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‘Everything Everywhere’ tops Oscar nominations with 11

The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led nominations to the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood heaped honors on big-screen spectacles like “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Avatar: The Way of Water” a year after a streaming service won best picture for the first time. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” landed a leading ...

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Oscar nominations Tuesday could give blockbusters a boost

A year after a streaming service won Hollywood’s top honor for the first time, big-screen spectacles are poised to dominate nominations to the 95th Academy Awards on Tuesday. Nominations will be announced 8:30am EST from the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. They will air live on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and be livestreamed on Oscars.org, Oscars.com and ...

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Athiya-KL Rahul’s wedding: Ajay Devgn’s ‘special shout-out’ to Suniel Shetty

Athiya Shetty and KL Rahul are set to get married today (January 23) in an intimate ceremony at Suniel Shetty’s Khandala farmhouse. Ajay Devgn gave a “special shout-out” to Suniel Shetty and his wife Mana Shetty on their daughter Athiya’s wedding. He also wished Athiya and KL Rahul “a blissful married life”. On Twitter, the veteran star shared a picture ...

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Hero Alom files writ petitions to get back candidacy for by-polls

Ashraful Hossain Alom alias Hero Alom has filed two writ petitions with the High Court seeking its directive to allow him as an independent candidate for the upcoming by-elections to Bogura-4 and Bogura-6 constituencies. In his petitions, Hero Alom prayed on Monday to the HC to direct the EC to accept his nomination papers and allow him to contest the elections ...

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Avatar 2,’ ‘M3GAN’ hold onto top spots at the box office

New movies like “Plane” and “House Party” were no match for “Avatar: The Way of Water” and the killer doll horror “M3GAN” at the box office this weekend. The two holdovers topped the charts again according to studio estimates Sunday. In first place for the fifth weekend in a row was James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequel, which added an estimated $31.1 ...

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Curtain rises on 21st Dhaka International Film Festival

The 21st edition of the Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), one of the longest-running cultural festivals in the country, officially began in the city Saturday, with 252 films set to be showcased from 71 countries till January 22. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen inaugurated the festival as chief guest, while civil aviation and tourism secretary Mokammel Hossain and popular West ...

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‘Avatar 2’ success proves cinema in post-pandemic ‘resurgence’: Cameron

The huge success of “Avatar: The Way of Water,” James Cameron’s sequel which is approaching $2 billion at the global box office, proves that “movies are back with a resurgence” after the pandemic, the Canadian director said. “We’ve had a year to see that this resurgence isn’t just a fluke, or just one film,” Cameron told AFP this week in Los ...

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Anushka Sharma goes to Bombay high court over taxes

Actress Anushka Sharma has approached the court against what she believes is an inflated tax notice. The actress has gone to the Bombay High Court challenging two orders passed by the deputy commissioner of Sales Tax on dues for 2012-13 and 2013-14. Judges Nitin Jamdar and Abhay Ahuja today directed the sales tax department to respond to her appeal. They ...

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Demi Lovato poster banned for being offensive to Christians

A poster of Demi Lovato wearing a bondage-style outfit and lying on a crucifix-shaped bed has been banned for causing offence to Christians. *Warning: This article contains language that some readers may find offensive. The title of the singer’s new album clearly alluded to a swear word and, together with the image, linked sexuality to a sacred symbol, the advertising ...

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Narcotics case: SC upholds HC’s stay order or trial proceedings against Pori Moni

The Appellate Division on Monday upheld the High Court order that stayed the trial proceedings against Dhallywood actress Pori Moni in a case filed under the Narcotics Control Act. A three-member bench of the Appellate Division led by Appeal Division Judge Justice Md Nuruzzaman passed the order following the state’s appeal against the HC order. The court also ordered disposing ...

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