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VICE: Leave your preconceptions at the door, this film is everything!
Jan 23 • 6 min
This film is to cinema what jazz is to music, a hybrid genre that is not strictly dramatic, nor is it strictly comedic but rather sharply uses elements from both in a harmoniously aggressive fashion, and it works perfectly.
NewsHour - McQuarrie Returns, Shyamalan Fails, Disney Monopolizes
Jan 21 • 50 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: Glass Segment 1 Mission Impossible: 7 & 8 with Christopher McQuarrie at the helm John Wick 3 Trailer Review Ghostbusters in Original Universe The Hunchback of Notre Dame live action remake Segment…
Spotlight on Food Films
Jan 18 • 50 min
Introductions, Hellos Spotlight on Louie Favorite Dishes Segment 1 Best films about food Best non food films with great dishes Food that you cannot resist seeing on-screen without wanting to eat the same thing Segment 2 Best Cooking Show Cooking Accuracy…
GLASS: Issue #3: The anti-climactic showdown!
Jan 18 • 6 min
In a cinematic time that is so reliant on franchises and expanded universes, GLASS is a clear lesson that not all film worlds are meant to be shared, and some stories are meant to be stand alone… Music Used: “Magic Forest” Kevin MacLeod (…
NewsHour - Can the Oscars be saved?
Jan 14 • 49 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: The Mule Segment 1 Golden Globes Review Best Picture Drama & Comedy: Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book Best Actor Drama & Comedy: Rami Malek, Christian Bale Best Actress Drama & Comedy: Glenn Close,…
The Mule: A Long dreary road that never ends
Jan 9 • 4 min
The film is beyond basic and offers nothing new visually but rather captures things as they are sans flare or life, and though that might have been the intent of the filmmaker, coupling a narratively monochromatic film with a flat visual component is a…
NewsHour - More Carrie Fisher, Less Robert Downey Jr.
Jan 7 • 49 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News 2019 Underdogs Segment 1 A Quieter Place, what do we want from the sequel and are we excited? There will be more Carrie Fisher in IX than we expect…thoughts? Robert Downey Jr’s Endgame is here… Disney will save $90mil…
Spotlight on Star Wars
Jan 4 • 49 min
Introductions, Hellos Revenge of the Fanbase Why we Love the Wars SEGMENT 1 Earliest Memory of Star Wars How big is your fandom? The Prequels and the Sequels – Where do we stand? SEGMENT 2 349 Days till Star Wars Episode 9 – Where do we stand? What do we…
In Focus: Kylo Ren, Son of Darkness
Jan 2 • 18 min
For my first Character Study, I have chosen the character of Kylo Ren, from the Star Wars sequel trilogy. With the clock to the final film already counting down – I wanted to lay out a theory and an analysis about Darth Vader’s grandson, one that states…
NewsHour - End of Year Round Table
Dec 31, 2018 • 50 min
Special Guests: Sara Ghorra, Film Acquisitions and Marketing for Empire Movies Mahmoud Hodeib, This is my Review Introductions, Hellos and Minor News SEGMENT 1 Best Film of the Year According to What You Saw Best Performance of the Year According to What…
Christmas Special!
Dec 21, 2018 • 38 min
Alan and Had celebrate Christmas on Script2Screen as they talk traditions, favorite Christmas films, shows, and moments.
NewsHour - The Great Aquaman Debate
Dec 15, 2018 • 52 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDERVERSE; AQUAMAN Segment 1 Golden Globe Overview (Brief – overall opinion with mention of Capharnaum) AVENGERS: ENDGAME Trailer Reaction CAPTAIN MARVEL Trailer Reaction…
Spotlight on BioPics
Dec 7, 2018 • 49 min
Introductions, and Hellos Favorite Biopics Favorite Performance in a Biopic Favorite Director of a Biopic What we look for in a Biopic Biopics that didn’t work What Biopics we would love to see Unforgettable Scenes Salutations and See you laters.
