Movie Reviews

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.

July 22, 2013

Rania Youssef is more than worn out!
09:33 GMT

It may not be funny but it’s certainly ironic that Rania Youssef is suffering complete exhaustion after commuting to film sets all around Egypt that include the words ‘Flames’ and ‘Heat Wave’ in the titles.

July 21, 2013

Ghada Abdel Raziq's none too happy about the changes made to her show.
11:12 GMT

The Holy month can’t handle all the provocative parts in the TV drama ‘Hekayat Hayat’, starring Ghada Abdel Raziq, so some channels are making some cuts.

July 16, 2013

Coming soon: Fast & Furious 7. (Image: Facebook)
15:03 GMT

'Fast & Furious' fans, get ready 'cause the seventh film's movie auditions are coming to Dubai!

Qamar wonders if she'll have better success on stage than on the screen this year.
11:45 GMT

After two major let downs in film and television, Lebanese actress Qamar takes her talent to the stage in the new Egyptian play "Inheritance".

Brett Weer stars in 'My American Neighbor' alongside Natheer Khawaldeh and Fares Hadadeen (Image: Facebook)
09:48 GMT

Our in-house American writer and comedian, Brett Weer, has a blast living life here with Arabs and has used his personal cultural mishaps and jokes as inspiration for his starring role in a new comedy series 'My American Neighbor' on Ro'ya TV through Ramadan.

July 15, 2013

TV presenter Wafa Kilani explains why the new show won't be in the Ramadan lineup. (Image: Facebook)
11:28 GMT

No need to open a can of worms that's already been emptied. The new show "Qasr Al Kalam" (Palace of Discussion) was sadly canceled from the Ramadan lineup because the results of the revolution made it obsolete.

Ramadan dramas that have made the cut
09:58 GMT

Here's a rundown of some of this year's most outrageous Ramadan TV dramas.