Movies

Disney calls Shaggy into meeting

Reggae artiste Shaggy is still basking in the success of The Little Mermaid Live, which aired on the American television network ABC last Tuesday. Read More

A labour of love
The spirit of veteran Jamaican film-maker Perry Henzell was alive at his former home last Wednesday, as family, friends and associates gathered for the local première of his second film No Place Like Home which was shot in 1974.... Read More

A third serving of Bad Boys
Bad Boys For Life, the third chapter in an action movie franchise that launched 24 years ago, was completed early this week in Miami. At a post-production event at Island Gardens, co-stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence rubbed shoulders with cast members, crew and members of the Inner...... Read More

Film fraternity mourns Chappie
THE Jamaican film community has lost one of its pioneers. Cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste, whose credits include iconic movies like The Harder They Come and Children of Babylon, as well as The Cool Boys and Coolie Pink and Green, died in a Kingston hospital...... Read More

A lesson plan in film

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 30 2019    

PRIMARY school students in Portland could be introduced to filmmaking, if the organisers of the Portie Film Festival have their way. Read More

Bond wraps with Jamaican flavour

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 27 2019    

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Being Brandon

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 15 2019    

It has been just over a week since the finale of season two of Ring Games, the drama series aired on Television Jamaica, and ardent viewers are still elated that the character Brandon, played by singer/actor DBurnz won the affection of the lead female character Maggie which was played by... Read More

GoFundMe for Louie's kids

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 8 2019    

JULIE Sykes — executive assistant to late deejay/actor Louie Rankin and mother to three of his children — has set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to assist them. Read More

More flexing for actors

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

More training is coming for local actors. Read More

Long live Louie Rankin!

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 4 2019    

In his tribute to deejay/actor Louie Rankin this week, rapper Nas posted on Instagram : “Louie Rankin. Great working with this man. A legend. In Belly, you stole the... Read More

Louie Rankin dies in crash

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Deejay/actor Louie Rankin died after sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident on Highway 89 in Ontario, Canada, on Monday.His Jamaican manager, Lexxi, confirmed his death. Read More

Soaring to new heights

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

Things continue to happen for Flight, the Jamaican short film written by Kia Moses and co-directed by Moses and Adrian McDonald. Read More

Laurie's Kla$h with dancehall

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Friday, September, 6 2019    

Lawrence “Laurie” Broderick, the former lawyer and Member of Parliament who died on September 4, also dabbled in entertainment. He was an executive producer of the 1995 movie, Kla$h, which starred Jasmine Guy and Giancarlo Esposito. Read More

Neymar fulfils Netflix 'dream' as Barca say transfer deal 'closer'

Wednesday, August, 28 2019    

Paris, France (AFP) — Neymar said he had “realised” his dream with a cameo appearance in his favourite Netflix show as late yesterday there was a fresh plot twist in his long-running Paris Saint-Germain transfer... Read More

Alison Hinds takes on film

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 25 2019    

She is known to the world as the queen of soca, but Barbadian artiste Alison Hinds is quick to make it clear that she is far from being one dimensional. Read More



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