Hollywood actors Russell Crowe and Caren Pistorius talk new film ‘Unhinged’

In any other year, “Unhinged” would have passed by with little notice, an enjoyable popcorn flick rounding off the summer season after the blockbuster movies had come and gone. But this year, the road rage thriller has found itself in the fast lane with everyone paying attention. &nbs


Cuties: Netflix drops promotional poster after controversy

Netflix has removed a promotional image which showed girls posing in skimpy outfits in a new film called Cuties. The poster for the French drama, along with a trailer, had sparked online disapproval and a petition calling for Netflix to drop it. The award-winning drama follows an 11-year-old who


5 Popular Disney Movies You Can Watch on Netflix

Disney knows the way to our hearts and how to make us feel like children again. Whether you just want to watch something wholesome or relive your childhood dreams with Disney classics, these five movies are available on Netflix. The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsRediscover the nutcracker with thi


Movies About Traveling to Watch This Summer

Although traveling isn’t really in store for us this summer, we can still live vicariously through others. These movies will give you that exciting feeling of child-like wonder you get while traveling to new places and keep your summer entertaining. Into the WildThis movie is based on a tru


Why Emirati director Amal Al Agroobi is zooming in on horror films

  Film director Amal Al Agroobi has never been afraid to speak her mind. She first came to the public’s attention when her debut, short documentary Half Emirati, became the most watched film at 2012’s Dubai International Film Festival. The film dealt with the challenges


Open-Air Cinemas in Greece Lose Visitors Amid Coronavirus Fears

Open-air cinemas are a familiar scene in the summer evenings of Greece. But this year, they have seen a declining number of visitors amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic. For over 30 years, the Mouzakioti family has run the Zephyros cinema established in 1932 in the heart of nature, surrounded b


Dwayne Johnson hangs on to top spot on Forbes highest-paid male actors list

Wrestler-turned-movie star Dwayne Johnson clung to the top slot on the list of the world’s highest-paid male actors for a second straight year, according to an annual tally released by Forbes magazine this week.   Johnson, also known by his ring name The Rock, earned $87.5 million from


How the UAE’s Cinema Akil is raising funds for Beirut

As Beirut copes with the aftermath of a major explosion that ripped through the city’s port area on Aug. 4, killing at least 150 and wounding thousands, the cultural community in the UAE has stepped in to raise funds for the Lebanese Red Cross. The UAE’s independent theatre Cinema Akil


Screen scene: Films, series to stream this week

The Rain       Starring: Alba August, Lucas Lynggaard Tonnesen, Mikkel FolsgaardWhere: NetflixThe third season of this popular Danish post-apocalyptic drama about the aftermath of a virus carried by rainfall wiping out most of the inhabitants of Scandinavia sees Simone and Rasmu


Lionsgate confirms there will be a 'John Wick 5'

John Wick fans are in for a treat as it's been announced that the popular franchise will not only see a fourth instalment but a fifth one as well. Lionsgate has said in an annoucement that it's aiming to shoot both John Wick 4 and 5 back-to-back next year with a release d


First images from Egyptian series 'Paranormal' released by Netflix

Slated for a fall 2020 release (the exact date is yet to be announced), the Netflix original is based on the best-selling thriller novel series by the late Ahmed Khaled Tawfik.He is considered one of the first contemporary writers of horror and science fiction in the Arab world and wrote more than


The hottest films due out in 2020

As cinemas reopen post-COVID, Arab News looks at the major blockbusters coming our way over the rest of the year TENET August 26   Christopher Nolan’s latest feature is arguably the year’s most-anticipated film, with Nolan the most-inventive mainstream filmmaker of his generat


Disney’s ‘Mulan’ to skip most movie theaters for streaming

 Walt Disney Co’s live-action epic “Mulan” will skip most of the world’s movie theaters and go directly to the company’s streaming platform in September, the media giant said on Tuesday.   US subscribers to Disney+ will need to pay $30 to stream “Mul


Paris's Grand Rex cinema closes doors due to lack of clients, blockbusters

  The Grand Rex cinema in Paris, Europe's largest theatre, says it will temporarily close its doors from 3 August due to a lack of clients and the delayed releases of new films from the United States. It comes as the global cinema industry struggles to get back on its feet after Covid-19 lockd


Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra considers role in Arabic films

Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas revealed in an interview with Africa News this week that she would “love to” star in Arabic films.“I just don’t speak the language,” said Chopra Jonas. “I think that I would love to be a part of the film industry anywhere.


David Beckham in talks to make new film about himself

David Beckham is reportedly in talks with streaming services Netflix and Amazon to make a new film about his life, according to British national daily The Sun.  The movie, inspired by basketball player Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance,” will be produced by the English footbal


Lights, camera, masks off, action: Bollywood back in business after virus lockdown

Lights, camera, masks off, action. After more than five months of lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Bollywood is back in business. The Indian movie industry is rolling again with several filmmakers shooting for a slew of big releases next year after being forced to shutte


'The Witcher' is getting a prequel on Netflix

The streaming giant has announced a prequel of its popular show "The Witcher." According to a press release, "The Witcher: Blood Origin" will be a six-part, live-action limited series shot in the UK. "Set in an elven world 1,200 years before the world of 'The Witcher, Blood Origin' will tell a s




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