The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on a short story by James Thurber. The movie is about Walter Mitty, an average man whose daydreams take him to a world of adventure, heroism and romance. Honestly, I had high hopes for this movie but I didn’t think it was that great. The story is nice, the plot is interesting, the views are breath-taking but the movie is slow-paced and a bit boring. Mitty’s character is quite interesting and you get attached to it but then I lost interest at some point and wanted the movie to just end. The end was nice and emotional even though it was predictable.
It’s definitely a feel-good movie and I don’t regret watching it, but I thought for some reason it would be much better than that. I do agree with Patrick though that the movie’s soundtrack is amazing!
It was a great interview and it was nice hearing these old songs.
The Wolf of Wall Street is about a young stockbroker called Jordan Belfort who began his Wall Street career as an intern at a highly reputed investment firm, before losing his job following the Market crash in 1987 “Black Monday”. However, the young and enthusiastic Belfort does not despair, and soon after being introduced to the world of penny stocks, starts making millions and decides to kick off his own business. He recruits some of his friends, including a drug dealer, and that’s where everything spins out of control. Drugs, Sex, Corruption, Dirty Money, Excessive spending, Crazy Parties, Excessive Substance abuse, Hot girls, Troubled family life etc …
Martin Scorsese made sure to document every aspect of Belfort’s rise and downfall by delivering a 3 hours long movie. Just like in Goodfellas, it’s a story about a young man working his way up to become rich and powerful, except this time it’s Wall Street and not the mob and the guys wear suits and work in offices.
There’s a bit of everything in this movie, from drama to humor to action, and I thought it was an absolutely thrilling and excellent movie! Leonardo DiCaprio played his character to perfection and deserves an Oscar for his performance (My favorite scene was when he’s totally wasted and crawling to his car). Belfort’s partners are hilarious and perfectly chosen too, specially Donnie Azoff who’s played by Jonah Hill. Naomi Lapaglia, Belfort’s wife is played by Margot Robbie and is unbelievably hot.
The movie earned an 8.7/10 on IMDb. Personally, I’d easily give it a 9/10.
Note: I unfortunately watched the censored version which is only 2 hours and 30 minutes long, but this post says the full version will start showing as of today in Lebanese theaters.
Something tells me this movie won’t make it to the Lebanese theaters.
In an insecure suburb of Beirut, Nour, a Lebanese transvestite, meets Vanesa, a Spanish model who poses for a photographic project and both set up a bizarre relationship. The project is blocked. Nothing happens as predicted. Vanesa stays in the apartment, feels bored, drinks too much alcohol and is lost in her dreams. Nour frequently visits his violent lover and realizes his marginal habits. In the street, young boys beat some people with slingshots…
From the 17th until 29th of december, Redhorse Reporters Marijn Sillis and Gieljan Van Goethem spent christmas among Christian Syrian refugees and they shared their stories about the war, their religion, the future and their hope in a better life.
Picture via NowLebanon
I have no clue what this show is about but it seems everyone in Lebanon is watching it lately so I thought I share this “interesting” piece of information. A kiss between the show’s two main actors has been censored apparently as requested by the main actress Aimee Sayyah.
I wonder if Bébé had anything to do with that
Chef Antoine is the only reason some people still watch Tele Liban lol!
The new theaters will include 14 screens over 3 floors, Gold Class VIP Cinemas and a VIP Lounge. For more updates, check out their Facebook Page [Here].
Picture Via Beirutista
I didn’t know who Rima Njeim was up until yesterday. Apparently she’s famous in Lebanon for her radio show and she’s attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest airing live radio show (40 hours Live on Air). She’s also doing it for a humanitarian cause which is pretty cool.
Here’s a [link] to MTV’s Interview with Rima. Notice the great camera angle :S
Good Luck Rima!
Update: Rima Njeim now holds the Guinness World Record For The Longest Airing Live Radio Show!
Jennifer barely speaks Arabic yet she’s playing the Oud and covering a song for Egyptian Diva Umm Kulthoum. That’s just awesome!