Category Archives: Movies & Television

Lebanese Rima Njeim Trying To Break The Record For The Longest Airing Live Radio Show

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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!

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So I Watched Bébé

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I didn’t like the trailer and I wasn’t planning to watch the movie but I ended up going after I read that over 20,000 have seen the movie in its first 4 days. I also went through the movie’s Facebook page and saw that a lot of Lebanese actors gave the movie a positive feedback.

However from the moment the movie started till the last minute, I couldn’t understand what the hell I was watching or what was this movie’s purpose. Moreover, I couldn’t believe people actually thought some scenes were funny and were laughing out loud. The plot made no sense, some of the actors were horrible (Specially Bébé’s brother), most of the jokes lame and let’s not talk about the ending.

Mirva was hot though.

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PS: The movie will start showing in Dubai on the 5th of December 2013.

Lebanese Customs Beat Up Al-Jadeed TV Crew

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The episode the Jadeed crew was filming was on the “corruption at the airport customs”!

Al Jadeed TV crew were allegedly calling through speaker on acting director of Customs Shafiq Merhi to give them an interview when Brig. Gen. Ibrahim Shamseddine gave customs members an order to beat and detain them. Al-Jadeed reported that the crew had an approval from the Finance Ministry to interview Merhi, who refused to meet them. [Naharnet]

Quick Review: The Hunger Games Catching Fire

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I was never a fan of science-fiction novels and I don’t read books before watching their movie adaptations, so I can’t really tell how well the book-to-movie adaptation was for the Hunger Games or any other similar sequel. All I know is that I loved the first Hunger Games movie and the second one didn’t fail to impress. Even though it’s almost 2 hours and a half long, Catching Fire is incredibly suspenseful and powerful and leaves you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I loved the characters, specially Katniss which was played to perfection by Jennifer Lawrence, as well as the cinematography and attention to details. The twist at the end was brilliant and I can’t wait to watch the next one and see what really happened.

The one thing I was a bit disappointed in were the games and action scenes. The action-packed scenes are modest in the movie and the games are not as exciting as the first movie even though the candidates are much better this time.

The 20th European Film Festival In Beirut

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If you are interested in attending, check out the full program [Here].

The 20th European Film Festival will be held from 20 November to 2 December 2013 in the two theaters of Cinema Metropolis Empire Sofil (Ashrafieh). The European Film Festival is organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon in collaboration with the Embassies and Cultural Institutes of the European Union Member States, under the patronage of H.E. the Minister of Culture. [Link]

Basmat Watan Episode on Hassan Nasrallah Sparks Beirut Protests

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Charbel Khalil managed to upset one more time few Lebanese after one of his actors on the satirical Lebanese show Bassmat Watan took the role of Hezbollah’s Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah. Few Protestors took the streets yesterday night, burned tires and blocked roads in Sin el Fil for some time.

Honestly speaking, I never liked the show and I don’t think it’s funny, but the man should be free to do whatever he wants. If he’s breaking any law, let the concerned parties take it to the courts, not the streets.

Funnily enough, Hassan Nasrallah did “appear” on a previous Basmat Watan episode back in July, along with Patriarch Bechara el Rai and the Mufti and no one protested.

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