House of Cards actress is dead

Elizabeth Norment

NEW YORK, USA (AP) -- Actress Elizabeth Norment, who portrayed the secretary to Kevin Spacey's hard-driving politico Frank Underwood in the Netflix series House of Cards, has died. She was 61 years old. Netflix confirmed the death on yesterday but offered no details. Beau Willimon, the show's co-cr ... Read More

Whittaker Whittaker facing his Destiny
THE Jeremy Whittaker-directed film Destiny is holding its own at the box office since its debut ... Read More

Photo stills from the
Film The Price of
Memory The Price of Memory to premiere at Montego Bay Cultural Centre
THE Montego Bay Cultural Centre and National Gallery West are pleased to present the Montego Bay pre ... Read More

Michael Goldberg Cool Runnings writer dies
MICHAEL Goldberg, the American who wrote the screenplay for the 1993 hit movie, Cool Runnings, died ... Read More

Gone Girl ahead at box office

Monday, October 06, 2014    

Ben Affleck in a scene from the movie, Gone Girl.

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Annabelle couldn't scare off Gone Girl at the weekend box office. The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing overcame the Warner Bros possessed doll horror with a US$38 million debut, according to studio estimates yesterday. Both films join the recently released The Maze Runner and The Equalizer in crossing the US$30 million mark this fall, a typically low-earning season at the box office. "It was virtually a photo finish," said Pau ... Read More

The Equalizer tops box office

Monday, September 29, 2014    

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Equalizer.

NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller The Equalizer to a US$35 million debut, according to studio estimates yesterday. The Sony-Columbia Pictures release dominated the weekend box office, surpassing some expectations for the film. Washington plays a former commando living a quiet life in Boston when the disappearance of a prostitute acquaintance (Chloe Grace Moretz) lures him into a battle with the Russian mafia. The strong opening marks the thir ... Read More

JAMPRO to host film festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014    

Diane Edwards, JAMPRO president

THE Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) is planning to host a film festival in Kingston in July of next year. The plans were revealed by Diane Edwards, JAMPRO president, during a press briefing on Tuesday. "We will seek to stage this festival in partnership with all the key stakeholders in the film and entertainment industry. We see the Entertainment Advisory Board and the ministries of tourism and entertainment and culture as critical collaborators on this project," said Edwards. Carole ... Read More

Film director hopes for big local premiere

Saturday, September 27, 2014    

Paul Campbell in a scene from the movie Jamaican Mafia

VAFOMBA Donzo, director of Jamaican Mafia, said he is encouraged by the audience turnout to his movie and hopes for a similar response for his Jamaican premiere. "Once we finalise the date, we will let the public know. But I'm hoping for a big premiere," he told the Jamaica Observer. Filmed entirely in New York City last year, the movie had its American premiere at Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas in Valley Stream, Queens, New York. Jamaican Mafia stars Paul Campbell, whose credits include Dancehall ... Read More

Jamaican Mafia premieres Thursday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Paul Campbell
in a scene from
the movie

A NEW date of Thursday, September 18, is scheduled for the premiere of Jamaican Mafia. The event is slated for Sunrise Multiplex Cinemas in Valley Stream, Queens, New York. Bobby Clarke, CEO of Irie Jam -- promoters of the New York premiere, said an additional theatre is also reserved at the same venue. "Tickets for 240 seats are being sold at the venue only" said Clarke. Filmed entirely in New York City last year, Jamaican Mafia is directed by Vafamba Donzo and stars Paul Campbell, whose cre ... Read More

No Good Deed tops box office

Tuesday, September 16, 2014    

Idris Elba in a scene from
the movie No Good Deed.

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat Guardians of the Galaxy at movie theatres. According to studio estimates on Sunday, the Sony thriller No Good Deed, which stars Elba as an escaped convict, topped the box office with US$24.5 million during its opening weekend. Warner Bros' feel-good film Dolphin Tale 2 debuted in second place with US$16.5 million, while Guardians slipped to third with US$8 million in ticket sales. The marvel spa ... Read More



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