Entertainment News Roundup: Netflix Launches New Game Titles; “Dream Come True” for Pakistan’s Cannes Premiere Screening & More

Below is a summary of the entertainment news briefs.

Punk on the red carpet at the premiere of Danny Boyle’s miniseries Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols grabbed attention in London 45 years after first rocking Britain, as members Steve Jones and Paul Cook joined director Danny Boyle on the red carpet for the premiere of a drama retracing the rise and fall of the punk band. The cast of up-and-coming young actors who play the band in the ‘Pistol’ miniseries also posed for photos at the chic event in the capital’s Leicester Square on Monday.

Netflix launches new game titles

Netflix Inc announced the launch of three mobile games on Tuesday, with a fourth title coming later this month, as the streaming service best known for movies and TV shows deepens its investment in interactive entertainment. Canadian developer East Side Games has re-released its Facebook game Dragon Up as a Netflix mobile title, as has Spanish developer 11 Bit Studios with its role-playing adventure game, Moonlighter. German developer HandyGames has remastered its strategy game, Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt, for mobile Netflix.

Netflix goes to ‘Tollywood’ and beyond for long-sought Indian growth

In southern India, devoted fans worship film and TV stars as gods, erecting huge statues of actors bathed in milk as part of rituals to pray for a film’s success.

This is the market that Netflix Inc, a streaming latecomer in India, is now eager to tap into. It has a range of Indian movies in various regions to showcase, but for TV series – essential for retaining viewers to its platform – it has only a few hit shows in Hindi and no TV shows in regional languages. .

Alicia Vikander Tackles Fame and Fears in ‘Irma Vep’ TV Series Remake

Oscar winner Alicia Vikander said her last starring role allowed her to tap into her own experiences as an actress. The Swedish actress holds the title role in “Irma Vep”, an HBO mini-series remake of the cult film of the same name by Olivier Assayas released in 1996.

“Dream come true” for the first Cannes screening of Pakistan

The first screening of Pakistan’s first Cannes Film Festival entry felt like “a dream come true”, said one of its stars Sarwat Gilani after the film – which seeks to break gender stereotypes in his country – received a prolonged standing ovation. “It felt like the hard work of people, the struggles that we face as artists in Pakistan, were all worth it,” Gilani told Reuters on Tuesday.

Cronenberg Tells Cannes Film Festival That Possible US Abortion Ban Is ‘Foolish’

The potential reversal in the United States of a decision that established a national right to abortion is “completely insane”, Canadian director David Cronenberg says during the Cannes presentation of his latest film, which explores its eternal themes. of the human body and control. “I wrote it (the script for the film) 20 years ago, but…even then, you could kind of feel it happening, this kind of oppressive ownership of (body) and control,” he said. he said at a press conference. .

‘Stranger Things’ Returns With More Supernatural Horrors

Netflix’s hit sci-fi drama “Stranger Things” returns this week with the first part of its highly anticipated season four promising more supernatural horrors besetting the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Set six months after season three ended with the gruesome battle at Starcourt Mall, season four sees the young protagonist friends separated after Eleven, played by Millie Bobbi Brown, moves to California with Joyce (Winona Ryder ) and his two sons, Will and Jonathan.

Key moments from Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s libel trial

Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are suing for defamation, each claiming they were abused before and during their roughly two-year marriage. Heard’s team closed the defense case on Tuesday. Oral arguments are scheduled for Friday. Below are the key moments from the trial so far:

Korean Park Chan-wook leaves violence behind in new ‘adult film’

Acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, best known for his brutal Vengeance trilogy, is breaking new ground with his latest Cannes competition entry, “Decision to Leave.” The romantic thriller about a detective and a murder suspect who fall for each other features, contrary to some expectations, little violence or nudity.

Aerosmith cancels summer shows in Vegas after singer Tyler enters rehab

Rock band Aerosmith has canceled the first two months of shows scheduled for its Las Vegas residency after singer Steven Tyler suffered a relapse in sobriety and entered treatment, the band announced Tuesday. The group known for hits such as “Dream On” and “Walk This Way” plans to take the stage at the Park MGM hotel starting in September, according to a statement posted on Twitter.

(With agency contributions.)

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