Jamaica Entertainment News: Jamaica Fashion, TV, Movies & Night Life - Movies - JamaicaObserver.com


James Bond star injured

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily recap of stories, events and people who made the news in 2019.  Read More

Ready for the world
SHEVRADO Oliver is one of the new vanguard of male actors aiming to be the next breakout star.... Read More

Chappie makes transition
The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues to look at the people, events, and stories that made an impact during 2019. ... Read More

Lights, camera, possibilities
Film-make r Danielle Russell believes there are growing opportunities for young creatives in Jamaica. This comes after ESIROM (Encouraging Social Influence; Redefining Online Marketing) allowed her to visit Indonesia from September to November to attend the Sama-Sama...... Read More

Queen & Slim: more than blackness

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 17 2019    

Screenwriter Lena Waithe and director Melia Matsoukas have both described their maiden feature film Queen & Slim as a meditation on blackness. The truth be told, it is that and so much more. Queen & Slim is a... Read More

FLIGHT keeps soaring

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicabserver.com | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Flight, the short film by local directors Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald,continues to rake in awards on the international film festival circuit. Read More

Here's to you!

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

STAYING true to its promise to help emerging film-makers produce short films, GATFFEST Film Festival handed over cheques to the winners from its Film Pitch Competition, held in June. Read More

Chappie hailed as true artist

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

Members of the entertainment industry, specifically film, turned out in their numbers to pay their final respects to cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste at his funeral at the University Chapel, Mona campus in Kingston, yesterday. Read More

Pro-life actress shares her story

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer Writer | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

With a personal and story of how God saved and preserved her life, Ashley Bratcher, the lead actress in the film Unplanned, shared with Jamaica Observer the challenges of playing the most difficult and most important role of her life. Read More

Unplanned tackles abortion

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Friday, November, 22 2019    

SIX months after the American film Unplanned was privately viewed at Courtleigh Auditorium in New Kingston, it had its official opening Tuesday at Carib 5 cinema. Read More

Nov 25 farewell for Chappie

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment | Wednesday, November, 20 2019    

THEATRE stalwart and media personality Fae Ellington describes late cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste as a man with a “wicked sense of humour”. Read More

Disney calls Shaggy into meeting

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 12 2019    

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

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

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

Friday, November, 8 2019    

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

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, November, 6 2019    

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


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon