Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: Hollywood

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.

Why Russell Crowe’s ‘Unhinged’, which made a $4 million debut, is being considered a hit

The road-rage thriller serves as a test case, revealing both the current appetite for new movies and Americans’ wider fears about entering public places.

Hollywood studios can now buy theatre chains, but why bother when Covid has everything shut

A studio might have acquired a cinema chain so it could have more control over where its movies are shown. But in Covid era, direct-to-consumer platforms are the new hot property.

Olivia de Havilland, Oscar-winner and Gone With the Wind actress, dies at 104

Considered the last of the top actors from the studio era, the actor's career spanned 60 years. The De Havilland law is named after her for successfully suing Warner Bros. in 1943.

How Netflix has transformed from being an upstart to a Hollywood studio

The streaming giants — Ted Sarandos & Reed Hastings have helped Netflix produce hundreds of programs that span reality shows, sitcom, blockbusters — all in multiple languages.

HBO pulls ‘racist’ Gone with the Wind. Many Bollywood films haven’t aged well either

HBO removes Gone With The Wind amid Black Lives Matter protests, but Bollywood should also reflect on its own history of sexist, racist and homophobic films.

Get ready for Hollywood movie scenes where nobody’s touching

To resume halted productions, Hollywood heavyweights recommend minimal touching in scenes and computer-generated images to replace real-life interactions.

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.