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Jennifer Lopez to play drug lord Griselda Blanco in new film

Dhaka, July 27 (UNB) – Singer-actor Jennifer Lopez will essay the role of real-life notorious Colombian drug lord Griselda Blanco aka The Godmother in a new film, reports The Indian Express. Titled The Godmother, the movie will be produced by Lopez, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina and Julie Yorn, reported Deadline. The project marks yet another collaboration between Lopez and STXfilms, ... Read More »

Yimou’s Shadow wins most Golden Horse awards

One of China’s most acclaimed directors, a rising star with a tragic story and a documentary charting mass protests have all won top prizes at this year’s Golden Horse awards. The 55th annual awards – dubbed the “Chinese Oscars” – were held in the Taiwanese capital Taipei on Saturday. Read More »

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ hoopla elicits mixed feelings in Asia

Singapore, Aug 22 (AP/UNB) — The craze for “Crazy Rich Asians” is hitting Asia, with a premiere in Singapore followed by openings in several neighbouring countries later this week. Much of the over-the-top romantic comedy was set in this wealthy city-state. As the stars streamed past flashing lights down the red carpet Tuesday evening, fans and tourists swarmed around them ... Read More »

National Geographic announces Wild Edens, Russia

National Geographic has Wednesday announced the acquisition of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change. Focused on the flora and fauna in the unique natural habitats of Russia, the programme highlights the unique and delicate habitat of the Altai Mountains, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Arctic. Read More »

Premiere of documentary “Wild Edens: Russia” held in Sochi

The documentary by ROSATOM and dedicated to the fight against global warming to be broadcast by National Geographic this summer The premiere of a new documentary Wild Edens: Russia, the first in a new series that highlights the issue of climate change, took place in Sochi, Russia on May 15, 2018. Focusing on the flora and fauna in the one-of-a-kind ... Read More »

UAE’s Futtaim opens Saudi’s first IMAX cinema

Saudi Arabia on Monday witnessed the opening of its second new cinema in decades by UAE malls and retail group Majid Al Futtaim’s Vox Cinemas unit. The opening follows a decision last year to lift a nearly 40-year ban on theatres after venues were shut down under pressure from Islamists in the early 1980s. A gala event was held for ... Read More »

S Arabia’s first cinema will open on Apr 18 in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia’s first cinema in more than 35 years will open on April 18 in Riyadh, the capital, the authorities said after agreeing with AMC Entertainment Holdings to open up to 40 theatres over the next five years. Movie theatres will not be segregated by gender like most other public places in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom, and the first ... Read More »

‘The Shape of Water’ wins best picture Oscar

Los Angeles, Mar 5 (AP/UNB) — The Cold War fantasy film “The Shape of Water” is the winner of the best picture Academy Award. Director Guillermo del Toro’s film has been considered one of the front-runners for the evening’s top honor. It received a leading 13 nominations for this year’s Oscars, and won four Oscars on Sunday night. Read More »

‘This is why Uma Thurman is angry’

Actress Uma Thurman has detailed long hinted-at allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein. In a New York Times article, she says Weinstein pushed her down and “tried to expose himself” at the producer’s hotel room in London during the 1990s, before she managed to “wriggle away”. The 47-year-old star also said she was forced into sex as a teenager by ... Read More »

Anita Hill to chair Hollywood harassment commission

A special commission to combat sexual harassment in the entertainment and media industries will be chaired by lawyer and academic Anita Hill. The first meeting of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace was attended by a wide range of industry giants. Spearheaded by female executives, including Star Wars producer Kathleen Kennedy, it will reconvene in ... Read More »

More women accuse Weinstein of rape

Two more women have accused Harvey Weinstein of raping them as the top Hollywood producer finds himself increasingly shunned by his peers. British actress Lysette Anthony says he attacked her at her London home in the late 1980s while another, unidentified woman says she was raped in 1992. The organisation behind the Oscars has voted to expel Weinstein and his ... Read More »

‘King of Crazy’ Jerry Lewis dies aged 91

Entertainer Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s most successful comedians, has died aged 91. A family statement said he died of natural causes at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday morning. Lewis’s 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success. Read More »

Dhaka film directors boycott superstar Shakib Khan

Bangladesh Film Directors Association on Saturday declared to boycott popular Dhallywood superstar Shakib Khan for indefinite period for his “derogatory remarks” on directors and actors. Director General of the association Badiul Alam Khokan came up with the announcement at a press conference at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC). Khokan alleged that Shakib has recently made derogatory remarks insulting the film ... Read More »

Bahubali 2 trailer taking internet by storm

Dhaka – The much-anticipated trailer of Bahubali 2 was out on Thursday and took the internet by storm.The buzz around this movie is very strong due to the epic ending of the first part and the director SS Rajamouli said on Friday that he is planning to show the first part again a week before the second edition hits theatres ... Read More »

Bollywood challenges mental health taboo

Media and medical professionals are praising a new Bollywood film for shining a spotlight on the issue of mental health. The coming-of-age drama “Dear Zindagi” (Dear Life) tells the story of a young cinematographer who grapples with commitment issues and insomnia. She decides to see a therapist who links her present troubles as well as her frosty relationship with her ... Read More »

Dear Zindagi shines critically and commercially

Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dear Zindagi hit the cinemas on November 25 and has continued to endear the audiences ever since. The movie is about a girl’s journey of self-discovery that is being hugely appreciated by both the critics and the audiences across the globe. ‘Times Of India’ stated that the film holds up a mirror to ... Read More »