Egypt Independent: Arts-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/Culture/rss.xml en ‘Mission: Impossible 5′ to be released in July http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2451120 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/05/28/43/screen_shot_2015-05-28_at_5.47.55_pm.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>PARAMOUNT will release&nbsp;Mission: Impossible 5&nbsp;on July 31 in the US, positioning it nicely to become a major summer blockbuster.</p><p>The sequel starring Tom Cruise was originally due to bow on Dec 25.</p><p>While the studio did not specify its reasons for bringing the timeline forward, concerns over fierce competition from&nbsp;Star Wars: Episode VII &mdash; The Force Awakens&nbsp;likely had something to do with the move.</p><p>To be helmed by&nbsp;Jack Reacher&nbsp;director Christopher McQuarrie, the fifth movie in the &ldquo;M:I&rdquo; franchise will feature the return of Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames.</p><p>This latest episode will also introduce a few new faces, including Alec Baldwin, Simon McBurney and Rebecca Ferguson.</p> Thu, 28 May 2015 14:49:00 +0000 AFP 2451120 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/05/28/43/screen_shot_2015-05-28_at_5.47.55_pm.png First teaser image of Johnny Depp in ‘Pirates of the Caribbean 5’ http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2451117 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/05/28/43/screen_shot_2015-05-28_at_5.34.55_pm.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Johnny Depp has reemerged as Jack Sparrow in &ldquo;Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales&rdquo; after a one-month delay. And a just-released photo of the actor is proof.</p><p>Depp suffered a hand injury on the film&rsquo;s Australia set in March and returned to the United States for surgery. Then a tropical cyclone in the region in February prevented Depp from returning to the set when planned.</p><p>Producer Jerry Bruckheimer has now announced Depp&rsquo;s return by releasing the first image of him as Jack Sparrow on Twitter.</p><p>In the photo, a stunned Depp is all tied up, suggesting the veteran actor is bound to stay on set.</p><p><img alt="Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a photo of Johnny Depp back on set for 'Pirates of the Caribbean 5.' — AFP pic" src="http://www.themalaymailonline.com/images/sized/ez/johnny_depp_pirates_of_the_caribbean_5_20150422_400_624_100.jpg" />Jerry Bruckheimer tweeted a photo of Johnny Depp back on set for &#39;Pirates of the Caribbean 5.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 May 2015 14:37:00 +0000 AFP 2451117 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/05/28/43/screen_shot_2015-05-28_at_5.34.55_pm.png Memphis bids musical farewell to blues legend B.B. King http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2451093 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/05/03/43/screen_shot_2015-05-03_at_2.23.44_pm.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues giant B.B. King as his casket, accompanied by his legendary guitar, Lucille, began a drive to his final resting place in Mississippi.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Intermittent thunderstorms dumped rain on mourners, including local dignitaries and King friends and family, as they gathered for the procession down Beale Street, a historic avenue lined with blues clubs and restaurants.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>A brass band marched before the hearse, playing &quot;When the Saints Go Marching In,&quot; giving the procession the air of a lively Southern jazz funeral.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Mourners called out &quot;B.B.,&quot; as the procession passed by. In front of the hearse, a weeping Rodd Bland, son of the late blues singer Bobby &quot;Blue&quot; Bland, carried the latest iteration of Lucille, King&#39;s famous Gibson guitar.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>King died May 14 at age 89 at his home in Las Vegas. His remains were flown on Wednesday to Memphis, where he first achieved fame as a singer and disc jockey known as the Beale Street Blues Boy in the 1940s.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>From Memphis, King&#39;s remains will be driven down US Route 61 - often dubbed &quot;The Blues Highway&quot; - to his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, for a public viewing on Friday and burial on Saturday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;I had to be here today. It was gorgeous to see all these people out here to see the great man,&quot; said Sam Rowe, a 25-year-old law student from Melbourne, Australia, who has been doing an internship in Texas and was touring the blues trail from New Orleans and had just visited Indianola.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;B.B. King was laying heavy on my mind. I love blues music and I came along to pay respect to an incredible man.&quot;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Nevada officials are conducting a homicide investigation into King&#39;s death after two of his daughters claimed he was poisoned by longtime associates. An attorney for King&#39;s estate has called the allegations unfounded.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 28 May 2015 13:44:00 +0000 Reuters 2451093 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/05/03/43/screen_shot_2015-05-03_at_2.23.44_pm.png Sherien Reda: Divorce from Amr Diab did not affect my career http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2451075 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/05/28/16030/image_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Sherien Reda, ex-wife of singer Amr Diab, has said her divorce from Diab did not affect her acting career.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Reda said she left acting to focus on motherhood for a while before returning to acting.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;Diab is an artist who appreciates art and he did not prevent me from acting during our marriage. But I rejected any offers and preferred to be by my daughter&#39;s side,&quot; she mentioned.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&quot;Nobody asked me to portray my role in the &quot;Al-Shohra&quot; series beside Diab,&quot; Reda said.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The series recounts Diab&#39;s life and he will be be playing himself in it.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div> Thu, 28 May 2015 11:14:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2451075 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/05/28/16030/image_0.jpg