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Author of Dicaprio’s Revenant is disallowed to talk about his work

  • 26 December 2015 - 10:42
Author of Dicaprio’s Revenant is disallowed to talk about his work

  Independent It was a Washington DC lawyer’s dream come true, a Hollywood premiere for a film based on the novel he wrote in his spare time. But when The Revenant, the highly anticipated new film adapted from Michael Punke’s book, had its big opening in LA – the evening featured...

Steve Harvey turns mistakes to jokes

  • 26 December 2015 - 10:18
Steve Harvey turns mistakes to jokes

  NBC News If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Steve Harvey had a laugh over his famous beauty pageant mix-up Friday when he wished everyone a Merry … Easter. The tweet — accompanied by a picture of the comedian and talk show host with a cigar in his mouth and holding up the...

Algerian filmmaker participates in Israeli film festival

  • 10 December 2015 - 15:12
Algerian filmmaker participates in Israeli film festival

Al-Araby al-Jadeed Algerian filmmaker Merzak Allouache has been left in outrage after the Algerian culture ministry threatened to retract his film grant if he did not withdraw his film Madame Courage from the Haifa International Film Festival in Israel. "The Ministry of Culture sent me an...

The Son by Philipp Meyer – review

  • 26 July 2013 - 07:16
The Son by Philipp Meyer – review

In his 2001 memoir, Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, Larry McMurtry offers a succinct, yet highly poignant, account of the inherent tragedy of Texan culture, culminating in the observation that "the first explorers, marvelling at the glories of the west, began to destroy those glories as soon...

Yousra pushes for politics at ‘Rotana’ Ramadan dinner

  • 26 July 2013 - 07:13
Yousra pushes for politics at ‘Rotana’ Ramadan dinner

Production company ‘Rotana’s Ramadan feast was surely one we wouldn’t have wanted to miss with hot celebrities and press all in attendance. During the feast, Egyptian controversial director Enas Al Dughaidi and actress Nabila Obeid sat together and took the conversation political. We...

Noura rushed to hospital after maid drugs the actress and robs her home

  • 26 July 2013 - 07:12
Noura rushed to hospital after maid drugs the actress and robs her home

Actress Noura had a horribly tough night this week when her apartment got robbed. But on the same night, Noura learnt a little lesson about trusting those closest to her. The actress, who resides in the Sheikh Zayed District in the city of October, suspected none other than her own maid with he...

London will love the shorts and documentaries screened from Egypt!

  • 24 July 2013 - 07:16
London will love the shorts and documentaries screened from Egypt!

On Thursday 25 July, London's Mosaic Rooms will screen short films by Palestinian/Egyptian director Omar Robert Hamilton and the Cairo-based activist media collective Mosireen. The event will also feature a screening of Hamilton's award-winning fiction short Though I Know the River is...