Advert

Arts & Entertainment

  • Dwayne Johnson is ‘world’s selfie king’

    Dwayne Johnson is ‘world’s selfie king’

    Rock mania hit London on Thursday, when wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, stepped out for the world premiere of his new film, San Andreas. The 43-year-old star took to the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square with...

  • Woman warrior film slays Cannes

    Woman warrior film slays Cannes

    Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien said he had not wanted to make the customary kickfest-style martial arts movie, and Nie Yinniang (The Assassin) shown in competition at Cannes is anything but. It stars Taiwan-born Shu Qi in the title role as a...

  • Caine, Fonda act their ages in Cannes’ Youth

    An 82-year-old Michael Caine gets a massage and 77-year-old Jane Fonda’s wig falls off and her make-up is streaked by tears in Youth, a Cannes competition film that shows what a drag it is getting old no matter how wealthy you are. Both actors, as...

  • ‘Heartfelt goodbye’ for host Letterman

    ‘Heartfelt goodbye’ for host Letterman

    Hollywood stars Steve Martin and Tina Fey, comedians Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld and a host of US presidents joined the band Foo Fighters on Wednesday to bid farewell to David Letterman as the veteran Late Show host signed off for the last...

  • 3D films 'may slow brain decline'

    3D films 'may slow brain decline'

    Watching films in 3D exercises the brain, and improves short-term functioning in a similar way to brain-training tests, a group of scientists have claimed. An experiment led by a neuroscientist from Goldsmiths University has found that people who...

  • Maltese short film promoted at Cannes

    Maltese short film promoted at Cannes

    A short Maltese language film called Sħab (To My Little Turtle), by award-winning production company Shadeena Films, is being shown at this year’s Cannes Short Film Corner (CSFC). The production, which is 15 minutes long, is the second project...

  • To heel or not to heel?

    To heel or not to heel?

    Perhaps not since Cinderella lost a glass slipper at the ball has there been such a stir about glamorous footwear as there was on Tuesday in Cannes over a report that women had been turned away from a film premiere for failing to wear...

  • Putting the spectacular back into the action genre

    Putting the spectacular back into the action genre

    Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 120 minutesDirected by: George MillerStarring: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Megan...

  • Laugh out loud while training for prison life

    Get Hard (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 100 minutesDirected by: Etan CoenStarring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, Craig T. Nelson, T.I., Ariana Neal, Greg Germann, Paul Ben-Victor, Dan BakkedahlKRS Releasing Ltd Will Ferrell...

  • You Tube may show Innocence of Muslims

    Google Inc. should not have to remove an anti-Islamic film from its You Tube website because a woman complained that she was duped into performing in the film that depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a paedophile, a US appeals court ruled. In a case...

  • Pixar’s Inside Out charms Cannes

    Pixar’s Inside Out charms Cannes

    The new animated feature Inside Out from Disney-Pixar turned the Cannes festival on its head as the film about what goes on inside a young girl’s mind drew cheers from audiences and queries about why it was not competing for a prize. The ingenious...

  • A touch of Malta at the Chelsea Flower Show

    A touch of Malta at the Chelsea Flower Show

    Mediterranean Ceramics are showcasing their artisanal work among amazing blooms by the world’s best gardeners at yearly horticultural event in London Mediterranean Ceramics are this week displaying their work at the Chelsea Flower Show for the...

  • Black gold is buried beneath bureaucracy

    Black gold is buried beneath bureaucracy

    TheatreSibna ż-ŻejtManoel Theatre When you’re living a political situation which sometimes verges on the ridiculous, having the orchestrators of this predicament lampooned and satirised alleviates the rising sense of disdain and outrage you may...

  • Swift, Smith win big at Billboard awards

    Swift, Smith win big at Billboard awards

    He may not currently be allowed to speak never mind sing, but that did not stop Sam Smith triumphing at the Billboard Music Awards. The British singer, who is recovering from throat surgery and could not attend the Las Vegas ceremony, thanked his...

  • Bond fans have view to a thrill

    Bond fans have view to a thrill

    James Bond fans last night had a licence to kill time as they waited patiently to watch 007 stunts being filmed in London. Film buffs lined the River Thames in an effort to catch a glimpse of Daniel Craig in the latest instalment of the big-screen...

  • Carol wows Cannes

    Carol wows Cannes

    Cate Blanchett denied a report she had had affairs with women as the Cannes Film Festival swooned over her portrayal of a wealthy married woman who falls in love with an ambitious New Yorkshop girl in director Todd Haynes’s Carol. The film, which...

  • Directing debut film was a challenge – Natalie Portman

    Directing debut film was a challenge – Natalie Portman

    Israeli actress Natalie Portman said she had lots of support while directing her first film, about the childhood of Israeli intellectual Amos Oz, shown in Cannes. Portman both directs and stars in A Tale of Love and Darkness, based on Oz’s...

  • Spike Lee defends film on Chicago violence

    Spike Lee defends film on Chicago violence

    Movie director Spike Lee, known for films that deal frankly with racial issues, appeared in Chicago to defend his planned movie about the city, after its reported title, Chiraq, was criticised by local politicians. Speaking at a South Side church...

  • One Direction ‘anger’ at Malik’s departure

    One Direction ‘anger’ at Malik’s departure

    One Direction have admitted they were angry when they found out former bandmate Zayn Malik was leaving as they made their first TV talk show appearance as a foursome. The superstar boyband appeared on American talk show the Late Late Show with...

  • Welcome to Springfield!

    Welcome to Springfield!

    Springfield came to life last week with the opening of a replica of the town from the hit animated television series The Simpsons. Set within Universal Studios Hollywood, the life-sized Springfield plays host to many of the show’s landmarks such...

Advert
Advert