Shady Srour Has a New Eid Movie and We Hope It Doesn’t Sink Like the Titanic

Shady Srour Has a New Eid Movie and We Hope It Doesn’t Sink Like the Titanic

by Karine El-Tantawy

  Last year, Egypt’s biggest YouTuber and influencer, Shady Srour, embarked on an adventure that did not have a happy ending. The social media star decided to take the lead role in the YouTube movie ‘Titanic’ alongside Egyptian actress Boushra.   The reviews were bad. Like really bad. Although it was the first time an […]

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

Is the Egyptian Film Industry Finally Getting a Revival This Eid?

No one could deny that the Egyptian cinema industry faced a stagnating halt in the 2010s, especially post the 2011 revolution. Whether this happened due to an overall shift in popular taste (demand), or due to financial shortages on the producers’ end (supply), or even a mixture of these two factors, one thing is clear: […]

Yasmine Abdel-Aziz’s New Ramadan Series Shamelessly Rips Off ‘Split’ Movie Poster

Yasmine Abdel-Aziz’s New Ramadan Series Shamelessly Rips Off ‘Split’ Movie Poster

“Can I copy your homework?”       “Yeah, just change it up a bit so it doesn’t look obvious that you copied from me”       Synergy just released the promo for Yasmine Abdel-Aziz’s new TV series for Ramadan with the title “Harbana Menha” (which translates to an Egyptian idiom that means a […]

The Nile Hilton Incident: The Egyptian Movie Everyone Is Talking About

The Nile Hilton Incident: The Egyptian Movie Everyone Is Talking About

  A cinephile like myself is always proud when an Egyptian movie makes waves internationally; and that is exactly what Egyptian director Tarik Saleh’s new movie is doing. The Nile Hilton Incident received very positive reviews from leading film magazines — such as Variety and Hollywood Reporter — for all the right reasons.     Earlier this year, the movie […]

‘Fast and Furious’ Star Tyrese Reveals His New UAE Business Venture

‘Fast and Furious’ Star Tyrese Reveals His New UAE Business Venture

Fast and Furious fans, and basically everyone that craves adrenaline, do not have to wait any longer — the eighth installment of the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, hit cinemas all around the Middle East last week.     Tyrese Gibson — one of the movie’s stars — landed in the country to promote the […]

You Can Now Relive Jack and Rose’s Journey on the Titanic in Abu Dhabi

You Can Now Relive Jack and Rose’s Journey on the Titanic in Abu Dhabi

Titanic is the second-highest grossing movie of all time; millions of people around the world are obsessed with the romance-disaster film. Most of those people would love to live inside the world of this movie, probably to relive the iconic love story between Jack and Rose. I, like most food junkies, would love to live […]

Film Review: ‘Bank El Hazz’ Sets the Bar High for Egyptian Comedies

Film Review: ‘Bank El Hazz’ Sets the Bar High for Egyptian Comedies

by Hader Hisham

  Comedy in Egypt has been literally the same for many years, to the point that we, the viewers, got bored and don’t really care about the movies anymore. It just always had the same formula; for instance, the same type of jokes that we all recognize, the same stereotyping and shaming, the dramatic endings […]

Legendary Egyptian Rock Band ‘Les Petits Chats’ Get Their Own Rockumentary

Legendary Egyptian Rock Band ‘Les Petits Chats’ Get Their Own Rockumentary

If you asked your parents about Les Petits Chats, they’ll keep talking nonstop about how much they used to groove at their concerts. Les Petits Chats were basically the Egyptian version of The Beatles — five cool guys who jam to rock and roll music and have successful dominated Egypt’s nightlife scene during the ’60s […]

Find out Why Kuwait Banned ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

Find out Why Kuwait Banned ‘The Beauty and the Beast’

  The live-action remake of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” broke box-office records. According to BBC, it had the biggest weekend opening for any PG film, with an opening weekend revenue of $350m around the world. That, however, didn’t stop the movie from causing some controversy.     The movie also made huge earnings […]

Why the Top Casey Affleck Wore on the Red Carpet Is Really Important

Why the Top Casey Affleck Wore on the Red Carpet Is Really Important

  Manchester by the Sea is a heartbreaking movie, as well as a heartwarming one at the same time, that revolves around awkward conversations. So it’s appropriate, though also annoying, that more than a few awkward conversations revolve around the lingering unease felt by some in Hollywood over the fact that its star, Casey Affleck, settled […]

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