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May 8 17 8:14 PM
The poster of a new Egyptian series starring actress Yasmine Abdel Aziz got a slow clap as fans quickly spotted that it looks like a blatant copy of James McAvoy’s latest movie, “Split.”
The Egyptian actress, who is making a comeback to television with the new series to be aired in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, has been at the receiving end of a social media backlash.
In the poster, Abdel Aziz appears to be looking at several pictures of herself in different characters, with the title “Harbana Menha,” a slang Egyptian reference to describe a mentally disturbed person.
The poster showed a strong resemblance to the movie poster of “Split,” released earlier in 2017, which tells the story of the protagonist suffering a multiple-personality disorder.
Social media users in Egypt quickly shared a collage containing both posters, saying there’s “a huge difference between inspiration and plagiarism.”
May 10 17 5:17 AM
Jun 10 17 1:15 PM
June 10, 2017 by Samuel Brace Leave a Comment
Samuel Brace with the best TV and film performances of 2017 so far…
Having already discussed the top TV shows of 2017 so far, it’s time
we cast our gaze towards the standout acting performances, in either TV
or film, of the year to date. There have been many truly wonderful turns
given, spreading across an array of genres and in both mediums. From
veteran performers to rising stars, we’ve really been treated during
2017’s first half, so let’s take a look at what’s what, at the best
performances in TV and film so far in 2017.
James McAvoy – Split
The return to form of M. Night Shyamalan was impressive indeed, but
what was equally as powerful as the film itself was the central
performance of one James McAvoy. Here playing a bevy of different
characters, all facets of one disturbed mind, McAvoy had full licence to
display every ounce of talent that fills his soul, simultaneously
making us weep and laugh, recoil and cheer. His performance had pretty
much everything, and with news that McAvoy will be returning for the
film’s sequel, Glass, we will be appreciating his accomplishment here for some time still to come.
With new movies from Christopher Nolan, Kathryn Bigelow, and
Steven Spielberg on the horizon for the second half of 2017, it’s
tempting to conclude that the year is off to a slow start. Truth be
told, there have been no shortage of quality releases so far — you just
have to look a little harder than the likes of “Beauty and the Beast”
and “Wonder Woman,” although both those hits are encouraging in their
own way. Because studios tend to hold their serious Oscar contenders
till Q4, any mid-year list of favorites naturally skews toward fun, so
don’t be surprised to see comedy and horror films among the films that
have electrified us so far. Except for “Get Out” — the biggest and most welcome surprise so far this year — the list is alphabetical.
Beatriz at Dinner
The Big Sick
Heal the Living
Land of Mine
The LEGO Batman Movie
Post in Paris
After a long stretch of bloated, borderline-embarrassing movies, M.
Night Shyamalan pulled off his best surprise yet, delivering ingenuity
on a shoestring with this tricksy multiple-personality thriller, which
embraces its limitations while making the most of its central asset: a
tour-de-force lead performance from cracked-out chameleon James McAvoy.
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