‘Joker’ expected to cross $1 billion global box office milestone

 Comic book movie “Joker” is poised to surpass $1 billion in global ticket sales on Friday, becoming the first R-rated Hollywood movie ever to overcome the milestone. “Joker,” a dark origin story from Warner Bros. about Batman’s arch-nemesis, had sold $999.1 billi


‘The Farewell’ — cultures clash in this low-key film with a big heart

DUBAI- The Chinese have a saying: it’s not the disease that kills you, it’s the fear. “The Farewell,” a film by writer/director Lulu Wang, is about what happens when a family heeds that wisdom, even when lying is more painful than telling the truth. It’s based on a tru


Meryl’s brilliance sets Soderbergh financial dramedy Streeps apart

MUMBAI- American auteur Steven Soderbergh began with a bang. His 1989 feature debut at Cannes with “Sex, Lies, and Videotape” fetched him the Palme d’Or, and he went on to create a revolution in the independent film movement. Later, in what was then Calcutta (now Kolkata), his wor


Coppola backs Scorsese in row over marvel films

Lyon - Francis Ford Coppola jumped into a controversy over the Marvel superhero movies Saturday 19 October 2019 , not just backing fellow director Martin Scorsese’s critique of the films but denouncing them as “despicable.” Earlier this month Scorsese, director of classics such a


Great Movies Coming To Netflix In November 2019

End Of WatchThis week, police procedural fans will be able to catch that same sort of film in theaters with the release of Sony’s Black and Blue. However, if you find yourself wanting another trip on the beat of law enforcement, then you’ll soon be able to watch director David Ayer&rsq


Watch: Final ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ trailer released online

DUBAI- The makers of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” that is set to premier in the Middle East on Dec. 19, have released the latest and final trailer for the film, to much online fanfare. Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams joined forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey


Upcoming Movies 2019

Arctic Dogs : What's the story? Swifty the Arctic fox works in the mail room of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service but dreams of one day becoming a Top Dog (the Arctic’s star husky couriers). To prove himself worthy of the Top Dog role, Swifty secretly commandeers one of the sleds and delive


The Addams Family

WHAT IT'S ABOUT:The latest adaptation of Charles Addams’ classic cartoon series, Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the ghoulish but loveable Addams clan prepare for Pugsley’s coming-of-age ceremony but must first deal with a reality-show host who wants to use her "neighbourhood makeover"


'Joker' reigns supreme at UAE box office with whopping Dh3.3 million opening day

The US seems to not be alone in its love of Joaquin Phoenix's Joker, with UAE audiences coming out in force for the gritty origin tale of Batman's most notorious enemy.Joker was released in UAE cinemas on Thursday, October 3, and posted an opening day earning of Dh3.3 million on the day alone. Wit


Films coming to the Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth

The Sharjah International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFF) is returning for its seventh year, with 132 films from 39 countries. The festival runs from Monday, October 14 until Friday, October 18, across four cinemas in the emirate. This year, of the 132 films, there are nine GCC-made shor


Nadine Labaki gives impassioned speech in Geneva to raise plight of stateless people

“I am nothing. I am an insect. I feel invisible. Animals are treated better than me. I wish I was never born”.This is how Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nadine Labaki started her keynote speech at the 2019 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony on Monday, October 7, at the Batiment des Forces Motric


The Arab films vying for the Oscars 2020 race: from Palestine to Morocco

After the 2019 Oscars, the Academy decided to change the name of its Best Foreign Language Film category to Best International Feature Film (however, films still need to be in a foreign language to be eligible).Despite the name change, this category remains the main port of call for regional films v


Martin Scorsese slams Marvel films as ‘not cinema’

Los AngelesSaturday - Oscar-winner Martin Scorsese touched off a firestorm among filmmakers on Friday 10-4-2019, claiming super-hero blockbusters like the ones Marvel makes were “not cinema.” “I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema,” Scorsese


The last laugh: Why the Joker is the role Joaquin Phoenix was born to play

“Because he is such an unreliable narrator, it’s hard to know what’s real, and what isn’t.” That’s what Joaquin Phoenix said when he was asked on a Venice Film Festival red carpet about his new character, the Joker. But the truth is, he could just as easily have b


‘It’s time for us to tell our story,’ grandson says as ‘Born a King’ premieres in the UAE

DUBAI- The UAE premiere of “Born a King” took place on Tuesday, with Prince Saud Bin Turki Al-Faisal, the grandson of King Faisal Al-Saud, revealing that the production team is willing to produce a sequel for the movie. Al-Faisal believes the film, which tells the story of a young King


Inside the look of Brad Pitt's 'Ad Astra' and its sci-fi vision

 LOS ANGELES, Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times (tca/dpa)- An opening title card declares that "Ad Astra" takes place in the near future. That means far enough away from now that there is a populated colony on the moon, but also close enough to our time that within that colony is a Subway sandwich


‘Game of Thrones’ wins best drama series Emmy

- Los Angeles - HBO fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” on Sunday won the Emmy for best drama series, tying its own record for the most awards won by a single drama in a season with 12. It bested “Better Call Saul,” “Bodyguard,” “Killing Eve,” “


Netflix buys rights to ‘Seinfeld’

NEW YORK - Streaming giant Netflix said it had acquired the global rights to popular American sitcom “Seinfeld” from 2021 — a feather in its cap as the battle among online video platforms for coveted content heats up. The company did not reveal the value of the transaction. But t


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