Movie Reviews

March 11, 2014

"Noah" will not be screened in several cinemas across the region (Image: film poster from Facebook)
09:50 GMT

The loosely Biblically-based film "Noah" has made waves in the Middle East and faces being banned in several countries. Bahrain business owners toss in their support for the blockbuster ban.

March 10, 2014

Riham Abdel Ghafour will soon sound like a Syrian! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
11:03 GMT

With other Arab countries already saying "nope" to releasing the controversial Christian film "Noah", a UAE release is still TBD.

March 9, 2014

Jennifer Connelly getting blasted by water on "Noah" (Image courtesy of www.moviehdwallpapers.com)
11:17 GMT

With several Arab countries banning the controversial Christian film, "Noah" is certainly stirring up the waters...waters that Jennifer Connelly did not enjoy being doused by.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
10:26 GMT

Darren Aronofsky's upcoming epic film Noah is already banned in a number of Arab countries.

March 5, 2014

The official poster for the controversial film "Nymphomaniac." (Image: Facebook)
13:25 GMT

Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned the x-rated film 'Nymphomaniac' because of its sex scenes.

"12 Years A Slave" is playing in a Muscat multiplex, but many are opting not to see it. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

The multiplex screening films that won an Oscar is not that far away, but Muscat residents won't go the distance to do so.

Your Face Sounds Familiar has been a worldwide hit, and now we get our own version! (Image: Facebook)
10:52 GMT

Thank you MBC for bringing us yet another regional version of a worldwide hit talent show.

March 3, 2014

These bad girls have a 40 day filming sentence behind bars!
14:31 GMT

Lights, camera, close the slammer! A very naughty trio are doing some jail time in Cairo in a stage built by the production company "Al Adel Group".

Donia Samir Ghanem will be appearing with Ahmad Sakky again in round four of "The Strong One".
13:02 GMT

Having a bun in the oven, won't stop Donia Samir Ghanem from claiming her spot on the silver screen this Ramadan, especially not when her sister Amy is already in the holy month lineup.

Ghada is working alongside her husband and Hunaidi in the upcoming film "It’s Been a Pleasure." (Image: Facebook)
08:29 GMT

We haven't seen her in a new film for a while now, but Ghada Adel is back into the movie scene with Egyptian comedian actor Mohammad Hunaidi.

March 2, 2014

Palestinian film "Omar" and Egyptian "The Square" are amongst the movies competing for an Oscar tonight. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:52 GMT

In tonight's Oscars, three wonderful Arab films will be competing for the famous golden statue. Who will win?

March 1, 2014

Samer Al Masri is making quite the name for himself.
07:00 GMT

He's turned roles in major productions past, but now he's on his way to international stardom in the upcoming film "A to B".

February 26, 2014

Saleh's film "Game" has received huge international attention. (Image: Facebook)
10:01 GMT

A Bahraini man is making the Arab world proud by being the first filmmaker to take part in New York’s “Manhattan International Film Festival” (MIFF).

It would be interesting to see Mervat playing a role against Hamada. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:24 GMT

Has Egyptian actress Mervat Amin finally found a film that's good enough to mark her comeback? We'll ask Hamada Helal about that!