Entertainment – International

Five things to watch for on Emmys night

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Television’s glitzy big night out is upon us — the 71st Emmy Awards kick off Sunday evening in Los Angeles. A little show called “Game of Thrones” looks set to dominate the proceedings one last time. But there is more to television’s Oscars than the blood-spattered fight for the Iron Throne. Here are five things to look out for: – No host, many stars – The Oscars went without […]

Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema

by MJ Racadio Eagle News and Features contributor QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) —  The honorees, living legends, and icons of Philippine Cinema were recognized as they took a trip down memory lane during the “Sine Sandaan: Celebrating the Luminaries of Philippine Cinema’s 100 Years” on September 12 at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City. The theater was transformed to an Art Deco Cinema in homage to the stand-alone theaters during the Golden Age […]

‘IT Chapter Two’ scares up $91 million to top N.America box office

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Proving again the lure of a good scare, the Stephen King-inspired film “IT Chapter Two” took in $91 million this weekend to top the North American box office, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. That three-day estimate fell below the original “It,” with its frighteningly impressive $123 million opening in 2017. But the two films now rank as the top two horror openings ever, according to Variety. “IT Chapter […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero” selected to be part of 7th Indian Cine Filmfest in Mumbai

by MJ Racadio (Eagle News and Feature Contributor) (Eagle News) — EBC Films’ “Guerrero” received another laurel as an official selection of the Indian Cine Film Festival in Mumbai, India, and will be part of the screening there . Recently, this award-winning film was recognized by Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards 2019 (LAIFFA) in the heart of Hollywood at Raleigh Studios.  This was last August 24. The 7th Indian Cine Film Festival will be […]

‘Angel Has Fallen’ stays aloft to top N.American box office

  LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Lionsgate’s political thriller “Angel Has Fallen” didn’t quite soar but managed to stay atop the North American box office over the US holiday weekend, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Tuesday. The action-packed film took in $15.4 million across the four-day Labor Day weekend. That came at the end of a summer that saw movie revenue dip by two percent from last year, the Comscore website said. “Angel,” the […]

Comedian Kevin Hart hospitalized after car crash

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Comedian and actor Kevin Hart was hospitalized Sunday with major back injuries after his car crashed into a ditch, according to highway authorities. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Hart was riding in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda — a powerful vintage car — with two other people in the wee hours of Sunday on Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles County. The driver, identified as Jared Black, lost control of […]

EBC Films’ “Guerrero” original soundtrack to be released worldwide on Sept. 7

  by MJ Racadio Eagle News and Features contributor QUEZON CITY, Philippines (Eagle News) — The award-winning film “Guerrero” will release its original soundtrack worldwide on September 7, 2019 through major digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Deezer and Google Play. The soundtrack is produced by E25 Records in partnership with EBC Films. The artists on the album include Rapido and Christian Castillo performing the film’s theme song “Guerrero” the lyrics of which was […]

Darth Vader helmet among Hollywood treasures in $10 million auction

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — Darth Vader’s helmet from “The Empire Strikes Back” is among a vast collection of coveted Hollywood treasures going under the hammer next month, with experts predicting it could fetch nearly $500,000. The mask and helmet is one of only a handful worn by actor David Prowse, who played Luke Skywalker’s nemesis and — spoiler alert — father on-screen in the 1980 “Star Wars” blockbuster, making them the “holy grail” […]

‘No Time To Die’ revealed as title of latest Bond film

  LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The next James Bond film and the last to feature Daniel Craig as 007 will be called “No Time To Die” and released in April, the franchise announced on Tuesday. The 25th installment of the British spy saga will see Bond drawn out of retirement by his friend and CIA agent Felix Leiter to embark on a treacherous mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist, according to the official plot […]

Marvel films to lose Spider-Man as Sony deal breaks down: reports

Los Angeles, United States (AFP) — Marvel’s superhero films could be left without their most famous character after talks to “share” Spider-Man broke down between the Disney-owned studio and rival Sony, Hollywood media reported Tuesday. The Marvel movies have together grossed $22 billion at the global box office, and British actor Tom Holland’s Spider-Man has become an increasingly central figure in the most lucrative franchise in film history. But while the teen web-slinger has for […]

English town celebrates hometown hero Ed Sheeran

by Pauline FROISSART IPSWICH, United Kingdom (AFP) — The little-known town of Ipswich in eastern England has historically prided itself on farming and football, but is now celebrating the stellar pop career of its most famous son, Ed Sheeran. The global hit machine’s journey to stardom began in the nearby town of Framlingham, where he played his first gig in front of around 30 people. Fourteen years later, the singer is capping off a two-year […]

Disneyland Shanghai sued over ‘double standards’

  SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — A Chinese student is suing American giant Disney alleging double standards because the company bans visitors to its Asian theme parks from taking their own food. The lawsuit against Shanghai Disneyland takes the entertainment company to task because the same strictures do not apply in its US or European parks. The legal action, which has sparked widespread support on social media, comes as China and the US spar over trade, […]