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Situated in the heart of Saar, in a new compound right opposite to Saar Cinema (it’s the one with the DNA-looking fence, you can’t miss it), Villa Mamas turned out to be quite a delight with a Bahraini food menu that is hard to get outside of a “real mom’s” kitchen.

I’ve been hearing…

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
Help! My twitter accnt was suspended 3 days and I reported it and they havent answered. Worse than that i set up another one and that got suspended within half an hour. Whats going on? is someone campaigning against me, and if I set up a 3rd one how do I make sure it doesn't happen again? Please help/
alifareed alifareed Said:

I believe it’s best if you get in touch with twitter support directly. This link might give you more info & hopefully solve your problem

https://support.twitter.com/articles/15790-my-account-is-suspended

I’ve been suffering from movie-deprivation recently & I finally caught a break & went to see the February box office leader “Act of Valor”.

To sum up the film’s plot I’d put it this way: “Action unfolds for a group of Navy soldiers as a small rescue operation turns out to be bigger & riskier than what they bargained for. Fast-paced action with big explosions & some OMG moments.”

Every year Hollywood throws upon us a few US Airforce/Navy-centric movies that aim to praise the American way of life, its death-defying patriotic soldiers, & over the top Red, White & Blue moments. Now don’t get me wrong, some of my favorite & best movies ever made fall into that category. I’ve watched Saving Private Ryan countless times & just last year “War Horse” went all the way to the Oscars. However some movies just over do it. I felt that way about Act of Valor & here’s why…

If you are still reading & not discouraged then I’m gonna tell you what’s good about Act of Valor & what makes it stand out from the rest of the movies in its genre. One quote I liked by a viewer was “The Call of Duty movie that never was..”. That is true, the pace of the film, the way characters are introduced & plot unfolds gives a feeling you’re in a video game. Some beautiful ariel shots throughout the film & I think one of the most amazing things was the fact that Real US Navy members took part in the film, as well as the fact that the film was shot using a Canon SLR Camera!

I loved how each single member of the team was introduced with a rich backstory so you feel like you can relate to them, something most action films just seem to ignore. Act of Valor had some of the best jaw-dropping moments I’ve seen on the big screen but I just couldn’t shake the feeling that the movie is trying too hard which kinda made me feel disconnected at times. But I can totally understand now why such a movie would reign the box office in the US.

Final Verdict: 7/10

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shareeda:

Retrofied Star Wars Pixel Art… this goes to @Ali_Fareed #StarWars

agentmlovestacos:

Here’s the Super Bowl XLVI commercial for Marvel’s The Avengers!

Enjoy!

Oh, wait, if you want to see the extended version which is like twice as long, go to facebook.com/avengers. NOW, ENJOY!

Chronicle is one of those movies that you better walk into without any idea whatsoever about the film’s plot or anything because for me I saw the trailer & went in which kinda spilled the whole plot. That being said, you may proceed reading my review of the film.

The plot revolves around 3 teenage highschool students who after a certain incident discover they have newfound super abilities. The teenagers chronicle their day to day life coping with these abilities. It felt like a cross-over between Tim Kring’s “Heroes” TV Series & J. J. Abrams “Cloverfield”.

Without going further into the plot I just wanna say that this is not your average superhero type of movie & NO I don’t mean it’s like Will Smith’s Hancock. The real life documentary type of shooting puts Chronicle in a class of its own. [Spoiler] The flying scenes were simply breathtaking. Superman WHO?! [Spoiler]

For superhero fanboys this film is a MUST & if you want to watch something interesting then you’ll be in for a ride as well! Nice take on adolescence & coming of age drama with a superhero twist. I give it 8/10!

ps. This post will be edited later with pics/videos once I’m back behind my laptop screen =)

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Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks & Jamie Bell

Genre: Crime | Thriller

Rating: PG-13 (for violence and brief strong language)

Runtime: 102 minutes

Synopsis:

As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion…

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J. Edgar

J. Edgar

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer & Naomi Watts

Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama

Rating: R (for brief strong language)

Runtime: 137 minutes

Synopsis:

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Starring: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth & Tom Hardy

Genre: Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Rating: R (for violence, some sexuality/nudity and language)

Runtime: 127 minutes

Synopsis:

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6’s echelons.

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My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn

Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne & Kenneth Branagh

Genre: Biography | Drama

Rating: R (for some language)

Runtime: 99 minutes

Synopsis:

Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier’s, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.

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Chalet Girl

Chalet Girl

Starring: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick & Bill Nighy

Genre: Comedy | Romance

Runtime: 96 minutes

Synopsis:

Pretty tomboy Kim Matthews, 19, used to be a champion skateboarder - but now she’s stuck in a dead end job trying to support her Dad. Opportunity comes knocking in the form of a catering job in the one of the most exclusive chalets in the Alps.

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Gali Gali Chor Hai

Gali Gali Chor Hai

Starring: Shriya Saran, Akshaye Khanna & Rajpal Yadav

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Synopsis:

A common man’s fight against the ongoing corruption in his country.

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Casanovva

Casanovva

Starring: Mohanlal, Shriya Saran & Lakshmi Rai

Genre: Action | Romance

Synopsis:

An International businessman and playboy tries to avenge the death of his girlfriend, who was murdered by a gang of robbers, by entrapping them through a reality TV show.

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Omar & Salma 3 - عمر وسلمى 3

Omar & Salma 3

بطولة: تامر حسني ومي عز الدين

التصنيف: كوميدي | دراما | رومانسي

:نبذة عن الفيلم

فى هذا الجزء يكتشف عمر وسلمى اختطاف ابنتهما من قِبَل عصابات المافيا في جنوب إفريقيا، ممّا يجعلهما يخوضا العديد من المغامرات هناك لإنقاذهما

إعلان الفيلم: 


Man on a Ledge & Omar & Salma 3 will premiere tonight Wed. Feb. 1, 2012 in Bahrain Cinema Company “CineCo. cinemas as follows:

Bahrain City Centre: 11:30PM | Seef Mall: 11:30PM | Saar: 10:30PM

ps. if you’re a Batelco subscriber you can book your ticket in advance through O Cinema portal

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Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson & Michael Caine

Genre: Action | Adventure | Family

Rating: PG (for some adventure action, and brief mild language)

Runtime: 94 minutes

Synopsis:

Sean Anderson partners with his mom’s boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

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One for the Money

One for the Money

Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara & Daniel Sunjata

Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial)

Runtime: 106 minutes

Synopsis:

Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin’s bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

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Haywire

Haywire

Starring: Gina Carano, Ewan McGregor & Michael Fassbender

Genre: Action | Thriller

Rating: R (for some violence)

Runtime: 93 minutes

Synopsis:

A black ops super soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and set up during a mission.

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Our Idiot Brother

Our Idiot Brother

Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks & Zooey Deschanel

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Rating: R (for sexual content including nudity, and for language throughout)

Runtime: 90 minutes

Synopsis:

A comedy centered on an idealist who barges into the lives of his three sisters.

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Torrent: Click Here


The Descendants

The Descendants

Starring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley & Amara Miller

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Rating: R (for language including some sexual references)

Runtime: 115 minutes

Synopsis:

A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident.

Trailer:

Torrent: Click Here

Note: The movie will be showing in Dana Cinema


Agneepath

Agneepath

Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Arush Bhiwandiwala & Deven Bhojani

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama

Synopsis:

Vijay learns about the path of fire from his father.

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Vettai

Vettai

Starring: Arya, R. Madhavan & Sameera Reddy

Genre: Action

Runtime: 150 minutes

Synopsis:

Guru join hands with his brother Thiru to face the mobsters of a city.

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Spanish Masala

Starring: Dileep, Daniela Zacherl & Kunchacko Boban

Synopsis:

A Malayali boy falls in love with a Spanish girl while in Spain. Dileep, who comes to Spain with his group of mimicry artists, wants to live a new life, and to fulfill this, he runs away from the group to find another job. Later, under some circumstances, his talent for cooking gets him the job of a chef for the Spanish ambassador. There he meets the ambassador’s daughter and falls for her.

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Journey 2”, One for the Money" & Haywirewill premiere tonight Wed. Jan. 25, 2012 in Bahrain Cinema Company “CineCo. cinemas as follows:

Bahrain City Centre: 11:30PM | Seef Mall: 11:30PM | Saar: 10:30PM

ps. if you’re a Batelco subscriber you can book your ticket in advance through O Cinema portal

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The classic fairy tale is coming alive this year in 2 different versions. Mirror Mirror due for a March release & Snow White & the Huntsman is coming to cinemas in June

Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.

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Snow White & the Huntsman

Snow White & the Huntsman

In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

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Read the buzz about the films from IMDB

Two studio kingdoms dueled over their competing Snow White projects, with director Tarsem facing the unenviable task of turning around his spin on the fairy tale in under a year, besting by more than three months Snow White and the Huntsman, the more grown-up version created by Rupert Sanders. The first trailer has stunned us with what appears to be an iffy combination of forced camp and a light Disney touch. If this were a “Top Model” photo shoot, I’d be wowed, but an apparently rushed and ill-conceived fairy tale twist from the director of The Fall, I’m on the side of the early detractors, sorry.

So which one are you more excited to see?

MegaUpload takedown Notice

After MegaUpload’s takedown by the FBI, other sharing sites began to fear the same fate. Users of famous site FileSonic will now be greeted by this whenever they try to download a file:

FileSonic

Check out this thread from The Escapist about other sites taking precautionary measures following MegaUpload’s takedown: Click Here

shortformblog:

imwithkanye:

so sad.

At the very least they could put up the MegaUpload music video (which we don’t recommend you watch because it’s a gratingly-catchy ditty that will be stuck in your skull for weeks). In related news, a couple similar sites, including Filesonic, have shut down, but MediaFire says it won’t because it has a business model that doesn’t favor piracy. (Context here.)

(via shortformblog)