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 […]

Food Review: Point 90’s Beef Bunker Proves That There’s More to Beef Than Just Burgers

Food Review: Point 90’s Beef Bunker Proves That There’s More to Beef Than Just Burgers

Point 90 Mall’s hottest new spot is Beef Bunker and it’s everything any meat or food lover could possibly ask for, mainly because it has a meal for every possible kind of food lover that exists.   The concept behind Beef Bunker is clear; there is more to beef than just burgers. I found this […]

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 […]

REVIEW: MotoZ Is a Versatile, Sleek Phone with Flexible Capability

REVIEW: MotoZ Is a Versatile, Sleek Phone with Flexible Capability

    Who is Lenovo, and why another smartphone? Lenovo is a multinational Chinese tech giant famous for challenging Apple and Google in the smartphone industry, and putting forward new smartphone technologies which fill important gaps in other designs. Motorola has designed multiple smartphones, but they have not truly been staying relevant since their introductions. Yes, […]

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

I had a compelling desire to write this review after seeing the movies just mentioned in the title. Not just because both of them are critically acclaimed, but because they’re making movie lovers brave the cold and head towards the multiplexes. I am happy to see people expressing interest and enthusiasm for serious movies after […]

For the Record: Red Hot Chili Peppers Sizzle on New Singles

For the Record: Red Hot Chili Peppers Sizzle on New Singles

Red Hot Chili Peppers are back with two new singles from their upcoming album The Getaway. The first single “Dark Necessities” was released earlier this month, and starts off with a piano build before giving way to an all-too-familiar slap bass:     And this week, we have the second single and album title track “The […]

Rivulet: Sheikh Zayed’s Newest Dining Destination

Rivulet: Sheikh Zayed’s Newest Dining Destination

We were invited for lunch at 6th of October last week at a new spot called Rivulet. We debated whether the place’s name was pronounced ree-vu-let or reev-you-lay but soon after we arrived and tried the food, pronounciation didn’t matter, only the food. Rivulet was not a restaurant as we thought it was, it was a street […]

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort: Romance and Relaxation at Its Best

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort: Romance and Relaxation at Its Best

  I consider myself a well-traveled person, having visited over 30 countries and lived in five. But it wasn’t until my move to Dubai five months ago that I heard of the hotel group Anantara. With over 40 locations in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, this high-end, luxury brand hotel is quickly becoming a […]

Pinoy! Egypt’s First Filipino Restaurant Opens in Maadi

Pinoy! Egypt’s First Filipino Restaurant Opens in Maadi

There’s no shortage of Asian restaurants in the city. We have Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Indian places opening up on every corner every single freakin’ day! But what about Filipino? Well, the other day we were cruising around Maadi when we saw a big sign that read “Pinoy: Filipino Restaurant” on Road 263 and […]

Kazlak: Maadi’s Hottest New Restaurant

Kazlak: Maadi’s Hottest New Restaurant

By Hady El Hady

  There are a few things Egyptians are famous for: the Pyramids, Fifi Abdou and FOOD. It’s no secret that Egyptians absolutely adore food and that why there’s no shortage of new restaurants opening up every single day in Cairo. With so many restaurants, though, they all start to look and feel the same and […]

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