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Iconic photograph shows Iraqi protesters on Baghdad bridge

A photo of Iraqi protesters manning a barricade on the Jumhuriya Bridge in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on November 5 has struck a chord with some viewers. Al Arabiya interviewed the photographer behind the photo. Mustafa al-Sumaidaie, a 31-year-old Iraqi photographer, calls the photograph “


‘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


Amr Diab is the first Arab artist to get his very own Times Square billboard

Amr Diab is the first Arab musical artist to get his face plastered on a Spotify billboard in New York City’s iconic Times Square. The streaming giant projected a smiling portrait of the Egyptian crooner in one of the most-visited landmarks in the Big Apple in a bid to promote the music and c


‘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


Movie fans flock to ‘Joker’ steps in New York

Tourists are flocking to a flight of stairs in the Bronx area of New York that Joaquin Phoenix dances down in an iconic but controversial scene from hit movie “Joker.” Film buffs have even had to queue before being able to snap photos of themselves recreating the character’s pose


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


Netflix announces plans to crack down on users who share login details

Part of the joy of Netflix is being able to set up several profiles, allowing you and your family members to watch different programmes simultaneously.However, many people take things one-step further, sharing their login details between different households, something Netflix has announced it is


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


Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art

  Gandini, who began his tree carvings around five years ago, chipped away at his 66th stump in the huge Villa Pamphili park on Friday. He has plenty of raw material to work with. Rome is known as one of the greenest cities in Europe, with its 313,000 trees filling its many parks and lining


Spirited Away and other Studio Ghibli films find their first-ever streaming home

In an unprecedented move, Studio Ghibli, the home of such beloved animated classics as award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro has announced a deal with HBO Max to stream its film collection on the platform beginning in the spri


'My word is free': Emel Mathlouthi's journey through music and revolution

"I am the secrets that will never die / I am the voice of those who would not give in" – the words of Emel Mathlouthi’s 'Kelmti Horra' ('My Word Is Free') retain their singular power more than eight years after it expressed the hopes of millions of people looking for major political chan


Beck Announces New Album 'Hyperspace,' Shares Two Singles

Now over 30 years into his storied, genre-hopping career, the always-multivalent Beck has announced a new album, Hyperspace, out November 22. Accompanying the album announcement are two singles: "Hyperlife," a glowing pool of synth pads and swirling vocals, and "Uneventful Days," a syrupy rainfore


Banksy launches online store Gross Domestic Product – but don't expect shopping there to be easy

Weeks after unveiling a pop-up display at a disused carpet shop in London, Banksy has launched an online store of the same name, Gross Domestic Product.The shop’s tagline “the homewares brand for Banksy” sums up its catalogue: mugs, rugs, cushions, clocks and home accessories. Th


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"


Opera Singer Placido Domingo in Russia amid Sex Abuse Allegations

Opera singer Placido Domingo received a red carpet welcome in Moscow on Tuesday amid accusations of sexual harassment by several women. It was his first press conference since allegations from about 20 women were published reporting sexual harassment committed by the artist in the 1980s. Organizer


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