Egyptian comedian Ahmed Mekky has uncovered the first poster of his upcoming film "ٍSamir Abu El Nile" (Samir Father of the Nile).
The poster is a retro cover for the popular old comic magazine "Samir."
The poster hints at a possible return to the 70s and the 80s for some great funny blasts from the past.
check out "Samir Abu El Nile's" full poster below:
Political thriller "Argo" grabbed two major Awards at the annual EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) in London on Sunday night.
The Iranian hostage drama directed by Ben Affleck picked up the BAFTAs for Best Film and Best Director.
This is the first BAFTA nomination and win for Affleck who told the CNN "I've never been nominated before, never even been invited before, nothing. So I feel like I am sneaking in under the gate. I'm just thrilled."
Daniel Day-Lewis stole the Best Actor award from Affleck and Hugh Jackman while Actress Emmanuelle Riva, 85 won a BAFTA for her lead role in award-winning French film "Amour," and became the oldest person in the history of the Academy to receive this honor.
Daniel Craig's "Skyfall," won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film also for the first time in the life of the 50-year-old Bond series. For Supporting actors, Ann Hathaway and Christoph Waltz were honored for their respective roles in Les Miserables and Django unchained.
Check out the full list of the BAFTA Winners Below:
Outstanding British film
DANIEL DAY-LEWIS (Lincoln)
EMMANUELLE RIVA (Amour)
CHRISTOPH WALTZ (Django Unchainted)
ANNE HATHAWAY (Les Miserables)
BEN AFFLECK (Argo)
QUENTIN TARANTINO (Django Unchained)
DAVID O RUSSELL (Silver Linings Playbook)
Outstanding debut for a British writer, director or producer
BART LAYTON and DMITRI DOGANIS (The Imposter)
SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN
Film not in the English language
LIFE OF PI
Make up and hair
Special visual effects
LIFE OF PI
THE MAKING OF LONGBIRD
Love is in the air at this month's Film Buzz, the popular DIFF screening series, held monthly at The Pavilion Downtown Dubai. The popular series is screening three critically acclaimed romantic films for February that are as quirky as they are captivating, with nightly screenings from Monday, February 25th through to Wednesday 27th at 7:30pm.
The line-up begins on Monday, February 25th with The Last Kiss, a bitter sweet comedy which screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival with style, energy and wit, filmmaker Gabriele Muccino presents a dark and uproarious comic take on male fear of adult responsibility. The Sundance Film Festival's Audience Award for World Cinema was bestowed on this wise and lively ensemble comedy which stars Stefano Accorsi and Giovanna Mezzogiorno in the leading roles.
On Tuesday, February 26th Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan and Andrew Garfield star in the imaginative and poignant film Never Let Me Go that scooped amongst others the British Independent Film Award. Based on the bestselling novel by Kazuo Ishiguro, director Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) and screenwriter Alex Garland (Sunshine) transform dystopian fiction into period drama by presenting an alternate past in which people routinely live beyond 100 at a cost to those who make it possible. Never Let Me Go is a remarkable story of love, loss and hidden truths that critics have described as a heart-breaking work of art.
Rounding up February's Film Buzz is A 7 Hour Difference from director Deema Amr. This superb feature had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2011 and was presented in the Muhr Arab Feature competition. Following DIFF, the film enjoyed success at Festivals around the world, winning Best International Feature Film at the Manhattan Film Festival last year. The Jordanian romantic feature is an example of what can happen when East meets West at the crossroads of love, culture, and most importantly family. Dalia (Randa Karadsheh) has returned home to Amman from the United States to partake in the festivities leading up to her sister's wedding when she gets a huge surprise - the love of her life Jason (Thom Bishops) shows up unannounced in Amman, and proposes.
DIFF's Artistic Director, Masoud Amralla al Ali, said: "This month's Film Buzz is a unique offering of films that explore relationships but with a very different take on the usual romantic clichés that we have seen so many times before. All three films are beautifully written, cleverly crafted and directed to deliver a selection of very unique and intriguing films that succeed in revitalizing the romantic genre."
