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Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

Hooray for... Kumawood! Ghana's fastest filmmakers

Kumasi - India has its Bollywood and Nigeria, Nollywood. Even New Zealand has a Wellywood. In Ghana, films made in Kumasi and the surrounding region go by a similar shorthand -- Kumawood.

New sound diffuser improves the cinematic experience

An 'ultra-thin' sound diffuser has been developed, boasting improved sound quality and being physically 10 times thinner than commercially available devices. The new diffuser is intended for cinemas and recording studios.

Review: Ridley Scott returns to form with Alien Covenant Special

For those slightly disappointed with Prometheus, Ridley Scott has returned to form with his second Alien prequel - Alien Covenant. The movie veers sometimes towards an 'Alien greatest hits', but it's none the worse for it.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

Afghans find some escape as 'family cinema' opens in Kabul

Kabul - The lights go off, the projector whirls,and for the first time in years Afghan families find themselves sharing popcorn and soda as Hollywood and Bollywood stars romp across the silver screen.

French court dismisses complaint against saucy US food cartoon

Paris - A French court on Wednesday rejected claims that the subversive US cartoon "Sausage Party" aimed to corrupt children with scenes of frolicking fruit and vegetables and sex-crazed cereal packets.

Review: Arrival delivers a sci-fi treat to the cinema Special

Arrival, a new movie featuring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, delivers thought-provoking science fiction to the big screen and leaves the audience to question the nature of time and reality.

Myanmar's storied film industry gears up for a sequel

Yangon - With turquoise columns propping up a pink and yellow portico, Myanmar's art deco style Thwin cinema is a rare relic from a golden age of movie-making that dazzled audiences more than half a century ago.

3D version of latest Bourne movie gives Chinese a headache

Matt Damon's latest version of Jason Bourne is giving people in China a headache, or at least the 3D rendering of the movie is.

Magnificent 'old time' cinema proves popular in St. Albans Special

Saint Albans - A cinema, originally built during the early 1930s and operated in the city of St. Albans, has recently re-opened and restored to its former glory. The building and experience offers an evening more enjoyable than the crowded multiplex.

On the Harry Potter trail in Portugal — Rowling's inspiration

Porto - It feels as if time has stood still at Lello, a Gothic Revival style bookstore in the historic centre of Porto, whose heady "olde worlde" ambiance inspired some of the scenes for Harry Potter.It was in Portugal's second city that Potter author J. K.

China's Wanda eyes stake in Paramount Pictures

Shanghai - Chinese conglomerate Wanda is in talks to buy a stake in US film studio Paramount Pictures, according to a report, marking the Asian company's latest move to expand its entertainment empire.

Iran bids farewell to late director Kiarostami

Tehran - Several thousand cinema lovers joined top artists in Tehran on Sunday to bid farewell to renowned Iranian film director Abbas Kiarostami following his death last week in Paris.

'Deer Hunter' director Michael Cimino dead at 77

Washington - Michael Cimino, director of the Oscar-winning Vietnam-era film "The Deer Hunter," has died at the age of 77, several sources said.

Tattoo lands Iranian actress in feminism controversy

Tehran - A popular Iranian actress has found herself at the centre of a dispute over feminism in the Islamic republic after cameras appeared to capture a "women power" symbol tattooed on her arm.

Cannes spotlight puts Iranian cinema centre stage

Tehran - As Iranian films and actors compete this weekend at Cannes attention is turning toward the country's thriving independent cinema sector which is succeeding despite tough regulations.

Only one in five European films made by women, says report

Paris - Only one film in five in Europe is made by a woman director, according to a new report which calls for positive discrimination to combat the imbalance.

Review: Dazzling bars and a basement cinema, a day at the Mondrian Hotel Special

London - The Mondrian is a high end 5 star hotel in the center of London. The hotel contains a cool cocktail bar, classy restaurant and a delightful basement cinema.

Film vs. Digital: Can there ever be a winner?

The film vs. digital debate has been waged for more than a decade with the latter gaining momentum. So why were two of the most anticipated December releases — ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ and ‘The Hateful Eight’ — still shot on film?

Kim Novak praises Canadians, defends Hitchcock at Toronto fest Special

Toronto - The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is known as a launching pad for future Oscar-winning films, but on its final day yesterday, the festival hosted a special free screening of a past masterpiece: Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo”.

Review: 'The Disaster Artist' — How an awful film became a brilliant book

Back in 2002, Greg Sestero was ready to give up on acting, after spending the last few years chasing his childhood dream; but then an old friend offers him one last throw of the dice. "Take it", Greg decides. "It's not like anyone's going to see this..."

Child soldier drama makes Netflix award contender

Venice - Officially its full title is the International Exhibition of the Cinematographic Arts.

Review: New book on unfinished movie a must-read for Orson Welles fans Special

May 6 of this year marked the hundredth anniversary of Orson Welles' birth. But despite the name recognition and the wide film-school reverence for “Citizen Kane”, it sometimes seems as if Welles is still being neglected, even posthumously.

'Drifter' gunman kills two, himself in cinema rampage

Chicago - A "drifter" with anti-government views randomly killed two women in a Louisiana movie theater and then took his own life as police closed in, authorities said Friday.

Women take spotlight as Cannes film fest opens

Cannes - The Cannes film festival eschews its usual blockbuster kick-off on Wednesday, opening with a gritty French film that marks only the second time a female director has won the coveted first slot.

Istanbul film festival scraps competitions in censorship row

Istanbul - The annual Istanbul Film Festival on Monday announced that it had scrapped all its competitions this year due to a bitter row over a film about Kurdish rebels pulled from the event following intervention by Turkish authorities.

Op-Ed: A tale of two 'classic' movies about teenage angst

John Hughes' beloved 1980s teen drama “The Breakfast Club” turned thirty years old last weekend, while the iconic James Dean flick “Rebel without a Cause” will be sixty later this year. Which movie holds up better today? You may be surprised.
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Foundation stone for the workhouse (1871) that became the cinema museum
Foundation stone for the workhouse (1871) that became the cinema museum
Laundry box for the clothes of ushers and usherettes
Laundry box for the clothes of ushers and usherettes
Even the carpet in the cinema carries the air of something special.
Even the carpet in the cinema carries the air of something special.
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Signage for an old cinema chain
The special cinema at the Mondrian Hotel in London.
The special cinema at the Mondrian Hotel in London.
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Old cinema signage - the mystery of movies
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A selection of usherette and usher uniforms from cinemas of yesteryear #3
Deep within The Vaults and getting ready to enjoy the underground cinema experience.
Deep within The Vaults and getting ready to enjoy the underground cinema experience.
A cinema ratings board from the 1930s
A cinema ratings board from the 1930s
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Old laundry box for a launderette in the United Kingdom
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Entrance to the cinema musuem
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Old cinema sign from the 1940s
Old cinema sign from the 1940s
The steps leading down to the screening area  designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
The steps leading down to the screening area, designed to capture the 1930s vibe.
Signage for the British Film Institute (1970s)
Signage for the British Film Institute (1970s)
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Old signage from a cinema
A seating area where patrons can relax before the start of the movie.
A seating area where patrons can relax before the start of the movie.
The restored magnificence of The Odyssey cinema.
The restored magnificence of The Odyssey cinema.
LG’s LW6500 model with Cinema 3D TV offers flicker-free and a brightness booster to allow users to...
LG’s LW6500 model with Cinema 3D TV offers flicker-free and a brightness booster to allow users to switch on the 3D feature without much dimming of the picture.
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