Movies

The Predator leads the box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Predator is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in cinemas.According to 20th Century Fox, the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American cinemas. Read More

Green Book wins at TIFF
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie Green Book won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars.... Read More

Alborosie drops documentary
The new mini documentary Alborosie Meets The Wailers United: The Making Of Unbreakable was launched yesterday.... Read More

Trojan Records film ready
Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records, a documentary about the fabled British reggae company, premiers at the London Film Festival on October 12. The 86-minute film is directed by Nicolas Jack Davies.... Read More

Yardie comes home

By Richard Johnson Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, September, 4 2018    

Yardie, British actor Idris Elba's directorial debut, is currently making the rounds at cinemas in the United Kingdom. However, Jamaican audiences will have to wait to see the movie as it is understood that producers are yet to finalise an international distribution deal for the crime... Read More

Roles that made Belafonte popular in Jamaica

By Howard Campbell Observer writer | Wednesday, August, 22 2018    

HARRY Belafonte first made his mark in the 1950s as an actor/singer. His turn in the movie Carmen Jones, and his massively successful album, Calypso, made him an international sensation. Read More

Harry's Day O

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 7 2018    

HARRY Belafonte heads the list of persons who are set to receive national honours and awards on Heroes' Day October 15. The actor, singer human rights activist, and philanthropist will be inducted into the Order of Merit, Jamaica's third highest award for his outstanding contribution in... Read More

Twenty years since Stella got her groove back

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

NEXT month will mark 20 years since the romantic-comedy How Stella Got Her Groove Back premiered in Jamaica. Adapted from the 1996 novel written by Terry McMillan, the plot plays on her love affair with Jamaican Jonathan Plummer, whom she met while vacationing on the... Read More

Ronny Cush – A true Jedi

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL Observer senior writer | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

IN the climactic battle in Return of The Jedi, the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance's aerial forces go at it in one of the epic movie's memorable scenes. One of the Alliance's pilots was Grizz Fitz, played by Jamaican Ronny Cush. Read More

Turner's big date with GATFFEST

By Sade Gardner Observer writer | Monday, June, 25 2018    

After eight days of community film nights, workshops and screenings across Kingston and Montego Bay, GATFFEST culminated Saturday night with its award ceremony at the Faculty of Medical Sciences and Teaching Complex at t he University... Read More

Lights, camera, GATTFEST

By Sade Gardner Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 19 2018    

Aspiring film-maker Tiyani Mathabathe was a refreshing distraction from technical difficulties organisers of GATFFEST faced in premiering the 2015 South African film Hear Me Move on Saturday night. The 10-year-old was among several guests at Mona... Read More

Sprinter races away with wins

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Monday, June, 18 2018    

The Jamaican film Sprinter, directed by Storm Saulter, had multiple wins at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami Beach, Florida on Saturday night.It took Best Feature, Best Direction and the Audience Award. The ABFF ran from June 13 - 19. Read More

Sprinter out of the blocks this week

BY SADE GARDNER Observer writer gardners@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 13 2018    

Sprinter, the sophomore film from writer/director Storm Saulter, will have its festival premiere this week at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) in Miami, Florida. Read More

European Union Film Fest starts today

Monday, May, 14 2018    

JAMAICANS will be able to see a series of films, free of cost, as part of the 2018 European Union (EU) Film Festival scheduled in the Corporate Area, starting today until next Sunday. Read More

Lifetime's Royal Romance premieres tonight

Sunday, May, 13 2018    

The wedding of Britain's Prince Harry to American Meghan Markle is set for this Saturday, May 19. But come tonight, viewers can watch the premiere of the highly anticipated made-for-television movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance ... Read More



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