Movies

Crowds turn out for drive-in movie night

April 01, 2016

A Downtown Drive-in Movie Night concept launched in Freeport last week was a huge success as many residents turned out for the showing of the movie 'War Room.'

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'Batman v Superman' better than expected

April 01, 2016

I went into this movie expecting the worst. Regular readers of this column know I am quite sick-and-tired of the seemingly endless and repetitive parade of comic book-based superhero movies.

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Downtown Freeport drive-in movie deemed successful

April 01, 2016

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Cars lined the streets of the Downtown, Freeport, recently as scores of residents gathered for the viewing of the first Downtown Drive-In Movie Night.

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Kerry Washington Stars in the Explosive HBO Original Film "Confirmation," Exclusively on HBO

March 30, 2016

HBO reinforces its commitment to presenting controversial and groundbreaking original content while highlighting the major issues that affect and shape society with the premiere of its brand new original film, Confirmation on April 16th at 21hrs*, simultaneously with the United States.

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Downtown Drive-In Movie Night an overwhelming success

March 29, 2016

Parking areas were packed to capacity, as cars lined the streets of the Downtown center this past Thursday.

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Dwight Strachan goes six for nine in Academy Awards predictions

March 03, 2016

This year's Academy Awards were both uneventful but also surprising.
Uneventful, in that we were served yet another overly long, drawn-out telecast, with only a few interesting flourishes from host Chris Rock.

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Haven Awards & Tribute ceremony, Saturday March 19

February 23, 2016

Scotia Wealth Management & Bahamas International Film Festival presents The Haven Awards for the following categories:

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Bahamian actor stars in musical's acclaimed run

February 22, 2016

THE acclaimed musical drama "The Golem of Havana", which features Bahamian actor Ronald Alexander Peet, has enjoyed an extended run in Miami by popular demand.

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Irreverant 'Deadpool' is the biggest surprise in years

February 18, 2016

Who would have thought the new film "Deadpool" would have been such a record-smashing success? And that it would actually be incredibly entertaining?

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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

January 28, 2016

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

January 06, 2016

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

December 24, 2015

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

December 10, 2015

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

December 10, 2015

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

December 10, 2015

Artist Spotlight|Kenneth Eng, My Life In China

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Creed goes the distance
Creed goes the distance

December 03, 2015

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

November 27, 2015

Luminary Jurors & Panelists at BIFF. The four competition categories at BIFF are Spirit of Freedom: Narrative; Spirit of Freedom: Documentary; New Visions; and Short Film.

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