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  • Going bananas

    Love Punch (2013)Certified: 12ADuration: 95 minutesDirected by: Joel HopkinsStarring: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Tuppence Middleton, Celia Imrie, Marisa Berenson, Louise Bourgoin, Laurent Lafitte, Patrice Cols, Jordan JonesKRS...

  • Rowling to report on Quidditch World Cup

    Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling is turning sports writer to pen a series of match reports from the fictional Quidditch World Cup. The writer’s fans will be able to read regular updates from the tournament, which first featured in her books about...

  • Late Paul Walker’s brothers to fill in for him in Fast 7

    The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film Fast & Furious 7, according to a statement posted on the film’s Facebook page. Caleb and Cody Walker...

  • One Direction fans may be refused entry to gigs

    Young fans of chart superstars One Direction are being warned they could be turned away when the boy band begins a UK tour next month due to strict age limits. Ticket holders for the stars’ stadium gigs are being cautioned to check they are old...

  • New twist to Twelfth Night

    For the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth – being celebrated next Wednesday – actress/director Simone Ellul, together with her friend and colleague Sarah Clough, are producing a Shakespearian play with a difference. Clough and Ellul met 12...

  • Breaking free from demons

    TheatreĊittadin VassalliManoel Theatre The Age of the Enlightenment found its standard-bearer in the Maltese islands in the voice of one erudite and passionate man – Mikiel Anton Vassalli, dubbed ‘the father of the Maltese language’, among other...

  • The web is strong

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)Certified: PGDuration: 142 minutesDirected by: Marc WebbStarring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Campbell Scott, Embeth Davidtz, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, Sally FieldKRS release While I was a...

  • Delving behind superhero

    Euro Media Forum and Eden Cinemas are presenting an event tomorrow to coincide with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man: How Stan Lee and Steve Ditko’s web crawler has inspired the geek pop culture and science forever’...

  • Glitzy Olivier Awards honour Mormon, Ghosts

    The London production of Book of Mormon won best musical at the Olivier Awards on Sunday, and its star Gavin Creel took home the award for best actor in a musical. A staging of Stephen Sondheim’s one-time flop Merrily We Roll Along won the award...

  • Hunger Games: Catching Fire sweeps MTV Movie Awards

    Young adult favourite The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was voted movie of the year and scooped top acting honours at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday, reflecting the irreverent ceremony’s appeal to young fans. The second instalment of the hugely...

  • Hollywood heavyweights put climate agenda on TV

    As temperatures continue to rise and habitats come under threat, a group of Hollywood heavyweights is seeking to bring the spotlight back on climate change with a new documentary. Years of Living Dangerously, a nine-part documentary that was first...

  • Universal bets on moneymaking Minions in LA theme park refresh

    The adorable yellow goggle-wearing Minions of Despicable Me are not just taking over the Universal Studios theme park in Hollywood, they’re ringing in a revamp of the film-themed park as it takes on competing resorts with blockbuster...

  • Mummified singer to be the star of new exhibition at British Museum

    A singer is the star of the show in a new exhibition of mummies at the British Museum for which modern medical scanners have been used to examine eight bodies and find out what they looked like, how they lived and died. The technology has helped...

  • From Gimli to Caiaphas

    From the epic fantasy that is Lord of the Rings to the equally epic tale of Saul: The Journey to Damascus, Hollywood actor John Rhys-Davies talks to Ramona Depares about filming in Malta and why biblical tales will never go out of fashion. His was...

  • Music, steel and a touch of Queen

    The last weekend of March was marked by two completely different live music events – on Saturday night, ahead of Brian May’s performance the following week, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), under the direction of the charismatic Philip...

  • Debut single from Dasha

    She is Ukrainian by birth, but has spent almost half her life in Malta. And while music has been a big part of her life from a very early age, it is within the local scene that Dasha Britan first started to follow her calling. Starting out as a...

  • Celebrating The Beatles

    In the words of former Rolling Stone associate editor Robert Greenfield, The Beatles are “artists who broke through the constraints of their time period to come up with something that was unique and original”. Small wonder then that they are...

  • Cinnamon War’s Brightest Light

    “We’ve been hibernating for a few months, juggling all kinds of aspects of life,” Maltese rock band Cinnamon War posted on their Facebook wall some weeks ago. Fortunately, in between coping with real estate development, academic endeavours and...

  • In complementary harmony

    Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and his cellist wife from South Korea, the lovely Kyung Mi Lee, put their talent to very noble use. For six consecutive years Carbonara has been appearing annually at the Kempinski San Lawrenz in Gozo. He has...

  • Divine detachment

    Lent usually brings with it a lot of heavy going and pedantic sacred concerts with the usual mix of funerary dirges and sentimental pseudo-religious vocal works. Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, Mozart and Verdi’s requiems and Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ...

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