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Mohamed Shama

17 Posts
Chicago International Film Festival | 2020

Chicago International Film Festival | 2020

Considering how wild 2020 has been it is turning out to be a great year for film lovers! That has greatly to do with film festivals that decided to reformat their yearly event and move ahead with the festivities, celebrating the spectacle that is visual storytelling while embracing the difficulties the pandemic has brought. Chicago International Film Festival is one of these film festivals that is gearing up to do just that. The festival is running from Oct. 14th-23rd and is highlighting an incredibly diverse selection of films sure to delight its audiences and start quite a buzz on the…
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Yellow Rose | Film Review

Yellow Rose | Film Review

EVA NOBLEZADA (L) and DALE WATSON (R) A teenager showing her passion for country music and trying to pursue her career whilst facing some everyday obstacles she needs to overcome would in, and of itself, make a nice film about how chasing a dream isn't easy but that is not our story today. As if that weren't dificult enough, Yellow Rose follows a 17-year old undocumented Filipina who grew up in a small town in Texas and fell in love with country music. Though she is incredibly talented, her citizenship status keeps her from following the road to stardome, but…
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Warner Bros. delays Dune, The Batman and more…

Warner Bros. delays Dune, The Batman and more…

The adaptation of Frank Herbert's novel and one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Dune. Directed by the visionary Denis Villeneueve that was scheduled to open in theaters on December 18th of this year has been moved to October 1st of 2021. Executives from Warner Bros. didn't have a choice and had to act fast after the imminent and shocking decision from Cineworld announcing the temporarily closures of all of its Regal Cinemas in the US. Cineworld announced that their decision was the wisest after reporting a loss of over $1.6 billion in addition to Universal/MGM's decision of…
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Netflix’s Paranormal | Trailer

Netflix’s Paranormal | Trailer

It's not fair to strip the wind of its power to move the curtains, and attribute it to some mythical monster. Or strip the rusty door hinges and the effort they make to squeak, and claim that a ghost closed the door. Using the aforementioned quotes narrated by Dr. Refaat Ismail, Netflix releases a teaser trailer for their upcoming first Egyptian original, Paranormal, based on the best selling Arabic horror novel series with the same name by late author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik that have sold more than 15 million copies. Paranormal, follows the life of Refaat Ismail, a cynical hematology…
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Minari – Trailer

Minari – Trailer

A24 has released the trailer for Minari, one of the most acclaimed movies at Sundance 2020. The tender and sweeping film has won the Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. The film is written and directed by Lee Isaac Chung, starring Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, and Yuh-Jung Youn. Check the trailer below: https://youtu.be/KQ0gFidlro8 The synopsis of the film: Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their…
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SYLVIE’S LOVE: New Romance Starring Tessa Thompson will Launch Worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on December 25th, 2020

SYLVIE’S LOVE: New Romance Starring Tessa Thompson will Launch Worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on December 25th, 2020

Sylvie's Love has premiered earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival with lots love from critics. Amazon has acquired the distribution rights for the film shortly after the festival. Written and Directed by Eugene Ashe, a former music artist from Harlem, NY that has performed on several film soundtracks. The film is starring Tessa Thompson, Nnamdi Asomugha, Eva Longoria, Aja Naomi King, Wendi Mclendon-Covey, Jemima Kirke. In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends late nights playing behind a less-talented but well-known bandleader, as member…
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Disney+ rolls out GroupWatch in the U.S

Disney+ rolls out GroupWatch in the U.S

Disney announced this morning, GroupWatch, a new watch party or co-viewing experience that will let family and friends connect remotely to watch any Disney+ content together. GroupWatch allows for up to seven people to watch together across web, mobile, connected TV devices and Smart TVs, and share reactions in real time. Disney+ subscribers can launch the service through the GroupWatch icon available on the details page of movies and shows on the Disney+ app or website. A link to invite up to six other people to watch with the host. Invitations must originate from mobile or web but invitees can…
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Tom Holland’s new movie Cherry, directed by The Russo Brothers has been acquired by Apple TV+

Tom Holland’s new movie Cherry, directed by The Russo Brothers has been acquired by Apple TV+

Apple acquired the worldwide rights to the upcoming movie Cherry, the first film directed by the brothers Anthony and Joe Russo since Avengers: Endgame. The film is an adaptation of Nico Walker’s bestselling novel based on his own story, starring Tom Holland and Ciara Bravo. Ciara BravoTom HollandPHOTO: JEFF SPICER/GETTY IMAGES Tom Hanks in Apple TV+ Original GreyhoundPhoto: Courtesy of Apple Apple has been handpicking the original content for their almost 1 year old Apple TV+ service and actually they are doing good job in having great quality content. After spending nearly $70 million on acquiring Tom Hanks' Greyhound earlier…
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Disney postpones Black Widow, Eternals, West Side Story and more…

Disney postpones Black Widow, Eternals, West Side Story and more…

Amid the unchanged pandemic climate and the low box-office revenues, The Walt Disney Company decided to do some major changes to their release schedule. Marvel Studios’ live-action film slate for Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Marvel Studios’ Eternals have all received new theatrical openings for the United States.  Black Widow will now land in theaters on May 7, 2021. In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop…
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Hulu’s “Helstrom” | Official Trailer

Hulu’s “Helstrom” | Official Trailer

Every family has its demons! Hulu released the trailer for their upcoming horror series Helstrom starring Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon. A horrific accident leads Daimon and Gabriella fighting to save a man's soul, while a dark force attempts to stop them. Meanwhile, Yen's relationship with his work takes a dark turn towards obsession, and a discovery leads Anna back to St. Teresa's. Victoria Helstrom (Elizabeth Marvel), shown. (Photo by: Katie Yu) Courtesy of Hulu Created for television and executive produced by Paul Zbyszewski along with Karim Zreik and Jeph Loeb. Helstrom is co-produced by Marvel Television and ABC Signature Studios, part of Disney…
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