NewsHour - Creed II Packs a Punch, & Daredevil gets K.O’ed
Dec 3, 2018 • 52 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Movie(s) of the Week: CREED II Segment 1 NDUIFF Wrap Up Praise goes to Spiderman: Into the Spider-verse, should we be worried? Blade Runner Animated Series on the Way, and we are excited! Segment 2 Netflix Cancels…
Script2Screen Conversation - Serge Majdalany, Filmmaker
Dec 2, 2018 • 11 min
NDUIFF 12th Edition Coverage Continues! Alan catches up with NDU alumnus Serge Majdalany as they chit chat about Serge’s journey after NDU, his continuous support of the university that helped him grow, and the film festival that was his first stage.
Script2Screen Conversation - Michelle Bado, Actress
Dec 2, 2018 • 11 min
NDUIFF 12th Edition coverage continues! Alan meets up with Michelle Bado, a young aspiring actress, and they talk about the great experiences of acting in short films, the challenges, and the importance of not rushing the process and finding where you…
Script2Screen Conversation - Emilia Mazik, Short Waves Festival Programmer
Dec 1, 2018 • 14 min
NDUIFF 12th Edition coverage continues! This time Alan talks with Emilia Mazik about the tricks of programming for film festivals, the challenges, as well as the benefits of festivals finding their voice.
Script2Screen Conversation - Nicholas Toubia, Filmmaker
Dec 1, 2018 • 10 min
As Script2Screen continues its coverage of the 12th edition of NDUIFF, Alan chats with young filmmaker Nicholas Toubia who decides to opt out of submitting his film this year in order to perfect it.
Spotlight on Comedy Films
Nov 30, 2018 • 50 min
Special Guest: Anthony Salame, Lebanese Comic Introductions, and Hellos Favorite Comedies Favorite Performance in a Comedy What we look for in a Comedy Where are the intellectual comedies and why are modern comedies so lazy? Unforgettable Scenes…
Script2Screen Conversations - Wouter Jansen
Nov 29, 2018 • 21 min
In this new edition of Script2Screen Conversations, as part of the NDUIFF coverage, Alan sits with the founder of Some Shorts, Wouter Jansen, to discuss short film distribution, the crazy and complex world of film festivals, and the importance of…
Script2Screen Conversation - Claudy Op den Kamp
Nov 28, 2018 • 21 min
In this new edition of Script2Screen Conversation, Alan sits with Claudy Op den Kamp, Professor at Bournemouth University, about orphan films, the daunting topic of intellectual property laws and how they themselves need to be restored in a digital world,…
NewsHour - The Unmagical Lion King Teaser
Nov 26, 2018 • 49 min
Alan and Had share their reaction to the newly released teaser for Disney’s “live action” remake of The Lion King.
NewsHour - Honoring Stan Lee
Nov 19, 2018 • 48 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of GrindelwaldSegment 1Stan Lee, A HistoryFavorite Marvel HeroFavorite MCU filmSegment 2Stan Lee, The True InfluencerFavorite on screen cameoExpectations after his…
A Spotlight on Film Songs and Anthony Touma
Nov 16, 2018 • 46 min
Introductions, and HellosSpotlight on You, Anthony ToumaA little chit chat about Anthony Touma and how he got where he is.Favorite Movie Songs (3 films each) and let’s talk about why we love them.Favorite use of a song in a film scene (1 or 2 each) and…
NewsHour - The Girl in the MCU without Spiderman
Nov 12, 2018 • 52 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): Nov 3, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsThe Long Night – Why does HBO hate the title?Movie of the Week: The Girl in the Spider’s WebSegment 1The Walking Dead Expands the Undead-verseBreaking Bad movie will follow…
Spotlight on Musical Films
Nov 9, 2018 • 38 min
…It’s all about the Musical NumberAlan and Had discuss their favorite musicals, and songs that have never faded…and what is it about musicals that makes them so giddy?They then discuss their favorite actors (male and female) in a musical.…Will the songs…
NewsHour - Does Bohemian Rhapsody Live up to Queen’s Legacy?
