Posts Tagged “movies”

A good movie should be about entertainment

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A good movie should be about entertainment

A good movie should be about entertainment These days, movie reviewers judge films not by what the audience wants but rather by what they want. Oftentimes, those judgments are driven by issues that pander to social minorities and left-wing liberal preferences. Why can’t we judge films based solely on their entertainment value, rather than on…

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

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Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme

Cloverfield “franchise” destroys a great original theme Some one should explain to J.J. Abrams that it isn’t enough to just put a word in a movie title to create a franchise that will excite the public. I loved the 2008 movie “Cloverfield.” But the two films int he so-called “Cloverfield franchise” don’t even come close…

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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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Sometimes too much “change” is not good

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Sometimes too much “change” is not good

Everyone is talking about “change,” mostly change in politics. But sometimes, too much “change” is not always good. The change that concerns me the most is change in everyday life intended to make life better but always getting in the way of convenience By Ray Hanania Everyone is talking about “change” these days. It’s one…

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Technology Review: Apple TV and AirPlay, sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t

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Technology Review: Apple TV and AirPlay, sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t

Apple TV and AirPlay, sometimes they work, sometimes they don’t By Ray Hanania You probably figured out by now that I buy a lot of technology. Yes and yes. I use a lot of it in my consulting work and am constantly looking for ways to save time. Apple TV has a lot of uses,…

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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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Hollywood: One front we haven’t conquered yet

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Good to see two films on Palestinian struggle for freedom against Israeli brutality make it to the Oscars. But the push to break the glass ceiling in Hollywood films is still wanting. 5 Broken Cameras and The Gatekeepers are up for Academy Awards in the Documentary Category. We need so much more to tell our story

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What Jews and Palestinians share would make a powerful film

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What Jews and Palestinians share would make a powerful film By Ray Hanania — How is it that two peoples who share so much can be so far apart and such enemies? Of course, I am talking about Palestinians and Jews. I’ve been researching my family’s history through several online ancestry websites that bring together…

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Yalla Peace: Sacha Baron Cohen’s antics – good or bad?

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s antics – good or bad? By RAY HANANIA 02/28/2012 JERUSALEM POST — SACHA BARON COHEN could be a far more effective comedian if he did do more humor about his Jewishness, his Israeli heritage and the often conflicting relationships between Jews and Arabs. Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is well known…

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