Film and TV

Does this manga series have the secret to success?

Does this manga series have the secret to success?

When a series releases its 23rd film in the franchise, suffice it to say it’s a pretty big deal. That’s exactly the milestone that the Detective Conan anime series is celebrating with the release of Detective Conan: The Fist of Blue …

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A festival of Korean film is coming to Abu Dhabi

A festival of Korean film is coming to Abu Dhabi

Tickets are AED 21

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There’s more to this film than meets the eye

There’s more to this film than meets the eye

A light-hearted animated film featuring oddball characters imparts valuable life lessons for children and adults. From those adorable Care Bears to the sweet-natured Snoopy and Japan’s beloved Hello Kitty, it’s safe to say that many cartoon characters are intended to …

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Will you be watching this movie based on the life of a criminal?

Will you be watching this movie based on the life of a criminal?

A new film about one of history’s most infamous personalities stirs our innate dark curiosities.  Despite our repulsion to serial killers, there is something about their stories that keeps us hooked. This fascination goes a long way back – from …

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How this movie marks the end of an era

How this movie marks the end of an era

The final instalment of the Avengers series officially closes the chapter on one of cinema’s biggest and most lucrative superhero franchises. But is this also the end of the road for Marvel Studios?   When Avengers: Endgame hits theatres this …

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Here are the latest films in cinemas this week

Here are the latest films in cinemas this week

A new sci-fi film’s political plot borders dangerously close to reality If movies allow us to escape reality, then no other genre arguably fits the bill better than science fiction.  By using otherworldly elements – from extra-terrestrials and futuristic beings …

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A beloved, Disney classic returns to the cinema

A beloved, Disney classic returns to the cinema

A timeless film is returning along with its message of self-love and acceptance in a time when it’s perhaps needed most. Nowadays, our general perception of beauty is seemingly influenced by what we see on social media. Experts have warned …

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A genetic disorder takes the spotlight in this drama

A genetic disorder takes the spotlight in this drama

A movie centred on a genetic disorder attempts to bring out the positives despite accusations of misrepresentation. Protagonists dealing with serious illness has always been a subject revisited by filmmakers.  From Autumn in New York and The Bucket List to …

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This must-see movie might make you cry

This must-see movie might make you cry

An award-winning drama starring a real-life former refugee seeks to spark discussion about children’s rights. It is said that children suffer the most in times of war and conflict. The ensuing chaos leaves children vulnerable to physical, emotional and psychological trauma …

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Will Captain Marvel be a game changer?

Will Captain Marvel be a game changer?

The first female-led Marvel film is about to take centre stage but this ambitious movie is more than just a debut for a new heroine. It’s fair to say that Marvel has the superhero film genre all figured out. Fans …

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