Curtain rises on first ‘Star Wars’ film in a decade

Hollywood rolls out the red carpet yesterday for the premiere of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the first film in the epic space saga...

Grown men now love Bieber’s music, too

Most grown men love musical acts like the Black Keys and Kendrick Lamar. Now, you can add Justin Bieber's name to that list. With...

Coppola jury prizes complete Marrakech competition

In a landmark decision that nevertheless caught the inclusive spirit of 2015's 15th Marrakech Festival - if somewhat overshadowing other awards - a Francis...

Al-Ansari on his ‘Rattle the Cage – Dubai Fest: Director Majid

Young Emirati director Majid Al-Ansari's debut feature film "Rattle the Cage" - titled "Zinzana" in the Arab world - is a neo-noir with a...

Dubai Fest: Topper sees cinema as cultural bridge-builder with West

Abdulhamid Juma was part of the initial team that founded the Dubai Intl. Film Festival (DIFF) in 2004, and has been its chairman since...

Salman Khan walks free from 2002 hit and run case

The Bombay High Court has acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan of all charges in a long-running hit and run case. In Sept 2002, a...

‘We will not bend to fear,’ Madonna says of Paris attacks

Singer Madonna made an emotional appeal following attacks in Paris a month ago that killed 130, shouting “We will not bend down to fear!”...

Mark David Chapman used legal handgun to kill Lennon

On a cold night 35 years ago, Mark David Chapman waited for John Lennon outside the New York City apartment building where the former...

John Lennon was shot 35 years ago

A man who helped define rock and roll, a leader of the peace movement, an icon of the Baby Boom generation, his sudden shooting...

‘Moment of Silence’ feels like an eternity in music

Reaching into people's hearts was Hadi and Faisal's only concern when they released their single 'Moment of Silence'. The two vocally-talented musicians released their...

Eagles of Death Metal members revisit Paris attack site

Members of California rock band Eagles of Death Metal yesterday revisited the ravaged Paris theater where they survived a massacre by Islamic extremist suicide...

Alex Garland’s ‘Ex Machina’ wins Best – Film at British Independent Film Awards

Alex Garland's "Ex Machina" won best film at the British Independent Film Awards, and Garland took the director prize for the film. The awards...

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