Movie Reviews

February 2, 2014

Jamal Suliman is under fire for stoking the Egyptian political fires. (Image: Facebook)
20:42 GMT

Jamal Suliman's starring role is getting some heat for being so politically motivated.

"Mirror", "Mirror" poster on the wall. (Image: Facebook)
10:04 GMT

May Salim has nearly got her upcoming film "The Mirror" in the bag. She's 80 percent done filming her scenes for the story about a a young girl that suffers domestic difficulties that draw her to adorn the veil.

Katrina is learning Arabic for her upcoming role in "Phantom." (Image: Facebook)
08:06 GMT

Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif is taking on a new challenge; learning Arabic, all in the name of her new movie, of course!

"Excuse My French" is one of the January highlights of Egypt's culture scene.
05:00 GMT

An Oscars nomination, a though provoking film on a taboo topic, and a museum opening make the list of exciting cultural events that went down in January this year.

January 31, 2014

Orwa Nyrabia, producer of the Syrian/German film "Return to Homs," accepts the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Documentary for the film during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Park City, Utah. (Image: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
06:00 GMT

The director of Syrian documentary "Return to Homs" scoops a top prize at the Sundance film festival.

January 29, 2014

"Family Secrets" brings the drama but lacks in quality (Image: Facebook)
12:14 GMT

Yes, it does touch on the unique, sensitive subject of homosexuality through the eyes of an adolescent, we'll give it that, but "Family Secrets" still doesn't make the mark when it comes to a plot that makes sense or believable acting.

Farsh w Ghata (Rags and Tatters) follows a fugitive who escapes during the prison breaks that took place at the onset of the 2011 uprising. (Image: Albawaba edit)
05:00 GMT

Among the 30 African films screened within the 43rd edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam are Ahmad Abdalla's Rags and Tatters and Hind Meddeb's Electro Chaabi.

January 28, 2014

Jamal Suliman as Gamal Abdel Nasser in Egyptian documentary drama series Sadik Al-Omr (Courtesy
09:37 GMT

Is Egypt getting a dose of déjà vu with its current political climate? That's certainly the suggestion of the show "Sadik Al-Omr" (Lifelong Friend) scheduled to air on Arabic television in July.

Peeta Planet travelers try out standup comedy in Mumbai (Image: Facebook)
09:17 GMT

With an international itinerary that makes globetrotters salivate, the Dubai-based travel TV show hosts are starting their jet setting journey in Mumbai this week.

January 27, 2014

Ha ha: Saad won't be starring in Dina's new movie this time around! (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:08 GMT

Bellydancer Dina has a new movie coming out, but has she chosen her bestie Saad El Soghayar to star in it?

Well done, Mr. Salama. "Excuse My French" seems to have done it well.
07:00 GMT

Stepping into uncharted cinematic territory of religious discrimination within the country of Egypt, acclaimed director Amr Salama surprisingly stays sensitive to the troubles and triumphs of a young Coptic boy in a public school.

January 26, 2014

Hind Sabri plays a beautiful coptic bride in her "La Mu'akhatha" (Excuse My French) cameo appearance. (Image courtesy of
09:36 GMT

As if we needed another excuse to go see the controversial film "La Mu'akhatha" (Excuse My French), knowing that Hind Sabri plays a Coptic bride in one scene makes us even more pumped to watch the show revealing the extent of religious discrimination in Egypt.

Suad Abdullah takes on another unique challenge in "Thuraya". (Image: Facebook)
09:10 GMT

After describing her other Ramadan 2014 show "Al Wajiha" as a game changer for her career because of the uniqueness of her character, the project she's currently filming, "Thuraya", is also said to be different than any other she's tackled in the past.

Haifa was accused of being overly sexual in her latest film "Rouh's Beauty." (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:01 GMT

Haifa Wehbe's latest movie "Rouh's Beauty" has finally been allowed to hit the silver screen.

Fares Karam snapping a quick one with show host Asala Nasri. (Image: Facebook)
08:50 GMT

All the guests bust a move to the tunes of Fares Karam on an upcoming episode of Asala Nasri's show "Soula". Watch it, and you might be shaking your groove thing too!