Staying alive

Survivorman host Les Stroud offers some tips on how to survive in the harshest of conditions. People in Dubai love to go camping. If someone should find themselves stranded in the desert out here (and there’s a lot of it) what would your advice be? Remain calm, that’s the first step. Travel during the early…

Films on TV column

Fargo (Star Movies 18:15) ***** Just Friends (ShowMovies Family 23:00) *** Beverly Hills Cop ( ShowMovies Action, 21:00) *** Life and Death of Peter Sellers (Super Movies 20:00) *** Sometimes, everything in a film just comes together perfectly to make a great cinema and Fargo (Star Movies 18:15) is a true modern classic and arguably…

Broken news

Outstanding political satire comes to ShowComedy as The Daily Show finally gets a nightly slot in the UAE. Words Matt Pomroy In May 2007, Al Gore stated that The Daily Show was one of the best places to get news, adding that now, much like in the 13th century, the jester is perhaps the only…

Boom boom!

Iranian actor and comedian Maz Jobrani is part of a three-man mission to prove that there’s more to Middle Easterners than terrorism. Their Axis Of Evil show has toured the US, and is coming to a TV screen, and possibly a stage, near you. In America, Muslims are the new blacks – at least in…

Time In: TV Reviews

Clueless Again, it’s something that’s not new but it’s still well worth a plug. First broadcast 11 years ago, it’s a spin-off from the film of the same name. And although Rachel Blanchard has replaced Alicia Silverstone in the lead role, it’s pretty much the same cast, including a young Donald ‘Turk from Scrubs’ Faison.…

Time In: TV Reviews

Emily’s Reasons Why Not And so the quest to make a replacement for Sex and the City goes on. Staring Heather Graham and based on the chick-lit book of the same name, its premise is sadly as unoriginal as 90 per cent of those predictable tomes. Emily is the editor of self-help books but has…