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Toussaint L’Ouverture Rises to Cop Top Prizes at Trinidad and Tobago Film Fest 2012

Jimmy Jean-Louis as the titular character in Toussaint L'Ouverture

Port of Spain, Trinidad: The historical epic Toussaint L’Ouverture, directed by Philippe Niang snagged two of the top awards at the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) 2012.  The film earned the People’s Choice award for Bes

Jamaican Film Industry Gets Animated

Joel Kuwahara, Co-founder and Executive Producer of Bento Box

Kingston: For over a decade, especially since the arrival of the capacity for fully digital animation, Jamaica has been flirting with the animation industry. The flirtation seems to be ramping up to a full-blown love affair with the arrival of the island’s first animation studio Reel Rock GSW.

Action!: Trinidad & Tobago Film Fest Gets Ready to Roll with 120 Films

Marley, Directed by Kevin McDonald

Port-of-Spain: The Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) 2012 is gearing up to offer up a surfeit of films catering to the tastes of film buffs, industry hopefuls and professionals as well as casual attendees who just who just want to catch a good film.

Caribbean Tales 2012 Opens with The Story of Lovers Rock

The Story of Lovers Rock by Menelik Shabazz

The 7th Annual Caribbean Tales Film Showcase is gearing up for its launch with the screening of Menelik Shabazz’ documentary, The Story of Lovers Rock. The festival runs September 4 - 15, ad will have its official gala launch on September 5, at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

Does Hollywood Beckon for Bolt?

Usain Bolt may be ready to leap from the track to the silver screen

With Bolt-mania still raging weeks after the end of the 2012 London Olympics, it isn’t surprising that Hollywood may also be attempting bring some of the Jamaican sprinter’s lightning magnetism to the silver screen.

Total Recall - Totally Forgettable

Total Recall (2012)

My 2012 summer movie experience was going great, because more than ever, it was the year of the ass-kickers as super-heroes chased after each other at the box-office.

Gatorade Adds Another Jolt of Bolt

Usain Bolt winning the 200m at London Olympics 2012

The debate as to whether or not the world’s fastest man and six time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt has attained legendary status continues to rage, or whimper depending on your point of view.

New Caribbean Cinema Gets Ready to 'Ring Di Alarm' With New Film

Nile Saulter's Coast from Ring Di Alarm

A new Caribbean film is trying to blaze its own path in London, following in the wake of the trail blazed by Jamaican and other Caribbean athletes at the recently ended 30th Olympiad.

'The Dark Knight' Cometh

The Dark Knight Rises

Writer, director, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has taken itself very seriously and the The Dark Knight Rises, its epic conclusion, is the most serious of them all.  Nolan’s Batman trilogy separated itself from the slew of superhero flicks (re-boots included) by remain

The Amazing Spiderman Weaves a Full-bodied Adventure Flick

The Amazing Spiderman starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone

Superhero tales have amazing regenerative abilities. They are even harder to kill or quell than the villains who populate them. No sooner is one trilogy finished than a prequel, sequel or re-telling raises its sometimes amazing, sometimes horrendous head.

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