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The Name’s Elba, Idris Elba – and He Must Be James Bond

The Name’s Elba, Idris Elba – and He Must Be James Bond

Reports that Daniel Craig has turned down eleventy million pounds to return as James Bond I can take with equanimity. Reports that bookies have stopped taking bets on Tom Hiddleston replacing him I cannot. Indeed, I may consider chaining myself to the gates of Pinewoood Studios if the role of Bond does not go to […]

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Explains Why She Chose Broadway Over Hollywood

Tony Nominee Lupita Nyong’o Explains Why She Chose Broadway Over Hollywood

Lupita Nyong’o’s decision to chose Broadway over Hollywood paid off on Tuesday, when her play Eclipsed earned six Tony nominations. But in a new essay, the Oscar winner reveals she always knew the transition to the stage was the right choice for her. Writing for Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Nyong’o shares that a journalist once […]

Bono Joins Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o On Broadway Stage To Remember Missing Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

Bono Joins Oscar-Winner Lupita Nyong’o On Broadway Stage To Remember Missing Schoolgirls Abducted In Nigeria

He’s never far away from the latest charitable cause. So it’s perhaps unsurprising that Bono found himself the VIP guest during Saturday night’s performance of Broadway’s hit show Eclipsed. The U2 frontman joined the production’s main star, Lupita Nyong’o, as the cast remembered missing schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. The veteran rocker, 55, was an audience-member […]

Fox Inks Breakthrough Distribution Deal That Will See ‘Birth of a Nation’ & Other Titles Released Across West Africa

Fox Inks Breakthrough Distribution Deal That Will See ‘Birth of a Nation’ & Other Titles Released Across West Africa

This is the first deal of its kind in West Africa for Twentieth Century Fox. The Hollywood major has entered into an agreement to distribute its film slate in a significant distribution deal with Nigeria and West Africa’s fastest growing theatrical film distribution company, FilmOne Distribution, under which FilmOne will distribute all Fox titles directly to […]

‘Jungle Book’ Rules Over ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

‘Jungle Book’ Rules Over ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” showed serious traction at the North American box office, dominating moviegoing for a second straight weekend with $60.8 million at 4,028 locations. The family-friendly tentpole declined only 41% from its opening frame and left Universal’s launch of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” in the dust with $20 million at 3,791 locations. “The […]

Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies Aged 93

Bond Director Guy Hamilton Dies Aged 93

Guy Hamilton, who directed four James Bond films, has died aged 93. Former 007 actor Sir Roger Moore tweeted that he was “incredibly, incredibly saddened to hear the wonderful director Guy Hamilton has gone to the great cutting room in the sky. 2016 is horrid”. Hamilton directed Sir Roger in Live and Let Die and […]

Morgan Freeman Explores The Story of God

Morgan Freeman Explores The Story of God

On the heels of Holy Week, National Geographic presents The Story of God, an ambitious, expansive six-part series hosted by Morgan Freeman. This is an impressive interfaith study, with Freeman traveling to Israel, Egypt, Turkey, Guatemala, India and beyond in search of God, or at least humanity’s efforts to reach God. From the Temple Mount […]

Akin Omotoso wins Best Director for “Tell Me Something Sweet”

Akin Omotoso wins Best Director for “Tell Me Something Sweet”

Akin Omotoso won Best Director at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards for his movie “Tell Me Something Sweet”. In his acceptance speech, the director said there were people who told him no one would watch this film. Omotoso was nominated alongside Sara Blecher (for “Ayanda”), Stephanie Linus (for “Dry”), Walter ‘Waltbanger’ Taylaur (for […]

Oscars 2016: Winning filmmaker gives powerful speech about honour killings in Pakistan

Oscars 2016: Winning filmmaker gives powerful speech about honour killings in Pakistan

Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy made a powerful speech at the Oscars last night, after winning the award for best documentary short. But rather than using the platform to gush thanks, Obaid-Chinoy took the chance to speak out about the topic of her film: honour killings. The practice – where men kill their own female family members for ‘dishonouring’ […]

Pakistan win Oscar for Best Documentary-Short Subject

Pakistan win Oscar for Best Documentary-Short Subject

Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won the Oscar for Best Documentary-Short Subject for her project based on honour killing titled “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” at the 88th Academy Award ceremony. “This is my second Oscar,” said Obaid-Chinoy, while receiving the trophy at the gala event taking place at Dolby Theatres, here […]

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