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The Revenant leads Oscar race with 12 nominations

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“The Revenant” topped all films with 12 nominations, including best picture LOS ANGELES — Oscar voters showered “The Revenant” and “Mad Max: Fury Road” with honors on Thursday, including best picture nominations. “The Revenant” topped all films with 12 nominations, including best picture, setting up best director nominee Alejandro Iñárritu for a potential repeat of last year’s “Birdman” success. Leonardo ... Read More »

Professor Snape of Harry Potter movies dies

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LONDON – The British actor best known for his role as Severus Snape in Harry Potter franchise passed away in London. His family confirmed his death. The star won a BAFTA, Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award in a career which began in the late 1970s. The role led to a string of memorable screen performances in films ... Read More »

Netflix now available in Pakistan

Netflix now available in Pakistan

LAS VEGAS – Netflix, the world’s leading video-streaming network, announced the launch of its services in Pakistan and 129 other countries. The Netflix Pakistan website says users can watch TV shows and movies for $7.99 a month, with a free month offer. The network would not be available in China, although it said the company continues to explore options for ... Read More »

Fans and stars pay tribute to legendary rock star, David Bowie

David Bowie - the legendary rock star dies of cancer aged 69

David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. He died Sunday, two days after his birthday, when his album “Blackstar” was released. Bowie rose to fame in the early 1970s and was revered as an innovative songwriter and performer, including his particularly eye-catching alter ego Ziggy Stardust. His many hits included ... Read More »

Golden Globe Awards 2016 highlights and winners

Leonardo DiCaprio and his movie 'The Revenant' win big at 2016 Golden Globes

Leonardo DiCaprio and his movie ‘The Revenant’ win big at 2016 Golden Globes Leonardo DiCaprio took home the Golden Globe award Sunday for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his turn in The Revenant, while Brie Larson won the Golden Globe award for best actress in a drama for her role in Room. The actor beat out competition from Bryan ... Read More »

‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ running successfully across Pakistan

Ho Mann Jahaan running successfully across Pakistan

‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ has faced no competition from local and foreign movies and has single handedly won the race Karachi – Latest Pakistani release ‘Ho Mann Jahaan’ starring Mahira Khan in the lead role has been receiving positive response from the Pakistani audience. Ho Mann Jahaan was released on January 1 across 85 screens in Pakistan. After the release of Jawani Phir ... Read More »

Star Wars 7 all set to become the biggest film of all time

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The Force Awakens only needs a little over $200 million to pass up Avatar in the US and Canada. Today in how many box office records can Star Wars: The Force Awakens break, Disney reports that the new film will end 2015 with a domestic total of $652 million after only 13 days in theaters. That makes The Force Awakens the second-biggest ... Read More »

Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole dies

Grammy award winning singer Natalie Cole dies

LOS ANGELES (United States) – Natalie Cole, the Grammy-winning whose father was an iconic jazz singer ‘Nat’ Cole, passed away in a Los Angeles hospital on Thursday night due to complications from ongoing health issues. The singer had battled drug problems and hepatitis for many years. She had a kidney transplant in May 2009. Cole was inspired by her dad ... Read More »

Actors Ayesha Omer, Azfar Rehman injured in car accident near Karachi

Ayesha Omar, Azfar Rehman injured in ‘serious’ road accident

Actors Ayesha Omer and Azfar Rehman met a serious car accident on Karachi Super Highway KARACHI (Pakistan) – Actors Ayesha Omer and Azfar Rehman have been injured in a car accident on Super Highway while they were travelling from Karachi to Hyderabad for the launch of a clothing store. Ayesha and Azfar were accompanied by host/actor Anoushey Ashraf and model Abbas ... Read More »

Tunisian film wins top prize at Dubai Film Festival

Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid, center, receives the best fiction Muhr award from Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum during the Dubai Film Festival.

Dubai Film Festival: Leyla Bouzid’s Tunisian Film ‘As I Open My Eyes’ Wins Big Dubai – Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid’s film “As I Open My Eyes” won the top award for fiction feature Wednesday at the Dubai International Film Festival. When delivering the prizes, jury president Deepa Mehta pointedly made reference to the importance of politics in all worthy artistic ... Read More »

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