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Refreshment United Arab  EmiratesGoing to the movies in the UAE is a favorite if not serious past time for thousands of individuals. Block-busters are released in sync with major world cities. Though lesser anticipated films reach here weeks sometimes months after release in the US, UK and Australia.

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Watching a good movie these days requires time and money. Money to rent or view a movie at home or at the cinemas, and time you wish you hadn't wasted if the movie ends up not to your expectations. While both time and money are running low these days, here's some information that will help you differentiate between a good film and one that will unnecessarily gnaw into your pockets for a good two hours or more.

Read more: Good Movie or Bad? A Movie Picking Guide

Many countries produce their own movies reflecting a culture distinct to its unique background, but why do Hollywood films have the largest take on export? Simply because, American cinema has an overwhelming effect on the rest of the world.

Read more: The Hollywood Effect - Despite Flourishing Global Film Industry, Hollywood Remains Movie Capital of

OscarIf you are a movie buff like many of us here, then this is probably old news. Even so, if you want to earn the distinction of having watched every single movie to have won an Oscar for "Best Picture" at the Academy Awards, then read on.

Read more: A Concise List of Every Single Movie to Have Won an Academy Award for Best Picture

No talking during the movie, period - Shouldn't even have to mention this one. I'll even extend this rule to apply to the trailers...no saying, "Ooo, I want to see that one" after a trailer. If you are Trailer Critic Man, keep it to yourself.

Read more: The Unwritten Rules of Movie Watching

Every site does it and everyone expects it. So here's our list of the best and worst movies of 2009. While these are not necessarily our picks for Oscar consideration, we do think you could do worse seeing anything else. Movies listed are in no particular order.

Read more: Must See Movies for 2009 - Best and Worst Movies of 2009

"Llorando" ("Crying")

Llorando - Rebekah del Rio

Words and music written by Roy Orbison & Joe Melson, translation by Thania Sanz as performed by Rebekah del Rio (from the soundtrack album for Mulholland Dr, 2001).

Read more: Lyrics to Mulholland Drive Song "Llorando" by Rebekah del Rio

We Take a look at the Upcoming Films for 2010

Read more: 2010 Movie Preview - Upcoming Films for 2010

Steven  Spielberg

Despite his own success, Steven Spielberg Optimistic on What He Hasn’t Yet Done for Films

This is the true story of one of the biggest and most successful names in cinema history. Today, this living legend is a demi-God to movie goers the world over, besides being an inspiration to highly acclaimed actors, producers and directors.

Read more: The Midas Touch - Despite His Own Success, Steven Spielberg Optimistic on What He Hasn’t Yet Done...

Fall Movie Preview 2010

You can keep your summer season of big budget "blockbusters" bustling with comic-book characters and lycra-tighted super heroes. Because as far as we're concerned, fall marks the beginning of the real movie season. Check out a list of the ones that make our movie pants go a little crazy.

Read more: Fall Movie Preview - 2010

2010 Awards Oscar TrackerBelieve it or not, the movie awards season is upon us. And that means it's time to start keeping an eye on the movers and shakers... the big movies that are getting all the buzz for Oscar consideration.

Throughout the remainder of the season, by the use our super-secret algorithmic formula* we'll keep this list of Oscar predictions and hopefuls fresh and up-to-date. Keep in mind, this isn't necessarily a list of the ones we hope will win, but we do think these are the heavy hitters. Consider this your one-stop-shop for identifying the 2010 Oscar contenders.

Read more: 2010 Oscar Tracker - Academy Award Predictions

2011 Movie Preview

Is the late-winter cinematic dead zone sapping the life from your movie watching funtime? Then it's time to step away from the Netflix subscription and start thinking about the upcoming sequels, prequels, sci-fis, dramas, and comedies Hollywood has in store for 2011.

Read more: 2011 Movie Preview - Upcoming Films for 2011

Disney's FantasiaThis one comes from the "Found Treasures" file. We just ran across a 1940 copy of Look Magazine that caught our eye, not just because of the age of the issue - or that we were privileged enough to receive the copy from a friend - but rather because of a particular piece of coverage contained within the yellowed pages of the now defunct bi-weekly.

Read more: 1940 "Look" Magazine Article Introduces Disney's FANTASIA

How to Draw BambiAnother from the "Found Treasures" file - the recent 60th anniversary blu-ray release of Disney's Alice in Wonderland got us waxing nostalgic for all things Disney. The glorious restoration sparkles with crisp...

Read more: Bambi Featurette: How to Draw Bambi

2011 Oscar PredictionsThe official ballots are in, the trophies are polished, and the red carpet is rolling into place as we speak. This means Oscar night is upon us. Besides reminding us how far back into the calendar this thing has been pushed, it means it's time to...

