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Geoffrey Rush Steps Down As President of Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts

The King's Speech star Geoffrey Rush has stepped down as President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) following allegations of "inappropriate behavior" during an Australian stage production of the Shakespeare play King Lear. Oscar-winner Rush, who has also starred in Pirates of the Caribbean and Munich , "voluntarily" resigned from the organization after the allegations earlier this week. He was appointed as President of the group in August… (webremix.info)


Oscars’ Governors Awards Party in the Shadow of Hollywood’s Dark Times (webremix.info)


AFM: Nigerian Exhibitors Ready to Expand as Economy Grows

Roaring out of the gate at the start of the year on the heels of a record-breaking 2016, Nigerian exhibitors look to have shaken off the economic slump that’s slowed Africa’s largest economy since early last year. “We’re seeing a lot of growth in the sector, both from the distribution and the cinema side,” says […] (webremix.info)


Why China and Other Overseas Markets Couldn’t Save This Summer’s Dismal Box Office (webremix.info)


Hollywood’s Summer of Dog Days: Box Office Down 12 Percent (webremix.info)


Angola: Angolan Singer Pleased With Homage

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan singer Érica Nelumba Monday welcomed the tribute to be paid to her on Saturday at the Atlântico cinema in Luanda by the organizations África Cultura for her contribution to the promotion and valorization of Angolan urban popular music. (webremix.info)


China Now Has More Movie Screens Than US (webremix.info)


Congo-Brazzaville: The Slow but Steady Rise of New African Cinemas

[Balancing Act] London -There has been a slow but steady increase in the number of cinemas in Africa, starting from a very low base. Last week we covered Filmhouse in Nigeria and in Cote d'Ivoire in 2015, 3 new cinemas were opened by a young local entrepreneur Jean-Marc Bejani. We also relayed the launch of CanalOlympia cinemas across West Africa. This week we look at the rise in cinema attendances at a new cinema in Congo Brazzaville called MTN Movies House. (webremix.info)


Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise Made ‘It’ Child Actors Cry on Set (webremix.info)


Cannes’ Day of Judgment Nears: What Will Make the Cut? (webremix.info)


Amy Schumer, Goldie Hawn Do Vegas Standup for ‘Snatched’ (webremix.info)


African Cinemas Make Comeback With Private Funding (webremix.info)


Africa: 'Moonlight' Success Stirs Hope for African Cinema

[RFI] "Moonlight's" surprise best picture win at this year's Oscars stunned audiences across the globe and silenced critics of the Academy's lack of diversity. In Africa, the low-budget film has fueled expectations for the continent's own film industry, as the biggest cinema festival Fespaco gets underway in Burkina Faso. (webremix.info)


Berlin: European Film Market Throws Spotlight on African Content

While African filmmakers have long struggled to reach audiences outside the continent — even more so at prestigious showcases like the Berlinale — organizers are introducing a new initiative to put cinema from sub-Saharan Africa front and center during this year’s European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin. Attached to the historic Martin-Gropius-Bau, the Berlinale Africa Hub will... Read more » (webremix.info)


Oscars Documentary Race: It’s All About Blurred Lines (webremix.info)


‘Fire at Sea’ – Migrant Documentary Is Week’s Most Powerful Film (webremix.info)


This one stat shows just how much content Netflix has lost in the past two years

Two years ago, a Redditor by the name of clayton_frisbie cross-referenced IMDb's list of the 250 top rated movies with the Netflix streaming catalog. He found that 49 of the top 250 movies were available on Netflix US — not an incredibly impressive percentage, but a solid selection of well-regarded films nonetheless. Since 2014, Netflix has lost a great deal of content. In fact, the content library has nearly been cut in half since 2012 , and with it have gone many popular films. DON'T MISS:  The Walking Dead season 7: First episode title and synopsis revealed This week, Streaming Observer went back to the IMDb Top 250 to see how many films still remained on Netflix. It turns out that Netflix US now only has 31 movies of the top 250 movies. Here they are in order of where they appear on the list: Pulp Fiction Forrest Gump The Usual Suspects Saving Private Ryan Back to the Future Gladiator Sunset Boulevard Cinema Paradiso Django Unchained The Shining American Beauty Reservoir Dogs Braveheart Amélie To Kill a Mockingbird Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Amadeus The Hunt Good Will Hunting V for Vendetta Trainspotting No Country for Old Men Into the Wild There Will Be Blood Spotlight The Princess Bride Zootopia The Truman Show Jaws Ip Man Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Netflix has made it increasingly clear that it would rather focus on providing quality original programming than licensing deals, but it is a bit surprising to see so many popular and critically-acclaimed movies leaving the service. As long as Netflix exists, it will continue to license movies and television shows that it thinks will keep old customers on board and bring new customers into the fold ( as evidenced by our monthly New on Netflix posts ). But as the company continues to focus on original content, licensed content will vanish. (webremix.info)


Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales trailer sees Jack Sparrow on the run

It has been five long years since Captain Jack Sparrow last sailed across cinema screens. (webremix.info)


Oscar Foreign Language Race Heats Up With Bold Choices From France and Italy (webremix.info)


‘The Wild Life’ Review: Robinson Crusoe Tale Shipwrecks on Bad Writing (webremix.info)


'We're all Africans' remark 'distorted'

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep on Thursday said her "We're all Africans" comment was taken out of context, writing in the Huffington Post about the controversy she sparked up amid Hollywood's ongoing diversity debate. Streep, who earlier this month headed up her first international film jury at the Berlin Film Festival, said her comments to an Egyptian reporter during a press conference about whether she was familiar with cinema from Africa and the Middle East, were "distorted."

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Charlize Theron Stuns At Cinema for Peace Gala Berlin 2016!

Charlize Theron looks absolutely stunning in a black gown as she poses for photographs at the 2016 Cinema for Peace Gala held as part of the 2016 Berlin Film Festival at the Konzerthaus on Monday (February 15) in Berlin, Germany. The 40-year-old actress was in attendance in support of her charity, The Africa Outreach Project, [...] (webremix.info)


Ai Weiwei Commemorates Drowned Refugees During Berlin Film Festival


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From wild grass in Africa to cinema house staple: Story of evolution of popcorn

The evolution of popcorn from a wild grass in central America, to cinema house staple the world over and to a gourmet gift now, is more than a mouthful. Marisha Karwa tries to digest the corn kernel's journey (webremix.info)


Amy Willerton explains why Aruba is worth a return visit

British model and TV personality, Amy Willerton, takes her third trip to the picturesque Caribbean island of Aruba to explore its varied scenery and relax with seafront cinema viewings. (webremix.info)


The ‘Big Short Cast’ Hates Ryan Gosling, and Other Things We Learned at the Palm Springs Awards Gala (webremix.info)


Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Haskell Wexler Dies At 93 (webremix.info)


Marrakech: Moroccan Cinema at a Crossroads

Given the current geo-political climate, all eyes are focused on developments in the Arab world, whether political, military or cultural. Historically positioned at a crossroads between North and South and East and West, Morocco is one of the most developed countries in both the Arab World and Africa, and since 2008 has maintained an “advanced... Read more » (webremix.info)


Morgan Freeman’s Thriller ‘Momentum’ Makes Just $69 at UK Box Office Despite $30 Million Budget (webremix.info)


People Are Freaking Out Over This New Surf Film

There's a new surf film in town. And early reviewers are stoked.


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Dil Dhadakne Do to have a grand world television premiere

Zoya Akhtar spoke to us on the world television premiere of her film Dil Dhadakne Do that premieres tonight at 8 pm on Zee Cinema. This family entertainer is replete with relatable characters and has an ensemble star cast that includes Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Farhan Akhtar, Anushka Sharma and Shefali Shah. What makes the film unique is that it has been narrated through the perspective of a dog, Pluto. Excerpts from our conversation with Zoya: How easy was it to convince Aamir Khan to be the voice of Pluto in the film?I really got lucky with Aamir. I always show him the rough cut of my movies because he is honest and gives great feedback. He never ever gossips about what he has seen. He liked the film a lot and I asked him if he would give a voiceover to Pluto and he agreed. How was the whole experience of shooting the film on a cruise?It was extremely tough but very beautiful at the same time. We had to adhere to the ship’s rules and schedules that brought certain challenges. We had to work around other travellers and at times it felt like as if we were not in control. It was beautiful because we sailed across the Mediterranean to Africa every week. The entire crew was together all the time and all of us shared a close bond. The chance of working around dolphins and whales lunging in the wild was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.Who was your personal favourite from the ensemble cast?I cannot choose one favourite actor because I got along with all of them. Plus, they are amazing performers and thorough professionals. But, if you put a gun to my head, I’ll pick Pluto.Every single actor commented that you are one of the best directors that they had ever worked with. Does direction come easily to you?I am usually clear about what I want but the times when I don’t know something, I tell my actors that I am not sure and we would co-create the moment together.DDD is another collaboration with Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. How was the experience of working on the music of this film?I love working with them as I’m not the most articulate person when it comes to explaining music. They understand my random clues. So, I guess we have a special sync.Can you share some of your family quirks?We’re a family of four writers, so things are crazy. When one has a script, the other three read it and give their respective feedback. At times like this, one sometimes wishes that the family wasn’t as honest as ours is. Also, my mother and brother are similar when it comes to being organised, while my dad and I are both chaotic. Other than that, we are all obsessed with food. Tune-in to Kindle Presents World Television Premiere of Dil Dhadakne Do Co-Powered By AskMeBazaar.com and Bajaj CT 100 tonight at 8 pm only on Zee TV. (webremix.info)


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