Movie Reviews

May 21, 2013

Shades on, grin beaming, and the con artist is ready to rip us off
07:35 GMT

Egyptian king of comedy actor Adel Imam has only one Ramadan TV gig but will play a multitude of characters in his role as a master con artist in “Al Araf” (The Fortune Teller).

In Search of Oil and Sand (Photo from
06:00 GMT

This fascinating documentary showing the lives of some members of Egyptian Royalty before the 1952 coup d’état is set for a film festival with hopes of making it to the small screen.

‘Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear’ is now on display in Cairo
05:08 GMT

Ever look in the side mirror of your car and sense that the car behind you is actually closer than indicated by the reflection? Cairo's Contemporary Image Collective is collaborating with London's Tate Modern to explore why that is through video art.

May 16, 2013

Sharif has somethin' to smile about.
10:12 GMT

Looks like congratulations are in order for good ol’ Egyptian actor, Sharif Munir, on the birth of his newest granddaughter, Lara.

May 15, 2013

Hanan Abdalla - "In the Shadow of a Man"
13:37 GMT

“Better the shadow of a man,” an Egyptian proverb suggests, “than the shadow of a wall.”

May 14, 2013

Greenbox Museum in the Gulf
12:25 GMT

What's so special about Saudi's small Greenbox Museum that has received more Facebook likes than any other museum in the world?

May 13, 2013

Harlem Globetrotters hit up Egypt
08:42 GMT

International exhibition basketball team blended comedy and sports to bring fun family entertainment to Cairo.

May 12, 2013

Eman gets the boot
11:04 GMT

Contestants got groovy with 70's movie soundtrack songs and a guest star appearance by legendary Majed Al Mohandes.

Ahlam lets Alama have it on Arab Idol
10:48 GMT

Things have heated up to an all time high between judges Ragheb Alama and Ahlam on Arab idol with still no hope for resolution after this weekend's intense episode of the MBC talent show.

He's baaack! Wael Kfouri returns to the X Factor after all
09:48 GMT

We knew it, we just knew it. Wael Kfouri is not leaving fans high and dry mid-season of the hit talent show, the X Factor, after all. The Lebanese superstar returned to show his face again on the latest episode.

Yemeni Theater Week
07:51 GMT

It's been too long since Yemen has had a taste of theatrical culture, but the Yemeni Theater Week started a change in the right direction for the film-deprived country.

May 9, 2013

Menna Shalabi is gonna be ockay
11:27 GMT

If only it were just an act that International actress Menna Shalabi who suffered food poisoning after a day on the set of "Friendly Fires".

From Dubai to Hollywood, residents hope to find fame.
07:36 GMT

A crowd-funded short film being shot in Dubai will give UAE actors the chance to get their names under the Hollywood spotlight, and help develop the next generation of aspiring filmmakers.

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.