Emirati Street-racing Film Banned in Kuwait

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An Emirati drama set in the underworld of street car racing in the UAE has been banned in Kuwait, producers have told Gulf News. Hajwala, which follows two teams of drifters who go head-to-head in an all-stakes race against each other, is scheduled to release in 37 screens across the Gulf on Thursday.

“We are very disappointed, especially because they haven’t event explained to us why they have not allowed the film to release,” said producer Ali Al Marzouqi of Dhabi Gulf Film. “This is a double standard since they allow similar Hollywood films to release without any problem, even if they don’t have any message. Our film has a very strong message.” [Source]

I’m guessing it got banned because Kuwait has a growing problem with street racing and they’re worried this film might encourage it. But Saudi have a bigger street racing problem and if the film isn’t banned there, I don’t understand why it would be banned here. You can watch the trailer on top, it’s basically a khaleeji version of Fast and Furious.

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Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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horizon

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Deepwater Horizon (7.2)
Storks (7.2)
The Light Between Oceans (7.3) ♦

Other Movies Showing:
Ben-Hur (5.6)
Blair Witch (6.0)
Don’t Breathe (8.3) ♦
Havenhurst (5.8)
Hellions (4.3)
Mechanic: Resurrection (6.5)
Pete’s Dragon (7.3)
The Magnificent Seven (7.0) ★
Lights Out (6.7)
Snowden (6.2) ♦
Sully (7.9)
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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seven

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Havenhurst (5.8)
Hellions (4.3)
The Magnificent Seven (7.0) ★

Other Movies Showing:
Ben-Hur (5.6)
Blair Witch (6.0)
Don’t Breathe (8.3) ♦
Kickboxer: Vengeance (5.2) ★ ♦
Lights Out (6.7)
Mechanic: Resurrection (6.5)
Pete’s Dragon (7.3)
Snowden (6.2) ♦
Sully (7.9)
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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snowden

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Blair Witch (6.0)
Snowden (6.2) ♦

Other Movies Showing:
Antboy 3 (5.5)
Ben-Hur (5.6)
Blood Father (7.0)
Don’t Breathe (8.3) ♦
Kickboxer: Vengeance (5.2) ★ ♦
Kill Zone 2 (6.7)
Lights Out (6.7)
Mechanic: Resurrection (6.5)
Pete’s Dragon (7.3)
Sully (7.9)
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Movies Showing in Kuwait this Eid

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handofstone

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Antboy 3 (5.5)
Ben-Hur (5.6)
Hands of Stone (6.6) ★ ♦
Kickboxer: Vengeance (5.2) ★ ♦
Kill Zone 2 (6.7)
Pete’s Dragon (7.3)
Sully (7.9)

Other Movies Showing:
Blood Father (7.0)
Don’t Breathe (8.3) ♦
Kubo and the Two Strings (8.4)
Mechanic: Resurrection (6.5)
Morgan (6.5)
Skiptrace (6.5)
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)
War Dogs (7.3) ★ ♦

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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hellhigh

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Blood Father (7.0)
Hell or High Water (8.3) ♦
Kubo and the Two Strings (8.4)
Morgan (6.5)
Nine Lives (4.2)

Other Movies Showing:
Don’t Breathe (8.3) ♦
Genius (6.8) ♦
Free State of Jones (6.7) ★ ♦
Mechanic: Resurrection (6.5)
Skiptrace (6.5)
Suicide Squad (8.2) ♦
The BFG (6.8)
The Legend Of Tarzan (6.7) ♦
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)
War Dogs (7.3) ★ ♦

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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wardogs

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Don’t Breathe (8.3) ♦
Genius (6.8) ♦
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (8.4)
Life on the Line (5.1)
Mechanic: Resurrection (6.5)
Monkey King: Hero Is Back (7.3)
War Dogs (7.3) ★ ♦

Other Movies Showing:
Free State of Jones (6.7) ★ ♦
Jason Bourne (8.3)
Rabid Dogs (5.6)
Riot (5.2)
Skiptrace (6.5)
Suicide Squad (8.2) ♦
The BFG (6.8)
The Conjuring 2 (7.8)
The Legend Of Tarzan (6.7) ♦
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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Behind the Uniform

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It was probably inappropriate to do so, but I couldn’t stop laughing while watching this short film. It’s meant to be based on a true story but because of the amount of inaccuracies relating to Kuwait I just couldn’t take it seriously.

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The funniest part had to be the Kuwaiti male stalker in the film pictured above. I just loved the gold necklace and open button look, kinda like how I’d imagine an Armenian Kuwaiti to look like. But, the all time Arab lookalike fail though will forever be Hussain from Bloodsport (pictured below), you can’t really beat that.

hussain


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Movies Now Showing in Kuwait

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freestate

The movies below are now showing at Cinescape and Grand Cinemas:

New This Week:
Free State of Jones (6.7) ★ ♦
Rabid Dogs (5.6)
Skiptrace (6.5)
The Secret Life of Pets (6.8)

Other Movies Showing:
Alice Through The Looking Glass (6.4)
Cell (4.4) ♦
Finding Dory (7.8)
Jason Bourne (8.3)
Manhattan Night (6.2) ♦
Nerve (7.2)
Riot (5.2)
Suicide Squad (8.2) ♦
The BFG (6.8)
The Conjuring 2 (7.8)
The Fall of the Krays (4.1)
The Legend Of Tarzan (6.7) ♦
The Neon Demon (7.0) ♦

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.
★ is for movies I’m interested in. ♦ implies movie might contain censorship.


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#7FavFilms

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Scene from the cult classic, Crash

Earlier tonight I saw the hashtag #7FavFilms floating around on twitter and decided to participate naming my seven favorite movies of all time. But after sharing seven I realized I had missed so many movies and there was no way I could choose just seven. So I started putting together a list for myself, just to kinda see what I would come up with. I ended up with the list below and since it took a lot of effort to put together, I figured I might as well share them on my blog.

Below are various film genres and each contains just seven films. I figured I’d set myself some sort of limit and seven would fit with the original hashtag. So check it out, some of the choices are predictable, some won’t make sense to anyone and I’m sure I’ve also missed a ton of great films. But this is my list right now:

Action
First Blood
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo III
Cobra
Bloodsport
Tango & Cash
Commando

Adventure
The Goonies
Stand By Me
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Planet of the Apes
Lord of the Flies
The NeverEnding Story
Jurassic Park


Scene from the funniest movie of all time, Monty Python The Holy Grail

Comedy
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Groundhog Day
The Big Lebowski
Office Space
Airplane!
Hot Shots!
The Naked Gun

Drugs
Trainspotting
Carlito’s Way
Dazed & Confused
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Requiem for a Dream
Up in Smoke
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Foreign
City of God
Oldboy
The Triplets of Belleville
Fucking Åmål
Waltz with Bashir
Downfall
Shutter

Mob
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part II
The Godfather: Part III
Goodfellas
Casino
Scarface
Heat

Other
Kids
Vertigo
Sneakers
Menace II Society
The Darjeeling Limited
Magnolia
Natural Born Killers

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Scene from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

SciFi
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Alien
2001: A Space Odyssey
Blade Runner
The Thirteenth Floor
Akira
Waterworld

War Films
Apocalypse Now
Platoon
The Deer Hunter
Full Metal Jacket
Das Boot
Hamburger Hill
Empire of the Sun

Weird
Inception
The Lost Highway
Memento
Donnie Darko
Birdman
Pi
Crash (1996)


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