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  • The Interview racks up over $40m in digital sales

    The Interview racks up over $40m in digital sales

    The Interview, the Sony Pictures comedy believed to have triggered a cyberattack on the studio, has gained over $40 million in sales from 5.8 million digital downloads, the studio said. Michael Lynton, chief executive of Sony Corp’s entertainment...

  • Learning to fly

    Learning to fly

    Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 119 minutesDirected by: Alejandro González IñárrituStarring: Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan,...

  • Straight shot

    Straight shot

    American Sniper (2014)Certified: 12Duration: 133 minutesDirected by: Clint EastwoodStarring: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Yaeger, Sammy Sheik, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Navid Negahban, Eric...

  • Depp is suave art dealer in new film

    Depp is suave art dealer in new film

    Johnny Depp brought an air of sophistication to London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday night for the premiere of his new film, Mortdecai. Depp, 51, plays suave art dealer Charlie Mortdecai who is racing to recover a stolen painting in the film based...

  • British actress Kirkbride dies

    British actress Kirkbride dies

    Tributes have flooded in for Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride, who played the part of the ‘legendary’ Deirdre Barlow, who has died after a short illness. Kirkbride, 60, who starred in the long-running soap for 44 years, died in a Manchester...

  • Beatles and oldies in concert

    Beatles and oldies in concert

    Spiteri Lucas Entertainment returns with another music production, Beatles and Oldies in Concert, at the Catholic Institute Theatre, Floriana, on Saturday at 7.30pm and Sunday at 6pm. The show promises to be an entertaining one for all the family.

  • More baroque delights

    More baroque delights

    Different venues with different delights are what characterises the festival and more of them came along with the first to be held at Ta’ Ġieżu church and the only one to be presented at the President’s Palace. Led by François Joubert-Caillet, who...

  • Magic Comics sell for £15,600

    Magic Comics sell for £15,600

    A rare collection of a wartime comic launched after the Beano and Dandy has sold for £15,600 at auction – more than seven times the expected price. The Magic Comic was first published on July 22, 1939, and ran for only 80 issues until January 25,...

  • Richardson wins critics’ accolade

    Richardson wins critics’ accolade

    Miranda Richardson accepted the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film at the London Critics’ Circle Awards on Sunday. The Mapp and Lucia star was honoured at an intimate ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, hosted by Sightseers stars Alice Lowe and...

  • Simshar event

    Euro Media Forum and Embassy Cinemas are organising a special Q&A session with Simshar director Rebecca Cremona and actress Claire Agius, today, immediately after the 8.55pm screening at the Embassy Cinemas, Valletta. The speakers will delve into...

  • American Sniper wins big at US box office

    Oscar-nominated war film American Sniper led US and Canadian box office charts over the weekend with a record-smashing $90.2 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates. The film, which broke the record for a January weekend as well as...

  • Actor’s Kim Jong-un role turns more bizarre on TV

    Actor’s Kim Jong-un role turns more bizarre on TV

    In the midst of the international imbroglio over his role as North Korea’s leader in the screwball comedy The Interview, nothing was quite so jarring for Randall Park as seeing his face on television as newscasters talked about Kim Jong-un. “It...

  • Jake Gyllenhaal gives stellar turn in Broadway’s Constellations

    Jake Gyllenhaal gives stellar turn in Broadway’s Constellations

    Romance is intertwined with string theory, quantum mechanics and the idea of parallel universes in Constellations, a two-character play starring Jake Gyllenhaal and British actress Ruth Wilson in their Broadway debuts. The 70-minute work by...

  • The wandering artists

    The wandering artists

    Having left everything behind, Elodie Laurent and Stéphane Kiszak wander the world, creating art as they go along. Iggy Fenech interviews the couple known as Elka, who have turned Maltese landscapes into transient pieces of art the photographic...

  • The idea of urban spaces

    The idea of urban spaces

    Gilbert Calleja’s elusive, yet enticing, brushwork has left another good impression on the contemporary art scene. This is visible in an intimate collection of Calleja’s small-to-medium-sized easel paintings that have been executed in mixed media,...

  • A time for seasonal frolics

    A time for seasonal frolics

    Frolic, a new drama group, has taken on the seemingly easy but actually difficult task of presenting a series of comic sketches centred around Christmas and amateur theatre. The production bears the ponderous, but witty, title of Post Dramatic...

  • Every bullet has its billet

    Every bullet has its billet

    For most of us Christmas is a time for kindly laughter and merrymaking. For the Comedy Knights troupe, in 12 Months of Funny, put up at the Salesians Theatre, Sliema, the laughter they evoke is rarely kindly. It is the delighted and some-times...

  • Passionate Turmoil

    Artist Franco Navarro is showing a collection of his works through an exhibition titled Passionate Turmoil that runs at the Razzett tal-Markiż Mallia Tabone, Mosta, until Saturday. The exhibition is centred around the themes of love, loss and...

  • The devil is in the detail

    The devil is in the detail

    Staġun Teatru Malti, in collaboration with the Manoel Theatre, is staging Ix-Xitan Kunjomu Malti, a new and original play by writerdirector Mario Philip Azzopardi. Azzopardi’s two previous works were Sulari Fuq Strada Sretta and Xbihat Ta’ Xi Wħud...

  • Monologue about St Paul

    Monologue about St Paul

    Talenti Theatrical Company is putting up Sawl, a monologue about St Paul’s turbulent life. The monologue will be interpreted by Mario Micallef, who will be depicting the truth behind the life of the ‘Apostle of Nations’. This detailed and original...

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