Cinema

‘Boyhood’ movie accurately portrays how life changes

17 Dec 2014
How many times have you reminisced about your boyhood and found yourself smiling when you remembered the day you cried when the ice cream slipped from your hand to your T-shirt at your grandfather's house, or when you were left with a...
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Children's cartoons 'deadlier' than films for adults

 AFP/File | File picture shows a dress rehearsal for a production of Tchaikovsky's "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow
17 Dec 2014
Children's cartoons depict death more often than films for adults, and their main characters are more than twice as likely to be killed off, according to research released on Tuesday.   The study found the main characters in...
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Director Nader Galal dies, leaving a legacy of more than 50 movies

Director Nader Galal
16 Dec 2014
Director Nader Galal died Tuesday at 73, leaving behind a legacy of outstanding cinema and TV works, according to Head of the Cinematic Syndicate Mossad Fouda.   Born in January 1941, Galal started his cinematic career in 1965. He...
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Noureddine Sail: The accent is the main obstacle to Moroccan cinema

15 Dec 2014
Moroccan film critic Nour Eddin Sayel, executive vice president of the Marrakech International Film Festival, said he would like to show debut films in the official competition of the festival, but he cannot compete with other festivals...
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Hend Sabry returns back to Tunisian cinema

Tunisian actress Hend Sabry
15 Dec 2014
Tunisia actress Hend Sabry said she has started working on her new movie called “Zahret Halab” and that filming will start soon.   “The film tackles the sexual jihad issue. I play a role of a journalist that uncovers...
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Angelina Jolie comes down with chicken pox

14 Dec 2014
Hollywood queen Angelina Jolie said she will miss upcoming press events for her film "Unbroken" because she's come down with a rather unglamorous illness: chicken pox. A red-spotted Jolie appeared in a short YouTube video...
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‘Factory Girl’ wins Best Production at Egyptian National Film Festival

13 Dec 2014
The 18th session of the Egyptian National Film Festival concluded on Friday in attendance of Culture Minister Gaber Asfour, director Samir Seif, head of the festival, and actor Yehia al-Fakharany, head of the feature films jury.   The...
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Epic 'Exodus' casts Christian Bale's Moses as reluctant leader

Exodus Gods and Kings Bale and Edgerton Exodus: Gods and Kings: Christian Bale on
13 Dec 2014
With massive battle scenes, biblical plagues and a towering tidal wave, British director Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is an epic historical drama and retelling of the story of Moses as a reluctant prophet. Shot in...
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'Birdman' tests new heights with seven Golden Globe nods

Director Alejandro Inarritu (3rd R) poses with actors Amy Ryan (L), Edward Norton (2nd L), Emma Stone (3rd L), Michael Keaton (2nd R) and Andrea Riseborough (R) during the photo call for the movie 'Birdman or (The unexpected virtue of ignorance)' at the 71st Venice Film Festival August 27, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/TONY GENTILE
12 Dec 2014
Surreal show business satire "Birdman," a darling of critics for its innovative storytelling, led the Golden Globe Awards film nominations on Thursday, with its seven nods making it a front-runner early in the Hollywood awards...
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Lost Disney short film found in Norway

© Nasjonalbiblioteket/AFP | A photo released on December 11, 2014 by the National Library of Norway shows a restored copy of the 1927 Walt Disney animated short film "Empty Socks" starring Oswald, the Lucky Rabbit
 
 
 
12 Dec 2014
A copy of a 1927 Walt Disney cartoon which was thought to be lost has been found in northern Norway, the country's National Library said Thursday. The film -- an almost complete version of "Empty Socks", the first Christmas...
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