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2011 Oscar WinnersEvery last one of the Oscars has been handed out, even those that go to all the geeky technical categories (in the words of one of the worst Oscar hosts in history, "Thank you nerds"). And we were there planted on the couch watching ...

Read more: Oscar Winners: 2011 Academy Awards

2011 Fall Movie PreviewWith the sweltering sun finally giving way to the autumn of the year, it's time to turn our thoughts to shorter days, cooler temperatures, and best of all, hotter movies. We know Hollywood likes to save the best for last so, as the summer blockbusters ...

Read more: 2011 Fall Movie Preview

2012 Awards Oscar TrackerIt's that time again. Not only the Holiday season when Hollywood begins rolling out its big-budgeted blockbusters with hopes of decking the theaters with boughs of bottoms, but also that time of year when the studios make their big Oscar push...

Read more: 2012 Oscar Predictions - Tracking the Academy Award Frontrunners

Warner Home VideoMovie lovers who prefer satisfying a cinematic sweet tooth by patronizing Netflix's DVD-by-mail service or any of the numerous Redbox or Blockbuster DVD rental kiosks that dot nearly every corner of every street in America, are well aware by now  ...

Read more: It's War! Warner Bros. Increasing Netflix, Redbox and Blockbuster Rental Delay to 56 Days

MovieguideIn the battle for the big box office bucks, it pays to make a movie high on conservative family values, capitalism, and biblical principles. At least that's what Movieguide asserts, and is prepared to release a 70+ page report to back its claims. Movieguide, a website and biweekly ...

Read more: MovieGuide: Americans Want "Conservative" Movies

Oscars 2012

Ever wonder why the eventual Oscar winners almost never align with your own picks? It may be because the demographic of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) - the association responsible for voting for the wards - is made up of a membership that bears ...

Read more: Study Reveals Oscar Voters are a Bunch of Old White Men

Michael Keaton BatmanTo celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. THE BURTON ERA (1989-1992). There are two pop culture loves that have been with me my entire life...

Read more: Batman on the Big Screen: Part 1

Val Kilmer Batman

To celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. THE SCHUMACHER ERA (1995-1997) It was with no small sense of loss that Batman fans learned Tim Burton was ...

Read more: Batman on the Big Screen: Part 2

Batman on the Big Screen - The Nolan EraTo celebrate the culmination of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, we will revisit all the Batman films leading up to the release of The Dark Knight Rises. After the sour taste Batman and Robin left in many peoples’ mouths, a lengthy odyssey followed to ...

Read more: Batman on the Big Screen: Part 3

2012 Fall Movie PreviewWith the sweltering sun finally giving way to the autumn of the year, it's time to turn our thoughts to shorter days, cooler temperatures, and best of all, hotter movies. We know Hollywood likes to save the best for last so, as the summer blockbusters ...

Read more: 2012 Fall Movie Preview

James Bond - Dr. NoIan Fleming’s creation had captured the world by storm, so much so even President Kennedy had listed one of Fleming’s James Bond novels as a favourite read. There had been interested parties in developing Bond from the first novel, Casino Royale, and in 1954 CBS made a one hour ...

Read more: James Bond: The Connery Era - (1962-1967, 1971)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

It is reputed that Sean Connery and Cubby Broccoli weren’t even on speaking terms during the shooting of You Only Live Twice, so it came as little surprise to those that made the films when Connery announced he would no longer play James Bond. But Bond was big business; ...

Read more: James Bond: The Lazenby Year

Noomi RapceWhile Hollywood mainstays Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Michael Fassbender lead an extraordinary cast in the epic Sci-fi thriller Prometheus, we wanted to spend a little time examining the blossoming career of up-and-comer Noomi Rapace who broke out with her ...

Read more: Swedish Star Noomi Rapace Burning Up Hollywood - Catch Her in PROMETHEUS Now on Blu-ray

Roger Moore James BondIan Fleming’s creation had captured the world by storm, so much so even President Kennedy had listed one of Fleming’s James Bond novels as a favourite read. There had been interested parties in developing Bond from the first novel, Casino Royale, and in 1954 CBS made a one hour ...

Read more: James Bond: The Moore Era (1973-1985)

The Living DaylightsAfter a very profitable 12 years, it was again time to find a new 007. Roger Moore was almost 60, no longer appropriate for the role, and the initial idea of the producers was to do a prequel—something they wouldn’t end up doing, in essence, until the 2006 reboot. A lot of the frontrunners or desired candidates that were tested ...

Read more: James Bond: The Dalton Era - (1987-1989)

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