Nov 5, 2018 • 51 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): Nov 3, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor News Bucky and Falcon Limited Series in the works: Is Marvel going about this the right way or is Fiege about to fail?Segment 1The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Film…
Spotlight on Television Series and Why We Love Them
Nov 2, 2018 • 50 min
Previously on…Favorite TV Shows growing upTV Shows that truly got you addictedBinging or Weekly?On the Next Episode of…Favorite TV EpisodesFavorite Cliffhangers from Season FinalesHow the TV landscape is changing
NewsHour - Is Disney Rebooting Pirates of the Caribbean a Good Idea?
Oct 28, 2018 • 51 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): OCT 27, 2018Series of the Week: DAREDEVIL Season 3Segment 1Maskoun Film Festival and Arab GenreWhat is the history of the Maskoon Film Festival and how did it come to be?What will some of the topics tackled this year…
Script2Screen Spotlight Spook-tacular
Oct 26, 2018 • 45 min
Special Guest: Clint MaximusSpooky Introductions, and HellosWhat was the first scary film you saw? Favorite Horror FilmWhat is it about fear that gets not just audiences but filmmakers excited?How has horror changed over the years?Horror TV Series…
A Script2Screen Conversation with Filmmaker Nick Westfall and Actor Jesse C Boyd
Oct 25, 2018 • 20 min
On this early edition of Script2Screen Conversations, filmmaker Nick Westfall, and actor Jesse C. Boyd join Alan to talk about their latest collaboration on the film “8 Slices”.
NewsHour - Is “First Man” Worth the Critical Hype?
Oct 22, 2018 • 46 min
Movie of the Week: The First ManSegment 1Ryan Coogler returning to direct and write Black Panther 2 – What do we want to see in the sequel.The duo behind Sherlock developing a series based on Dracula – what are some theories about what to expect? Chris…
A Script2Screen Conversation with Hollywood Networker Erman Baradi
Oct 20, 2018 • 23 min
For the second conversation join Alan Mehanna and Hollywood Networker Erman Baradi to chat about the industry, the importance of networking, and some tips on how to best present yourself.Erman, co-founder of the Hollywood event series MixKnowledgy…
Spotlight on Hollywood vs the Fandom
Oct 19, 2018 • 42 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN SPOTLIGHT (FRIDAY): Oct 5, 2018SPOTLIGHT 1Beloved Characters and Who they belong to?Discuss your most loved characters and why you love them (2 each)Do you feel protective of them and why?SPOTLIGHT 2Hollywood V FansWhy does it seem that…
NewsHour - A Star is Born and its not the Aladdin Trailer
Oct 15, 2018 • 48 min
Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: A STAR IS BORN Segment 1Sony moves forward with their Spider-verse with Morbius The Living Vampire, and Kraven: The Hunter which has a bigger twist to its pitch. World War Z 2 moves ahead with none…
A Script2Screen Conversation with actor Jason Caceres
Oct 13, 2018 • 31 min
On the first episode, actor Jason Caceres, who has appeared on Criminal Minds, Insatiable, and
Spotlight on filmmakers Dennis Villeneuve and Christopher Nolan
Oct 12, 2018 • 49 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN SPOTLIGHT (FRIDAY): Oct 19, 2018SPECIAL GUEST: Youmna Nawfal, from YChatsSPOTLIGHT 1#Villeneuved – Is Dennis Villeneuve the best filmmaker of our time?A discussion about Dennis Villeneuve’s films both past and upcoming and why he has had…
NewsHour - What went wrong with Venom?
