Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Hollywood

Don’t just blame Bollywood. We are at fault too for the content we consume

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Singer R Kelly faces life in US prison for trafficking, child pornography, sexual violence

Sexual abuse allegations against the R&B artiste, known for songs like 'I Believe I Can Fly', date back to 1994 when he married singer Aaliyah who was just 15 years old at the time.

Tired of films & TV shows? Netflix plans to stream video games as early as next year

Video games give Netflix another way to lure new customers and also offer something none of its direct competitors currently provides.

She will find you — ‘Rape-revenge’ films are changing, dads aren’t the focus anymore

More and more stories are being brought to screen focusing on what a rape survivor needs — rather than who her father wants to punch.

Hollywood’s Covid quandary — get back to work & risk infections or delay & lose business

Industry has taken steps to ensure filming is safe, but surge of Covid cases demonstrates progress is fragile. Extreme caution also makes it harder for business to pick up.

‘Elephant Boy’ Sabu Dastagir, the first Indian actor to make it big in Hollywood

Sabu Dastagir did not act in any Hindi film. He was once considered by Mehboob Khan to play the lead role in Mother India but it ultimately went to Sunil Dutt.

Why you can watch Joaquin Phoenix-starrer Joker on Amazon Prime but not on TV in India

Hollywood blockbuster 'Joker' was at the centre of a global row last year over its depiction of violence. It was given an ‘Adult’ certificate in India.

New Oscar awards rules for more diverse casts, film crews draw criticism and praise

The rules are likely to force studios to think about diversity in every component of their business, including expanding access to women, the disabled and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Netflix and Amazon take their battle to blockbuster Hollywood movies

It’s a sign of how streaming is changing the way Hollywood operates, with online services snapping up more of the top-quality product — rather than settling for reruns and B-movies.

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman dies of cancer at 43

Boseman, who was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago, played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown on screen before finding fame as the superhero, Black Panther.

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Apple needs to break out of its comfort zone with bold mega deals à la Microsoft

Historically, large M&A hasn’t been Apple’s style. However, with its resources, the company can certainly take the risk to transform its business and expand its capabilities.

Google to pour Rs 7,500 crore in Bharti Airtel to boost India push, will buy 1.28% stake

Alphabet, which owns the Google search engine, will pay Rs 5,250 crore for a stake in Airtel. Another Rs 2,000 crore will go toward multi-year plans that will include devices.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.