Cinema - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper African Movie Academy Award winners announced Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:41:10 +0200 <p class="spip">Held over the weekend, in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State (Nigeria) on Saturday, March 26, 2011, the celebration announcing the winners of the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) – in just its 7th year.</p> <p class="spip">This year's nominations list boasted an even longer list of awards, compared to previous years, as the award ceremony continues to grow.</p> <p class="spip">Viva Riva, a film I've touted on this website in recent days, after seeing it for the first time last week, rightfully dominated, winning 6 trophies, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Production Design.</p> Superman reboot chooses Amy Adams for Lois Lane Mon, 28 Mar 2011 07:06:22 +0200 <p class="spip">Clark Kent, meet your Lois Lane.</p> <p class="spip">After weeks of guessing who would play the Man of Steel's leading lady in the upcoming "Superman" reboot, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, along with director Zack Snyder announced on Sunday (March 27) that Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams will take on the iconic role.</p> FiSahara: British film industry at Sahara refugee film festival Fri, 25 Mar 2011 15:07:43 +0100 Around 150 members of the British film industry gathered on Wednesday evening for the London launch of the 8th International Sahara Film Festival: the world's remotest film festival. The event, held in 33 Portland Place - a key location for the Oscar winning King's Speech – saw a host of actors, directors and film industry insiders come together to find out more about the festival which takes place in May in a refugee camp in the desert. Among the guests were film-directors Guillem Morales and Sara Olsson whose films will be among the 30 movies on this year's festival programme. Stefan Simanowitz MTV Movie Awards voting begins Wednesday Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:19:33 +0100 The power of the Golden Popcorn is once again yours! Starting today, we're asking you to cast your votes and select the nominees for the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in 13 categories ranging from the familiar (Best Movie, Best Kiss) to the brand-new (Best Line from a Movie). 'Daredevil' sequel finally lands director Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:48:48 +0100 <p class="spip">Director David Slade is shifting his filmmaking focus from vampires to superheroes. According to Variety, 20th Century Fox has tapped the "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "30 Days of Night" director for their next "Daredevil" film.</p> <p class="spip">Undisclosed sources close to the project told the industry trade publication that the untitled film will be a continuation of the 2003 version, which starred Ben Affleck, but will not contain any material from that film, which was mostly panned by critics.</p> Janet Jackson signs film production deal Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:43:56 +0100 Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio. Disney kills 'Yellow Submarine' remake Tue, 15 Mar 2011 09:23:30 +0100 <p class="spip">The Walt Disney Co. has deep-sixed Mars Needs Moms producer Robert Zemeckis' planned next project for the studio, the high-profile remake of the classic Beatles film Yellow Submarine, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.</p> <p class="spip">Submarine was already facing a few rocky reefs before this weekend. There were budget issues, and a key presentation Zemeckis was to have made before the Beatles heirs kept being pushed back. A December date for the confab was scrapped and never rescheduled. But sources say the disastrous $6.9 million opening for the $150 million-budgeted Mars, produced by Zemeckis, guaranteed that Submarine would never set sail at Disney. The producer-director is now free to shop the project to another studio.</p> Warner Bros. allows Facebook movie rentals Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:28:28 +0100 <p class="spip">The studio, which says it is the first to offer movies directly on the social media site, aims to roll out additional titles over the coming months.</p> <p class="spip">Warner Bros. is turning to Facebook, where it hopes to find an electronic audience interested in digitally renting The Dark Knight.</p> NAACP Awards celebrates 'For Colored Girls' Mon, 07 Mar 2011 07:49:29 +0100 <p class="spip">In case you forgot, the 42nd NAACP Awards ceremony aired on Fox TV last night. Anybody watch it?</p> <p class="spip">I'll save the color commentary and just post the list of winners, which follows below (no real surprises):</p> Oscar ratings dip 10% from 2010 Wed, 02 Mar 2011 08:17:45 +0100 <p class="spip">More than 37 million Americans tuned into the 83rd Oscars ceremony on Sunday on the ABC channel, down 10% on the previous year.</p> <p class="spip">But the show was still the most-watched of the night, with more than double the audience of other TV networks combined.</p> Africa Movie Academy Awards names nominees Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:39:40 +0100 Over the weekend, as most of us were reveling in Academy Awards thrills and chills, the nominations for another major movie award ceremony were announced, many miles, across the Atlantic Ocean; I'm referring to the 7-year old (this year) Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), which will be held in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State (Nigeria) on Saturday, March 26, 2011. Hollywood legend Jane Russell dies at 89 Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:34:17 +0100 <p class="spip">Former Hollywood actress and sex symbol Jane Russell has died at the age of 89.</p> <p class="spip">The brunette was discovered by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes, who cast her in his 1943 Western The Outlaw.</p> <p class="spip">Some of her most memorable films include the The Paleface (1948) with Bob Hope, and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) with Marilyn Monroe.</p> <p class="spip">She died on Monday at her home in California of a respiratory-related illness, her daughter-in-law confirmed.</p> Natalie Portman denounces Dior's Galliano Tue, 01 Mar 2011 12:29:06 +0100 The actress Natalie Portman, who has an endorsement contract with Dior for its Miss Dior Cherie fragrance, has strongly condemned its chief designer, John Galliano, for anti-Semitic remarks after a video surfaced of Mr. Galliano appearing to deliver a tirade in a Paris bar. In a separate incident, he was accused of verbally abusing a French couple last week in the bar. He was suspended Friday from Dior. Christopher Nolan directs final 'Batman' film Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:32:15 +0100 <p class="spip">Over nearly 70 years as the World's Greatest Detective, Batman has followed clues, pursued investigations and pounded out confessions from a diverse rogues' gallery as tight-lipped and unresponsive as they come. But never mind the Joker or the Penguin: If the Dark Knight wanted a real challenge, he should try getting information from his director, Christopher Nolan.</p> <p class="spip">The ever-reserved Nolan was predictably and amusingly coy when asked about "The Dark Knight Rises" on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, where the 40-year-old was a double nominee in the categories of Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for "Inception."</p> 'King's Speech' sweeps Academy Awards Mon, 28 Feb 2011 09:21:57 +0100 <p class="spip">The global box office success of The King's Speech has seen it take more than $230m (£142m).</p> <p class="spip">British film The King's Speech has been crowned best picture at the Oscars, with star Colin Firth named best actor.</p> <p class="spip">Tom Hooper was named best director for the film, which also won for best original screenplay at the ceremony.</p> <p class="spip">Its best picture rival, The Social Network, won for adapted screenplay, film editing and score. Natalie Portman won best actress for Black Swan.</p>