Category Archives: Movies

This may be goodbye to Star Wars, but the Force will always be with me

By Rohma Sadaqat

How do you say goodbye to something that has been part of your life for so long?

The short answer to that is that you don’t, and the long answer is some variation of the phrase, “it’s complicated”. What am I talking about here? Well, recently, I got the chance to attend the premiere of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Ask any Star Wars fan about their plans for the winter break and chances are that they will tell you that December means a Star Wars movie is going to hit the theatres. It is all we can think and talk about in the months leading up to the release; I am pretty sure that I have quite a few long-suffering friends, who had to sit through many a lunch hour with me discussing theories and all things Star Wars. Continue reading This may be goodbye to Star Wars, but the Force will always be with me

Zeroing in on the X-Factor in X-Men

By Ambica Sachin

It started off with a twitch and soon developed into full fledged fidgeting. My fingers, left idle, didn’t know what to do. There was no escaping the fact I was exhibiting severe withdrawal symptoms. It all began quite innocuously enough as I stepped into VOX Cinemas at MoE recently for a sneak peek into my all-time favourite superhero movie – X Men: Dark Phoenix.

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Everywhere I go, Bollywood chat becomes the icebreaker

By Anita Iyer

I rang in the New Year with thousands of revellers who had gathered in Ras Al Khaimah for a 13-minute long fireworks display that would earn the emirate a couple of Guinness World Records ( the ‘longest chain of fireworks’ exceeded 4.6km and ‘longest straight line of fireworks’ was 13 km).

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