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THE MOMS ARE BACK! A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS ADDS NEW CAST

05/03/2017

Filming has begun on STXfilms’ A Bad Moms Christmas, reuniting the dynamic team of Bad Moms, writers/directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, producer Suzanne Todd, and executive producers Bill Block and Mark Kamine.

Returning as the stars of A Bad Moms Christmas are the triple threat cast of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as Amy, Kiki and Carla. This time around, the bad moms receive a holiday visit from their own mothers, in new roles portrayed by Cheryl Hines (Kiki’s mom), with Christine Baranski (Amy’s mom) and Susan Sarandon (Carla’s mom).
Also starring are returning cast members Jay Hernandez, David Walton and Wanda Sykes, alongside newcomers Peter Gallagher and Justin Hartley, who join these two generations of moms in the chaos of the holiday season.

Director of photography Mitchell Amundsen comes aboard to collaborate with returning members of the Bad Moms behind-the-scenes creative team production designer Marcia Hinds, editor James Thomas, and costume designer Julia Caston.

A Bad Moms Christmas follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holidays for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

Says Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, “Jon and Scott’s hilarious premise for A Bad Moms Christmas will not only let fans continue their laugh out loud love affair with Mila, Kristen, and Kathryn’s relatable antics, but adding Peter, Justin, Cheryl, Christine and Susan, and the holidays to the equation is more than we could have hoped for as we continue this important franchise for STX Entertainment.”

A Bad Moms Christmas is releasing in Middle East cinemas on November 23, 2017.

Photo credits: MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY; ALLEN BEREZOVSKY/GETTY IMAGES; JENNY ANDERSON/WIREIMAGE

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FIRST LOOK OF WINCHESTER IS OUT

05/01/2017

Here is the first image of actress Helen Mirren in character, and in costume, as Sarah Winchester in the upcoming thriller WINCHESTER. The Academy Award-winning star joins Jason Clarke, Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson in the film.

The movie is based on true events. It's directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, the Australian brothers behind the 2009 film Daybreakers, and the upcoming Saw: Legacy, and as we learned last year, Mirren is taking on the role of the mysterious and reportedly troubled heiress who built the famed, labyrinthine Winchester Mystery House, all in an effort to confuse and outrun ghosts who she believed were haunting her.

WINCHESTER is releasing in the Middle East on 2018.

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BUCKLE UP! NEW OVERDRIVE TRAILER UNVEILED

04/25/2017

The final trailer of this year’s fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled Eid al Fitr movie is finally here. Watch the trailer below!

Get ready for the non-stop cinematic action that will hit the cinemas hard! OVERDRIVE is the next big car movie of the year, in the same caliber as the Fast and the Furious franchise. It’s the must-see movie of the summer!

Releasing in cinemas on June 22 –Eid al Fitr weekend, OVERDRIVE is the next generation high octane action from the makers of Taken, Wanted and 2 Fast 2 Furious. The movie is a fresher, classier and smarter take on the action-packed, fast cars and road racing genre.

The film stars Scott Eastwood, fresh from starring in two of the most recent blockbuster dynamites – Fast and the Furious 8 and Suicide Squad.

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THE FILIPINO CHANNEL, GULF FILM AND NOVO CINEMAS HOST THE FIRST TAGALOG PREMIERE SCREENING IN THE MIDDLE EAST

04/20/2017

For the first time in the Middle East, a premiere screening for a Tagalog movie has been organized to gather the Filipino community in one move event and celebrate original Filipino movies.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” premiered on April 19, 8 pm at Novo Cinemas Dubai Festival City Mall, in a partnership between The Filipino Channel (TFC), Gulf Film and Novo Cinemas.

In attendance were the Consul General of the Philippines in the UAE, Paul Raymund Cortes and wife Yasmin Cortes, Vice Consuls Marianne Bringas and Beth Ramos and the FilClub Chairman Engr. Mariafe Tata Dayot and Vice Chair Ericson Reyes.

The talented presenters from Tag FM 91.1 were also present to entertain and give away interesting prizes to the attendees, most of which are hardcore KathNiel fans. GAP, MAX'S restaurant and Novo Cinemas also gave away freebies and vouchers in goody bags to all ticket holders and guests.