Film Buzz takes place on the last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each month. Entry is free and operates on a first come, first served basis. The Pavilion can only accommodate 60 people per screening, so film buffs are urged to arrive early to avoid disappointment.
Coming out of the fantasy worlds of Twilight and Snow White, Kristen Stewart will take part in the erotic comedy 'The Big Shoe'.
Kristen was chosen by director Steven Shainberg for the upcoming project among the cast Elizabeth Banks and Jim Sturgess, reported Aceshowbiz.
'The Big Shoe is about Nate, a gifted shoe designer who is forced to break free from a family who wants to cheapen his art for their own commercial gain. His overbearing mother Irene hires a psychotherapist and a 'muse' (Kristen) to lure Nate back to work.
The film will release on June 17.
"El Film Da Harm" (This Film is Forbidden) is a short critiquing the wrong methods in teaching religion to children.
The film has a confused child at its center as his mother, teachers and friends insist on messages of fear to have him submit to the commandments of Islam.
The film is a light message to communicate belief in God should be based on love and understanding.
The film is Produced by Yara Ayyach and written & directed by Sarah Riad.
It won't be the first time to have an Arabic adaptation of the Shakespearian classic Romeo and Juliet. Egyptian cinema reinvented the story in "Hobak Nar" (Your Love is Fire) with stars Nelly Karim and Moustafa Amar.
This time, a series called "Darb Naar" (Shooting Fire) will be produced by the City of Media Productions in Cairo and will bring on board Mohamed Ragab and Maya Diab for the lead roles.
The story tackles a couple descending from families of class and power in contact with the ruling government.
The series is written by Mohamed El Basous who stated that Maya will present several songs in the series if she agrees to play Juliet.
Lebanese diva Haifa Wehbe is stepping in for Fawazir Ramadan after singer Sherine Abdel Wahab pulled out from a pre- set agreement with producer Sadeq El Sabah last year.
Sherine's withdrawal came as a result of many factors as the project delayed several times and still stands without a director after Said El Marouq turned it down.
Sherine's preparations for her upcoming album overlapped with the the scheduled Fawazir project which requires a total dedication and effort.
Haifa agreed as she was originally the first candidate but had to decline due to her marriage commitment and artistic projects.
Check out the latest extended online trailer for "Fast & Furious" Part 6.
The trailer features buff stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson as well as Michelle Rodriguez and Ludacris, who have all reprised their roles from previous films in the series, and British actor Luke Evans, who joins the cast as a villain called Owen Shaw.
Agent Hobbs enlists the aid of Dom and his team to help bring a rival gang, led by Owen Shaw, to justice. In exchange for clear records, they must put an end to their schemes, no matter how personal the cost.
Fast & Furious 6 opens in cinemas worldwide on May 24.
Actress, columnist and producer Isaad Younis insists on backing up the production of the film "Asemat Gohanam" (The Capital of Hell) by writer Mohamed Amin Rady despite rejection from censorship.
The script won Best Scenario from Sawiris Foundation for Social Development and a special note congratulating the author was posted on the official page of the Arab Company for production and Distribution.
Younis will continue to seek censorship approval of the winning script which seems to tackle political issues linked to torture and human rights violations in Egypt.
Al Hayat TV Channel has acquired the rights of distribution for Adel Emam's upcoming series "El Arrab" (The God Father) with a 77 million pounds deal!
The agreement gives the channel commercial rights for 50 years to come as well as the right to sell it to local Egyptian channels.
The negotiations began a month ago between Cinergy the production company behind the series and Al Hayat Channel despite the undecided date for production.
The series will reunite star Adel Emam with his adversary Hussein Fahmy. The cast will include Sherine, Talaat Zakareya, Nehal Anbar, Zaky Fateen Abdel Wahab and Sherif Ramzy.
"Al Arrab" is written by Yousef Maaty and directed by Mohamed Gamal El Adl.