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Anne Hathaway regrets problematic ‘limb difference’ portrayal in The Witches

Brew Admin   Tue 10 Nov 2020    

American star Anne Hathaway has vowed to “do better” following the criticism she received for her portrayal of limb difference in fantasy-comedy film The Witches. The actress acknowledged that her fans were pained over the way she tackled her Grand […]

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‘Baby Shark’ topples ‘Despacito’, chomps way to YouTube’s most-watched

Brew Admin   Tue 03 Nov 2020    

The wildly infectious and relentlessly repetitive children’s song “Baby Shark” became the most-watched YouTube video on Monday, with more than seven billion plays. The bane of parents and teachers worldwide, the South Korea-produced song has gone from the realm of […]

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Johnny Depp loses “wife beater” slander suit against UK tabloid

Brew Admin   Mon 02 Nov 2020    

Hollywood star Johnny Depp on Monday lost his libel battle with a British tabloid that labelled him a “wife beater”, after a London High Court judge ruled he had repeatedly assaulted his former partner and put her in fear for […]

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Netflix live-action ‘Assassin’s Creed’ in works, says Ubisoft

Brew Admin   Thu 29 Oct 2020    

Video game titan Ubisoft this week announced a deal with Netflix to create shows based on its hit “Assassin’s Creed” franchise. The first project by the French-based video game group and the leading television streaming service is a series intended […]

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PlayStation roars ‘Black Lives!’ hits start on new BLM theme

Brew Admin   Wed 21 Oct 2020    

Sony heralds in their support for the nation-sweeping Black Lives Matter movement with launch of new PlayStation (PS) theme for gamers. The wildly popular gaming console has released a new static theme on the PS Store called the “Black Lives […]

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Disney+ ups sentiment on racism disclaimer warning, opens dialogue on an ‘inclusive future’

Brew Admin   Tue 20 Oct 2020    

Disney+ has plussed out with the wording of its updated disclaimer, owning up to past errors that racialized its era-bygone characters — and now, subtly adding a new layer to its warnings to all its ‘negative’ content.  The streaming platform has rephrased […]

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Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ sneaks a hushed first place at Box Office

Brew Admin   Mon 19 Oct 2020    

Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” limped to first place at the domestic box office, debuting at $3.7 million. Those ticket sales, among the lowest ever to land at No. 1, came in slightly ahead of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and Robert […]

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Bloody, crime-drama ‘Dexter’ set to return to TV after near-decade

Brew Admin   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

Dexter, one of America’s best known TV serial killers, is on his way back. Cable network Showtime said on Wednesday it had given the go-ahead to a 10-episode revival of “Dexter,” with star Michael C. Hall once again playing blood […]

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Indian TV-rating ‘eyes’ – BARC – screeches to halt amid scandal

Brew Admin   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

Amid the ongoing TRP (Television Rating Point) scandal, Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) board is all set to review its current standards of measuring, and pause the rating of news channels with immediate effect. The exercise would cover all Hindi, […]

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SEGA turns 60, beloved classics up-for-grabs – Golden Axed, ‘Yakuza’ Streets of Rage on list

The Brew News Team   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

Japanese game developer Sega celebrates its 60 years with a release of several ‘freebie’ games on popular game-community base, Steam. “To celebrate, we will mark each of those years with a day of exciting content to give you, our players, […]

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Indian cinemas part their curtains, screens light up after months in the dark

Brew Admin   Thu 15 Oct 2020    

Cinemas in movie-mad India tentatively re-opened on Thursday but with worries about coronavirus and only old films showing, early punters were few and far between. The pandemic has clobbered theatres worldwide but in India, home to the planet’s most prolific […]

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