'It's hard, I’m having nightmares': Greta Gerwig on next film project

Speaking at a Q&A as part of the London Film Festival, Gerwig talked about her next project, though crucially didn’t reveal any details about what that might actually be.

published on : 10th October 2023

'From dolls to humans': The rise of 'Trap Tox' procedures to get the 'Barbie look'

While the treatment has gained popularity among those seeking to achieve a doll-like appearance, it has not been without its fair share of controversy.

published on : 8th October 2023

'Barbie' hits nerve across conservative Gulf nations

Not everyone is comfortable with the celebration of female emancipation in a region where attitudes towards women's empowerment are only slowly changing.

published on : 22nd August 2023

Bringing Barbie to life

Too many attempts to go beyond the plastic mould and hour-glass figure have been made in the past, and Barbie, by the time the eponymous film rolled by, was no longer hot news.

published on : 20th August 2023

Algeria pulls Barbie from cinemas for 'violating morals'

Barbie, which has topped $1.2 billion in worldwide revenues, was released in Algeria on July 19 before cinemas removed it from their schedules on Sunday without explanation.

published on : 16th August 2023

Intent that separates two recent ‘Bombs’

At the same time, I was reminded of how closely I was connected to the idea of an explosion: the destruction and a creation in my own life. 

published on : 13th August 2023

He's 'just Ken' but will the 'Barbie' movie change his popularity?

Ken was first introduced back in 1961, two years after Barbie hit store shelves. But he hasn't had nearly the same impact on the Barbieverse since.

published on : 12th August 2023

Kuwait bans 'Barbie' over 'public ethics' concerns

Gulf Arab states including Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia -- all of which outlaw homosexuality -- routinely censor films that contain LGBTQ references.

published on : 10th August 2023

Lebanon moves to ban 'Barbie' film as anti-LGBTQ sentiment rages

The film 'promotes homosexuality and transsexuality, supports rejecting a father's guardianship, undermines the role of the mother, and questions the necessity of marriage, the Lebanese minister said

published on : 9th August 2023

‘Barbie’ tops USD 1 billion worldwide, breaks another record for female directors

The film, which earlier scored the biggest opening weekend of the year, "has captured the imagination of moviegoers around the world and the results are incredibly impressive." 

published on : 7th August 2023

Bewitched by Barbie in age of fake feminism

The feminist dream of a world where women and men work together to topple unequal social structures and secure equal rights and social justice for all is an improbable fantasy.

published on : 6th August 2023

Comfort in the land of Barbie and Ken

Having watched it, I can see why anti-feminists hate it so much. The film’s overt theme is literally about gender equality.

published on : 5th August 2023

When Barbie met Indo-French haute couture

Barbie was a step towards adulthood, a way for young creative kids to dress like grown-ups, find joy in clothes, hair, accessories and the world of beauty.

published on : 4th August 2023

People filling theatres to see 'Oppenheimer', 'Barbie' victory for cinema: Francis Ford Coppola 

Gerwig's film not only had one of the top openings since the COVID-19 pandemic but "Barbie" also broke the record for the biggest opening for a female director.

published on : 30th July 2023

Music producer Mark Ronson forced to scrap some 'great songs' from 'Barbie'

He also revealed director Gerwig was so impressed by the song 'Pink' by Lizzo, she immediately rang the film's star Margot Robbie to play it to her over the phone.

published on : 30th July 2023

Lily Collins to headline film on Mattel’s doll line 'Polly Pocket'

The upcoming project will star Emily in Paris actor Lily Collins in the lead and will be helmed by Lena Dunham.

published on : 28th July 2023

Mattel posts a surprise profit as Barbie sales fall despite movie hype

The company made $27.2 million, or 8 cents per share, in the quarter ended June 30. That compares with net income of $66.4 million, or 18 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

published on : 27th July 2023

Barbieverse bonanza

Here are a few apparel and accessory choices that we’ve curated to help you find your place as a Barbie girl in a brand-new Barbie World!

published on : 27th July 2023

Elon Musk slams 'Barbie' movie, here's why

Musk was responding to a Barbenheimer meme that compared Twitter to Barbie and his new X name for his social network to Oppenheimer.

published on : 26th July 2023

'Barbie' takes the box office crown and 'Oppenheimer' soars in a historic weekend

It’s the first time that one movie opened to more than $100 million and another movie opened to more than $80 million in the same weekend.

published on : 24th July 2023
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