Oct 8, 2018 • 52 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN NEWS HOUR (SATURDAY): OCT 6, 2018Movie of the Week: VenomCatching Up is Hard to Do Vol. 1Kathleen Kennedy Soap Opera renewed for three seasonsStar Wars, Bob Iger taking the BlameThe Mandalorian Begins Production – Thoughts and Theories –…
Spotlight on Underrated Actors and Box Office Bombs
Oct 7, 2018 • 49 min
SCRIPT2SCREEN SPOTLIGHT (FRIDAY): Oct 5, 2018Spotlight 1Underrated ActorsWhy do we love them and why we think Hollywood doesn’t…SPOTLIGHT 2Film Misfires…Films that bombed in the box office and what went wrong…Unforgettable ScenesFinal thoughts on the…
Spotlight on Robin Williams and the decline of movie magic
Sep 29, 2018 • 46 min
Introductions and HellosIf you could go back in time what time would you go to? Do you believe in Aliens? Why are we discussing this – the episode will follow!SPOTLIGHT 1Robin Williams, Boy Do We Miss YouAs actor what films have stuck with us and his…
NewsHour - A Conversation with Lebanese Filmmaker Nadine Labaki
Sep 24, 2018 • 47 min
September 22, 2018Movie of the Week: CAPHARNAÜM, directed by Nadine LabakiA Conversation with Nadine LabakiHad and Alan talk with award winning Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki about her latest film Capaharnaüm, as well as her journey towards making it,…
Spotlight on James Cameron and SciFi
Sep 21, 2018 • 49 min
Introductions and HellosIf you could go back in time what time would you go to? Do you believe in Aliens? Why are we discussing this – the episode will follow!SPOTLIGHT 1James Cameron, Love or Hate Him He’ll Be Back As a director what films have stuck…
NewsHour - The Worlds of DC Collapse
Sep 17, 2018 • 49 min
September 15, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: THE PREDATORWafa Halawi and the Lebanese Film FestivalThe typical where, when, how?What sets LFF apart from other festivals?What kind of content can we expect this year?The Worlds of…
Spotlight on the Over-saturation of CGI
Sep 14, 2018 • 47 min
Introductions and HellosWeekly updates and “dateless” generalities maybe a piece or two of film trivia!SONG TITLE: Sparks, The Who, Almost FamousSPOTLIGHT 1Almost FamousActor: Macaulay Culkin Director: James McTeigue SONG TITLE: Home Alone Theme, Home…
NewsHour - Captain Marvel Official Images Revealed: Worth the Hype?
Sep 10, 2018 • 50 min
September 08, 2018 Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsMovie of the Week: ALPHASam Lahoud and the Beirut Film SocietyA quick reminder of what the Beirut Film Society is and how it came to be.What are the plans for this year?What international projects or…
Spotlight on Steven Spielberg
Sep 7, 2018 • 47 min
Introductions and HellosWeekly updates and “dateless” generalities maybe a piece or two of film trivia!SPOTLIGHT 1Film Director and Producer Steven Spielberg and Why We Love HimAs a director what films have stuck with us and his influence? As a producer…
News Hour - Star Wars Episode IX Castings and Rumors
Sep 3, 2018 • 53 min
September 1, 2018Introductions, Hellos and Minor NewsDisney PlayA Trip to Gotham CityOscar Isaac casting rumors? Who could he be playing?Todd Phillips’ The Joker is shaping up with more casting reveals including Alec Baldwin, the cast already includes…
413 Why We Love Movies Roundtable
Aug 27, 2018 • 51 min
Introductions and HellosGuest Profile and a little about each with a little banter!WHY WE LOVE MOVIESFirst movie that gave us the bug.First movie that made us truly fall for the craft.What we seek in a movie?Film that we have seen the most times?How we…
Script2Screen Visit MixFM with Clint Maximus
Aug 21, 2018 • 15 min
Alan and Had visit the MixFM Radio Station to chat with the great Clint Maximus about the show, their love of movies, and more!
