Exodus: Gods and Kings rules box office

Exodus: Gods and Kings

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — After three weeks of box office dominance, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1 ceded its reign to Exodus: Gods and Kings. The biblical epic easily ruled the weekend with a US$24.5 million debut, according to box office tracker Rentrak's Sunday estimates, while The Ho ... Read More

Daniel Craig, star of the
latest Bond flick Spectre Bond screenplay stolen in hack
LONDON, England (AP) — The producers of James Bond films have acknowledged that an early versi ... Read More

Shauna Chin. At right: Chin in a scene from the
independent film Choices. Chin lands role on Criminal Minds
Actress Shauna Chin is hoping her role on the hit CBS series Criminal Minds will lead to more acting ... Read More

Ken Takakura Japanese actor dead
Perhaps best known abroad for his police inspector role in Ridley Scott's Black Rain in 1989, Takaku ... Read More

South Korean film fest begins Nov 24

Sunday, November 16, 2014    

A poster for the South Korean movie The Thieves.

THE Thieves, the third highest grossing movie in South Korean history, is one of four flicks scheduled for the 2014 Korean Film Festival at the Palace Cineplex in St Andrew on November 24 - 26, and the Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay, St James, on December 9 -10, 2014. Jong Seon Lim, South Korean ambassador to Jamaica, said the event will contribute greatly in enhancing the bilateral friendship which began 52 years ago. "It is expected that the 2014 Korean Film Festival will not only strengthe ... Read More

Reggae opened new doors for film

Friday, November 14, 2014    

John Holt

In tribute to singer John Holt who died on October 20 in London, England, the Jamaica Observer presents 'Holt a Day', a daily feature leading up to his funeral slated for the Holy Trinity Cathedral in downtown Kingston, on Monday. WITH a growing West Indian community, the United Kingdom was the largest overseas market for Jamaican music in the 1960s. No surprise then, that the country hosted the first major reggae festival. The Empire Pool in Wembley was the site for that historic event which ... Read More

Young actor receives award

Friday, November 14, 2014    

humbled and

Trinidad-born actor Paul Pryce, whose father is Jamaican, was recently named one of the 40 Under-40 Caribbean American Achievers of 2014 by Caribbean Life newspaper Pryce, who recently nabbed the leading role in Shakespeare's Pericles at the Elm Shakespeare Company in Connecticut, is the son of the late Jamaican criminologist Dr Ken Pryce. He will be feted along with the other recipients at a gala at Sirico's Hall, Brooklyn, New York on November 20. "I am deeply honoured, humbled and tremendo ... Read More

Shot in arm for Caribbean films

Thursday, November 06, 2014    

Frances-Anne Solomon

REGIONAL film distributor, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), has received a shot in the arm through a major funding grant from the European Union. Founder of the CTWD, producer and film-maker Frances-Anne Solomon is pleased with this latest development which she sees as going a far way to put regional film and television shows on an international plane. "This EU funding is hugely exciting. With it, we will raise the bar and really concentrate on delivering sustainable long-term in ... Read More

Sexy, sultry, seductive Carmen

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Senior Observer Reporter | Monday, November 03, 2014    

Anita Rachvelishvili as Carmen and Aleksandrs Antonenko in a passionate scene from Bizet’s Carmen.

FROM the opening notes of the overture to Bizet's Carmen, a sense of expectation takes over and there is that gut feeling that you are about to experience something great. At the end of Saturday's Metropolitan Opera production of the popular work, one was pleased that it indeed lived up to, and may have even surpassed expectations. A small but appreciative audience gathered inside the Carib in St Andrew for another in the Live in HD series, organised by The Met in New York. What unfolded on s ... Read More



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