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Archives for February 2016

Brisbane Entertainment Centre at Boondall will survive new arena: operators

The Brisbane Entertainment Centre would continue to have a future even if its operators were successful in building a new inner-city $500 million arena. The Parmalat site at South Brisbane has firmed as the preferred site for a new arena that could hold about 15,000 people, to replace the maligned Boondall venue as Brisbane’s premier […]

YuppTV Launches Premium Entertainment Channel &TV in Partnership with Zee Network

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–YuppTV, the world’s largest Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content, has announced its partnership with TV. YuppTV’s partnership with the channel will allow its users to catch a diverse and dynamic mix of relatable fiction, high voltage non-fiction, marquee events and blockbuster movies in Hindi from TV through its platform. TV is the […]

AMC Entertainment Fourth-Quarter Earnings Beat Estimates Helped by ‘Star Wars’

The exhibition giant posts record results, but management offered no comment on whether Chinese owner Dalian Wanda Group may become a minority investor in Viacom’s Paramount Pictures. AMC Entertainment on Monday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $41.6 million, or 42 cents per share, compared with $29.8 million, or 30 cents in the year-ago period, beating Wall […]

The 88th Oscars: Middling Entertainment With a Few Surprises, and Leo at Last!

The Oscars were mostly predictable with few big surprises and Best Picture winner and major contender Spotlight winning only two awards, the first time since 1952’s The Greatest Show on Earth. As a show it was middling, opening with an attractive display of globes emblazoned with “Courage,” “Talent,” “Heart” and “Passion,” then a film montage […]

Netflix Is Blocking a Clever Trick to Access More Shows and Movies

Netflix appears to be more aggressively blocking workarounds users employ to access content from other countries. The Los Gatos, Calif. media giant said in January that it would implement tighter restrictions to make sure users could only access content available in their country of residence. Now, a number of Reddit users have reported seeing error […]

See Tracy Morgan, others in ‘deleted scenes’ from Oscar movies

The other “Danish Girl.” (Photo: Screenshot via Twitter @TheAcademy) On Sunday night at the Academy Awards, Chris Rock certainly did not shy away from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy. In one bit, he showed “deleted scenes” from some of this year’s biggest movies featuring black actors, like Leslie Jones, the Ghostbuster who couldn’t even get someone to call her back for The […]

Gaza audiences enjoy first night out at the movies in 20 years

GAZA Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are enjoying their first night out at the movies since political tensions led to the torching of cinemas in the enclave 20 years ago. Hollywood blockbusters have yet to return and Hamas Islamists, who now rule Gaza, are looking out for anything they consider immodest. Nevertheless, the projectors are […]

What Are the TWO Mysterious Marvel Movies That Fox Just Started Planning?

The Deadpool writers will definitely have a role to play in X-Force. It’s good news and bad news for two Starks on Game of Thrones. George Miller’s involvement with the DC movieverse may have been revealed. Plus, more hope for Young Justice, an X-Men teaser, and clips from Agent Carter’s season finale. To me, my […]

Could music projects cut the cost of dementia care?

Sheer embarrassment was dementia care worker Lynda Kelly’s overwhelming emotion the first time she sat in on a Manchester Camerata orchestra music therapy session at the residential home where she works; but the lasting change she saw in the residents in response to the musicians was so great that she is now running weekly improvisation […]

Carla Marie Williams: For black women in music it’s hard to defy the stereotype

I’ve spent 18 years in the music industry and it has been a rollercoaster of roles and experiences. Today I am a successful songwriter to everyone from Beyoncé to Kylie. But it wasn’t easy. I am heavily influenced by the troubled stories and records of Mary J Blige and the hard-hitting lyrics of Alanis Morissette, […]