Posts Tagged “Hollywood”

Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated

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Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated

Kirstie Alley deserves better, under appreciated Actress Kirstie Alley has had fame and controversy, but the one thing she isn’t without is talent. Jettisoned to fame with a great character performance in the TV Sitcom “Cheers,” she has meandered through acting opportunities since. But one of her best efforts, Fat Actress, deserves a second chance….

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

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Podcast: Power of Hollywood movies & Palestine Conflict

The Power of Hollywood Movies in the Palestine & Middle East conflicts Ray Hanania’s podcast is an audio version of his column published  Jan. 26, 2017  in the Arab News in Saudi Arabia. It discusses the power of movies and how they can significantly alter, change and impact the beliefs of the American people. Why…

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

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Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar

Plight of Syrians competes for Oscar This year’s Academy Awards Oscar presentation of Hollywood Film Oscars includes only two submissions addressing Arab World issues, one on the plight of Syrian refugees and the terrorist war in Aleppo, Syria, and the other a historical drama set during the Algerian civil war of the 1990s.  By Ray Hanania Once again…

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Goodness of past often forgotten by young

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Goodness of past often forgotten by young

Goodness of past often forgotten by young By Ray Hanania Southwest News-Herald, Thursday, April 10, 2014 This year, two child stars from the silent movie era who rose to prominence during and after World War II died. They were both great role models to my generation. Shirley Temple, who died on Feb. 10, and Mickey…

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New American TV show fuels more anti-Arab stereotypes

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New American TV show fuels more anti-Arab stereotypes

New American TV show fuels more anti-Arab stereotypes By Ray Hanania (Creators Syndicate, all rights reserved) In 1991, MGM in Hollywood produced a film that it called “Not Without My Daughter.” The movie is about an American woman who marries an Iranian man in the United States and, after having a young daughter, the husband…

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Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6

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Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6

Hanania to perform his Arab-Jewish Standup Comedy for Diversity Conference in Chicago Dec. 6 Hanania joins keynote speaker and Comedy Central performer Keegan Michael Key, Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sayed Badreya, Middle East expert Professor John Woods, Second City Improv Director of Ethnic Outreach Dionna Griffin-Irons, and lawyer and activist Maaria Mozaffar. The Images &…

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Baby Boomers: Is Hollywood anti-Senior?

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Baby Boomers: Is Hollywood anti-Senior? By Ray Hanania Have you noticed the pattern over the years in Hollywood? The movie companies are taking blockbusters and powerful icons from our past, like the Lone Ranger and Star Trek, and remaking them for today’s generation. We should be flattered that great creative ideas that captured the imagination…

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إسرائيل في سنّ 65 ولم تحقق السلام بعد

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إسرائيل في سنّ 65 ولم تحقق السلام بعد Israels 65th Anniversary بقلم راي حنانيه يتوجه إليّ بعض الناس بالسؤال:” هل يُغضبك احتفال إسرائيل بعيد ميلادها الـ 65 هذا العام؟” وأجيبهم دائما بالقول :” كلا، هذا لا يزعجني على الاطلاق.” فيفاجئهم جوابي. لأنهم يعتقدون أنني كفلسطيني، يجب أن يغضبني هذا الأمر. لكني أقول لهم أنني لست…

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أفلام هوليود، الجبهة التي لم نفتحها بعد

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أفلام هوليود، الجبهة التي لم نفتحها بعد A very special Oscar night بقلم راي حنانيه  منذ نشأتي الأولى في أمريكا، هذا البلد المعادي للعرب، أستذكر كيف أن كل الأفلام السينمائية المتعلقة بالشرق الأوسط تصوّر العرب على أنهم الأشرار، والاسرائيليين على أنهم الأبطال. أية شخصية إرهابية في مثل تلك الأفلام كانت لها ملامح شبيهة بأقاربي، وهذا…

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Osama Kill Film Twists Patriotism

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Osama Kill Film Twists Patriotism ByRay Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday Jan. 25, 2013 I think some Americans feel that if they watch a movie about the death of Osama bin Laden, it’s a way to express their patriotism for America. The movie, “Zero Dark Thirty,” tells the story of a female CIA agent who…

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