Movie Reviews

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.

Another one bites the X Factor dust
09:16 GMT

Episode 6 left Marwa Ahmad in the X Factor Arabia dust after losing to fellow bottom-dweller contestant Eman Karakebo from Elissa's team.

Preach it, Hani. Preach it.
07:36 GMT

Hani Salama is prepping to film the indoor scenes his new television drama "Al Da'iyah" (The Preacher), scheduled to air this Ramadan. The preacher’s job may be extraordinary, but the show reveals he still has probs in life and love just like everybody else.

April 24, 2013

Yemeni merchants know asking forgiveness is better than permission
15:09 GMT

Turkish movie stars like Almdar are very popular here. Their faces adorn labels in shopping centers and in markets and are pasted on perfume bottles, cosmetics and clothes. But all of this advertising is done without their permission.

Mai's got her groove back
12:31 GMT

Mai Selim got her groove back and is starring in two dramas after taking some time off for baby.

April 23, 2013

Shaikh Hazza Bin Zayed and other guests look at some of the Louvre's permanent pieces during the 'Birth of a Museum' exhibition.
09:37 GMT

The religiously and culturally diverse exhibit is now open to the public until July 20 at Saadiyat Island’s Cultural District.

Ghada does good deeds
09:26 GMT

Egyptian actress Ghada Abdel Raziq may push her cast and crew into working through Ramadan, but she won’t leave them without a feast.

Yousra says "Please, no" to Egyptian politics
08:02 GMT

There’s nothing funny about the current situation in Egypt, but Yousra would rather limit her career to cartoons than step into something political right now.

April 22, 2013

6 Contemporary Arts in Cairo
10:58 GMT

A group painting show at 6 Contemporary Arts in Cairo sparks questions about the relationships between the bustling urban cityscapes and the individuals who inhabit them.

Video gone viral: sometimes the best entertainment is free!
08:11 GMT

Sometimes the best entertainment is free: A woman was caught on camera refusing to quit smoking on a Middle East Airlines (MEA) flight, and the video went viral!

April 21, 2013

Pressure's finally off for TV star Laila Elwi
11:17 GMT

Make up your mind, woman! After going back and forth, Laila Elwi finally pulled the plug on pushing for “Usfoor Al Janah” (Heavenly Bird) to be included this year's Ramadan drama marathon.

April 18, 2013

Yahia Al Fakharani something new to smile about
10:20 GMT

Sudanese say yahoo for Yahia! The old-timer Egyptian actor gets honored by the embassy in Cairo for his role in “Al khawaja Abdul Qader”.

Yousif Al Khal and Nicole Saba lovin' life with a baby on the way
09:34 GMT

She's a glamorous actress married to 'the most beautiful man in the world', and now her dream has finally come true to become a mother. Can life get any better for Nicole Saba?

Hotel Modern ignites emotions of 'The Great War' as a part of D-CAF
08:08 GMT

Dutch group Hotel Modern ignites emotions of 'The Great War' through a live performance using miniature objects, landscapes, sound installations and powerful storytelling as a part of D-CAF.

It is hoped that the scheme will uncover more talents such as Emirati filmmaker Nayla Al Khaja.
06:25 GMT

A million-dirham fund has been set up to help young Emirati directors.