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How can you convey real life tragedy on the silver screen?

How can you convey real life tragedy on the silver screen?

Director Peter Berg courts controversy once more with this dramatic re-telling of the Boston marathon bombing When the bombs exploded during the Patriots Day marathon in Boston on 15th April 2013, you wouldn’t think that in the midst of all …

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The unmissables: the films we’re most excited about in 2017

The unmissables: the films we’re most excited about in 2017

Like most of the capital the Abu Dhabi World team love nothing more than grabbing a box of popcorn, that is so large it makes you feel Lilliputian, and heading into the cinema for the latest blockbuster. Here are the …

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Is this new film destined for success at the Oscars?

Is this new film destined for success at the Oscars?

Oscar-tipped musical reveals the fragility of perceived success in life In the face of it La La Land from the director of last year’s breakout success, Whiplash might be so, well La La Land – a musical about the struggles …

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Human relationships come to the fore on the silver screen

Human relationships come to the fore on the silver screen

Humans, not aliens, are the problem in new sci-fi flick Passengers  For millennia, man has long felt a fascination with the mysteries beyond our planet. But while films such as Ridley Scott’s Alien franchise have played on our fear of murderous …

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ROGUE ONE: Is the Star Wars film a step in the right direction?

ROGUE ONE: Is the Star Wars film a step in the right direction?

The force is strong with the females as Star Wars puts the days of golden bikinis behind it for good Star Wars. It’s one of the biggest film franchises of all times and now it’s back, but not as you …

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ON SCREEN: A modern zombie film veers away from cliches

ON SCREEN: A modern zombie film veers away from cliches

When it was released in 1968, George A Romero’s Night of the Living Dead gave us the modern prototype for the zombie movie. Shuffling, vacant-eyed and craving human  flesh, Romero’s take on the monsters was pioneering, terrifying and continued to …

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ON SCREEN: Bored of cinemas? Check out these outdoor options

ON SCREEN: Bored of cinemas? Check out these outdoor options

Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor weather and get your movie fix under the evening sky. We scouted some of the nicest venues staging alfresco screenings around the capital throughout December. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort In keeping with …

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ON SCREEN: Alien invasion-themed film takes stab at societal divisions

ON SCREEN: Alien invasion-themed film takes stab at societal divisions

Clichés take a backseat in the new sci-fi film about an alien invasion. Based on the novella, Story of Your Life by Ted Chiang, the movie Arrival is said to veer away from the usual stereotypes that commonly define the …

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PLAY: It’s gadgets galore as Big Boys Toys returns

PLAY: It’s gadgets galore as Big Boys Toys returns

What we’re lusting after as the event that celebrates all things big and brash is back It’s back! The seventh edition of Big Boys Toys is returning to ADNEC from the 23rd to the 26th of November and, as always, …

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YASALAM: Start your engines for an F1 week to remember

YASALAM: Start your engines for an F1 week to remember

It’s time to rev up the fun – and with F1 on the way, we’re ready at the starting line waiting for the action to kick off. But here’s a simple equation – what do you get when you add …

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