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  • Cops just wanna have fun!

    Cops just wanna have fun!

    Let’s Be Cops (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Luke GreenfieldStarring: Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans, Jr, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, Keegan-Michael Key, James D’Arcy, Andy García, Jon Lajoie, Tom Mardirosian, Natasha Leggero,...

  • A tale of friends… and much more

    A tale of friends… and much more

    What If? (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 102 minutesDirected by: Michael DowseStarring: Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Adam Driver, Mackenzie Davis, Rafe Spall, Jemima Rooper, Jordan Hayes, Meghan Heffem, Tommie-Amber Pirie, Adam...

  • Lion King is most successful musical

    The stage musical of The Lion King has generated the highest total box office of any production in any entertainment medium, with worldwide takings of more than $6.2 billion, a spokesman for Walt Disney Co. said. The musical, which has been...

  • Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song

    Sir Paul records ‘vegetarian’ song

    Sir Paul McCartney has stepped up his efforts to persuade people to regularly cut meat from their diet by recording a song, and getting famous pals to appear in the video. Joanna Lumley, Twiggy and actor Woody Harrelson are among the familiar...

  • Maze Runner wins US box office race

    Dystopian young adult movie The Maze Runner won the weekend box office race in the US and Canada, collecting $32.5 million in ticket sales to outpace the Liam Neeson action flick A Walk Among the Tombstones. Neeson’s film earned $13.1 million and...

  • International Science Theatre Festival this weekend

    International Science Theatre Festival this weekend

    Science in the City will be featuring an International Science Theatre Festival with two outstanding theatrical plays from London and Torino.The Trials of Galileo presented by Icarus Theatre Collective and L’uomo che pesò il mondo, presented by...

  • Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in The Good Lie

    Reese Witherspoon finds lessons in The Good Lie

    Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon chose a subdued role in her latest film The Good Lie, a drama about Sudanese refugee children who end up in America, but there is nothing small in what she hopes to convey. “There is a beautiful message...

  • Hitler’s grand Berlin vision

    Hitler’s grand Berlin vision

    Adolf Hitler’s utopian plans to rebuild Berlin on a monumental scale were never realised, but the preparations that got under way involved demolitions and the use of slave labour − the victims mainly Jewish, as a new exhibition shows. Masterminded...

  • Toi Toi programme expanded

    Toi Toi programme expanded

    Toi Toi is a phrase used to wish an artist good luck just before going on stage; it was also the name chosen for the Manoel Theatre’s education programme by Rosetta Debattista, the theatre’s education consultant, when the initiative was launched...

  • ‘Everything can be funny when said the right way’

    ‘Everything can be funny when said the right way’

    Over the years, the Stand-Up Comedy Night has become an annual event that marks the end of the summer on a funny note. Organised by the Eden Comedy Club, this year’s edition once again sees some big names being flown in especially for the...

  • Flying too close to the sun

    Flying too close to the sun

    How do you deal with knowledge? Do you choose truth or life? Tim Hardy, who plays Galileo in The Trials of Galileo, tells Veronica Stivala what it is like to play a naïve genius. The tragedy of Italian physicist Galileo was a mistaken belief that...

  • Theatre with a touch of science

    For the first time, arts festival Science in the City is featuring an International Science Theatre Festival with two theatrical plays from the UK and Italy. Besides The Trials of Galileo, the festival also includes a production of L’uomo che pesò...

  • The streets he used to roam

    The streets he used to roam

    Il-Kennies tal-Ġenna is a new play that shines light on Valletta’s hidden spectacle and intricate characters. Jo Caruana interviews scriptwriter Tony Cassar Darien to discover the story’s journey from page to stage. New writing is a clear focus...

  • West End, Hollywood and all around

    West End, Hollywood and all around

    Malta-born actress Marama Corlett discusses the different nuances between theatre and big screen and upcoming projects with Ramona Depares. Maltese-born actress Marama Corlett was recently the talk of top film websites as The Guardians of the...

  • ‘Art makes me feel safe ’

    ‘Art makes me feel safe ’

    There is some fantastic art in Malta that you never get to see in the galleries of London, Paris or New York, and this work is largely hidden from the rest of the world’s view. Since arriving in Malta, I’ve made it a point to visit galleries and...

  • Big video, Bigger track

    Big video, Bigger track

    Local rock band Milk Mi recently released the video Bigger, the last song on their EP Scarlet Coats. The video was born after Milk Mi were approached by CF Productions to work on a music video together. After some brainstorming, the idea to use...

  • Dadub live in Malta

    Dadub live in Malta

    Electronic duo Dadub will be doing a live set in Malta, with live performances by Sonitus Eco (featuring a live audiovisual show), N.D and Cloned. Dadub is the result of a meeting of Daniele Antezza and Giovanni Conti, both known for electronic...

  • New single from Forty Days of Rain

    New single from Forty Days of Rain

    Recently-formed alternative rock band Forty Days of Rain have just released their first single, Strings Left to Fray. Although only officially formed in January, it is made up of experienced musicians whose names are familiar on the scene, with...

  • Experimenting with metal

    Experimenting with metal

    Perhaps it’s telling of my age, but it’s not very often that a band composed of youngsters impresses me. Too often, I feel they’re trying too hard and, too often again, I feel they fail badly. Not so Ashes for Nought. These young guns blew me away...

  • Renowned names to sing at Aurora

    Renowned names to sing at Aurora

    Internationally-renowned sop-rano Norma Fantini and tenor Luciano Ganci will be taking part in the Grand Operatic Concert organised by the Classique Foundation. The programme line-up is set to include arias and duets from popular operas by Verdi,...

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