Here Is a List of Classical Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Novels

Here Is a List of Classical Movies That You Didn’t Know Were Novels

By: Abd El-Rahman Omar

Let us all agree that there is a genuine and natural difference between the literary text and the cinematic text. Indeed, the viewer who is searching for the complex details of the novel within the film, may or may not find them.     Given that the relationship between literature and cinema is eternal, it […]

Meet the Aspiring Egyptian Actor Making It in LA

Meet the Aspiring Egyptian Actor Making It in LA

Successful Arabs living abroad have stories that moved and motivated me. Indeed, it is truly refreshing to see that Arabs have recently been associated with positive international news headlines. This article aims shall highlight another successful Arab abroad, one who is accomplishing his goals and living his dreams within the City of Angels.     […]

This Alexandrian Waiter Looks Exactly Like Mohamed Ramadan, and We Are Shook

This Alexandrian Waiter Looks Exactly Like Mohamed Ramadan, and We Are Shook

Pictures of a young gentleman by the name Asser have taken over social media by storm, possibly because he looks like the one and only Ostoora — the titular character in the cult favorite series starring Mohamed Ramadan.     One of the things that helped Ramadan transform into Egypt’s number one actor — besides […]

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Egyptians Teens Fangirling over Harry Styles in ‘Dunkirk’ at a Movie Theater Will Scare You

Dunkirk is hands down the most talked about blockbuster of this summer. Everyone has been waiting impatiently for the movie ever since the reveal of the first trailer. This is, obviously, not surprising due to the fact that it’s a Christopher Nolan movie; a film director who is worshiped by cinephiles from all around the […]

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

How ‘Al Asleyeen’ Is Breaking Narrative Cinematic Conventions?

The movie – Al Asleyeen – reflects a deviation from the general norm of mainstream Egyptian cinema, especially during Eid Season. I say this because this film is saturated with aspects of incredible depth and craftsmanship, on both a thematic and a technical level.   For starters this movie is a true visual experience. If […]

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 […]

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