Roger Federer begins Australian Open title defence against Aljaz Bedene

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Poor Aljaz Bedene. No sooner has he returned to the bosom of Slovenia after failing to qualify for Great Britain in the Davis Cup than he draws Roger Federer in the first round of the Australian


Movie reviews: 'The Zookeeper's Wife'

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Despite the best of intentions, "The Zookeeper's Wife" and its antiseptic heroism is destined to be the type of movie with a simple message of caring for all God's creatures, with an unsteady portrayal of the wretchedness of killing as it relates to animals and humans. In the beginning, though, set in pre-invasion 1939, Caro gives the Żabińskis' Warsaw Zoo -- dazzlingly recreated by production designer Suzie Davies ("Mr. Turner") -- a magical strangeness. here.

True to Diane Ackerman’s nonfiction book (which in turn was drawn from Antonina’s diaries), “The Zookeeper’s Wife” focuses on the title character, not the zookeeper himself, despite the fact that Jan took the greatest risk. interesting tactic, one that underscores a wife’s importance even at times when women didn’t necessarily enjoy equal rights or respect, but it was a mistake not to cast a more striking actor in Jan’s role, even if the intention was not to let him overshadow Antonina’s contributions. here.

The film is at its best when Chastain is on screen — and that is a lot. Oscar-nominated for playing a flighty wife in “The Help” and a flinty CIA operative in “Zero Dark 30,” the actress shines bright in a star turn rich in focus, emotion and honesty. here.


Singer Tom Petty, 66, dies of cardiac arrest

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Veteran rocker Tom Petty, best known for hits such as “Free Fallin'” and “American Girl,” died on Monday after he was found unconscious and in cardiac arrest, his manager said. 66. Petty suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu early on Monday morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived, his long-time manager Tony Dimitriades said in a statement.

We are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” Dimitriades said on behalf of the family. He died peacefully at 8:40 p. m. local time (0340 GMT Tuesday) surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends. Best known for his roots-infused rock music, Petty carved a career as a solo artist as well as with his band The Heartbreakers and as part of supergroup The Traveling Wilburys. Petty and The Heartbreakers embarked on a 40th anniversary tour of the United States this year and last played three dates in late September at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The band was scheduled to perform two dates in New York in November.

Petty formed The Heartbreakers in the mid 1970s, but it wasn’t until the band’s third album “Damn the Torpedoes” in 1979 that their music really took off, with hits such as “Refugee” and “Don’t Do Me Like That. Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002, when they were described by organizers as “the quintessential American individualists,” capturing the voice of the American everyman. also co-founded the 1980s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Jeff Lynne, penning hits such as “End of the Line” and “She’s My Baby.

Dylan called his death “shocking, crushing news” in a statement to Rolling Stone magazine on Monday. said Petty was “a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.

Florida-born Petty caught the rock’n’roll bug after he was introduced by his uncle to Elvis Presley, who was shooting the picture “Follow That Dream” on location in Florida in 1960. said he began working on music in earnest after seeing the Beatles on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in February 1964. id his successes, Petty also suffered dark periods during a career spanning five decades.

A 2015 biography of the singer, “Petty: The Biography,” revealed for the first time the rocker’s heroin addiction in the 1990s. or Warren Zanes said in an interview with The Washington Post Petty had succumbed to the drug because he “had had encounters with people who did heroin, and he hit a point in his life when he did not know what to do with the pain he was feeling.

Petty also suffered from depression, channeling his pain into 1999s “Echo,” during which he was also dealing with a divorce. 2002, he married Dana York and told Reuters that he had been in therapy for six years to deal with depression. It’s a funny disease because it takes you a long time to really come to terms with the fact that you’re sick – medically sick, you’re not just suddenly going out of your mind,” he said at the time.


Allu Arjun’s next is big!

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Allu Arjun’s Next Is Big!

One of the most popular actors in the South, Allu Arjun is gearing up for his latest upcoming film Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu. The actor will be seen playing the protagonist in the film seems film. Recently, the teaser of the film was released, which got the highest number of views within a fraction of a second.

The Telugu film has been directed by Vakkantham Vamsi, which has crossed ten million digital views. While Baahubali bags the first position and Vijay’s Mersal stand in the second position regarding people’s views. reover, Allu Arjun’s earlier film Sarrainodu had also made a record of getting the highest number of views, more than a hundred million watched the film.

Allu Arjun played a soldier while Anu Emanuel is the leading lady in the film. Lagadapati Sridhar, who is the producer of the film said, “The teaser got a huge response and people are watching the trailer again and again for Allu Arjun. It has created a new record in South India. We are confident that the action-drama will strike a chord with the audience. We are extremely happy with the way the film has shaped up and we are looking forward to the release”.


Millions shared New Year moments on Facebook Live, WhatsApp

More than 10 million people around the world went live on Facebook to share their New Years Eve moments with their communities, the company has said. “The night topped last year’s live broadcast activity, with people sharing 47 percent more live videos than last year,” Erin Connolly, Product Manager at Facebook, wrote in a blog post on Wednesday.


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