Movies

Films of Sir Sidney Poitier to be shown on ZNS

February 12, 2016

Communication to Parliament by

Fred Mitchell, MP, Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Cabinet Office is pleased to announce that in honour of the March To Majority Rule, the films of Sir Sidney Poitier, the award winning Bahamian actor, will be shown on ZNS TV as follows:

a) No Way Out - Sunday, February 14th @ 9:00pm
b) A Raisin In The Sun - Monday, February 15th @ 9:00pm
c) Lilies Of The Field - Tuesday, February 16th @ 9:00pm
d) In The Heat Of The Night - Wednesday, February 17th @ 9:00pm
e) Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Thursday, February 18th @ 9:00pm
f) To Sir With Love - Friday, February 19th @ 9:00pm
g) Buck And The Preacher - Saturday, February 20th @ 9:00pm

The films were chosen as a cross section of his works. The first film " NO Way Out" was the catalyst in 1950 for the formation of the Citizens Committee which came together to overturn the ban on the film being shown in The Bahamas because of its race theme.

Lilies Of The Field is the picture for which Sir Sidney became the first African American and first and only Bahamian to win an academy award.

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Communication by Fred Mitchell MP Minister for Foreign Affairs House of Assembly- Sir Sidney Poitier

February 11, 2016

The Cabinet Office is pleased to announce that in honour of the March To Majority Rule, the films of Sir Sidney Poitier, the award winning Bahamian actor will be shown on ZNS TV as follows:

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'Room' is a timely and unforgettable story

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Yes, FOUR stars!! "Room" is the first film to receive that rating since "Reel to Real" began reviews in 2014. It is simply excellent, and quite possibly the very best movie of 2015, and one of the most amazing movies I've seen in years.

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Spotlight on FILM|Valmike Rampersad

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As we start a new year, the possibilities are looking as bright as ever for Caribbean native Valmike Rampersad. From TV to the silver screen, Valmike is making waves in the industry as are his films. BahamasLocal.com Entertainment & Events Editor, Vanessa Mott, interviewed Valmike about what it means to be on the scene.

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9 Best Christmas movies you can stream right now
9 Best Christmas movies you can stream right now

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Get your annual dose of “A Christmas Carol” on Netflix, some Frosty and Rudolph on Amazon Prime, or take a chance on a 2016 Independent Spirit Award nominee.

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Krampus brings the nightmare to Christmas
Krampus brings the nightmare to Christmas

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Krampus (Rated T)
Cast: Comedy Horror
Genre: Toni Collette, Adam Scott, Emjay Anthony
Dwight's Rating: 2.5 Stars

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'Secret in Their Eyes' covers timely topic
'Secret in Their Eyes' covers timely topic

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Secret in Their Eyes (Rated T)
Cast: Thriller
Genre: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts
Dwight's Rating: 2.5 Stars

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Artist Spotlight|Kenneth Eng, My Life In China

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Artist Spotlight|Kenneth Eng, My Life In China

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Creed goes the distance
Creed goes the distance

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Creed (Rated T)
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Genre: Sports Drama
Dwight's Rating:3.5 Stars

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Faris and Mackie to announce the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
Faris and Mackie to announce the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

December 02, 2015

Anna Faris (Mom, the Scary Movie franchise) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hurt Locker) will announce the nominees for the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

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Luminary Jurors & Panelists at BIFF

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Talented cast makes 'Mockingjay, Part 2' just passable at best
Talented cast makes 'Mockingjay, Part 2' just passable at best

November 27, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (Rated T)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Donald Sutherland
Genre: Science Fiction Adventure
Dwight's rating: 2.5 Stars

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Film festival reveals 2015 competition jury, session panelists

November 27, 2015

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), this year celebrating its 12th anniversary, has announced the members of the jury that will preside over the competition categories at the festival, which takes place December 1-12.

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Star studded opening and closing films at BIFF

November 24, 2015

The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) announced today the two features that will bookend the Festival as the Opening and Closing Night films.

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Breaking News: Charlie Sheen "I am in fact HIV positive"

November 17, 2015

This morning on the Today Show Charlie Sheen dropped a bomb saying "I am in fact HIV positive." "It's a hard 3 letters to absorb," the veteran actor shared, saying he was diagnosed about 4 years ago after being hospitalized for cluster headaches and nightsweats, and what he thought may have been a brain tumor.

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'Spectre' stirs, doesn't shake old Bond formulas
'Spectre' stirs, doesn't shake old Bond formulas

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Spectre (Rated C)
Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux
Genre: Action Adventure|
Dwight's Rating: 2 Stars

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'Cargo', the largest Bahamian film production to date set to begin production
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November 12, 2015

Kareem J Mortimer, chairman, and Alexander I. Younis, vice-president, of Bahamian production company Best Ever Film, have geared up to begin production on "Cargo", a feature film written and to be directed by award-winning Bahamian filmmaker Kareem J. Mortimer.

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A look at what we may or may not see at the local box office before the end of 2015
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What a year of peaks and valleys for movie releases! -- from the usual tripe at the beginning of the year, to a better than average crop of summer blockbusters, to the exceptionally deep and dark valley in which we find ourselves this fall.

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Bahamas International Film Festival launches mobile app

October 30, 2015

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Bahamas International Film Festival unveils official program lineup
Bahamas International Film Festival unveils official program lineup

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The Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), celebrating its 12th anniversary and taking place December 1-12, has revealed the lineup of films screening in the festival’s competition and sidebar sections.

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