Movies

Portie film fest

A scene from Storm Saulter’s Better Mus’ Come which will be featured at Cinema Paradise.

THE tranquil climes of Portland in eastern Jamaica will play host to Cinema Paradise — Jamaica's newest film festival — from August 27 to 31. Nine feature-length films and documentaries, as well as a number of shorts, will be showcased during the five-day event to be held at the Great H ... Read More

Daniel
Radcliffe Daniel Radcliffe finds interest in actors 'weird'
LONDON (AP) — Daniel Radcliffe says he finds the concept of celebrity and the level of interes ... Read More

The official movie poster for
Club Paradise which was
shot in Portland, Jamaica
and starred Robin Williams. Robin Williams & Jamaica
FOR four months in 1985, scenic Portland was the backdrop for Club Paradise, a movie starring Robin ... Read More

Williams hanged himself Williams hanged himself
SAN RAFAEL, Calif (AP) — Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt at hi ... Read More

Robin Williams' most distinctive roles

Wednesday, August 13, 2014    

Robin Williams’ most distinctive roles

THE kinetic bundle of energy that was Robin Williams took on many forms during a long and versatile career. He may have been best known for his fast-talking, funnyman roles, but he mesmerised in serious ones as well — creepy ones, too — and was memorable well beyond the big screen: on television, on the comedy stage, even on Broadway. Here are 10 of Williams' most distinctive roles -— and the list could be much longer: Good Will Hunting (1997) — A rare but welcome seriou ... Read More

Obama calls Williams ‘one of a kind’

Wednesday, August 13, 2014    

Obama calls Williams
‘one of a kind’

CHILMARK, Massachussetts (AP) — US President Obama called Robin Williams "one of a kind" who shared his talent "freely and generously with those who needed it most". Obama said in a statement issued Monday night that Williams "arrived in our lives as an alien - but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit", referring to Williams' late -1970s role in the TV show Mork and Mindy. The president was on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The president said the actor wa ... Read More

Spotlight on film industry

By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston Observer reporter livingstonc@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August 09, 2014    

Carole Beckford

JAMAICA Promotions (JAMPRO) is currently inviting film submissions with the aim of showcasing them at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which will run from September 4 to 14. According to Carole Beckford, JAMPRO's film commissioner, the commission is focused on building the capacity of the local industry and ensuring the finished products get access to international markets. "To get access to a quality film festival, like that of TIFF, is always another great opportunity for cont ... Read More



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