Movie Reviews

March 16, 2014

A look at some of the cultural events taking place in Cairo & Alexandria this week. (Image: Albawaba edit)
11:46 GMT

This week moves from the Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children to the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, paralleled by many music and arts activities, along with film screenings in Cairo and Alexandria.

Screenshot from "Factory Girl" teaser on youtube.
08:30 GMT

Make way to the theaters this week 'cause the highly anticipated Mohamed Khan feature "Factory Girl" is set for release on Wednesday, March 19.

March 14, 2014

This star has so many places to go and dramas to film! (Image: Mais Hamdan)
12:00 GMT

Back to back to back blockbuster hopefuls have Mais Hamdan in over her head, but the highlight will be will be her "Difference in Timing" role with hottie Tamer Hosny.

March 13, 2014

We hope to soon see these two on screen together.
07:00 GMT

A joint American Egyptian production is bringing two celebs under the same temple roof.

March 12, 2014

The festival kicks off with a bang (Image courtesy of Saudi Gazette/ Syeda Amtul)
12:17 GMT

For three weeks, 11 movies from 12 different Asian countries will be screened at eight venues in Jeddah. It's Asian movie marathon and mania going down in Saudi this month.

"Noah" is making waves all across the Middle East (Image: Film poster from Facebook)
11:51 GMT

With Al Azhar adamantly against the Biblical tale of "Noah" screening in Egyptian cinemas, some film makers are rocking the boat the other way.

The Fast & Furious cast will continue production with the help of UAE-based production company twofour54 intaj. (Image: Facebook)
10:15 GMT

The all-star cast of the Fast & the Furious films are heading back to Abu Dhabi to finish filming their movie scenes next month.

Phosphine has become a YouTube and social media hit within Saudis and the Arab world. (Image: Albawaba edit)
08:46 GMT

Phosphine, a short film that was posted recently on YouTube, is topping over 3.5 million viewers and is quickly gaining popularity through WhatsApp and other social networking media.

March 11, 2014

"Noah" will not be screened in several cinemas across the region (Image: film poster from Facebook)
09:50 GMT

The loosely Biblically-based film "Noah" has made waves in the Middle East and faces being banned in several countries. Bahrain business owners toss in their support for the blockbuster ban.

March 10, 2014

Riham Abdel Ghafour will soon sound like a Syrian! (Image: Facebook)
13:39 GMT

With a new drama "Adam's Apple" in the works, Riham Abdel Ghafour is getting her Syrian study on to speak the dialect for her role as a Syrian nanny.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
11:03 GMT

With other Arab countries already saying "nope" to releasing the controversial Christian film "Noah", a UAE release is still TBD.

March 9, 2014

Jennifer Connelly getting blasted by water on "Noah" (Image courtesy of www.moviehdwallpapers.com)
11:17 GMT

With several Arab countries banning the controversial Christian film, "Noah" is certainly stirring up the waters...waters that Jennifer Connelly did not enjoy being doused by.

The official poster for the highly-anticipated and controversial film "Noah." (Image: Facebook)
10:26 GMT

Darren Aronofsky's upcoming epic film Noah is already banned in a number of Arab countries.

March 5, 2014

The official poster for the controversial film "Nymphomaniac." (Image: Facebook)
13:25 GMT

Turkey's Islamic-rooted government has banned the x-rated film 'Nymphomaniac' because of its sex scenes.

"12 Years A Slave" is playing in a Muscat multiplex, but many are opting not to see it. (Image: Facebook)
12:18 GMT

The multiplex screening films that won an Oscar is not that far away, but Muscat residents won't go the distance to do so.