened its doors to its very first boutique and office in Bangkok, introducing the Kingdom to the likes of their little black dress, timeless tweed jacket, and, of course, classic flap bag. Twenty-one years on, Thailand has become one of the top 10 markets for this multibillion dollar fashion house, and, with that, it was only natural for the brand to bring a bit of Parisian charm to the City of Angels.

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    Every molecule of Marina

    Life, Published on 31/10/2018

    » Marina Abramovic, sitting in the tearoom of a Bangkok hotel, was talking animatedly about the first time she learned to cook Thai food in the early 1980s.

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    Beware of ghosts

    Life, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 05/10/2018

    » In this Halloween month, Asian horror is demanding a fair share of the spotlight.

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    A life full of changes in rhythm

    Life, Published on 13/04/2015

    » When Philip Glass was 15, his father, who owned a record store in Baltimore, put him in charge of buying classical albums. Glass was then a precocious freshman at the University of Chicago and taking the first steps on the path to becoming a composer. When he learned of a new recording of the complete Schoenberg string quartets played by the Juilliard String Quartet, he ordered four copies. Aghast, his father asked if he was trying to put him out of business. To teach his son a lesson, he told him to put the recordings of these atonal chamber works on the shelves with the more mainstream classical records and report back when the last copy had been sold. That took seven years. The lesson Glass learned? "I can sell anything if I have enough time."

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