2001 flicks, parts 1, 2 , 3 & 4
look at the eight biggest Egyptian films out in cinemas now. (September
Hansawar (Silence, We're rolling!)
"Lamei's transformation of the elegant concert into a
"maskhara" (farce) is Chahine's way of trying to
say, Egyptian pop culture has become a farce as well.
"Take away" (the name of Lamei's song) has replaced
In the new film 55 Isaaf (Ambulance 55), which opens
nationwide today, Mohamed Saad (left) and his co-star Ahmed
Helmy sing a couple of songs that sound a lot like the raps
performed by Thulathi Adwaa Al-Masrah in the 60s...
wala Bizness (Is it Friendship... or Business?)
Qamar and Salama are the type of presenters viewers supposedly
can't get enough of -- superficial to the core. But then
politics rears its ugly head, and the guy who goes to cover
the Intifada wakes up to the total and utter meaninglessness
of what they've been doing back home..."
Al-Bayan Al-Tali (This Just In)
The film's themes are taken straight from the jaws of the
media which it is trying to portray: it features corrupt
parliamentarians, plays on people's fears of powdered milk and
the US as an evil entity trying to ruin everything...
Ezz (Rich Boy)
Alaa Walieddin has just served up his annual summer offering.
And just like everybody else, you'll watch it, laugh a little
bit, and remember nothing about it in the morning.
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