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Can these big directors finally make this sci-fi successful?

Can these big directors finally make this sci-fi successful?

How a merging of minds and ideas could resuscitate a sci-fi franchise teetering on the edge of collapse “This franchise is gonna die.” Tense words from director Michael Bay in conversation with then-Paramount executive Brad Grey. They were discussing the …

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What’s on offer in the latest King Arthur outing?

What’s on offer in the latest King Arthur outing?

Storylines built around father-son relationships are nothing new. The instant recognition of the four simple words; ‘Luke, I am your father’ underlines this point. As do tearjerkers such as WWII movie Life is Beautiful, the touching tale in Extremely Loud …

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Have you done everything on our ultimate Abu Dhabi checklist?

Have you done everything on our ultimate Abu Dhabi checklist?

Think you’re an Abu Dhabi all-star? How many of our ultimate checklist items can you tick off?  So you’ve been here for years, seen it all and have #inabudhabi as an overused social media shortcut. But have you done everything …

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This amazing new show aims to inspire children to love theatre

This amazing new show aims to inspire children to love theatre

As an iconic children’s story hops onto the capital’s stage, we sit down with show producer David Hutchinson to chat about the challenges of adapting a classic from page to stage When it was published in 1995, Sam McBratney’s children’s …

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Get the insider scoop on Olly Murs’ exciting new gig in the capital

Get the insider scoop on Olly Murs’ exciting new gig in the capital

The most successful solo artist to ever come out of The X Factor UK is a force to be reckoned with You may know him as The X Factor UK 2009 runner-up, or you may recognise a few of his …

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Kids’ careers in focus at new play centre

Kids’ careers in focus at new play centre

Whether it’s a doctor, fireman or pizza maker, youngsters in the capital will soon have the chance to try out a range of careers for fun. Opening in 2018, the popular children’s edutainment centre KidZania will become a new feature …

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When will the stunning Reem Mall will open to shoppers?

When will the stunning Reem Mall will open to shoppers?

The opening of the Reem Island Mall has been delayed by two years until 2020.  The shopping centre, estimated to cost more than AED3bn to complete, was originally scheduled to open next year but has now been pushed back after issues …

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REVIEW: Why three blue men have universal appeal

REVIEW: Why three blue men have universal appeal

Three hairless men with blue heads who don’t speak the entire time they’re on stage… On paper it doesn’t exactly sound like the ingredients for a hit show. But nearly 30 years after a brainwave in New York was realised …

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Is war a feminist issue? This new movie will surprise you

Is war a feminist issue? This new movie will surprise you

A unique war film explores the commendable yet unheralded roles of women during the most deadly conflict in history War has been referred to as the great equaliser. In a military sense, it alludes to the fact that individuals come …

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Feeling blue? These amazing performers will cheer you up

Feeling blue? These amazing performers will cheer you up

One show, three painted men and hundreds of marshmallows – it can only be the Blue Man Group and it’s coming to town “It was simply an intuitive choice. It was always blue. We never second-guessed it, we just went with …

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