Category Archives: Coming Soon…

Soon in a Cinema near you: The Book of Life…

It is the beginning of the year and it seems great movies are coming up directly at the start of it.  The Book of Life is an Animation Comedy / Book Of LifeAdventure which will be hitting UAE Cinemas on January 22.

The Characters have famous voice lenders like Zoe Saldana , Channing Tatum, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube. The movie has scored 82% on Rotten Tomatoes so it is surely one not to miss out.

The Story in short: The Book of Life is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, The Book of Life encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.  

You can watch the trailer below:

A fun Arabic style Roadtrip Movie coming soon to a Cinema near you: “From Abu Dhabi to Beirut”

It is not often that a local produced Movie is hitting Cinemas over here. From A to B is a classic road trip Movie from Director Ali F. Mostafa and starring  Fahad Albutairi, Shadi Alfons and Fadi Rifaai.

From A to B is releasing in Cinemas in the UAE on January 8 and you can be sure to find a Review of the same not long after over here.

The Story in short: 

The year is 2011 and Omar (Rifaai) finds himself still racked with guilt over the death of his best friend Hady, who passed away five years ago. Now, just days away from the birth of his first child, he decides to take the road trip they never got to take…much to the dismay of his very pregnant wife.image1

Omar reaches out to his estranged high school friends Jay (Albutairi) and Ramy (Alfons) who have lost touch since Hady’s death to take the road trip in his memory.

Jay, now a playboy/ wannabe DJ, and Ramy, an #activist (with 737 twitter followers!), take some convincing, but finally agree to the trip. The boys decide to drive from Abu Dhabi – via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria to arrive in Beirut, on what would have been Hady’s twenty-fifth birthday.

Their journey is filled with speedbumps – breakdowns, wrong turns, shady mechanics and a camel or two. If all of this doesn’t drive them crazy, it might just bring them closer.

So if you are in the mood for a great Adventure, Comedy and Drama Movie make sure to check out From A to B this coming January 8.

You can watch the Trailer below:

German Rotisserie Wienerwald to come to Dubai…

The German Rotisserie Wienerwald has announved plans to open two outlets in Dubai after being already present in  18 countries Worldwide including Egypt and Turkey.  Wienerwald is known for its roasted chicken offerings, and has signed a lease for two franchised outlets in Dubai – one in JBR and the other in Dubai Media City.

I wouldn’t say that I have been very often at their outlets in Germany, but if I was i always had been happy with what I got. I just hope that unlike Nordsee ( a tradidional German Fish Restaurant) , Wienerwald works better down here. wienerwald-620x310

Apart from the classic roast chicken, other items on the menu worth a mention include a mix of the all-time-greats, as well as the innovative new products. A few highlights on the menu: schnitzel, kiks, chicken wings, burgers and wraps. A bounteous range of salads completes the menu making a visit to Wienerwald an absolute joy, even for the health-conscious customers.

So far there is no news as when they will open up. But if there is any news on that you will find it here…

In Cinemas soon: The Wedding Ringer..

The coming January will see the release of the comedy movie “The Wedding Ringer” which is co written and directed by Jeremy Garelick who also wrote The Break Up.TWR_1 sheet

The Plot in short: Jimmy (Hart) owns a wedding company and provides best man services for socially awkward guys who don’t have anyone close enough to be their best man. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, finds himself in that situation, but he also fabricates the names of nine other groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s help to plan a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it doesn’t work.

I am quite a Kevin Hart Fan and really can’t wait to see this one. The Movie will hit UAE cinemas on February 5, 2015. Meanwhile you can watch the Trailer below: