Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Hollywood

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.

‘Coming soon’ to theatres, Christopher Nolan’s new film Tenet has thriller plot twist

Starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and others, the movie is said to be an espionage, 'time inversion' flick.

Australian soap opera Neighbours resumes filming, safety rules include no kissing or touching

Actors have to stand five feet apart and there are daily temperature checks on the set of Neighbours, which has been running for 35 years.

Irrfan’s 8 finest performances and what made them so special

From a rebel athlete to a don’s aide to a clueless man navigating the world of dating apps, Irrfan could do it all.

Irrfan Khan, one of India’s finest actors, dies at 53

With a career spanning over three decades, Irrfan Khan was one of India's few true crossover stars. He was admitted to a Mumbai hospital Tuesday following a colon infection.

American Idol goes virtual: How reality competition shows are dealing with lockdown life

Singing contest American Idol is adapting to new lockdown life by airing from the homes of the show’s contestants, musicians, judges, mentors and hosts.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.