Entertainment

‘Shape’ and monster movies tradition – Frances McDormand’s Oscar briefly stolen

LOS ANGELES, March 6, (AFP): In the charm stakes, he’s hardly Cary Grant, but the goofy-looking amphibian in “The Shape of Water” upholds a tradition of monster movies that has captured the public’s imagination since the early days of cinema. Guillermo del Toro’s genetically-modified story of love blossoming between his …

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Legendary Kuwaiti singers to perform at Bahrain Bay – Spring Culture Festival

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Legendary Kuwaiti singers Abdallah Al-Rowaished and Nabil Shuail are set to present an unforgettable performance in the 13th Spring of Culture Annual Festival which will be organized by Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) on March 9 from 8:30 pm at Bahrain Bay. According to a report …

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Chile’s ‘Fantastic Woman’ wins foreign language film Oscar – A stirring story of love and loss

LOS ANGELES, March 5, (Agencies): Landmark Chilean drama “A Fantastic Woman,” a stirring story of love and loss that centers on a transgender woman, won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday. “I’m in Jupiter,” elated director Sebastian Lelio said backstage after accepting his golden statuette. “I can’t …

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‘Shape of Water’ triumphs at Oscars – Love wins at an awards full of change

LOS ANGELES, March 5, (Agencies): Against all odds, love won out at the 90th Academy Awards. Guillermo del Toro’s lavish, full-hearted monster romance “The Shape of Water” swam away with best picture at an Oscar ceremony flooded by a sense of a change for a movie business confronting the post-Harvey …

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Drama in neutrals and red on Oscars carpet – Few ‘Time’s Up’ pins

LOS ANGELES, March 5, (Agencies): Looks in neutrals, reds and purples brought the drama Sunday on the Oscars carpet, along with a healthy dose of shiny gold, but Nicole Kidman stood out in stunning cobalt blue at Hollywood’s biggest fashion show. Kidman, a presenter, was among the last to walk …

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Oscars: ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Big at Politically Charged Ceremony

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “The Shape of Water” was the big winner at the 90th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday picking up a leading four Oscars. The offbeat fantasy about a mute cleaning woman who falls in love with a sea creature won best picture award and best director for …

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‘Get Out’ tops Spirit Awards – Chalamet, McDormand win top acting honors

SANTA MONICA, Calif, March 4, (Agencies): Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” won best film and best director on Saturday at the 33rd Independent Film Spirit Awards, a day before the horror sensation will vie for top honors at the Academy Awards. The wins for Peele’s directorial debut gave the Spirits, a …

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‘120 Beats’ wins big at ‘French Oscars’ – French stars say ‘Time’s Up’; seek equality at film awards

LOS ANGELES, March 3, (Agencies): Robin Campillo’s “BPM (Beats Per Minute),” a bold group portrait of Parisian AIDS activists at ACT UP in the early 1990s, scooped six Cesar Awards, including best film, original script, male newcomer, supporting actor and music at tonight’s ceremony which took place at the Salle …

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Spy saga ‘Red Sparrow’ with Jennifer Lawrence takes off – Saudi Arabia begins issuing cinema licenses

LOS ANGELES, March 3, (Agencies): Jennifer Lawrence’s spy saga “Red Sparrow” has taken off with $1.2 million on Thursday night. The film played at 2,775 North American locations starting at 7 pm. That’s the same preview gross as Universal’s thriller “The Girl on the Train,” which opened with a $24.5 …

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India bids farewell to B’wood icon Sridevi – Thousands pay respects

MUMBAI, Feb 28, (Agencies): Thousands of heartbroken fans and Bollywood actors paid their final respects to Indian superstar Sridevi Kapoor Wednesday following her shock death from accidental drowning in a Dubai hotel bathtub aged just 54. Huge crowds of mourners — some carrying roses, others holding photos of the late …

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