Directed by box office director Mae Cruz-Alviar and with story and screenplay by Carmi Raymundo and Kristine Gabriel, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” is the follow-up film of Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo after the mammoth success of “Barcelona: A Love Untold” last year.

“Can’t Help Falling In Love” is a lighthearted and heartwarming romance that is centered on Gab dela Cuesta (Bernardo) – a highly strung career woman who is engaged with her longtime boyfriend. Gab’s well-planed life gets upside down when she discovers that she is already married with a total stranger in the person of happy-go-lucky trip leader Dos Gonzales (Padilla).

The real conflict begins as Gab and Dos figure out how they ended up as a married couple. In the process, Gab starts breaking her own rules to survive their confusing situation and she finds herself falling for Dos.

Catch “Can’t Help Falling In Love” in cinemas on April 20.

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GULF FILM LAUNCHES PRODUCTION ARM ‘NOVO PICTURES’

04/05/2017

Gulf Film – a subsidiary of the diversified and integrated media, entertainment and city beautification group in the Middle East, Elan Group – is pleased to announce the launch of its film equity brand Novo Pictures with a focus on English-language projects.

The launch of Novo Pictures cements Gulf Film’s position as the regional leader in the film industry by covering the complete film supply chain starting with production by Novo Pictures, distribution via Gulf Film and finally, exhibition with Novo Cinemas.

Novo Pictures’ first venture is already underway, in collaboration with industry heavyweight EuropaCorp, to produce Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets. The highly-anticipated USD 180 million film, partly financed by Novo Pictures, is based on the French science fiction comics series Valérian and Laureline and will be releasing in cinemas globally this July.

“Gulf Film has dominated the regional film market in the Middle East since its inception in 1989. Our passion for film, commitment to the industry and our expertise have culminated in our inevitable evolution as a film production entity. We are thrilled to add Novo Pictures to our portfolio and to be partnering with the legendary director and writer Luc Besson on our inaugural project. We look forward to sharing his creative genius with the movie lovers everywhere,” commented Selim El Azar, CEO, Gulf Film.

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VALERIAN POSTER AND TRAILER PREVIEW

03/28/2017

The second teaser poster of Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets, the highly anticipated $170 million budget Sci-Fi release by legendary writer and director Luc Besson has been finally unveiled online.

The new poster features Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne as galaxy-hopping federal agents Valerian and Laureline in the year 2740.

A new out of this world trailer is also scheduled to release tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a magnificent short preview to get you pumped up!

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is releasing in the Middle East on July 20, 2017.

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HELEN MIRREN AND JASON CLARKE START FILMING SUPERNATURAL THRILLER WINCHESTER

03/19/2017

Principal photography for the supernatural thriller Winchester, written and directed by Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig, has started in Melbourne, Australia.

The film stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke. Mirren will play firearm heiress Sarah Winchester, who was convinced that she was haunted by the souls killed at the hands of the Winchester repeating rifle. After the sudden deaths of her husband and child, she threw herself into the 24-hour a day, seven days a week construction of an enormous mansion designed to keep the evil spirits at bay. But when a skeptic is dispatched to the estate to evaluate her state of mind, he discovers that her obsession may not be so insane after all.

Winchester is releasing in cinemas next year.

Source: www.screendaily.com

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OSCARS 2017: LA LA LAND WINS 6, THE SALESMAN WINS BEST FOREIGN FILM

02/28/2017

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony took place at Los Angeles on February 26. La La Land got 14 nominations, including Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. It bagged the Oscar in 6 of these categories, including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for City of Stars.

See full list of awards below:

Best Director: Damien Chazelle

Best Actress: Emma Stone

Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.

Cinematography: Linus Sandgren

Original Score: Justin Hurwitz.

Original Song: "City of Stars", music by Justin Hurwitz, lyric by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul.

On the other hand, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi bagged his second Oscar, with The Salesman winning Best Foreign Film. The Salesman tells the story of a couple forced to vacate their upscale apartment building. After being offered a place to live, the wife gets attacked and has difficulty coping in the aftermath. Amidst all this chaos, the couple rehearse their roles in a production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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