Movie Reviews

January 26, 2014

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!

"Hareem Al Sultan", one of many popular Turkish soap operas that are taking over.
07:00 GMT

After receiving raging success across the Middle East, Turkish soap operas are finding fame and fortune beyond the region in places like China, Russia, and more.

January 25, 2014

Arms crossed, game face on, and Karim Abdel Aziz is determined to get the filming finished at last for "Blue Elephant". (Image: Facebook)
09:00 GMT

All that crazy snow and bad weather kept Karim Abdel Aziz from finishing his current film "The Blue Elephant" in time for its scheduled release during the winter vacation, but there's only one scene left now to do before producers can call it a wrap.

January 24, 2014

Globe trotting Basem Yakhour is heading back to his roots for an upcoming drama. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Well, hello hometown! Syrian star Basem Yakhour is making his way back to his country's capital city to take part in the new drama "Al Dumari".

January 23, 2014

Amr Salama's "Excuse My French" is one of two controversial films in theatres now.
08:35 GMT

"Excuse My French" and "Family Secrets" opened in theatres across Egypt this week, chartering taboo territories of subjects like religious discrimination and homosexuality. Oops, we said it!

"A Human Being's" director Islam Bilal. (Image: Egypt Independent)
05:00 GMT

The brilliant film "A Human Being" won the top prize at the Arab Mobile Film Festival in Amsterdam.

January 22, 2014

Yahia Al Fakharani plays a man betrayed by his daughters in his upcoming film "Surprise". (Image courtesy of
13:02 GMT

Fans will get to feast their eyes on the drama encircling Yahia Al Fakharani's character in the drama "Surprise" every day of Ramadan this year.

January 21, 2014

Ola Ghanem, the bad a** doctor fighting corruption in her character's company. (Image: Facebook)
09:35 GMT

Egyptian starlet Ola Ghanem has laid her yes on the table to star in the new film ""Romeo Al Sayidah" (The Lady's Romeo) as a corruption-unveiling doctor.

January 20, 2014

Mohammad Hunaidi says don't worry, my drama isn't the same as Hind Sabri's, even though its title sounds like it!
12:51 GMT

Playing a newlywed with Ghada Adel in “Ayzeen Nitjawaz” (We Want to Get Married), Mohammad Hunaidi's newest project is not a total replica of Hind Sabri's “Ayez Atjawaz” (I Want to Get Married) a few year's back, despite the similarity of their titles.

The film follows three revolutionaries, Ahmed Hassan, Magdy Ashour and Khalid Abdalla. (Image: Naharnet)
09:59 GMT

"The Square" is a film about the Egyptian Revolution and what the Egyptian people have been doing since 2011. This is a review of the 2013 production.

January 19, 2014

"Just a Toy" is one of the 35 films to be screened at the unifying festival in Bahrain. (Image courtesy of
10:07 GMT

The National Unity Film Festival in Bahrain "will help the public know about the rare era in the history of Arab cinema" as they screen 35 of the country's films.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" makes one wonder if good really does ever triumph evil. (Image: Facebook)
09:52 GMT

UAE peeps still get fraudulent cold calls like those on "The Wolf of Wall Street", but this film does little to empathize with the unfortunate folks whose life savings were dissipated. Of course, if you've watched the film in a cinema over here, the plot is rendered incomprehensible anyway!

"The Square" is one of three Arab films in the Oscar race. (Image: Facebook)
08:22 GMT

Palestinian thriller "Omar", Egyptian documentary "The Square", and Yemeni short "Karama Has No Walls" have made their way into the same league of Oscar hopefuls American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street.