PS: Spoiler Alert!
As you all probably know, The Interview was supposed to be released this Christmas but it got hacked and leading cinemas cancelled the screening of the movie. As a result, Sony decided to upload the movie online and it has officially become Sony’s most downloaded title of all time just few days after its release.
I downloaded the movie a couple of days ago and I must admit I loved every single bit of it! It’s smart, funny and a bit different from Seth Rogen’s previous movies. I loved the plot, the characters and the way the North Korean leader and the people are portrayed. I do understand North Korea’s anger though as their leader is mocked and killed at the end and I am honestly quite surprised the directors chose to call the North Korean dictator by his real name.
Nevertheless, I agree with President Obama (who was called a “reckless” and a “monkey” by North Korea) that Sony did a mistake by pulling the film after the cyber-attack and threats, but the good news is that everyone wants to watch the movie now.
I love the initiative and it’s a pretty cool Christmas stung from LBCI and 7kijelis but it’s not a new idea really as Westjet did almost the same thing last year with its real-time giving stunt. In all cases, if you ever get asked at the airport what you want for Christmas, make sure to ask for a million dollars in cash.
Hiba is a very talented singer but I don’t know if it’s good idea to take part in the Voice, specially after what happened with Aline Lahoud and Anthony Touma. The judges are very random and she might lose out because of that, not because she’s not talented enough.
Anyway, that doesn’t mean that I am not excited about her participation and I will be encouraging her all the way till the end.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Congrats to all! You will receive an email shortly on how to claim your tickets.
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.
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.