Movie Reviews

October 21, 2013

A scene from the short documentary "Feeding Five Hundred", which will compete in the Emirates Film Competition at this year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival. (Image courtesy of twofour54)
07:15 GMT

"The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is not only about bringing the best of international cinema to the U.A.E., it s about showing the world the best of Emirati cinema," said Ali Al Jabri, Director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival taking place October 24th through November 2nd.

"Constructive and inspiring meeting with His Royal Highness Prince Mamdouh Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud" (Image: Twitter)
06:57 GMT

Known for his participation in the production of an anti-Islam film, Dutch politician Arnoud Van Doorn has converted to Islam and performed the Hajj with 27k Twitter followers in virtual tow.

October 20, 2013

Oldies, but goodies, these are a few of the cray crays at AGT this week. (Image: Facebook)
10:00 GMT

The good, the bad, and the totes cray cray have now officially been weeded through, leaving only the most interesting and we assume talented hopefuls remain in the Arabs Got Talent ring.

Bushra's ready to bring on the drama
08:31 GMT

It’s been many a Ramadan since we’ve last seen her on the small screen, but Bushra is back in business with a drama that’s ready to compete in next year’s holy month marathon. Will ‘Dalida’ take the cake?

October 17, 2013

A scene from the Chinese blockbuster Switch. (Image: Dubai Film and TV Commission)
16:12 GMT

Chinese blockbuster "Switch" is out in cinemas now. Inside are the 5 things you need to know about it.

October 14, 2013

Lebanese actress Nour is not to happy about her show's uncertainty (Image: Facebook)
12:31 GMT

Lebanese actress Nour was all set to take the small screen by storm with her new TV drama “Saraya Abdeen” until a lawsuit filed against the show's writer for allegedly stealing the theme left its future uncertain.

October 13, 2013

Mervat Amin moves into another leading lady position (Image: Facebook)
11:01 GMT

Egyptian actress Mervat Amin is gonna get her Eid on, and then her filming on for the new TV drama "Asr Al Hareem" (Era of Women).

All's a go for Danny Boyle's newest project to begin soon in Dubai (Image: Facebook)
07:21 GMT

The director known for blockbuster hits 'Slumdog Millionaire' and '28 Days Later' will take his cinematic genius to a project in Dubai about the 2007 Dubai diamond heist.

October 10, 2013

Haifa Wehbe will be starring in a new Egyptian film next year. (Image: Facebook)
09:59 GMT

If you love Haifa Wehbe the 'actress,' then you'll love reading this story!

Karim El-Shenawy created a short film that captures the subtle struggles of minorities in Egypt. (Image: Facebook)
07:56 GMT

There's nothing "Odd" about filmmaker Karim El-Shenawy's film... except for its title!

October 9, 2013

'Crossing' film poster (Image: Facebook(
12:12 GMT

The 7-minute long short film 'Crossing' has been nominated for entry into the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

Oscar-nominated director Jim Sheridan joins the DIFF jury. (Image: Facebook)
07:26 GMT

The Dubai International Film Festival has just added one of the most prolific filmmakers to its jury.

October 8, 2013

Ahmed Helmy captured on camera with "Excusable" director Amro Salama on location (Image: Facebook)
09:41 GMT

Leave it to a comedian to lighten things up. Ahmed Helmy recently made a surprise visit to the set of “La “La Mu’akhadah” (Excusable), directed by Amro Salama, who posted pics of the celeb visit.

Two movie posters for some the Arabian additions to this year's DIFF
09:20 GMT

The recently announced Arabian Nights segment of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has a unique programme that "looks and feels very different from past editions."

Still from 'Aita', one of the films Genini presented in Berlin. (Image: Facebook)
08:11 GMT

Long time filmmaker Izza Genini hit up the Doc.Arts Festival in Berlin to give Europeans a taste of Moroccan musical traditions by presenting three of her 1980s documentaries.