Movie Reviews

May 8, 2013

Ghada Abdel Raziq showstopper
12:48 GMT

No more rumors, let's get down to business. Scandalous actress Ghada Abdul Riziq assures that nothing is standing in the way of her portraying a challenging character this Ramadan in "Hikayet Hayat".

Tentmakers of Cairo
12:18 GMT

New documentary shines light, and hopefully tourism, once again to a special area of downtown Cairo, which specializes in the type of fabric from which traditional tents are made.

May 7, 2013

Jenny Asper *hopefully* to star in Sabaya 5
08:02 GMT

After a long wait and maternity leave, Jenny Asper is gearing up for new projects, which we hope, hope, hope will include a starring role in Sabaya 5!

May 6, 2013

Islamic art is coming to the world renowned Louvre Museum in Paris.
08:11 GMT

For the first time ever, a major Western museum, the Louvre, has provided a permanent home for an Islamic art collection. The Louvre has provided massive new gallery space to house "one of the richest collections of Islamic art in the world."

Twofour54 studios in Abu Dhabi
07:56 GMT

twofour54 has announced the filming of a new Syrian drama titled Hammam Shami at its Abu Dhabi studios.

May 2, 2013

Can Yusra handle it all?
10:08 GMT

Yusra Al Lawzi is getting jiggy with her career. Not only is she hosting the hit talent show “the X- Factor” with fellow Egyptian star Basil Al Zaro, but she’s also headlining a new film and TV drama both.

Jamal the player
09:32 GMT

Jamal Suleiman plays the womanizer in his latest greatest Ramadan drama "Nuqtat Daef" (Weak Spot), directed by Ahmad Shafiq.

Hani looks us in the eyes and tell us the truth: he's not on Facebook.
07:49 GMT

Be not deceived – Hani Salama is not on Facebook, or Twitter, or pretty much the internet, so don’t believe what you read.

May 1, 2013


Abdel Rahman said that following two nights of the show, it was brought to the attention of Islamist figures that the play was critical of them, "which led them to threaten to stop the show and destroy the theatre."
06:41 GMT

Theatre official says that after threats of violence from Islamists, the authorities have decided to relocate 'Diwan Al-Baqar' (Salon of the Crows).

April 30, 2013

She's "Kinda" excited too!
10:17 GMT

Kinda Alloush returns to the big screen with a leading role in "Excusable".

Feisty Egyptian actress Nadia Al Jundi
09:48 GMT

Excuses, excuses. Nadia Al Jundi makes up a reason to appear backstage to new Egyptian talent in "WWIII".

April 29, 2013

Cyrine Abdelnour's controversial scenes with Khaled Al Nabawi cause another commotion
10:09 GMT

"Al Musafer" (The Traveler) Film Director Ahmad Maher is ready to sue an Egyptian satellite channel for not airing some controversial scenes, which he says is a violation of contract.

Is Ahmed Mekky mad at Donia for her no show at his premier?
09:26 GMT

Has her hubby gotten jealous, or is she really too busy? Donia Samir Ghanem didn’t show at the premier screening of her good friend Egyptian actor Ahmed Mekky's latest film "Samir Abu Al Neel" and nobody knows why for sure.

Adel Imam knows it's worth it to settle for 15 million EGP
08:19 GMT

Who knew that 15 million Egyptian pounds was just chump change?! Egyptian king of comedy actor Adel Imam is used to high paying gigs, but has "settled" for this meager wage because "The Fortune Teller" says it will be a big hit.

April 28, 2013

Who's competing? The 13 contestants or the judges?
09:31 GMT

It's a non-stop battle of Ahlam vs. Alama on the screen of Arab Idol, leaving us wondering whether its contestants or judges competing for the title.