Movies

The Price of Memory to premiere at Montego Bay Cultural Centre

Photo stills from the
Film The Price of
Memory

THE Montego Bay Cultural Centre and National Gallery West are pleased to present the Montego Bay premier of the documentary film, The Price of Memory, on Saturday, October 18, starting at 7:00 pm. Film-maker, Karen Marks Mafundikwa, will be in attendance, to introduce the film and to answer questio ... 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

Ben Affleck in a scene from the movie, Gone Girl. Gone Girl ahead at box office
LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Annabelle couldn't scare off Gone Girl at the weekend box office. Th ... Read More

Denzel Washington in a scene from the movie The Equalizer. The Equalizer tops box office
NEW YORK, USA (AP) — Flexing his star power, Denzel Washington led the thriller The Equalizer ... 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
Jamaican
Mafia.

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

Maximillian taps Hollywood's door

Tuesday, September 09, 2014    

TAPPER... I definitely love acting more than modelling

MAXIMILLAN Tapper may not yet be a household name in Jamaica. But the 37-year-old is earnestly working at it. The Brooklyn-born — who has Jamaican roots — recently completed a season on Starz original series Power, which is executively produced by Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson. Power is a crime drama about a drug kingpin-cum night club. Tapper plays doorman at the club. His acting credits include HBO's The Wire, USA Network's Royal Pains, and ABC's long-running soap opera One Life To L ... Read More

Guardians continues four-week run

Monday, September 08, 2014    

A poster of the Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy.

LOS ANGELES, USA (AP) — Guardians of the Galaxy continues to rule the box office universe. The cosmic Marvel adventure arrived in first place at the box office for a fourth weekend with US$10.2 million, according to studio estimates yesterday. The domestic haul for Guardians, which features Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana as intergalactic do-gooders, now stands at US$294.6 million after six weeks of release. Paramount's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sliced off second place in its fifth weeken ... Read More

Belafonte gets his Oscar

Monday, September 08, 2014    

Belafonte gets his Oscar

HARRY Belafonte, one of the first black actors to make a mark in Hollywood, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Honorary Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on November 8. The Academy's board of governors announced the recognition recenly. Honorary Awards will also be made to screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, Japanese director/producer Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara. The ceremony, the Academy's sixth Annual Governors Awards, is sche ... Read More



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