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  • Comedy premiere cancelled after threats

    Comedy premiere cancelled after threats

    The New York premiere of The Interview, a Sony Pictures comedy about the assassination of North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has been cancelled and a source said one theatre chain had scrapped plans to show it, after threats from a hacking...

  • Craig flicks V sign on Bond set

    Craig flicks V sign on Bond set

    James Bond has captured the British spirit for generations – so it may be appropriate that the 007 star Daniel Craig performed that most British of gestures, the V sign, as he filmed the new movie. The smiling star flicked his fingers as he was...

  • Starr, Reed for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers Joan Jett & The Blackhearts,...

  • Our year of laughter!

    Our year of laughter!

    Putting a comical spin on all the events that have made 2014 – shall we say – interesting is the basis of the new show by the Comedy Knights, called 12 Months of Funny Powered by XFM. The comedy show, which is in its second year, was a riotous...

  • Baroque Christmas concert at Żabbar church

    Baroque Christmas concert at Żabbar church

    The Manoel Theatre has this festive season combined one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Malta with one of Europe’s leading ensembles to present a Baroque Christmas Concert at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Żabbar, on Saturday. The event...

  • Unique museum comes to life once more

    Unique museum comes to life once more

    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 98 minutesDirected by: Shawn LevyStarring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens, Ben Kingsley, Skyler Gisondo, Steve Coogan, Rebel Wilson, Ricky Gervais, Dick...

  • Fairy dust sprinkle

    Fairy dust sprinkle

    Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014)Certified: UDuration: 76 minutesDirected by: Steve LoterVoices of: Mae Whitman, Megan Hilty, Lucy Liu, Raven-Symone, Anjelica Huston, Ginnifer Goodwin, Rosario Dawson, Mel BKRS Releasing Ltd Since...

  • Birdman leads Critics’ Choice nominations

    Birdman leads Critics’ Choice nominations

    Birdman, the dark existential comedy about the would-be comeback of a has-been actor, scored 13 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards nominations, continuing its early run as a Hollywood awards season favourite. The film starring Michael Keaton has already...

  • Stars salute Robin Williams

    Stars salute Robin Williams

    The stars of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, including Owen Wilson, Dan Stevens and Sir Ben Kingsley, paid tribute to their late co-star Robin Williams at the film’s European premiere. Wilson, who returns as “little cowboy” Jedediah in...

  • Early Mona Lisa traced to English country home

    Early Mona Lisa traced to English country home

    Researchers into the provenance of a painting dubbed the Early Mona Lisa reported they had identified an English nobleman who probably bought it in Italy in the late 18th century and a country house where it was found in 1911. The revelations came...

  • Moore takes pains to portray Alzheimer’s

    Moore takes pains to portray Alzheimer’s

    Early in the film Still Alice, the Columbia University professor played by Julianne Moore is the picture of health, taking a jog through campus, until she realises she is completely lost. Miniscule movements in her pale face betray the panic...

  • Biblical epic Exodus leads US, Canadian film charts

    Biblical epic Exodus leads US, Canadian film charts

    Exodus: Gods and Kings, an action-filled epic starring Christian Bale as biblical leader Moses, marched to the top of US and Canadian movie charts, collecting $24.5 million in ticket sales over the weekend. The multitudes of moviegoers for Exodus...

  • Clips spin-off show for EastEnders anniversary

    Clips spin-off show for EastEnders anniversary

    Long-running soap EastEnders is marking its 30th anniversary with a Gogglebox-style spin-off show where members of the cast share a sofa and watch some of their most famous scenes again. The series, which will only be shown on iPlayer, is called...

  • Jim Carrey tells of make-up ‘torture’ during The Grinch

    Jim Carrey tells of make-up ‘torture’ during The Grinch

    Hollywood star Jim Carrey has told how he was given training from an expert who advised the CIA on dealing with torture as he coped with a gruelling make-up regime in one of his movies. The star had to endure a “horrendous” daily ordeal lasting...

  • Keira Knightley pregnant

    Keira Knightley pregnant

    Screen star Keira Knightley is reported to be pregnant with her first child. The 29-year-old actress, who landed a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Imitation Game yesterday, is said to be more than three months into the pregnancy. The...

  • Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at St Paul's Pro-Cathedral

    The St Paul Choral Society is this evening taking part in the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols being held at St Paul's Anglican Pro-Cathedral in Valletta at 6.30pm. Entrance is free

  • BMX bandits at contemporary art fair

    BMX bandits at contemporary art fair

    I was sitting on the floor, surrounded by a fashionable crowd squatting, or standing, in a large circle. Expectation was mounting by the minute. A few steps away from us Matti Hemmings, the acclaimed BMX champion, was calmly inflating a tire. Once...

  • Can creativity meet commerce?

    Can creativity meet commerce?

    Many international campaigns have shown that the worlds of business and art can link together successfully. Jo Caruana discovers one local example. Sleek, white cats wearing designer sunglasses, a magnificent horse inspecting a luxurious handbag...

  • Teens arts event under way

    Teens arts event under way

    The first edition of #malteen – a new arts event focusing on teens – is currently underway at St James Cavalier Centre for Creativity From music concerts to dance installations, from theatre productions and scriptwriting workshops to human board...

  • Disclosing our inner selves

    Disclosing our inner selves

    Xaxa Calleja’s latest collection explores how we are all the same, at least from the inside. She tells Veronica Stivala how she uses anatomy to reflect on inner life. How does a thought grow? Where does it originate from? How do colours influence...

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