For Kubrick Fans

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Check out the promo Channel 4 did for their Kubrick season. [Link]

If you don’t know who Kubrick is or if you haven’t watched The Shining, ignore this post.


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Speed Racer Tonight

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Speed Racer

Speed Racer is getting released in Beirut tonight (two days ahead of US release) and even though there are demonstrations and strikes taking place at the moment the movies are open as usual. Hopefully it will turn out to be good since I’ve always been a fan of the original cartoon. Will post my feedback later tonight.

update: I just got back from watching Speed Racer. I was the only one at the premier I guess because of all the rioting and blocked roads today in Lebanon. The movie was over 2 hours long but it was pretty good. I was worried the style of the movie would turn out childish but it was actually cool. Its extremely colorful, like you need to be on acid to watch this movie kind of colorful. The races are action packed and super fast and my favorite character Racer X was really cool. Only thing disappointing is that they didn’t play the Speed Racer theme song as often as I would have hoped for. The movie should be watchable in Kuwait with only 1 scene that would probably be cut and its a kiss in the last scene of the movie.


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Iron Man Rocks

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Iron Man

I watched Iron Man late last night and its way better than both Spiderman and The Hulk. Its as good as the last Batman and even better than Transformers. Robert Downey Jr. was really great, not as good as Christian Bale but then again, nobody is. Can’t wait for the sequel.


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Iron Man Special Showing

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Iron Man

I just got two tickets for tonights special showing of Iron Man here in Lebanon. The movie premiers in the States on the 2nd of May but somehow its showing here in Lebanon before. I guess its like how Star Wars premiered in Kuwait before the rest of the world.


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Cinemagic Screening: The Kite Runner

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The Kite Runner

From Cinemagic:

Cinemagic is delighted to announce the return of our weekly screening program. Screenings will continue to take place at our new location in Old Salmiya, above LG Electronics.

This week, we will be screening “The Kite Runner“.

Based one on of the most acclaimed novels in recent memory, ‘The Kite Runner’ is a profoundly emotional tale of friendship, family, devastating mistakes and redeeming love. In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It’s a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day’s victory, one boy’s fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban’s iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right.

For its part, Cinemagic Kuwait, is organizing these events as part of its efforts to contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Kuwaiti audio-visual production industry, partly by bringing the filmmakers and audiences together and by Increasing the public’s interest in – and appreciation for – the art of filmmaking.

As always, attendance is free of charge (but seating is limited). Snacks and refreshments will be served. The Kite Runner screening will take place on Thursday, May 1st, at 7 p.m.


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Cinemagic’s Weekly Independent Film Screening – “Children of Men”

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Children of Men

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted about Cinemagic’s weekly film screening so in case you don’t know about it, here is the latest film they will be showing:

Cinemagic is delighted to announce the return of our weekly screening program. Screenings will continue to take place at our new location in Old Salmiya, above LG Electronics.

This week, we will be screening “Children of Men”. The Screening will take place on Thursday, April 10th, at 7:30 p.m.

Y Tu Mamá También and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón returns to the helm to tell this futuristic tale in which society is without hope since humankind lost its ability to procreate. The year is 2027, and women can no longer give birth. The youngest inhabitant of the planet has just died at the age of 18, and all hope for humanity has been lost. As civilization descends into chaos, a dying world finds one last chance for survival in the form of a woman who has become inexplicably pregnant. Now, as warring nationalistic sects clash and British leaders try to maintain their totalitarian stronghold on the country, a disillusioned bureaucrat (Clive Owen) is brought back into the fold of activism by his guerrilla ex-wife (Julianne Moore). Reluctantly, he takes on the daunting task of escorting Kee (Claire-Hope Ashitey), the refugee who represents humankind’s last hope for survival, out of harm’s way and into the care of a mysterious organization known as The Human Project. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, and Michael Caine co-star in this adaptation of author P.D. James’s gripping 1992 novel.

For its part, Cinemagic Kuwait, is organizing these events as part of its efforts to contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Kuwaiti audio-visual production industry, partly by bringing the filmmakers and audiences together and by Increasing the public’s interest in – and appreciation for – the art of filmmaking.

As always, attendance is free of charge (but seating is limited). Snacks and refreshments will be served.


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Alternative ending to I Am Legend

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A lot of people complained about the ending to the movie I Am Legend and yesterday I found out another alternate ending existed. I am not sure I like the alternate ending though, I think its too kiss kiss nice nice but some of you might prefer it. [Link]

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Superhero Movie

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Superhero Movie

From the guys who brought you Scary Movie and The Naked Gun comes Superhero Movie. Hopefully it turns out to be funnier then Scary Movie 4 which sucked. [Link]

Update: Here is a direct link to the trailer [Link]


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Caramel Americanized

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Caramel Movie

The Lebanese movie Caramel is going to get released in the States and with that they’ve created an Americanized version of the trailer and it SUCKS! The trailer makes the movie look like a cheesy b-rated straight to video romantic comedy. Couldn’t they also find another guy to do the voice over? [American Trailer]

If you want to compare it to the original trailer click [Here]

Thanks Armani!


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Cloverfield back in Kuwait

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Price Change

Cinescape have updated their coming soon list and Cloverfield is back on it but this time it launches on February 7th. [Link]

Update: It seems starting February 7th the ticket prices are going to be slightly increased by Cinescape and its now going to cost KD3 instead of KD2.5. On a positive note its only KD1.5 on Mondays so I guess thats going to be everybody’s movie night from now on.


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