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Oscar-nominated child star Quvenzhane Wallis brings her trademark zest to a new big-screen version of the classic Broadway musical "Annie," retold for the social media era. The film - incidentally among the Sony productions leaked online by hackers - tells the story of the young heroine who, while striving to find her real parents to save her from her cruel carer Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz), wins the heart of cellphone tycoon Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx).

Early in the film "Still Alice," the Columbia University professor played by Julianne Moore is the picture of health taking a jog through campus, until she realises she is completely lost. Miniscule movements in her pale face betray the panic racing through her brain, but it will be nothing compared with what is to come for Alice, or for the audience for that matter.
Today's lesson in Bridge is how best to combine one's chances of success when holding more than one suit while playing a bid contract that otherwise looks dubious with one clear line visible in the probability ratio of the breaking of the suits favourably for your contract to make. Needless to say that when opponents have even number of cards, their breaking of the suit would be more odd than even and vice versa.
Dark comedy "Birdman" topped nominations for the Golden Globes on Thursday, boosting its already-soaring prospects of awards season glory in the race towards the Oscars. The film - starring one-time "Batman" Michael Keaton as a washed-up superhero film star trying to revive his career on the stage - earned seven nods for the Globes, a day after topping the Screen Actors Guild shortlists.
Michael Keaton hung up his "Batman" cape more than two decades ago, but the versatile actor soared to new heights with a high-octane performance as a has-been trying to revive his career in comedy-drama and early Oscar favourite "Birdman."
The fascination of bidding and playing a Grand Slam in Bridge is endless. So many aspire to be dealt a hand where they could stretch their bidding potential to the maximum and finally fulfil that glory of playing a Grand Slam in Bridge. Of course the stringent conditions laid down for a Grand Slam bid are pretty well known. Unless and until one is absolutely sure of 12 tricks and have the odds pretty well stacked in his favour for the possibility of extracting the 13th trick, no player of acumen will venture into an ambitious Grand Slam. This much is known to all that a Grand is never bid on a finesse because the ratio of success to failure becomes then pretty lopsided for you get a minus score in case of failure as against the sure plus score of a Little Slam which makes many Bridge players miss a Grand for fear of losing a Little Slam Bonus.
In his latest film, "Top Five," comedian Chris Rock takes the reins as a triple-threat director, writer and star, but once he assembled a cast of comic talent Rock said he was happy to just let them do what they do best. "The way I look at it is, it's my movie, but it's your part," said Rock, referring to comic heavyweights Cedric the Entertainer, Kevin Hart, Tracy Morgan and JB Smoove.


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