Prometheus leaves some Arab viewers sleepy; others wanting more
Published June 17th, 2012 - 07:09 GMT
A Three Hour Bore? Prometheus pushes the line between epic and lethargic; A look at the Copts and their fear of the Muslim Brotherhood; Move over Instagram, here comes Filter Mania; and the death of Saudi Prince Nayef.
"As I said at the start, I have mixed feelings about Prometheus.
I didn’t leave the theater thinking the movie was great but it’s been 3 hours since I finished watching it and I’m still thinking about it so it’s good in that sense. Worth watching, just don’t expect it to be action packed"
'This weekend, Egypt will choose as its president either Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood or Ahmed Shafik of the former Hosni Mubarak regime. (That is, unless fallout from a high court’s invalidation yesterday of the nation’s parliament cancels the election.) Few Egyptians are excited about these choices—including many of the nation’s Copts.
But who are the Copts?"
Tired of Instagram’s minimalist approach? Then you may want to try FilterMania 2
"After eight months of development, the popular iPhone photo filter app FilterMania just got a big upgrade, its developer Dropico Mobile announced today.
Now known as FilterMania 2, it includes several improvements, including the addition of a ‘Filter Market’ in which users will find over 300 free new filters."
"Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, has died at the age of 78. He had been ill for some time, apparently suffering from some form of cancer, and had received long-term treatment in America and he was recently recuperating in Geneva when he passed away.
However, in reality Nayef had been the second most important individual in Saudi Arabia for some time given Sultan’s profound incapacity.
That the Saudi Royal family has suffered another key death within a year is concerning but can come as no surprise"