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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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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

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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.

Trailer:

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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?

Resident Evil 5: Retribution Official Teaser

Prepare to “Reconnect with Evil” Sept. 14, 2012

For more info on the film check out its page on IMDB

I don’t know about you but I think it’s just EPIC hearing the TRON: Legacy soundtrack playing in the background of the trailer!!

Contraband

Contraband

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi & Kate Beckinsale

Genre: Action | Crime | Drama

Rating: R (for violence, pervasive language and brief drug use)

Runtime: 110 minutes

Synopsis:

To protect his brother-in-law from a drug lord, a former smuggler heads to Panama to score millions of dollars in counterfeit bills.

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A Monster in Paris

A Monster in Paris

Starring: Mathieu Chedid, Vanessa Paradis & Gad Elmaleh

Genre: Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Rating: G

Runtime: 90 minutes

Synopsis:

A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. Paris.

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Bodyguards & Assassins

Bodyguards & Assassins

Starring: Donnie Yen, Leon Lai & Xueqi Wang

Genre: Action | Drama | History

Runtime: 139 minutes

Synopsis:

In 1905, the revolutionary Sun Wen intends to visit Hong Kong to discuss his plans for revolution with fellow Tongmenghui members. Ultimate goal is to overthrow the corrupt Qing dynasty. However, a group of assassins is sent to kill Sun.

Trailer:

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Santa’s Apprentice

Santa's Apprentice

Starring: Julie Gayet, Jean-Pierre Marielle & Lorànt Deutsch

Genre: Animation

Rating: G

Runtime: 80 minutes

Synopsis:

Santa doesn’t want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart. On the other side of the planet, there is a little boy who is a perfect match, but his lack of self-confidence and fear of heights make him a poor contestant. Will Santa agree to step down, and help his apprentice take his place?

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The Business Man

The Business Man

Starring: Mahesh Babu, Kajal Agarwal & Prakash Raj

Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime

Runtime: 126 minutes

Synopsis:

An extremely intelligent and ambitious youngster “Surya” arrives in Mumbai to become a mafia don.

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Ghost

Ghost

Starring: Shiney Ahuja & Sayali Bhagat

Genre: Horror

Synopsis:

A string of murders, each pointing to supernatural causes are investigated. Who - or what - is behind the murders, which are beastly and gory in nature?

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Underworld: Awakening

Underworld: Awakening

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy & India Eisley

Genre: Action | Fantasy | Horror

Rating: R (for strong violence and gore, and for some language)

Runtime: 88 minutes

Synopsis:

When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

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Note:

Underworld: Awakening is playing in Dana Cinema. You can check out the timings here: Click Here


Contraband will premiere tonight Wed. Jan. 18, 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 Road to Oscars starts right here! Catch all the Glitz & Glam, and check out Who won What in the 2012 Golden Globe Awards!

I’m not gonna spoil the results for anyone who hasn’t seen the awards ceremony so here are the links & you can check them out for yourselves ;)

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

Synopsis via: @IMDB

Red Carpet Photos via: @GossipCop

Nominations & Winners via: @IMDB

Update:

Thanks to TV Team, you can download & watch the recorded show from the links below:

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 plus Arrivals Special (HD & 720p quality)

If you are like me (a torrent sharing addict) then get it from the links here:

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - Arrivals Special

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012

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Trespass

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman & Cam Gigandet

Genre: Crime | Drama | Thriller

Rating: R (for violence and terror, pervasive language and some brief drug use)

Runtime: 91 minutes

Synopsis:

As they’re held for ransom, a husband and wife’s predicament grows more dire amid the discovery of betrayal and deception.

Trailer: Click Here

Torrent: Click Here


You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Naomi Watts & Josh Brolin

Genre: Comedy | Romance

Rating: R (for some language)

Runtime: 98 minutes

Synopsis:

Follows a pair of married couples, Alfie (Hopkins) and Helena (Jones), and their daughter Sally (Watts) and husband Roy (Brolin), as their passions, ambitions, and anxieties lead them into trouble and out of their minds.

Trailer: Click Here

Torrent: Click Here


Attack the Block

Starring: John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker & Alex Esmail

Genre: Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Rating: R (for creature violence, drug content and pervasive language)

Runtime: 88 minutes

Synopsis:

A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion.

Trailer: Click Here

Torrent: Click Here


The Darkest Hour

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby & Max Minghella

Genre: Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Rating: PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence and some language)

Runtime: 89 minutes

Synopsis:

In Moscow, five young people lead the charge against an alien race who have attacked Earth via our power supply.

Trailer: Click Here


Nanban

Starring: Vijay, Jeeva, Srikanth & Lleana

Genre: Comedy | Drama

Runtime: 190 minutes

Synopsis:

a Bollywood remake of the 2009 Bollywood film 3 Idiots

Trailer: Click Here


EUC (Arabic) - إي يو سي


بطولة: أحمد حدّاد، كريم قاسم ولطفي لبيب

التصنيف: درامي | كوميدي | اجتماعى

:نبذة عن الفيلم

مجموعة من الشباب الذين يقومون بإنشاء جامعة خاصة بعد فشلهم فى الحصول على مجاميع مرتفعة بالثانوية العامة، ثم يكشفون من خلال هذه الجامعة الكثير من الأخطاء والمعوقات في النظام التعليمي في مصر، التي تؤثر حتى على حياتهم الشخصية.

إعلان الفيلم: إضغط هنا


Trespass will premiere tonight Wed. Jan. 11, 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 Double

The Double Poster

Starring: Odette Annable, Richard Gere & Topher Grace

Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language)

Runtime: 98 minutes

Synopsis:

A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator’s murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKRKoZIjiFk


Elephant White

Elephant White Poster

Starring: Djimon Hounsou, Kevin Bacon & Jirantanin Pitakporntrakul

Genre: Action | Crime | Thriller

Rating: R (for strong violence, language, sexual content, some nudity and drug material)

Runtime: 91 minutes

Synopsis:

An assassin is hired by a businessman to avenge the murder of his daughter by white slave traders in Thailand.

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVnfmdsJ4Sc

Torrent: Click Here


Players (Indian)

Players

Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor & Bipasha Basu

Genre: Action | Drama | Thriller

Synopsis:

Dubbed as Bollywood’s “official remake” of the 2003 Hollywood remake The Italian Job

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgPQ7_xsm3o


Wa7id Sa7i7 (Arabic) - واحد صحيح

Wa7id Sa7i7 Poster

بطولة: منّة شلبي وهاني سلامة

التصنيف: درامي | اجتماعى

مدّة العرض: 100 دقيقة

:نبذة عن الفيلم

شاب يبحث عن عروس، ويتم ترشيح له ثلاثة فتيات ليختار منهم واحدة، ولكل منهن مميزات يتمناها في شريكة حياته، فيقع في حيرة الاختيار،ليقرر الزواج من الثلاثة

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMAhEAzrSVw :إعلان الفيلم


The Double & “Elephant White will premiere tonight Wed. Jan. 4, 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