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  • New shops at Embassy Complex

    The Embassy Shopping Complex and Cinemas in Valletta is opening a number of new outlets this year with more in the pipeline. This is part of an ongoing plan to increase the variety of shops and services available at the complex and to make the...

  • McConaughey enjoying Interstellar career heights

    McConaughey enjoying Interstellar career heights

    Matthew McConaughey’s upcoming film about a journey beyond the stars may as well be about the Texas actor’s own stratospheric career these days. From winning his best actor Oscar in March for Dallas Buyers Club to his lead role in the highly...

  • Knightley to make Broadway debut

    Knightley to make Broadway debut

    British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year in a new adaptation of Therese Raquin, based on the novel by Emile Zola. Knightley, who was nominated for a best actress Oscar in 2006 for her performance in Pride & Prejudice,...

  • The perks of high society

    The perks of high society

    The Riot Club (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 107 minutesDirected by: Lone ScherfigStarring: Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Holliday Grainger, Freddie Fox, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sam Reid, Ben Schnetzer, Matthew Beard, Tom Hollander,...

  • Too spooky for children?

    Too spooky for children?

    While many kids (and grown-ups!) may find Halloween just another good excuse to dress up and attend parties, others may find the whole thing quite scary. Stephanie Fsadni talks to some mothers to see what they think of Halloween and whether they...

  • Home-brewed tricks

    This year the shops seem to offer more Halloween treats than ever before, as Malta embraces the pagan-turned-secular holiday. But the costs can soon add up! Natalie Bowen puts together some homemade surprises for party guests. Haunted gingerbread...

  • Halloween events

    Sunglasses at Night: Halloween Edition 2014Where: Sky Club, PacevilleWhen: October 25, 2014 from 10:30pm Once again, Sunglasses at Night will spook souls and blind them by special effects and décor in the Halloween edition of the popular party. A...

  • Preparing for some ghoulish fun

    Preparing for some ghoulish fun

    Halloween is celebrated around the world on October 31, but not only! Festivities have been under way in some countries for weeks or more. Here are some snapshots.

  • Sam Smith big Mobo winner

    Sam Smith big Mobo winner

    Chart-topping soul singer Sam Smith dedicated his triumph to his parents after celebrating being the big winner at the Mobo Awards. The 22-year-old, who has had huge success since landing the Critics’ Choice prize at the Brit Awards earlier this...

  • Mason plays down Dark Side success

    Mason plays down Dark Side success

    It has sold millions of copies around the world and its distinctive cover showing light reflected through a prism is immediately recognisable, but Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason reckons the success of Dark Side of the Moon is exaggerated. The album,...

  • Big screen deal for Enid Blyton books

    Big screen deal for Enid Blyton books

    Enid Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree books are being brought to the big screen by Sam Mendes’s production company. Neal Street Productions, whose credits include Call the Midwife and the Oscar-nominated Revolutionary Road, will make a live action film...

  • Animal rights group honours Noah director for not using animals in film

    Animal rights group honours Noah director for not using animals in film

    Director Darren Aronofsky will be honoured by the Humane Society of the US for using computer-generated images instead of animals in this year’s biblical flood epic Noah, the animal-protection organisation said. Known for his psychological films...

  • Sunglasses at night

    Sunglasses at night

    Sunglasses at night returns after a short break for the Halloween edition. The party will take place on Saturday at the newly refurbished Sky Club, which will be dressed up with spooky décor and special effects. A huge line up of top local DJs...

  • The fury of war

    The fury of war

    Fury (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 134 minutesDirected by: David AyerStarring: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, Scott EastwoodKRS Releasing Ltd Fury sees Brad Pitt taking on the Nazis once again. The...

  • Turtles return in over-the-top reboot

    Turtles return in over-the-top reboot

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 101 minutesDirected by: Jonathan LiebesmanStarring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Danny Woodburn, Tony Shalhoub,...

  • How Harry Potter star ‘grew horns’

    How Harry Potter star ‘grew horns’

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe revealed how he listened to Radiohead to help him find his dark side for his new film Horns. The 25-year-old actor joined co-star Juno Temple on the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Monday for the...

  • ‘Hobbit role frustrating’

    ‘Hobbit role frustrating’

    TV star James Nesbitt has admitted that it was “frustrating” working on The Hobbit. The actor, 49, was cast as the dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, with the final film out in December. Nesbitt said that the experience of working on...

  • Sex, lies and domesticity

    Sex, lies and domesticity

    TheatreTrue Love LiesSt James Cavalier Sexual politics have always been complicated and, until recently, this complexity used to be kept under rigidly-tight wraps: avoiding uncomfortable conflict and confrontation in favour of a perfect...

  • Great big old school musical comedy

    Great big old school musical comedy

    TheatreThe Great Big Radio Show!Manoel Theatre Philip Glassborow’s musical comedy The Great Big Radio Show! is, in his words, a “love letter to the 1930s” and a means of sending up everything that could possibly go wrong during live radio...

  • MPO Concert Series to start next week

    MPO Concert Series to start next week

    The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra Concert Series kicks off with a concert at the Manoel Theatre next week. The concert will be conducted by internationally acclaimed French conductor Jean Marc Burfin, featuring Maltese pianist Charlene...

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