Category Archives: Movies & Television

Marcel Ghanem’s Storming Intro and His Take On Charles Aznavour

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It seems Marcel Ghanem managed to anger a lot of people (not me) during his last show including Charles Aznavour fans. In fact, towards the end of his 8 minutes long intro, He bashed Aznavour’s suggestion to put Iraqi refugees in French deserted villages.

I have to say his Aznavour comment was a bit harsh, but what the French singer was proposing is also unacceptable. After all, Aznavour is an Armenian and what happened to his community is happening now to the Christian and Yazidi communities in Iraq. The international community should not stand still and offer deserted villages to the refugees, but instead wipe out these IS savages until there’s not a single one of them left.

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Robin Williams Has Four Upcoming Movies

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Robin Williams, who died on Monday, has apparently finished filming four movies that will be released in the coming months. There’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb where Williams plays President Theodore Roosevelt, a holiday movie called Merry Friggin’ Christmas, comedy film Absolutely Anything where Williams voiced Dennis the Dog and Boulevard which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. There were talks about a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire as well but the film would probably not go on without its star.

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I will definitely be watching these movies and I am currently downloading the old Mork & Mindy seasons to watch them over the weekend, as well as Good Morning Vietnam, Patch Adams and Dead Poets Society.

RIP Funnyman.

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Quick Review: The Expendables 3

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If you loved the previous two Expendables movies, you will definitely love this one. There’s a nice twist to the story towards the start and the new additions to the team include some really cool characters, except for Antonio Banderas who doesn’t belong in this movie in my opinion. I thought the movie was a bit long though as it’s over 2 hours but it’s action-packed and the final battle lasts a good 25 minutes.

I wish they’d stop here and stop making Expendables movies, but it doesn’t look like Stallone wants this franchise to end anytime soon. Expect to see Pierce Brosnan, Hulk Hogan and maybe Dwayne Johnson in the fourth film.

The Expendables 3 starts showing today in Lebanese theaters.

LBCI Changed Its Logo To LBن

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It appears that they’ve done so in solidarity with the Iraqi Christians of Mossul. They also had an interview with an Iraqi Sunni journalist Muslim called Dalia al-Aqidi who decided to wear a cross around her neck in solidarity with her country’s Christian minority.

To be honest, I’d expect Tele Lumiere to do so instead of LBCI but it’s a nice initiative nevertheless.

Le Spie Uccidono A Beirut (Secret Agent Fireball) 1965

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Le spie uccidono a Beirut (Also known as Secret Agent Fireball), which means The spies Kill In Beirut, is a 1965 Italian spy movie that is inspired by the James Bond series and was filmed in Italy, Beirut, Germany and Paris in France. Richard Harrison stars in this movie as agent Bob Fleming 077. I found the whole thing on YouTube and went through it quickly to find the scenes filmed in Beirut.

I would have watched the whole movie but I only found the Italian version online. Le Spie Uccidono A Beirut is rated 5.5/10 on IMDb.

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Zoomaal’s Must See Film Challenge

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Zoomal is kicking off a challenge called “The Must See Film” to empower the film scene in the Arab world. This initiative aims at given an opportunity to filmmakers in the Middle East to present their project and get 1$ from Zoomal for every 1$ pledged by a funder. The rules are simple and explained below:

Geographical focus: Films must be directed by Arab filmmakers. We encourage everyone from the region to apply
Impact: The project needs to be innovative and/or pioneering. Where unique stories from the Arab World are highlighted. Stories that are told in ways beyond the traditional feature film are encouraged to apply.
Up to $25,000: Only projects that require a maximum budget of $25,000 will be allowed to apply in the challenge.
Not Zoomaal Prohibited: project must pass Zoomaal’s screening criteria that ban charity, religious, political, alcohol, adult, and tobacco projects, while focusing primarily on creative and sustainable development projects in the Arab world.

Based on previous challenges, matched funded challenges get 5 times more funding than normal sponsorships so this is a unique opportunity for all film makers to present their project and maybe get the needed money to finish their movie.

Check out more details [Here].