Movie Reviews

May 26, 2014

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan poses with the Palme d'Or for the film "Winter Sleep" during a photocall after the Closing Ceremony of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 24, 2014. (AFP / LOIC VENANCE)
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Turkish drama "Winter Sleep" has won the Palme d'Or, the top honor of the Cannes Film Festival.

May 22, 2014

The adventure of filming is now over for "From A to B" (Image: IMDB)
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The film, which wrapped in Jordan after 26 days of filming, stars Saudi stand-up comedian Fahad Albutairi, Egyptian actor Shadi Alfons and Syrian actor Fadi Rifaai.

Star Wars: Episode VII is the latest international movie to film in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Albawaba edit)
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The combination of diverse desert landscapes and an extensive production infrastructure provide the perfect formula for the movie ensuring the shoot is going smoothly and on schedule.

A still from the film "Arabani." (Image: Go2films.com)
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A review of the Arabic/Hebrew film "Arabani."

Rania Youssef defends herself from criticism.
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After changing things up in her career with the role of a cheating wife in the TV show “Al Ikhwah” (The Brothers)

May 20, 2014

Fast & Furious 7 is scheduled for release later this year. (Image courtesy of favhdwallpapers.com)
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The Hollywood blockbuster has left the region. Filming for "Fast & Furious 7" began in Abu Dhabi last November but has finally finished.

May 18, 2014

Directors Wiam Simav Bedirxan (L) and Ossama Mohammed react before the screening of 'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait', on third day of 67th Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/ AMMAR ABD RABBO)
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After her horrifying footage of the Syrian civil war was turned into a documentary, Wiam Simav Bedirxan was overcome at the warm reception she was given at the Cannes Film Festival.

May 13, 2014

“Ladder to Damascus” tells the story of Ghalia (Najla El Wa’za) (Image: Facebook)
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He was in Cairo from May 8-11 at the art house cinema initiative Zawya where he spoke about his influences and his latest film, Ladder to Damascus.

The Qabila Short Film Festival is organised in partnership with Tahrir Lounge and the awards are presented from Mansour Foundation. (Image: Ahram Gate)
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The 2nd Qabila Short Film Festival announces its winners in a closing ceremony held at the Artistic Creativity Centre at the Cairo Opera House grounds.

April 29, 2014

Pop star Ramy Ayach (Image: Facebook)
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They tried to get him to talk dirty about his colleagues, but he smarted his way out of each sassy statement

April 27, 2014

A previous Stars Wars being filmed in Tunisia.
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Fans can expect some major differences in the seventh episode of Star Wars, which is currently being filmed in the UAE capital

"Run Boy Run" is about a brave little boy (Image courtesy of ramascreens.com).
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The tale of an eight-year old boy who escapes the Warsaw Ghetto and for three years survives on his own in Nazi-occupied Poland could easy defy belief, if the survivor were not still alive and ready to document and detail his experiences.

April 25, 2014

Paharaon delivered a speech in which he congratulated Habib on her Film, hoping for more Lebanese youth aspiring to represent Lebanon in the best way and raise the name of this country in the Arab and international forums (Image courtesy of annahar.com)
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Sonia Habib got some props for Lebanon's Tourism Minister for her film which embodied the aspect of co-existence in Lebanon.

April 17, 2014

Afghan Star is one of the shows coming out of the Dubai-based satellite channels (Image: Facebook).
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When Afghanistan is mentioned, “satellite TV” is perhaps the last thing on anybody’s mind. Nonetheless, the nascent broadcast media has been up and running in the war-ravaged country since the downfall of the Taliban at the hands of the US in 2001.

April 13, 2014

Abu Dhabi won the fight for filming location of Star Wars' latest greatest. (Image: Facebook)
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It's time Abu Dhabi to shine the Star Wars light sabers because the UAE capital has been chosen as the filming location for Episode VII!