Cinema/TV

Director Amr Arafa concludes shooting 'Men 30 Sana' Moqattam scenes

Actor Ahmed al-Saqqa
08 Feb 2016
Director Amr Arafa concluded the shooting of scenes in Moqattam for his latest film "Men 30 Sana" (30 Years Ago).   The majority of scenes are shot in a villa in Cairo's Moqattam neighborhood.   Actor Ahmed al-Sakka...
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Box Office: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ trumps ‘Hail, Caesar!'

Cast members Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson and J.K. Simmons (L-R) pose at the premiere of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California January 16, 2016. The movie opens in the U.S. on January 29.
 
08 Feb 2016
Hollywood fumbled the ball during a quiet Super Bowl weekend at the multiplexes as new releases such as “Hail, Caesar!” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” failed to make much noise.   For the second weekend...
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Inarritu wins DGA award for 'The Revenant', stoking its Oscar hopes

Leonardo DiCaprio (L) presents the Feature Film Nomination to Alejandro G. Inarritu during the 68th annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles February 6, 2016.
 
07 Feb 2016
Hollywood’s directors named Alejandro Inarritu the best film director of 2015 for “The Revenant” at a gala ceremony on Saturday, helping focus the race for the Oscars.   The Directors Guild of America (DGA), the...
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'Star Wars' film to hit $2 billion in global sales on Saturday, Disney says

A visitor poses with a character from the Star Wars film series during a press preview for the exhibit 'Star Wars Identities' at the MAK museum in Vienna, Austria, December 17, 2015.
 
06 Feb 2016
Global ticket sales for blockbuster movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" are expected to reach $2 billion on Saturday, the Walt Disney Co said.   "Force Awakens" is the third highest-grossing movie in Hollywood...
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Bassem Youssef returns to the spotlight with new digital series

The Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef signed a production deal with international media company Fusion to host a new digital series entitled “The democracy handbook” for the digital platform F-comedy.
 
03 Feb 2016
Egyptian political satirist Bassem Youssef has signed a production deal with international media company Fusion to host a new digital series entitled “The Democracy Handbook” for the digital platform F-comedy.   The show...
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'Spotlight,' actors of color win big at SAG awards amid diversity furor

Idris Elba sits with his two awards, one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for his role in 'Luther' and one for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in 'Beasts of No Nation'.
 
01 Feb 2016
"Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV," Idris Elba joked on stage after winning twice at Saturday's Screen Actors Guild Awards, where actors of color claimed a slew of wins amid a furor in Hollywood over the lack of on...
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'Kung Fu Panda 3' kicks up $41 million to dominate US box office

Cast members Lucy Liu, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson and J.K. Simmons (L-R) pose at the premiere of 'Kung Fu Panda 3' at the TCL Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California January 16, 2016. The movie opens in the U.S. on January 29.
 
01 Feb 2016
"Kung Fu Panda 3" showed plenty of power at the US box office with a solid opening weekend of $41 million at 3,955 theaters as the durable family franchise dominated moviegoing.   Disney's launch of Coast Guard rescue...
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Netflix to bring back hit 'Gilmore Girls' TV series

An USB key with the logo of Netflix, the American provider of on-demand Internet streaming media, is seen in this illustration photo, in Paris September 15, 2014.
 
30 Jan 2016
Netflix is reviving the hit TV series "Gilmore Girls," which won legions of fans more than a decade ago depicting the exploits of a thirty-something mother and her teenage daughter.   The show's stars -- Lauren Graham as...
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Actress Fayrouz dies at age 72

File photo of actress Fayrouz
30 Jan 2016
Actress Fayrouz, who was called ‘the miracle child’, has passed away at the age of 72.   Bishop Botros Danial, head of the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema, and actor Ihab Fahmy, member of the Actors' Syndicate board,...
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'Making a Murderer' shines unwanted spotlight on Wisconsin city

Steven Avery is pictured in this undated booking photo obtained by Reuters January 29, 2016. The television documentary 'Making a Murderer,' -- from the case against Avery and Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of killing freelance photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005 --
 
30 Jan 2016
The television documentary "Making a Murderer," a gripping series about two Wisconsin men convicted of murder, has put this blue-collar city of 35,000 on the map, to the dismay of many residents.   The wildly popular Netflix...
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