Category Archives: Movies & Television

Cable Vision To Increase Distributor Fees By 70% Only In Achrafieh

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It doesn’t make sense that they only increase the prices in Achrafieh. Why Achrafieh and not all of Beirut? Something doesn’t add up in this story. Speaking of Cable Vision, I am paying a local distributor so far and didn’t get my own subscription, but I noticed that 90% of the channels are crap. I barely watch 7 channels out of the 86 I get and from what I was told, we need to pay extra now to watch the football games, which is the only thing I watch lately on TV.

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Five Reasons Why SLCHI Is Funnier Than MafiMetlo

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Every now and then, I watch some of the old SLCHI episodes and they are always funny as hell. Sadly though, I don’t remember the last time I’ve laughed that much on a MafiMetlo episode even though the characters are all (almost) the same. Knowing that I still consider it the funniest Lebanese TV show, here are five reasons why SLCHI was funnier:

1- SLCHI had Fady Raidy. This guy is a genius and is irreplaceable. Fadi el Cherre2a, Pipo and every character he played were hilarious.
2- Abbas is funny but overdoes it most of the time. He’s very annoying when he keeps repeating the same thing for 3 minutes (specially Mr. Bakhil part).
3- Adel is still funny as hell despite what everyone is saying. The only problem is that the characters he is playing are stupid and very lame. Mafimetlo needs longer, wittier and smarter scripts. Also Wajdi wou Majdi needs to be dropped because it’s disrespectful and not appropriate anymore.
4- There’s so much material out there that Mafimetlo is failing to reproduce in a funny way for some reason. They should drop most of the weekly sections and reinvent new stuff every week. They should avoid reproducing old jokes that we all know and have seen a zillion times. Weirdly enough, their live shows are always hilarious so I am wondering if they are doing this on purpose on TV.
5- They need to hire new people and new characters. Moreover, they need to follow up on social media because that’s where all the action is happening and where they can find tons of jokes and funny stories.

Check this old [SLCHI gem] and laugh your heart out!

Lebanon Breaks A New World Record

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I think a lot of contractors from all around Lebanon would feel offended after watching this report as two years is a ridiculous record. They are way too incompetent to finish things in two years only! Take for example the “genius” Fiat bridge separator which was finally replaced by a height limiter. Of course the contractor was smart enough to build a crappy height limiter that got wrecked the next day.

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Zalfa Will Answer All Your Questions On #Law293 That Protects Women From Family Violence

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Zalfa is a woman who lives in Lebanon and suffers, like many, from discrimination, violence and injustice. She’s here to help other victims understand the newly adopted Law 293 to protect women and other family members from family violence. Zalfa is an initiative from KAFA to inform women in Lebanon about their rights and legal choices while warning them against the legal loopholes that could hamper their full protection.

I think it’s very important for women to take legal action whenever they are abused for their sake and their children’s sake. I know it’s easier said than done and it takes a lot of courage specially in our society, but things are changing in the right direction and there are qualified NGOs and parties ready to assist every victim legally, financially and morally. We need more women to speak out and motivate others to do the same in order to spread further awareness and adopt a stricter law hopefully soon.

You can check out Zalfa’s Questions and Answers [Here]. LBCI News is also showing daily hints and tips from Zalfa as you can see below.

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Beirut+TV Launched: Episode1 Is Out

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Beirut+TV is not yet another TV station in Lebanon. It’s a new animated web series that will tackle topics and situations that every Lebanese experiences in a way or another. I think there’s a lot of potential behind Beirut+TV and I have tons of ideas to share with the super talented Maya Zankoul, Tony of course and the whole WeZank team.

We saw a couple of episodes at the launch but the first one is only available for now. Stay tuned and keep checking [Beirut+TV] for further updates.

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Giveaway: 10 Avant-Premiere Tickets To Watch The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies

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If you are a fan of the Hobbit film series, here’s you chance to watch before anyone else the strongest film yet in the trilogy: “The Battle of The Five Armies”.

The Avant-premiere is taking place on December 8 at Vox Cinemas BCC starting 7pm. In order to get in the competition, you simply have to answer the below:

1- Which novel is The Hobbit movie series based on? Who wrote that novel?
2- Which character does Evangeline Lilly play in the Hobbit?

I will draw 5 names by Thursday night and announce the winners on Friday morning.

NB: You need to put your proper email in the email field while commenting since winner will be contacted by email. You can only comment once, anyone caught commenting more than once will get disqualified.

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Pocket Listing: A Hollywood Movie Starring Lebanese-American James Jurdi

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This is the first time I hear about James Jurdi. He’s a Lebanese-American actor and writer and is starring alongside Rob Lowe, Burt Reynolds and the hot Jessica Clark in his new movie “Pocket Listing”. Jurdi co-wrote and starred in three other movies, Price in 2007, Nocturnal Errands in 2012 and Reaper in 2014.

His new movie is coming out very soon in Lebanese theaters. I am definitely watching it as the trailer seems interesting.

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