Black Panther claws away at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed Black Panther to a record-setting US$192-million debut in US and Canada theatres, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as... Read More

Redemption Songs to make silver screen
A FILM based on the songs of reggae king Bob Marley is in the works.According to Variety magazine, Universal Music Group's Polygram Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Animation are behind the project. However, no timeline was given.... Read More

Cool It!
CHRIS Stokes, president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation and a founding member of Jamaica's historic bobsled team, has weighed in on the controversial move by an American high school to ban the movie Cool Runnings due to perceived racial stereotypes.... Read More

Cinema eyes fierce sales for Black Panther
Come Friday, February 16, Jamaicans will join the rest of the world in a simultaneous cinematic release of the much-anticipated American superhero film Black Panther. The film is based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.... Read More

Actress Rosie Murray seeks funds for surgery

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Thursday, February, 8 2018    

THE family of actress and broadcaster Rosie Murray has launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise money to offset the cost of heart surgery for the 58-year-old. Read More

Parisa's role of a Lifetime

Thursday, February, 8 2018    

Jamaican actress Parisa Fitz-Henley will play Meghan Markle in Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance , a movie based on the relationship between Britain's Prince Harry and the American starlet who are due to marry in... Read More

Principal pans Cool Runnings

Wednesday, February, 7 2018    

The principal at a Massachusetts high school cancelled a screening of the 1993 movie Cool Runnings , saying it contains “racially insensitive” depictions. Read More

Casting call

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Plans are moving along in earnest to commence production on the biopic of Jamaican-born, Canada-raised supermodel Stacey McKenzie. Read More

A lifetime of Grace

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 23 2018    

Jamaica-born model, singer, actress Grace Jones will add another accolade to her collection when she receives the Lifetime Achievement Award during this weekend's Voice of A Woman Festival. Read More

Ugly - Stacey McKenzie’s story for the big screen

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Sunday, January, 21 2018    

The story of Kingston-born, Toronto-based supermodel Stacey McKenzie is to make it to the big screen. Read More

Photo: UGLY

Sunday, January, 21 2018    

Stacey McKenzie (Photo: Alex Evans) Read More


By Howard Campbell Observer senior writer | Thursday, December, 28 2017    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily year in review of people who made an impact during 2017.   Read More

Jay Will 'Bruk Out!'

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Monday, December, 11 2017    

Bruk Out! A Dancehall Queen Documentary, directed by Cori Wapnowski and co-produced by Jay Will, Janet Ginsburg and Stacy Frankel, has been making the rounds at festivals around the world. Read More

Amazing Grace

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

Jamaican actress, singer, songwriter and supermodel Grace Jones will be honoured with the Career Achievement Award at the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), currently underway until December 17. Read More

MILESTONE -The Harder They Come

By Howard Campbell Observr senior writer | Tuesday, December, 5 2017    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily year in review of people who made an impact during the year.   Read More


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