Movies

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 HBO’s 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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Stephen Dorff Was Casted In The New Season of True Detective
Stephen Dorff Was Casted In The New Season of True Detective

January 04, 2018

HBO has cast Stephen Dorff in the new season of TRUE DETECTIVE. Dorff will play the role of Roland West, an Arkansas State Investigator whose life and career......

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Danny Glover featured in Bahamas acting masterclass

March 27, 2017

Acclaimed Hollywood actor/director, Danny Glover, was featured alongside other top industry talents during the Bahamas Artist Movement (BAM) 2017 Dream Project Masterclass Workshop.

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'I remembered as a kid, seeing dead bodies washed up on shore...'

March 27, 2017

“Cargo,” written and directed by Kareem Mortimer, had its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival this past weekend. This compelling Bahamian drama opens with bodies washed ashore, portending the tragedies involved in human smuggling. Kevin (an excellent Warren Brown) is a down-on-his-luck and deeply-in-debt white Bahamian fisherman who needs to improve his life. He has an ailing mother and angry wife at home, and his son is about to be thrown out of boarding school for unpaid tuition.

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Two great 'adult' choices in local theaters

December 02, 2016

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (Rated B) and "Arrival" (Rated T)

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Film Lineup at 2016 BIFF

November 02, 2016

Festival Founder and Executive Director Leslie Vanderpool today announced the final program details for the 13th edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), which takes place December 5-8, in Harbour Island and December 8 – 11 in Nassau.

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Although flawed 'The Birth of a Nation' is still worth seeing

October 28, 2016

The Birth of a Nation (Rated C)

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Local Waterkeepers Invite Viewers to Premier of Leonardo DiCaprio's Documentary on Climate Change Sunday
Local Waterkeepers Invite Viewers to Premier of Leonardo DiCaprio's Documentary on Climate Change Sunday

October 27, 2016

He has explored love aboard the ill-fated Titanic and life at full throttle in The Wolf of Wall Street but Leonardo DiCaprio may soon be best known for his most important exploration to date -- opening the eyes of millions to the impact of climate change.

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HBO Go offers free access to its original documentary Wars of Others
HBO Go offers free access to its original documentary "Wars of Others"

July 20, 2016

Thanks to the resounding success during its premiere on HBO, the original documentary Wars of Others can now be enjoyed for a limited time at no cost on HBO GO.

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Youth Filmmaking Workshop held in Tarpum Bay, Eleuthera

June 30, 2016

Environmental stewardship and leadership was the mission last week as Tarpum Bay welcomed Executive Director, Malia Cahill, and assistant, Tierra Bartolotti, of Hawaiian based Maui Huliau Foundation

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