High excitement for Tendulkar movie despite mixed reviews

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Critics called the new Sachin Tendulkar biopic “hagiographic”, but fans of the Indian cricket legend loved the work that hit screens amid nationwide fanfare yesterday.Sachin: A Billion Dreams,... 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

Jamie Foxx abused

Tuesday, February, 21 2017    

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) – Croatian police have filed disorderly conduct charges against two people who allegedly used a racial slur to insult Hollywood actor, Jamie Foxx in a restaurant. Read More

Lessons learnt from Hidden Figures

BY Brian Bonitto Associate Editor Auto & Entertainment | Saturday, February, 4 2017    

AS if it were extra lessons, scores of specially invited Corporate Area students poured into the Carib 5 cinema in Cross Roads, St Andrew, on Thursday evening for a special screening of Hidden Figures. Read More

Think global!

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter | Tuesday, January, 24 2017    

THE local film community is being challenged to "think global" when producing material for the international marketplace. Read More


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