Movie Reviews

January 13, 2014

Beauty and the rich guy.
12:17 GMT

Fabulously wealthy millionaire falls for singer half his age sounds like the making of a torrid love romance to us (especially when played by such a dynamic duo)!

January 12, 2014

The HFPA’s annual Golden Globe Awards has awarded an honorary shield to DIFF. (Image: The Malaysian Times)
09:47 GMT

The Dubai International Film Festival was honored with a prestigious plaque by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The last edition of LFF, staged at Metropolis Cinema-Sofil in August 2012, was enthusiastically attended. (Image: The Daily Star)
08:45 GMT

A Beirut Cinema fundraising event has been cancelled due to the terrible political conditions in Beirut. What a shame!

The soaps the stole the scene in 2013
08:09 GMT

Last year was a pretty lackluster one for the world of Arab soap operas, but one thing that did draw attention were the slew of political soaps.

January 10, 2014

Maysoon Abu Asaad is ready show off her mad skillz once more (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

She wasn't the first choice for the part, but she snagged it! Maysoon Abu Asaad has the role as the second wife of the main character "Abu Issam" played by Abbas Al Nour in "Barb Al Harah".

January 7, 2014

Haifa claimed that she played out her rape seen tastefully. (Image: Facebook)
11:22 GMT

So many people have been looking forward to the release of Haifa Wehbe's new film "Halawet Rouh" (Rouh's Beauty), but it seems like the Egyptian Censorship Committee has other ideas going for them!

"American Hustle" is currently taking the box office by storm (Image: Facebook)
10:03 GMT

Blockbuster hit "American Hustle" is loosely based on ABSCAM from the 1970s that involved FBI operatives dressing up like Arab Shaikhs, but media reviews have ignored how this sting operation impacted the Arab Americans.

December 31, 2013

Assad and his regime are set to be brunt of a film project tentatively entitled "The Jackass". (File Archive/ Getty Images)
12:52 GMT

Leave it to a Saudi to slam Assad. One of the Gulf's film producers prepares to film a story detailing the "crimes of the Assad regime."

Ghada Abdel Razek received a very positive feedback for her role in her latest film "Jarsunirah." (Image: Facebook)
11:58 GMT

Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Razek burst out in tears of joy at the premiere screening of her new movie “Al Jarsoneera.”

Amr Waked for the win! Egyptian actor a Hollywood name now. (Image: Facebook)
06:51 GMT

Alongside Hollywood actors Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, Egyptian actor Amr Waked stars in a sci-fi thriller that's currently in post-production.

December 30, 2013

Villa 69 is one of the hits that made 2013 a good year
08:25 GMT

It may be a surprise to some with all the political upheaval, but 2013 can actually be considered a great year for film making in Egypt.

December 29, 2013

The Citizen marks Sam Kadi’s third American film, and tells a story of xenophobia following the 9/11 attacks in New York. (Image: Facebook)
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The Citizen marks Sam Kadi’s third American film, and tells a story of xenophobia following the 9/11 attacks in New York.

December 28, 2013

A still from the film "Children of God." (Image: Dubaifilmfest.com)
07:00 GMT

Writer Sheyma Buali speaks to filmmakers and learns more about Iraq's burgeoning film scene.

December 26, 2013

4D is a whole new way to watch for the region. (Image courtesyof Shutterstock/ Bevan Goldswain)
07:25 GMT

With rocking chairs, H2O coming from the chair backs, and even smells make for a 4D cinema experience to remember in Dubai.

December 24, 2013

Two different faces, two different looks, one new drama underway.
08:58 GMT

Get a sneak peak into the filming world of the new Syrian drama "Al Qurban" (The Sacrifice), starring Amal Arafeh as an engaged lady in love and Nadine Tahsin Baik as a good, forgiving Syrian woman.