18 07, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-07-18T09:19:04+03:00Jul 18, 2019|6 Comments


Screenshot from Finding Steve McQueen

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

New This Weekend:
A.M.I. (3.9)
Finding Steve McQueen (6.3)
The Kid (6.0)
The Lion King (6.2)
The Sonata (6.4)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Aladdin (6.5)
Anna (6.7)
Annabelle Comes Home (7.0)
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Crawl (7.1)
Escape Plan: The Extractors (4.4)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (8.2)
Stuber (5.7)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
Toy Story 4 (9.0)

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

11 07, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-07-11T08:28:43+03:00Jul 11, 2019|0 Comments


Screenshot from Crawl

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

New This Weekend:
Coconut the Little Dragon 2 Into the Jungle (5.7)
Crawl (7.1)
Escape Plan: The Extractors (4.4)
Stuber (5.7)
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (5.5)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Aladdin (6.5)
Anna (6.7)
Annabelle Comes Home (7.0)
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (6.8)
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
Men in Black: International (5.6)
Red Joan (6.3)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (8.2)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
Toy Story 4 (9.0)

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

4 07, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-07-04T08:50:55+03:00Jul 4, 2019|1 Comment


Spider-Man: Far from Home

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

New This Weekend:
Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion (6.8)
I’ll Take Your Dead (5.9)
Pavarotti (7.7)
Play or Die (3.9)
Spider-Man: Far from Home (8.2)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Aladdin (6.5)
Anna (6.7)
Annabelle Comes Home (7.0)
Child’s Play (6.8)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (7.4)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
Men in Black: International (5.6)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (6.9)
Red Joan (6.3)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
Toy Story 4 (9.0)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

27 06, 2019

1954 Film House

2019-06-27T10:54:11+03:00Jun 27, 2019|11 Comments

Cinescape recently launched what they’re calling their “first ever boutique cinema”. 1954 Film House is a retro-looking cinema that reflects the history of cinema in the golden era when theaters were much more glamorous.

The cinema is decorated with posters of old films and contains three different theaters with distinctive looks, each representing a different story on the history of cinema. I haven’t visited this new theater yet because of the fact that it’s located in Al Kout Mall which is pretty far from where I live, but it’s definitely an interesting idea although it would have made more sense if it also played older films and not just the current commercial ones.

If you want to find out more you can check out their Instagram account @1954filmhouse

27 06, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-06-27T08:04:02+03:00Jun 27, 2019|0 Comments


Annabelle Comes Home

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

New This Weekend:
Anna (6.7)
Annabelle Comes Home (7.0)
Yesterday (6.5)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Aladdin (6.5)
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Child’s Play (6.8)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (7.4)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
Men in Black: International (5.6)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (6.9)
Red Joan (6.3)
The Dead Don’t Die (5.9)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
Toy Story 4 (9.0)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

25 06, 2019

The Jump to 4K

2019-06-25T09:20:40+03:00Jun 25, 2019|42 Comments

Recently I decided to upgrade my TV life to 4K. It wasn’t something I planned for, I was at Xcite picking up something and decided to take a walk in the TV aisle and got amazed at how sharp the footage was on their 4K TV’s. Since Amazon Video, Netflix and YouTube now support 4K, I decided I might as well get a new 4K capable TV. I ended up with the Samsung NU8000, it cost me around KD260 for the 55″ which is pretty reasonable compared to some other TVs.

So what I didn’t know about upgrading to 4K was that I’d need to upgrade a whole bunch of other things as well to get 4K working. At first, I thought I could just upgrade my Apple TV to the new 4K version and that would be it, but then I found out my sound system receiver which I plug everything into wasn’t 4K compatible. So I had to go out and buy a new AV receiver that was also 4K compatible. Then I found out that my HDMI cables also weren’t 4K compatible (surprisingly 4K HDMI cables aren’t a marketing gimmick!). So I had to go back out and buy new 4K capable HDMI cables. In the end, to get 4K working at home I had to buy a new TV, new Apple TV, a new AV receiver, two new HDMI cables and then on top of that, upgrade my Netflix membership to the more expensive 4K package ($15.99). So was it worth it?

After fiddling a ton with a bunch of settings on my TV and AppleTV (mostly the HDR settings), I finally got everything working the way I wanted it to. Not everything is shot in 4K (or HDR) but most of the new shows and movies are. I think the most impressive things visually I’ve watched in 4K were David Attenborough’s new Netflix documentary “Our Planet“, the documentary series “One Strange Rock” that’s directed by Darren Aronofsky and hosted by Will Smith, and finally the Netflix Sci-Fi film “I Am Mother“. All three were 4K and had HDR so the footage was super crisp and impressive, especially some of the darker scenes in “I Am Mother” where HDR I think made a lot of difference. HDR is a technique used to get a more dynamic range of luminosity in the footage and most TV’s nowadays I believe have it. You can clearly see HDR at work in some scenes, but it’s difficult for me to put in words (but I’ll try). If you’re watching TV in the dark and there is a dark scene and suddenly a beam of sunlight shines through a crack in a wall and hits the camera, the sunlight looks super bright to the point you squint because HDR helps keep the dark areas of the screen really dark. Not sure if that made sense but basically you can get a lot more range of darkness and lightness in the same scene at the same time.

Should you upgrade to 4K? If you’re looking to get a new TV then yes it’s a no brainer. If you don’t have an external sound system or a device like Apple TV and are instead, just planning to use the streaming apps that you can install directly on the TV, it’s not gonna be too expensive to get 4K working. But on the other hand, if you do have a full setup like mine and one that you purchased a while back, expect to spend quite a bit to get 4K up and running properly. If you play videogames you’ll also have the added expense of having to upgrade to the 4K capable PS4 or Xbox as well on top of all the other expenses I mentioned earlier. But, I do think the combination of having 4K and HDR is worth it since it has elevated my TV viewing experience a lot more than when I had upgraded my TV from 720P to 1080P. So do it.

20 06, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-06-20T08:28:39+03:00Jun 20, 2019|0 Comments


Screenshot from Toy Story 4

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

New This Weekend:
Child’s Play (6.8)
Men in Black: International (5.6)
Red Joan (6.3)
Storm Boy (6.9)
The Dead Don’t Die (5.9)
Toy Story 4 (9.0)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Aladdin (6.5)
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Brightburn (6.5)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (7.4)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
Ma (6.0)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (6.9)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.

13 06, 2019

Movies Showing in Kuwait this Weekend

2019-06-13T08:31:17+03:00Jun 13, 2019|1 Comment


Screenshot from Brightburn

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

New This Weekend:
Brightburn (6.5)
Ma (6.0)
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (6.9)
The Poison Rose (4.4)

Other Movies Showing Now:
Aladdin (6.5)
Avengers: Endgame (9.2)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (7.4)
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (8.1)
Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom (3.4)
Polaroid (5.2)
The Secret Life of Pets 2 (6.5)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The movies below are also now showing at the Scientific Center IMAX theater:

Amazon Adventure 3D (6.6)
Fly Me to the Moon (4.5)
Galapagos 3D (8.6)
Oceans: Our Blue Planet (7.4)
Volcanoes 3D (6.6)

Numbers in brackets refer to the IMDB rating at time of publishing.