‘Cats’ and ‘Downton Abbey’: Universal Studios presents upcoming films

The films were announced at the CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Monday, April 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP)
Updated 04 April 2019

‘Cats’ and ‘Downton Abbey’: Universal Studios presents upcoming films

  • Among the most anticipated releases is “Downton Abbey,” the big screen sequel to the adventures of an aristocratic family
  • “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,” was also announced at the event

LAS VEGAS: Big screen versions of the celebrated musical “Cats” and TV series “Downton Abbey” and another entry in the “Fast and Furious” franchise: Universal Studios on Wednesday presented its forthcoming releases at CinemaCon in Los Vegas.
Explosions, epic brawls and of course lots and lots of cars: “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw,” with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, is faithful to the many movies that preceded it in the franchise.
But in the latest edition, Johnson also pays tribute to his Samoan origins, performing a ritual Siva Tau dance on screen.
“I’m so proud to show my culture as well,” he said.
The villain of the film is Idris Elba, who will also feature in “Cats.” In addition to the British star, the musical’s cast includes Oscar winners Judi Dench and Jennifer Hudson, as well as singer Taylor Swift.
Another Oscar winner, Octavia Spencer, makes her horror debut with “Ma,” which shows “how the effects of childhood bullying last for a long time and how long revenge can wait,” she said.
Among the most anticipated releases is “Downton Abbey,” the big screen sequel to the adventures of the aristocratic Crawley family, which kept many viewers spellbound for six seasons.
This time around, the family is awaiting a visit from the king and queen of England.


Emirates Post marks 150 years since Mahatma Ghandi’s birth

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Emirates Post marks 150 years since Mahatma Ghandi’s birth

  • The commemorative stamp marks 150 years since the brith of Mahatma Ghandi
  • Ghandi played a crucial role in the development of India and led the country to independence

DUBAI: Emirates Post, the official postal operator in the UAE, has created a commemorative stamp to mark 150 years since the brith of Mahatma Ghandi.

Known as the ‘Father of India,’ Ghandi played a crucial role in the development of India and led the country to independence through non-violent protest. 

“The stamp serves as a reminder of his significant contribution to human development, and his teachings of tolerance and respect is one of universal relevance,” said Emirates Post CEO, Abdulla M. Alashram. 

Commemorative stamps and First Day Covers will be available at Emirates Post branches.