412 The One Before the Finale
Aug 19, 2018 • 48 min
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: The Equalizer 2The Name’s Bond, James Bond Favorite FilmFavorite BondNews of ElbaWho would we cast as the new Bond?A Bond movie idea?Highlights from this SeasonFavorite MomentsWhat we’ve learned so farMemorable…
411 The Academy Opens a New Category!
Aug 12, 2018 • 47 min
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: The MegCurtain Rises on Disney’s Streaming Service What do we think of the news?Star Wars, Marvel, and Disney OriginalsNew Original Episodic and Feature Film ContentPrices?Is this a good thing?Oscars Too Woke?How…
410 From One Universe to the Next
Aug 6, 2018 • 48 min
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: From the Archives – The Silence of the LambsSEGMENT 1The Blurring of the Line between Cinema and Serialized ContentThe difference of time and release dates – the delay in television versus no delay in cinemaGame…
409 What The Fox? Disney Becomes The Empire!
Jul 30, 2018 • 50 min
Introductions and HellosMovie of the Week: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUTHIGHLIGHTS AND MISSED MOMENTS FROM SD COMICCON 2018:Terry Hatcher Seeks SupermanMark Hamill Orange is the New VaderMCU Grief Center Post ThanosDCEU becomes THE WORLDS OF DCWarner…
408 James Gunn Fired…Hollywood is Broken
Jul 23, 2018 • 50 min
Introductions and HellosJames Gunn gets fired and Star Wars The Clone Wars gets saved… What is happening at Disney?Movie of the Week: Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainThe Over-Saturation of Serialized Content:Is there too much content?Is it causing the quality…
407 A Humanitarian Effort
Jul 16, 2018 • 46 min
Introductions and Hellos (Corrections for previous mistakes – Only the Brave and Emmy Rossum)Movies of the Week: American Animals – When films leave you disturbed…DIMA ALANSSARI from the HUMANITARIAN FILM FESTIVAL:Film Festival’s Profile: Objective,…
406 Mid-Year Best and Worst Films
Jul 9, 2018 • 51 min
Movies of the Week: Ant Man and the WaspTHE SHAME LIST:Alan’s List: Pearl Harbor, The Day After Tomorrow, The Beach, Treasure Planet, The Lady in the WaterHad’s List: Hook, Kong Pow, Willow, Star Trek Into Darkness, Sister ActDishonorable Mention: The…
405 The Dying Art of Movie Trailers
Jul 9, 2018 • 48 min
Movies of the Week: Sicario Day of the Soldado, & Loving Pablo? Who was the better cartel? TO CAST OR NOT TO CAST1) What are some of the latest or most recent casting headlines that caught our eyes? (2 each)2) What happens when casting goes horribly wrong…
404 Remakes, Reboots, and Re-do’s … Oh My!
Jun 25, 2018 • 46 min
Movies of the Week: The Incredibles 2 and Oceans 8. Will the Supers catch the Thieves at the box office?Has Hollywood lost their willingness to take risks with original content or is it simply that audiences would rather watch films that don’t challenge…
403 The Lord of the Rings: Will it be the one series to rule them all?
Jun 18, 2018 • 51 min
Congratulations to Avengers: Infinity War 4th film in history to hit $2billion at the worldwide box office - why are we not surprised?The Lord of the Rings Trilogy vs. The Hobbit Trilogy, and is the Amazon green light of 5 Seasons: Is that overkill?IT…
402 The Star Wars Paradox
Jun 11, 2018 • 45 min
Movie of the Week: Jurassic World - Fallen KingdomThe Star Wars Paradox:Is the franchise in danger of falling apart? Are the rumors about Kathleen Kennedy stepping down from Lucasfilms true? Was terrible marketing the reason behind Solo: A Star Wars…
401 Script2Screen Evolved
Jun 4, 2018 • 45 min
Alan and his new co-pilot Had Solo begin their new adventure on Script2Screen as the show evolves into something new.Now the show covers newsworthy topics about the industry, reviews films, and continues to welcome guests.Topics:Are Netflix films worthy…