Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Reel magic: UAE?s latest releases  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 25/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Adam zacharias delves through the uae?s latest cinema releases

the other woman

continuing the recent trend of ‘girls gone raunchy’ comedy films spearheaded by bridesmaids in 2011 comes the other woman – in which three scorned ladies join forces for a highly personal revenge mission.

cameron diaz plays carly who is mortified to discover that her boyfriend mark (nikolaj coster-waldau) is secretly married to kate (leslie mann). the ladies bond over the revelation only to find out that there’s yet another woman on the cards in the stunning amber played by sports illustrated model kate upton in her first starring role.

together the trio set out to teach mark a lesson he’ll never forget.

the comedy has so far polarised critics – some of whom enjoyed its over-the-top tone and some of whom have winced at its vulgar centre.

“there are enough laugh-out-loud moments and an infectious sense of naughty fun to keep you watching to the bitter bitter end” said stella papamichael of digital spy.

“there’s something rather sad about diaz and mann nattering on about blokes as if they are just out of high school” said siobhan synnot of the scotsman.

the other woman currently has a 43% rating on rottentomatoes.com and a 6.1/10 rating on imdb.com.

trivia

the other woman is a popular film title. it has previously been used for movies in 1921 1931 1954 1983 1995 and 2009 as well as being the name for episodes of lost and mad men and songs by jeff buckley and ray parker jr.

welcome to the jungle

adam brody attempts to display his comic chops in this lark about timid everyman chris who must come out of his shell to save his colleagues on a company retreat gone awry.

jean-claude van damme parodies his tough guy persona as a former marine with several screws loose. megan boone (the blacklist) plays the love interest rob huebel (the office) the office bully and support also comes from kristen schaal (flight of the conchords) and dennis haysbert (24).

despite the abundanc of talent involved welcome to the jungle sank without a trace upon its release and garnered just a handful of eye-rolling reviews.

“this movie’s biggest audience will come from jean-claude van damme’s fan base and boy will they be disappointed” said elizabeth weitzman of the new york daily news.

“no matter what the title says there is no welcome waiting for you” said betsy sharkey of the los angeles times.

welcome to the jungle currently has a 25% rating on rottentomatoes.com and a 5.0/10 rating on imdb.com.

trivia

jean-claude van damme’s character storm rothchild is accused in the film of using the alias francois van varenberg. the belgian actor’s actual birth name is jean-claude camille francois van varenberg.

snowpiercer

revered south korean director bong joon-ho (the host) co-writes and directs this sci-fi flick based on the french graphic novel le transperceneige by jacques lob benjamin legrand and jean-marc rochette.

the movie is set in the near future where most of mankind has been killed off by a new ice age the result of a global warming experiment gone wrong.

the only remaining humans exist aboard the snowpiercer a train which travels around the globe – whose inhabitants are divided by an elitist class system.

joining joon-ho’s english-language debut are a host of western stars including chris evans jamie bell ewen bremner john hurt tilda swinton octavia spencer and ed harris.

“an enormously ambitious visually stunning and richly satisfying futuristic epic from the gifted bong joon-ho” said scott foundas of variety.

“an enthralling ride that never runs out of momentum as it cleverly examines the issue of social class in a thoroughly engaging yet complex manner” said jason bechervaise of screen international.

snowpiercer currently has an 83% rating on rottentomatoes.com and a 7.1/10 rating on imdb.com.

trivia

jamie bell’s character in the film is named edgar after british movie director edgar wright (shaun of the dead hot fuzz)


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jul 26 2016 - A mouth full of crickets? Lobbyists speak up for edible insectsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Bradley Saacks At the Oyamel Cocina Mexicana in Washington, metal butterfly mobiles hang from the ceiling and bugs are on the menu. The chapulines tacos are jammed ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Damac's AIPO villas totally sold outMENAFN
(MENAFN) Damac Properties announced that villas in its Akoya Imagine Phase One Dubai, has been sold out, and said that the launch of the second phase is to set to start by the end of July.In detail, ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Sales of European cars in Egypt is led by Opel AstraMENAFN
(MENAFN) A report by Daily News Egypt has stated that, Opel Astra has kept its position leading sales of European cars in Egypt in Q1, registering sales of 1,776 units worth USD 49.5m.Additionally, ...

 Jul 26 2016 - TDIC picks Jawaher Saadiyat for Al Jaber building projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Abu Dhabi-based Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) has chosen Jawaher Saadiyat, a residential community, to construct Al Jaber Building.TDIC, the master developer of major ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Empower supports green economy strategy in UAEMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Central Cooling Systems firm (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, will back the State of Green Economy Report 2017 for Dubai Carbon as its platinum ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Epico reveals new office in Abu DhabiMENAFN
(MENAFN) Emirates Property Investment Company (Epico), the property and facilities management arm of Al Fahim Group, has launched its new office in Abu Dhabi.In detail, the office is located in the ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Wasl group completes artistic projectMENAFN
(MENAFN) Wasl properties, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, has finished work of a large art project, which will turn the facades of Karama Shopping Complex in Dubaiinto an open street art ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Saudi Al-Khodari faces net loss in Q2MENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi construction firm Abdullah Abdul Mohsin Al-Khodari and Sons said it swung to a net loss in the second quarter due to a decrease in earnings.In detail, the company suffered a net loss ...

 Jul 26 2016 - Enhancing radiation safety, IAEA signs two practical arrangements with Russian regulatory authoritiesEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) VIENNA, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) --The IAEA is to cooperate with Russian authorities in the enhancement of the country's national radiation safety standards ...

 Jul 26 2016 - 43 establishments closed by ADDED in Abu Dhabi and Al AinEmirates News Agency (WAM)
(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) ABU DHABI, 26th July, 2016 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development, ADDED, has closed 43 commercial establishments in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain in ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help