‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ theme park announces opening date

‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ theme park announces opening date

(Relaxnews) – Universal Studios Hollywood has announced that the “immersive experience” will open on April 7, 2016. Universal Studios Hollywood announced the opening date of the Harry Potter-inspired park, featuring the wizarding school Hogwarts, the magical village of Hogsmead, a Hippogriff rollercoaster and more. The park, located at the Entertainment Capital of L.A, contains eight retail […]

09.12.2015 · Filled under: Art, Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Film ·
Disney gives sneak peek for planned China theme park

Disney gives sneak peek for planned China theme park

(Shanghai-AFP) – US entertainment giant Disney on Wednesday unveiled details of its planned theme park in Shanghai, promising Chinese features and new attractions not found in its five other resorts. The Walt Disney Co. and Chinese Partner Shanghai Shendi Group broke ground on the $5.5 billion park in April 2011. The opening was originally planned […]

15.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment ·
‘Gone with the Wind’ dress up for auction

‘Gone with the Wind’ dress up for auction

(Washington-AFP) – A dress that Vivien Leigh wore in her Oscar-winning role as Scarlett O’Hara in the cinema classic “Gone with the Wind” is coming up for auction next month. Heritage Auction said Thursday the blue-gray ribbed cotton dress with black details could fetch more than $100,000 when it goes on the block April 18. […]

30.03.2015 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Mystery cloaks Disney’s future Magic Kingdom in China

Mystery cloaks Disney’s future Magic Kingdom in China

(Shanghai-AFP) – The towers of Disney’s planned Magic Kingdom in Shanghai are wreathed in scaffolding and mystery after the US entertainment giant pushed back the opening of its first mainland China theme park to 2016. On a tightly-guarded, 3.9-square-kilometre site east of China’s commercial hub, a grey turret of the unfinished “Enchanted Storybook Castle” rises […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
‘Fast & Furious 7′ becomes ‘Furious 7′ for April release

‘Fast & Furious 7′ becomes ‘Furious 7′ for April release

(Relaxnews) – The Vin Diesel and Paul Walker movie has a new title — “Furious 7″ — and the prospect of a new trailer arriving on November 1. It’ll be the first entry to the 13-year-old franchise to drop “Fast” from its title, though 2013′s “Fast & Furious 6″ was at one point thought to […]

27.10.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online, Videos ·
Singapore reports record 15.5 million visitors in 2013

Singapore reports record 15.5 million visitors in 2013

(SINGAPORE-AFP) – Singapore welcomed a record 15.5 million visitors last year, up 7.2 percent from 2012, tourism authorities said Monday. Tourism revenues also hit a new high of Sg$23.5 billion ($18.7 billion), an increase of 1.6 percent over 2012, the Singapore Tourism Board said, citing preliminary estimates. Lacking the white-sand beaches and other natural wonders […]

18.02.2014 · Filled under: Destinations ·
New to Harry Potter theme park: Hogwarts Express train and Diagon Alley

New to Harry Potter theme park: Hogwarts Express train and Diagon Alley

(Relaxnews) – Visitors to Universal Orlando this summer will be able to retrace the steps of Harry Potter as he crosses over from the Muggle world to the wizarding world, at a new theme park that will include a Hogwarts Express train, Diagon Alley and a recreation of London landmarks — to real-life scale. The […]

25.01.2014 · Filled under: Books, Destinations, Entertainment, Food & Dining ·
‘Fast and Furious 7′ release announced for spring 2015

‘Fast and Furious 7′ release announced for spring 2015

(Relaxnews) – Initially slated to premiere in July 2014, the film was put on hold following the sudden death of one of its stars, Paul Walker, in late November. Now, Vin Diesel himself has announced the new release date for “Fast and Furious 7″ on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/VinDiesel). The star indicated a US release […]

23.12.2013 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Online ·
Where to get your fear on for Halloween

Where to get your fear on for Halloween

(Relaxnews) – From a nightmarish fear factory that supposedly preys on people’s deepest, darkest fears, to a lesser nefarious event dubbed the largest public Halloween festival in the US, here are a few ways revelers who love a spine-tingling thrill can celebrate the scariest holiday of the year. They’re deliciously wicked, frightful but also festive. […]

18.10.2013 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Halloween, Offbeat, Online ·
Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

Bourne films: no return on the horizon for Matt Damon

(Relaxnews) – A rumor announcing Jason Bourne’s return to cinemas had just enough time to gather momentum on the Internet through the night before it was denied by Universal Studios. According to Twitchfilm.com, Matt Damon had put his hesitations aside and begun negotiating his return to the character of Jason Bourne, the amnesiac hit-man first […]

28.08.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ sequel set for 2015

‘Snow White & the Huntsman’ sequel set for 2015

(Relaxnews) – During the CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Universal studios announced that the second chapter of “Snow White & the Huntsman,” a somber adaptation of the Grimm tale, will be released in two years. The next installment of “Snow White & the Huntsman” will be released in two years. Before then, the screenplay must be finalized and a […]

18.04.2013 · Filled under: Film, Hollywood Stars ·
’50 Shades of Grey’ movie set for 2014

’50 Shades of Grey’ movie set for 2014

(Relaxnews) – Adam Fogelson, the president of Universal Studios, has told the Hollywood Reporter that the Hollywood adaptation of EL James’s racy trilogy could hit screens in summer 2014. When he was asked about how the adaptation was coming along, Fogelson explained that this important project had to be developed cautiously and made the studio’s […]

21.02.2013 · Filled under: Books, Film ·
Johnny Depp to star as gangster in ‘Black Mass’

Johnny Depp to star as gangster in ‘Black Mass’

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – US star Johnny Depp will play notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger in the film “Black Mass”, to be directed by Barry Levinson, the producers announced Saturday. The film recounts the fate of the godfather of Boston’s underworld who became an FBI informant to get rid of a gangster rival but was eventually […]

04.02.2013 · Filled under: Hollywood Stars ·
Halloween haunts theme parks around the world

Halloween haunts theme parks around the world

(Relaxnews) – Halloween season has arrived at theme parks — zombies, vampires and the walking dead are showing up at parks all around the world. Here is a selection of Halloween activities for children but also adults wanting a scare. Halloween Horror Nights by Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, has topped the lists of best Halloween […]

06.10.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Halloween ·
Len Wiseman to shoot remake of ‘The Mummy’

Len Wiseman to shoot remake of ‘The Mummy’

(Relaxnews) – Universal went for Len Wiseman, the director of the Total Recall remake, to bring The Mummy back into theaters, according to Deadline.com. The founder of the Underworld saga, which focuses on the age-old battle between vampires and werewolves, is set to shoot another remake of The Mummy. Jon Spaits, who was involved in the scriptwriting for Prometheus, is working on the script […]

26.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
Universal announces sequels for ‘Bourne’ saga and ‘Ted’

Universal announces sequels for ‘Bourne’ saga and ‘Ted’

NBC Universal’s CEO announced his intention to bank on the studio’s latest hits, The Bourne Legacy and Ted, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In a recent talk at a conference in Los Angeles, CEO Steve Burke announced plans for the future of Universal Studios. Burke hopes to add other film franchises to Fast and Furious, which is getting a sixth […]

17.09.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·