Movies

Original Batman dead at 88

Television's original Batman, Adam West, died on Friday night aged 88, and many have shared their memories of the actor online. Read More

Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

Wednesday, May, 24 2017    

LONDON, England — Roger Moore, the suavely insouciant star of seven James Bond films, has died in Switzerland. He was 89.The British actor died Tuesday after a short battle with cancer, according to a family statement posted on Moore's... Read More

Five in Propella film finals

Tuesday, May, 23 2017    

The Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) in partnership with Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) and the CHASE Fund are pleased to announce the selected finalists for the 2017 JAFTA Propella film initiative. The five selected finalists are: Kyle... Read More

Elba scouts 'Yardie' talent

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Wednesday, May, 3 2017    

British actor Idris Elba was in Kingston recently scouting actors for Yardie, which marks his debut as a film director.Elba visited the Harry J and Dynamic Sounds recording studios in Kingston, earmarking them as potential filming sites. Read More

Beenie Man’s Romie sampled in Fast 8

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Friday, April, 28 2017    

BEENIE Man's song Romie is making waves 20 years after it was first released.It is sampled in the hit song, Good Life by American rapper G Eazy and singer Kehlani.Good Life is from the soundtrack to Fate of The Furious,... Read More

Jesus Film goes patois

Sunday, April, 16 2017    

A patois version of Jesus Film was aired on local television on Good Friday. Read More

Sequel of a bad man

BY SIMONE MORGAN-LINDO Observer reporter | Tuesday, April, 11 2017    

Production on the sequel to Diary of A Badman is scheduled to start this summer, according to movie director Diemiruaya Deniran.He told the Jamaica Observer that his team is currently seeking local actors. Read More

French film festival begins March 20

Saturday, March, 18 2017    

March 18 to 26 is being celebrated internationally as French language and Francophonie week, and here in Jamaica one of the highlights is the staging of the Francophone Film Festival from March 20 to April 3. Read More

Frass Hill upbeat about Florida gig

Saturday, March, 11 2017    

Deejay Frass Hill is looking forward to his first major performance overseas at the Tampa Festival on April 5 in Florida. Read More

Carib acts for US TV series

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Saturday, March, 4 2017    

Caribbean artistes will be part of Before The Fame, a new celebrity show set to air on American television this summer. Read More

Top international acts for 8th staging of BritJam

BY ACEION CUNNINGHAM Observer West writer | Wednesday, March, 1 2017    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The 2017 staging of BritJam is shaping up to be one of the best yet as top international acts Ginuwine and Young M.A., are scheduled to perform at two of the parties during the week-long activities. Read More

Remembering Roots

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior reporter | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

For two weeks in early 1977, Jamaicans rushed home and tuned into the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC)to watch Roots, a powerful mini-series that is arguably the most successful programme in TV history. Read More



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