Oprah’s advice stuck with ‘Wrinkle’ star Storm Reid

Reid said she “fangirled a lot” when she met Winfrey. (Getty)
Updated 17 June 2018
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Oprah’s advice stuck with ‘Wrinkle’ star Storm Reid

  • The talk show legend and media tycoon became a mentor for the Atlanta-born newcomer Storm Reid

LOS ANGELES: She hasn’t yet turned 15 but child star Storm Reid is wise enough to have picked up some life lessons already — the most important of them from Oprah Winfrey.

The talk show legend and media tycoon became a mentor for the Atlanta-born newcomer on the set of Disney sci-fi fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time,” which came out in March.

“She said, ‘Don’t waste energy on things you can’t change in life when you could be using that energy on something else positive.’ It’s my life motto,” Reid told AFP.

Speaking on the red carpet at the MTV Movie and Television Awards in Los Angeles, Reid said she “fangirled a lot” when she met Winfrey.

Unkind critics might point out that Oprah’s advice would work well in the case of “Wrinkle,” which was panned by critics and made losses estimated at up to $186 million.


Hosny’s El Badla marks a first for Egyptian cinema in Saudi Arabia

Updated 20 September 2018
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Hosny’s El Badla marks a first for Egyptian cinema in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Following on the heels of “Kaala” — the first Hindi film to be successfully screened in the Kingdom — Majid Al-Futtaim on Thursday held the first screening of an Egyptian film in Saudi Arabia with the action comedy hit, “El Badla.”
Clocking a screen time of 100 minutes and directed by Tamer Hosny, the film’s plot revolves around a college student — played by Hosny himself — who attends a costume party dressed as a police officer. Hosny soon finds himself in a tricky situation after his plan backfires and he becomes the subject of a criminal investigation for false impersonation.
Cameron Mitchell, CEO of Majid Al-Futtaim Cinemas, said that Egypt’s rich history of producing quality entertainment has led to a high demand for Egyptian films, not only in Saudi Arabia but across the region as well. 
“We are proud to be the first operator that brings Egyptian content to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we will continue to offer a range of movies that appeal to a variety of cultures that we cater to,” Mitchell said.
The Kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on screening films by opening its first cinema on April 18.