Trailer: The Other Guys

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This “should” be a good movie since it’s starring Michael Keaton, Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Samuel L. Jackson (you need to watch Unthinkable), and The Rock. [YouTube]

A funny movie I recently watched is Hot Tub Time Machine which is about a bunch of guys who travel back to time to the 80’s. Check out the trailer for that below. [YouTube]


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Kuwaiti censors say “hold the sex”

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Deep within the Kuwait Ministry of Information’s sprawling, high-security complex, seven government films censors gather for a screening of “The Last Song,” a drama starring Miley Cyrus. Seated in plush velvet seats in front of a large, cinema-style screen, the censors graze on soft drinks and snacks while attendants circle the theater, refilling drinks and serving sandwiches.

It feels like a typical, lazy, weekday matinee — until Cyrus leaps into the arms of her co-star and leans in for a long and passionate kiss. Watching the screen, the censors drop their sandwiches and reach for the white buttons attached to their armrest, activating a bell and flashing light. The bell alerts John Prasard, working upstairs in the cinema’s projection room, to cut the scene. He stores the offending frames on a crowded cabinet shelf; stocked with illicit scenes, the cabinet is a trove of steamy embraces and blasphemous talk.

Good article about film censorship in Kuwait and what happens behind the scenes. [Article]

via Nibaq


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Movies and shows banned in Lebanon

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If you think Kuwait is bad when it comes to censorship check out this list of movies and shows banned in Lebanon!

On the positive side at least they give reasons why. For example:

The West Wing (Season 1 & 2)
Reason: Offensive to Arabs

True Lies
Reason: Picturing Arabs as terrorists

The Nanny (TV Series)
Reason: Jew Content

The Great Escape
Reason: Produced by black listed company (MIRISH)

Jackass
Reason: Obscene contents

Monty Python fans will be disappointed with the list since a lot of their movies are banned. There are also some very strange reasons like “Jane Fonda” was counted as one reason why some movies were banned. I thought that was weird. Here is the link to the full list [PDF]

Thanks Alex


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Cinemagic rooftop movie schedule for June 2010 – A Thrilling Summer

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Here is the calendar for Cinemagic’s rooftop movie nights for June. This month they’ve got a wide array of thrilling, funny and chilling films. Check out the full list below:

Thursday, June 3rd at 07:00 PM
Paprika, Japan 2006
Director: Satoshi Kon
Genre: Animation | 90 min | English Subtitle
Rated: R

Saturday, June 5 at 07:00 PM
Eastern Promises, UK/Canada 2007
Director: David Cronenberg
Genre: Drama | 100 min | English Subtitle
Rated: 15

Thursday, June 10 at 07:00 PM
The Orphanage, Spain 2007
Director: Juan Antonio Bayona
Genre: Thriller | 105 min | English Subtitle
Rated: PG 13

Saturday, June 12 at 07:00 PM
Three Monkeys, Turkey 2008
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Genre: Drama | 109 min | English Subtitle
Rated: PG 15

Thursday, June 17 at 07:00 PM
Jar City, Iceland 2006
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Genre: Thriller | 93 min | English Subtitle
Rated: PG 15

Saturday, June 19 at 07:00 PM
Festen, Denmark 1998
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Genre: Drama | 105 min | English Subtitle
Rated: 15

Thursday, June 24 at 07:00 PM
Tears of the Black Tiger, Thailand 2000
Director: Wisit Sasanatieng
Genre: Action | Comedy | 110 min | English Subtitle
Rated: 15

Saturday, June 26 at 07:00 PM
The Unknown Woman, Italy 2006
Director: Guiseppe Tornatore
Genre: Drama | 118 min | English Subtitle
Rated: 15

Cinemagic movies are screened in the old Salmiya, on the roof on top of Alghanim Electronics and LG. There is a KD1 charge for the venue fees which includes refreshments, popcorn and much more. Here is a link to their facebook group [Link]


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Event: Whispers of Sin Premier

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The locally produced movie Whispers of Sin is now playing at GUST university. Yesterday was the first showing but the movie will be playing tonight and tomorrow night as well. For reservation and more details call 67001250. The movie showtime is 6PM. Here is the Facebook [Link]

Thanks Ali


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Whispers of Sin

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Not sure if this is a real movie or just a spoof but it was done locally. To me it looks like a spoof because of the way the music and sound effects are over exaggerated and because the English subtitles read funny with the music. [YouTube]

Thanks 3abood


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Movies banned by the MOI

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A reader just made me aware of a section on the Cinescape website where they’ve listed some of the movies banned by the Ministry of Interior Information. The list is more like a “Need to watch” list except for the movie “Cop Out”. It’s probably a good thing that the ministry banned that movie… [Link]

Thanks Salah


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Event: Mustache at Cinemagic Kuwait

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I’ve been wanting to watch the locally produced movie Mustache ever since I saw the movie poster and now I’m going to be able to since they’re screening the movie at Cinemagic. The film will be screened on Saturday at 7:00 pm just before Cinemagic’s feature presentation The White Ribbon. Here is the link to the Facebook group for Mustache. [Link]

The Cinemagic screening will take place on the roof top on top of LG and Alghanim Electronics in old Salmiya. There is a KD1 venue fee but you have free drinks and snacks so it’s basically a free activity.


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Event: The Age of Stupid first screening

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Here is a free activity for the people who were asking. This Thursday the movie The Age of Stupid will be screening at the British Council in Mansouriya from 6 to 8PM. Admission is free but you must book your seats in advance before tomorrow (Tuesday). If you’re interested send an email to shirin.saebnoori@kw.britishcouncil.org to book your seat.

Thanks Yara


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Four Lions Trailer

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This is a comedy I can’t wait to watch.

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce. In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.

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