Entertainment – International

‘Aquaman’ stays afloat atop N.American box office

HOLLYWOOD, United States (AFP) — “Aquaman” displayed a powerful kick in North American theaters over the weekend, taking in an estimated $51.6 million to help close a record year for the movie sector, data showed Sunday. The domestic film industry is projected to gross a record $11.9 billion this year, up 2.7 percent from last year, according to industry monitor Comscore. “Aquaman” slipped just 24 percent from its opening weekend, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations […]

In photos: Designer Mak Tumang releases sketches of “third gown” Catriona Gray planned to wear at Miss Universe pageant

(Eagle News)—These are sketches of what designer Mak Tumang said was among the dresses Catriona Gray planned to wear at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand. Tumang, who posted the sketches on his Facebook account, said the piece was an “extolment” of the Philippines, also called the pearl of the Orient seas. Gray, who was crowned Miss Universe 2018, showed off her lava  and Ibong Adarna gown at the pageant instead.  

‘Aquaman’ makes a big splash to top N.American box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — New Warner Bros. release “Aquaman” made the biggest waves in North American theaters over the weekend with $67.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations said Wednesday. That put it well ahead of two other new holiday-timed releases, as Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” took in $23.5 million for the three-day weekend, flying slightly higher than Paramount’s “Bumblebee” at $21.7 million. “Aquaman” stars Jason Momoa in a title role […]

Actor Kevin Spacey to be charged with sexual assault

  NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Oscar-winning US actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge for alleged sexual assault of a teenager in a restaurant in 2016, prosecutors said on Monday. Spacey will be arraigned at Nantucket District Court on January 7 on a charge of indecent assault and battery, according to the district attorney of Cape and Islands, Massachusetts. Prosecutors did not name the alleged victim of the July 2016 incident but […]

‘Aquaman’ makes a big splash to top N.American box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — New Warner Bros. release “Aquaman” made the biggest waves in North American theaters over the weekend with $67.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated Sunday. That put it well ahead of two other new holiday-timed releases, as Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns” took in $22.2 million for the three-day weekend, flying slightly higher than Paramount’s “Bumblebee” at $21 million. Together, the three helped boost the year’s domestic […]

Weinstein back in court seeking dismissal of sex assault case

by Catherine TRIOMPHE Agence France Presse NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Could Harvey Weinstein, public enemy number one of the #MeToo movement. end up walking away a free man? On Thursday, the onetime Hollywood heavyweight producer will be back in a New York courtroom as his star attorney Ben Brafman asks a judge to dismiss the sex assault charges against his client. Brafman says police misconduct, specifically the work of one investigator, has “irreparably […]

Queen guitarist Brian May releases tribute to NASA spacecraft

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Jamming and astrophysics go hand-in-hand for Queen lead guitarist Brian May, who announced Wednesday he is releasing a musical tribute to a far-flung NASA spacecraft that is about to make history. The US space agency’s New Horizon’s spacecraft will soon make the most distant flyby of a cosmic object ever, zipping by an object called Ultima Thule — a billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto, on January 1. A […]

Watch: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray says “I am one with 25”

    (Eagle News) — Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray says “I am one with 25” in this video taken by Eagle Broadcasting Corporation (EBC) correspondent for Entertainment, MJ Racadio, during the  Miss Universe 2018 pageant in Thailand. This was before Miss Philippines-Universe Gray was declared the winner in the prestigious pageant. The video was aired first on Facebook Live video of EBC’s Eagle News Live,  https://business.facebook.com/EagleNewsLIVE/videos/372657606802604/ The EBC correspondent also interviewed Miss Universe host Steve […]

K-pop’s BTS ‘worth $3.6 billion a year’ to South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — South Korean boyband BTS are worth more than $3.6 billion to the country’s economy every year — equivalent to the contribution of 26 mid-sized companies — a research institute said Tuesday. The floppy-haired songsters were also the reason that one in every 13 foreign tourists visited South Korea in 2017, the Hyundai Research Institute said. Known for their boyish good looks and meticulously choreographed dance moves, BTS — short for […]

Latest Spider-Man spin-off scales box office heights

LOS ANGELES, United States  (AFP) – “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” snared North American viewers in its web this weekend, earning $35.4 million in ticket sales, industry tracker Exhibitor Relations estimated Sunday. Sony’s action-packed animation sees Peter Parker make way for Miles Morales as Spider-Man — a black, Latino character new to theater-goers, but not comic book enthusiasts. The Spider-Man of his dimension, Morales, voiced by Shameik Moore, joins forces with Spideys from parallel realities to […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero” captivates global audience with heartwarming story of resilience and triumph

by Emily Manuel Contributor, Eagle News (Eagle News) — EBC Films takes center stage once more with the international release of its first full-length feature film, “Guerrero.” “Guerrero” premiered in Philippine cinemas on October 2017. Since then, it has won accolades, including, “Best Feature Comedy Film” in the 2018 Amsterdam International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema, “Best Editing of a Foreign Language Film” in the 2018 Madrid International Film Fest, and “Movie Child Performer of […]

Actress Sondra Locke dead at 74

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke has died of cancer at the age of 74, US news outlets reported Thursday night. Locke died November 3 in California, the reports said, quoting a celebrity news website, Radar Online. She had been battling breast and bone cancer. The Los Angeles County Public Health Department confirmed her death, Variety magazine reported. Locke was also known for her decade-long personal and professional relationship with Clint Eastwood. […]