Movies

BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Born Into The Gig
BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Born Into The Gig

December 12, 2019

BORN INTO THE GIG is a music-driven documentary that follows five singer-songwriters who hope to carve their own musical identity in the shadow of their parents' iconic greatness.

* CHRIS STILLS -- son of Stephen Stills and French star, Veronique Sanson
* SKIP MARLEY -- grandson of Bob Marley
* KORI WITHERS -- daughter of the hit-maker Bill Withers
* BEN and Sally TAYLOR-- children of James Taylor and Carly Simon

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Stranger Things actress stars as a nymphomaniac in new indie DramAction film TUSCALOOSA
Stranger Things actress stars as a nymphomaniac in new indie DramAction film TUSCALOOSA

December 11, 2019

Love is a fickle friend in a mixed up story with friendship, freedom, and rebellion. As a teen she was institutionalized by her father for alleged nymphomania. Virginia (Natalia Dyer) needs to escape the state mental hospital before she's gets a brain damaging operation. Looking for a friend to help her bust out she finds Billy (Devon Bostick) the hospital grounds keeper. But Billy and his best friend Nigel are trying to piece together their own broken lives after mysteriously losing their mothers. Abandoned as children, they grew up together as brothers but as the years pass, allegiances change. A story filled with controversy and chaos set in the sweltering heat of the south. There's a war going on and Watts sparks a fire in T-town.

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BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Inside The Rain
BIFF FEATURED MOVIE: Inside The Rain

December 11, 2019

College film student Benjamin Glass (played by writer-director Aaron Fisher) has it all: ADHD, OCD, borderline personality. And he’s also bipolar. But Glass is more than his diagnoses – he prefers the term “recklessly extravagant” -- and he’s determined to prove his genius. When a misunderstanding threatens to expel him from college, Glass pushes back; he plans on recreating the incident on video, with the help of a moonlighting sex worker (Ellen Toland), to clear his name. But how will he raise the money for the film, when his parents dismiss the scheme as another manic episode?

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You'll long for 'Yesterday' to be better

August 30, 2019

“Yesterday” (U.S. Rated – PG-13)

Cast: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Ed Sheeran, Kate McKinnon

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

Dwight’s Rating:** ...

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'Hobbs Shaw' finally puts the fun and funny in 'Fast Furious'
'Hobbs Shaw' finally puts the fun and funny in 'Fast Furious'

August 16, 2019

This is why Tyrese was so worried!
You’ve probably heard about “the beef” between the actor/R&B singer and his “Fast & Furious” co-star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson...

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16 Film Festival Flicks You Should check Out During CARIFESTA

August 09, 2019

The CARIFESTA special edition of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival is quickly approaching and promises to be a celebration of regional culture.

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Tarantino's latest film is fantastic - until the far out end
Tarantino's latest film is fantastic - until the far out end

August 02, 2019

“Once Upon A Time in Hollywood” (Rated C)

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Genre: Comedy/Drama...

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'The Lion King' is a stunning achievement in animation let down by some dissenting voices
'The Lion King' is a stunning achievement in animation let down by some dissenting voices

July 26, 2019

“The Lion King” (Rated A)

Cast: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, John Oliver, Beyoncé

Genre: Animated Adventure

Dwight’s rating: 2.5 stars

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Something, anything to watch in between this year's torrent of Disney blockbusters

July 19, 2019

"Shaft" (Rated C/ U.S.- Rated R)
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall
Genre: Action Comedy
Dwight's Rating: **
Yes, I know! "Shaft" (2019) was released weeks ago - June 14 to be exact - and it's not even playing in local theaters [...]

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HoMER Conference Held at UB Deepens Knowledge on Cinema History

July 15, 2019

The HoMER (History of Movie Going, Exhibition and Reception) Conference, recently held at University of The Bahamas (UB) under the theme Anchoring New Cinema History has been credited with expanding the base of knowledge on cinema history...

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'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a very likable and enjoyable picture
'Spider-Man: Far From Home' is a very likable and enjoyable picture

July 05, 2019

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" (Rated T) Cast: Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya Genre: Fantasy/ Sci-Fi Dwight's Rating: Regular readers of this column will recognize I have a love-hate relationship with comic book-based superhero action movies. I hate many of them!...

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'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience

July 01, 2019

The film based on the world-famous swimming pigs has arrived back home in The Bahamas, continuing its world tour after stops in Fort Lauderdale and the Cannes International Film Festival in Southern France. On Saturday, Pigs of Paradise screened to a sold-out crowd at the [...]

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One of the world's most colorful men one-ups the latest 'Men in Black'
One of the world's most colorful men one-ups the latest 'Men in Black'

June 21, 2019

"Men in Black: International" (Rated T) Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson Genre: Fantasy/Sci-fi,Comedy Dwight's Rating: For last week's review of "The Secret Life of Pets 2" and "Ma", we ran the headline: "If 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft' are sold out, [...]

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Two Netflix films getting lots of buzz

January 04, 2019

Are they really theatrical releases or merely television movies? When it comes to Netflix, the lines get blurry. To ensure they are eligible for Oscars and not Emmys, the streaming service launches them at film festivals and ensures they have limited runs in theaters (if ...

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The Bahamas International Film Festival: An Interview With Hanxiong Bo
The Bahamas International Film Festival: An Interview With Hanxiong Bo

November 26, 2018

BahamasLocal.com had the pleasure of granting filmmaker Hanxiong Bo with his first ever interview so he could tell us all about his film "Haircut" that is going to be featured in the upcoming Bahamas International Film Festival.

It will be showing Thursday, November 29th 3:10pm @ Galleria Cinema Marathon Mall Screen B and Saturday, December 1st 12:00pm
@ Inagua Room, Baha Mar Convention Center.

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EXCLUSIVE MOVIE PREMIERES THIS AUGUST, ONLY ON HBO

July 20, 2018

HBO returns this month with something for everyone and the premiere of four outstanding movies including HBOs film THE TALE.

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Follow your dreams
Follow your dreams

April 06, 2018

Follow your dreams were the words of advice film producer, director, and writer, Joshua Coates had for Bahamians as he visited New Providence last week for the premier of his film "But Deliver Us From Evil" -- a movie with Bahamian connections. Coates said that [...]

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Inspiring Bahamians through film

April 06, 2018

Students of all ages shared the art and love of filmmaking as they gathered at Sandyport Beach Resort to participate in a Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF) Youth Film Workshop. BIFF's three weeks of film workshops take participants through the stages of pre-production, production and [...]

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Not quite 'Ready Player One'
Not quite 'Ready Player One'

April 06, 2018

Ready Player One (Rated T) Cast: Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Mark Rylance, Ben Mendelsohn Genre: Thriller/fantasy Dwight's rating: Not bad It's always fascinating to see how movies in the past have depicted what the future will hold. With the proliferation of science fiction movies since [...]

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Game of Thrones To Return In 2019

January 08, 2018

The hit HBO original series, Game of Thrones, will return for its six-episode, eighth and final season in 2019. Directors for the new season include David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter.....

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