A VERY BRIEF WEDDED BLISS: Nicolas Cage annuls marriage after 4 days

Las Vegas, United States VIJAY SHAH via KATY CLIFTON/Evening Standard   Hollywood actor Nicolas Cage has announced he is annulling his marriage to his partner Erika Koike just four days after they were wed at a venue in the American gambling hotspot of Las Vegas, the UK’s Evening Standard newspaper reported. The Gone in 60 Seconds and Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse actor, who was born as Nicolas Kim Coppola in California’s Long Beach area, married his girlfriend at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada state last week. This was his fourth wedding ceremony. However, Cage has now decided to … Continue reading A VERY BRIEF WEDDED BLISS: Nicolas Cage annuls marriage after 4 days

TOP OF THE FLICKS: The UK’s 50 most popular movies of all time

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via SWNS digitalhub A recent survey among UK cinemagoers has revealed that the Seventies musical Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, is the most popular film of all time, SWNS news service reported recently. The romance between high school exchange student Sandy and her beau Danny, set in the 1950s with an iconic soundtrack from the era of fast Harleys and milk bars topped the most popular movie of choice in the poll amongst 2,000 British adults commissioned by www.OnePoll.com. On its release in 1978, Grease blew up the box office, receiving record numbers of cinemagoers thanks … Continue reading TOP OF THE FLICKS: The UK’s 50 most popular movies of all time

ALIEN: New concept art revealed by Neill Blomkamp

After the relative success of the Alien prequel Prometheus of 2012, in which we saw the unholy birth of the prehensile-tongued extra-terrestrial killer that helped spawn the original sci-fi franchise featuring actor Sigourney Weaver in the main role of Ellen Ripley, there is a possibility that another film is on the way, although a news site claims that the project may not be made at all and the rumours are just that. Alien fans do however have a glimmer of hope for a maybe-or-maybe-not return to some fresh stomach-splitting action as a director and artist has recently publicised his own homage to the series. What is certain is … Continue reading ALIEN: New concept art revealed by Neill Blomkamp

UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTERS: Jurassic World & Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

with Sunny Atwal (idea contributor) Today’s feature is a special sneak preview of two guaranteed crowd-pleasers that will be hitting your local cinema in the next couple of years. The highly anticipated prehistoric flick Jurassic World – the newest instalment of the Jurassic Park film series is coming out next year. While keeping to the dinosaurs-coming-back-to-life-and-devouring-your-friends format, this new film is said to be a updated rejig in a bid to escape the dreaded ‘curse of the sequel’. A year later, join the red-caped laser-vision totting reporter from the planet Krypton as he squares up against the millionaire behind the wheel of the Batmobile in Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice due for release in 2016. Both … Continue reading UPCOMING BLOCKBUSTERS: Jurassic World & Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

ACCRA’S CRAZY CINEMAS: The story of Ghana’s handmade movie poster industry

Blockbuster films from Hollywood heavily dominate the international moving picture industry, or so it seems. Although India’s film industry churns out 800 to 1,000 movies a year, according to the Guinness Book of World Records – the United States produces around 700-800 annually. The Americans however know how to make their money do the talking for their films. Although Hollywood has been hit by the global recession much like everywhere else, a decade ago, the average cost of releasing a Hollywood film amounted to US$ 102.8 million – according to a former president of the country’s Motion Picture Association. That … Continue reading ACCRA’S CRAZY CINEMAS: The story of Ghana’s handmade movie poster industry