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HBO film seeks a look behind Tiger Woods' public persona

NEW YORK (AP) — For a man who first appeared on television when he was two, showing Bob Hope how he could already swat golf balls, the public actually knows little about Tiger Woods. Read More

Calamity? Anomaly? 2020 was a box office year like no other
AP: After five consecutive years of North American revenues exceeding US$11 billion, this year they're expected to cap out at an almost 40-year low of around US$2.3 billion. That'll be down 80 per cent from last year according to data firm Comscore. Globally, where markets have been able...... Read More

More power to 'Tariq'
IF Tariq St Patrick, central character from the long-running American drama Power and its spin off Power Book II: Ghost, had a favourite Jamaican artiste, it would be Tommy Lee Sparta.... Read More

Jamaican classic makes the cut
It has been nearly 50 years since its release and local cult classic The Harder They Come continues to engage audiences and wow critics.... Read More

Keeping the Bond

BY EVERARD OWEN Observer writer | Wednesday, December, 23 2020    

FOR a second time, No Time To Die — the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise — had its release date pushed back due to the negative effects COVID-19 was having on global box offices. Read More

Kick-starting Traytown

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

A group of local film-makers are not giving up the fight to develop their short film into a series for the international streaming platforms. Read More

Sean Connery, the original Bond

Sunday, November, 1 2020    

LONDON (AP) — Sean Connery, the charismatic Scottish actor who rose to international superstardom as the suave secret agent James Bond and then abandoned the role to carve out an Oscar-winning career in other rugged roles, has died. He was 90. Read More

'He was a gentleman'

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 1 2020    

Jamaican Marguerite LeWars Gordon has heaped accolades on the late actor Sean Connery with whom she shared screen time in the film Dr No, the first instalment of the James Bond movie franchise which was filmed in Jamaica in 1962. Read More

SITTING AND WATCHING - Jamaica, 1980-style

By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Friday, October, 30 2020    

OVERBLOWN political rhetoric, runaway crime, and a stagnant economy. Jamaica 2020? Try 1980. Forty years ago the situation in Jamaica was not much different than today, which marks the 40th anniversary of the 1980 General Election. Read More

Show to go on at drive-in

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 27 2020    

AS the weather system which affected the island last weekend moves away, Palace Amusement is looking to a gradual improvement in the patronage at the New Kingston Drive-in Cinema which opened for business on Saturday. Read More

Drive-in test run today

Thursday, October, 22 2020    

Efforts are under way to complete work for the reopening of the New Kingston drive-in cinema in St Andrew. Read More

Shopping Sweet Rind: The director's cut

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 11 2020    

Film-making and Jamaica have been partners from the 1950s thanks to the efforts of the likes of American Errol Flynn and his wife, actress Patrice Wymore, who attracted the Hollywood set to Jamaica for leisure but, in turn, found the island ideal as a location to... Read More

Sweet success

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 9 2020    

The current global health crisis may have ostensibly shut down the entertainment industry, but at least one Jamaican film is reaping rewards during these challenging time. Read More

Dahlia does it again

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter Johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 4 2020    

FOLLOWING the success of her television drama series Ring Games in 2019, actress, playwright and broadcaster Dahlia Harris is returning to the small screen with another production. Read More

Palace reels from curfews

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 1 2020    

PLANS by Palace Amusement Company — Jamaica's lone motion picture exhibitor and distributor — to reopen a drive-in cinema in response to the current pandemic caused by COVID-19 remain on track. Read More


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