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‘Hokusai’ Deals Point to Changing Film Rights Markets

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The closing movie of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, Hashimoto Hajime’s “Hokusai” is a biopic of the eponymous artist, whose most famous picture “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa,” has been endlessly reproduced around the world.

Rejecting the plodding literalism and smarmy sentimentalism of the usual Japanese film about local greats, “Hokusai” focuses on its subject’s rebellious youth and eccentric old age, played respectively by Yagira Yuya, winner of a Venice best actor prize, and Tanaka Min, an internationally renowned dancer who made his acting debut in Yamada Yoji ’s 2002 “The Twilight Samurai.”

“The selection as closing film has had a great impact on our sales,” says Takamatsu Miyuki, CEO of Free Stone Productions, which is repping the film at TIFFCOM. “International buyers have less information than before about the value of films since many film festivals now compete online and we

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Hurricane warnings posted in Central America as Tropical Storm Eta strengthens

Eta is the 28th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season.

Tropical Storm Eta formed overnight, strengthened throughout Sunday and is now moving toward Nicaragua, according to the latest forecast Sunday evening.

The storm’s center is about 200 miles east of the Nicaraguan coast. It is generating sustained winds of up to 70 mph, forecasters said, and is moving west at 13 mph.

Eta will continue to strengthen over the next 36 hours and will likely reach hurricane strength Sunday night.

Hurricane warnings have been issued for parts of Honduras and Nicaragua.

PHOTO: Tropical Storm Eta forecast track map.

Scientists have long warned that increasing ocean temperatures and other effects

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1 Million Workers Getting Time to Vote Thanks to Company Pledges

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‘The Mandalorian’ Premiere Is the Best ‘Dune’ Movie You’ll See This Year

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Photo credit: Disney

From ELLE

Spoilers for The Mandalorian season 2 episode 1, “Chapter 9: The Marshal,” below.

This year was meant to see the arrival of Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation, but never fear: The Mandalorian is here to deliver a replacement of sorts. The season 2 opener, “The Marshal,” a 45-minute episode set mostly on the desert planet Tatooine, is filled with nostalgia for the original Star Wars trilogy, including Jawas, Tusken Raiders, Krayt dragons, and Boba Fett, but much of these vintage elements owe their existence to Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi series.

Lucas never actually credited Herbert for the obvious inspiration, but the author was aware. He’s said to have claimed at least 37 similarities between the Star Wars franchise and his book about an intergalactic war with an evil emperor, a desert planet with nomadic people, beastly sandworms, a mystical order with powers, and a messianic young

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Pianist Sergey Schepkin to Perform Streaming Concerts in Support of New England Musicians Relief Fund

The concerts will take place November 8, December 6 and January 10.

Pianist Sergey Schepkin to Perform Streaming Concerts in Support of New England Musicians Relief Fund

Sergey Schepkin will perform a series of concerts in support of the New England Musicians Relief Fund. The Boston-based pianist will be performing nine Beethoven sonatas, broken up into three live stream concerts. Schepkin is a world-class musician and the founder and Artistic Director of the Glissando Concert Series. Schepkin will stream the performances on three Sundays at 2pm: November 8, December 6, and January 10. Tickets for all of the shows are available now at Glissandoconcerts.com. The links will remain active for one week after each webcast.

On November 8, Schepkin will perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 9 in E, Op. 14 No. 1, Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90, and Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109. The December 6 concert will include Beethoven’s Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10 No. 3, Sonata No.

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Ilhan Omar Just Reminded Us How Incompetent Sean Hannity Is At Reporting On The Election



Sean Hannity wearing a suit and tie: Sean Hannity, host at Fox News, broadcasts from the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Vice President Pence will make the case for a second term for himself and President Trump today capping a night at the Republican National Convention designed to emphasize the military, law enforcement and public displays of patriotism. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images


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Sean Hannity, host at Fox News, broadcasts from the Republican National Convention at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Vice President Pence will make the case for a second term for himself and President Trump today capping a night at the Republican National Convention designed to emphasize the military, law enforcement and public displays of patriotism. Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images



Ilhan Omar wearing a purple hat: Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-MN, speaks to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Clive, Iowa, on January 31, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)


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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, D-MN, speaks to supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Clive, Iowa, on January 31, 2020. (Photo by JIM WATSON / AFP) (Photo by JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images)

As Election Day wears on, we can all only expect the Fox News shenanigans to pile up. Of course, its reporters — who are infamous for never providing the full context —

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CinShein Coat-Blazer Hybrid Will Make You Feel Like a Star

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Cold weather means we’re bringing out the puffer jackets, the oversized pullovers, the high-pile fleece, the chunky sweaters and all of the layers. All of them! We love all of the above — there’s no doubt about that. But sometimes we need something a little different. There are peacoats and trenches, sure, but even those might not hit the mark if we’re going for a classy, professional, boss vibe!

What we’re thinking is more along the lines of a blazer. Those clean, sharp lines and that instant oomph of polished perfection. Regular blazers though? Definitely not warm enough for anything below 60 degrees — 55 and sunny at the absolute lowest. For many of us, the temperature has already dipped well below that, which means this coat is the only natural choice!

CinShein 2020 Open Front Winter Blazer
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Chrissy Teigen Joins John Legend at a Kamala Harris Rally in Philadelphia

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From Harper’s BAZAAR

Last night, Chrissy Teigen joined her husband, John Legend, onstage at a Democratic rally for Senator Kamala Harris in Philadelphia. The couple were also joined by their children, Luna and Miles Stephens, as Legend gave an impassioned speech to the crowd in support of Harris and presidential nominee Joe Biden.

During Legend’s speech, he paid tribute to his wife and children, saying, “I want to send a shout-out—actually, can you come onstage, baby? I want you guys to see, my wife is here. My daughter, Luna, is here. My son, Miles, is here. We’re teaching our young people early to participate in their democracy.” The appearance by Teigen marks her first public appearance since revealing the loss of their son, Jack.

Legend also referenced his special performance of “Never Break” at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards last month. “I want

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Donald Trump’s Hollywood Walk of Fame Star Boarded Up Ahead of Election Night

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President Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been boarded up, along with other buildings on Hollywood Boulevard, ahead of election night.

According to posts on Twitter, the star was covered with plywood on Tuesday with guardrails set up around it to prevent people from accessing the sidewalk lankdmark.

A sign with the words “No public access” had also been hung up.

Trump’s star had been boarded up on Friday following an act of vandalism involving a pickax, a spokesperson for the Walk of Fame told TheWrap.


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The star has been vandalized at least four times since Trump assumed the presidency — including two defacements last month alone. Local activist James

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