FILM

Top Gun 2?

The National, August 2015 It is one of the most famous lines in 1980s movies. “I feel the need…” bellows an impossibly young Tom Cruise as he marches…

Seven reasons to see Furious 7

The National, March 2015 Early reviews of Furious 7, which features key scenes filmed in Abu Dhabi, are in. Here are seven things we learnt from them 1….

Laughing All The Way To The Mosque

The National, February 2015 It’s January 2007, and Zarqa Nawaz’s new sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie, set around a Muslim community in North America, has just become…

Wael Shawky interview

The National, January 2014 Black camels amble through the desert near Abu Dhabi. Silhouetted against the hot sun, they look both indignant and regal. They’re certainly unlikely stars….

We wish you a Muppets Christmas

Copy: The National 19/12/11 >> If you’re stuck for a movie to get you in the festive mood, look no further than The Muppet Christmas Carol, the felty…

DOCTOR WHO THE MOVIE: A BAD COMPANION?

Copy: The National 06/12/11 >> Late last month rumours that film adaptations of Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica coalesced into something more substantial. But the reaction from fans…

The 2012 Oscar goes to… Caesar the ape

Copy: The National 15/11/2011 >> It could happen, you know. 20th Century Fox are pushing strongly for Andy Serkis’ motion-captured performance as Caesar the genetically modified chimpanzee in…