Movie Reviews

August 8, 2013

Screenshots from some of the movies to come to theaters this Eid El Fitr. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Egyptian producers fear debuting films set for Eid El-Fitr, fearing a low turnout in the middle of the current political impasse the country is facing.

August 6, 2013

Eric Bana, Olivia Munn, and Édgar Ramírez are Abu Dhabi bound as they star in 'Beware the Night'
12:55 GMT

Abu Dhabi has been selected as the shooting locale for the opening scenes of the Hollywood film 'Beware the Night'!

Hareem El Sultan, one of the fave Turkish soaps that's being boycotted by Egyptian artists.
09:56 GMT

Considering the support the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood-dominated government has shown for Morsi, calls for a boycott have been raised by a number of production companies and the Egyptian Cinema Syndicate.

August 5, 2013

"Bent Esmaha Zaat" is one fun way to watch history come to life.
09:28 GMT

Check out this interview with Ramadan TV series "Bent Esmaha Zaat" Director whose current show, based on a novel, sheds light on what's changed in Egypt over the last 60+ years.

August 4, 2013

Sarajevo Film Festival paparazzi (Image: Sarajevo Film Festival Website)
05:00 GMT

A moment every filmmaker would love to snatch will be there for the taking for artists from five Middle Eastern countries the 16-24 August. The Bosnian capital never sounded so exciting.

August 1, 2013

Nelly Karim can't believe they think she's insulting.
09:15 GMT

Everybody is so touchy these days, it seems, with fans taking offense to every move the stars make. Nelly Karim claims she didn’t do anything wrong in her new TV drama “That”, despite the accusations.

Saba Mubarak and Muna Zaki are serious about their acting, whether their role is big or small!
08:44 GMT

Success for Saba isn’t measured by the span of her role, so why are people criticizing her small part in “Asia”, starring Muna Zaki?

July 31, 2013

Abd El Sattar Fathy, the head of censorship on artistic work. Photo credit: (Ahram gate)
12:46 GMT

If it's labeled "Adult Only", then Egypt's censorship board probably wouldn't be want it included in a Ramadan drama marathon. This year, the board is none too pleased with how many shows slipped through the censorship cracks.

Abeer Sabri thinks it's crazy for peeps to deem her dance scenes inapprope!
11:50 GMT

Abeer Sabri is starring in three TV dramas right now, including "Good Mood", but the dancing scenes in “Al Walida Basha” (Mother is a Pasha) are bringing her off-screen drama too!

Venice Film Festival 2013 official poster (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

Two of MENA's top directors have made their way into the 70th Venice Film Festival.

July 29, 2013

Satellites will soon be receiving a little somethin' just for the ladies (Image: shutterstock/kangshutters)
08:05 GMT

A new Saudi satellite channel has been launched specifically for those with the XX chromosome. No Y's allowed!

Hani Salama is just one of the stars headlining this Ramadan's Egyptian soap lineup.
06:21 GMT

Times they are a changing, and the Egyptian lineup of shows is a great indicator of just that!

July 25, 2013

Actors Colin Firth and Emily Blunt attend the premiere of Arthur Newman' on April 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
08:07 GMT

In a story about reinventing oneself, Emily Blunt shares why she took the role alongside Colin Firth for the flick that opens in the UAE today!

July 24, 2013

Nabeel Al-Anssy from TV show Hami Hamak
08:09 GMT

It's that time of year, when peeps in Ramadan turn Nocturnal and tune into their fave new TV shows. Here's a list of the top 5 series that are worth keepin' those lids propped open 'til the early morn.

July 23, 2013

Screenshot from Omar's film (Image: Mosaic Rooms site)
06:34 GMT

Make way for Egyptian film, baby. Omar Robert Hamilton's award-winning 'Though I Know the River is Dry' and 5 Mosireen documentaries will be at Mosaic Rooms in London this Thursday.