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  • Spice Girl to marry F1 team boss

    Spice Girl to marry F1 team boss

    Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is expected to tie the knot with boyfriend Christian Horner today. The 42-year-old singer is reportedly set to marry the Formula One Red Bull team boss at Syon House in southwest London. Halliwell, who shot to fame...

  • The time travel conundrum

    The time travel conundrum

    Project Almanac (2015)Certified: 106 minutesDirected by: Dean IsraeliteStarring: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, Virginia Gardner, Amy Landecker, Gary Weeks, Michelle DeFraites, Patrick Johnson, Gary GrubbsKRS...

  • Spreading the disease and more

    Spreading the disease and more

    It Follows (2014)Certified: 100 minutesDirected by: David Robert MitchellStarring: Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi, Lili Sepe, Daniel Zovatto, Jake Weary, Bailey Spry, Debbie Williams, Ruby Harris, Leisa Pulido, Ele BardhaKRS...

  • Raw youth crime film has France’s mood in mind

    Raw youth crime film has France’s mood in mind

    Emmanuelle Bercot’s La tête haute (Standing Tall), an unusual opener for the Cannes film festival, is a raw tale of youth crime that echoes the mood of a France still reeling from last January’s Paris attacks. The film about a young delinquent and...

  • Coen brothers heading jury

    Film-maker brothers Joel and Ethan Coen said it would be a new experience for them to be watching movies rather than having a film in competition as the first co-presidents of the main Cannes International Film Festival jury. The Coens,...

  • Giant Hulk selfie competition

    Giant Hulk selfie competition

    Comic Books in Education, Science is Culture and Euro Media Forum, in collaboration with Eden Cinemas, have launched a competition in which the best selfies/photos with the Incredible Hulk life-size statue currently at Eden Cinemas may win a...

  • Billy Elliot ‘to be a film again’

    Billy Elliot ‘to be a film again’

    Sir Elton John has revealed plans for a film version of Billy Elliot The Musical – despite the stage version being based on a film. The singer-songwriter also revealed his sons Zachary, 4, and Elijah, 2, have never sat through a whole theatre...

  • Hawking to appear at Glastonbury

    Hawking to appear at Glastonbury

    He has appeared alongside The Simpsons and Monty Python – and now Stephen Hawking is playing Glastonbury. The world-famous scientist, whose life story was recently turned into Oscar-winning film The Theory of Everything, will appear at the...

  • Unexpected treat

    Unexpected treat

    Following on from recent successes, including Pinocchio – The Panto and the musical Fiddler on the Roof, FM Theatre Productions is staging Butterflies are Free, an award-winning play by Leonard Gershe, at St James Cavalier. The comedy is loosely...

  • Stars struck down in Tinseltown

    TheatreComplete Hollywood (Abridged)Sir Temi Zammit Hall, University of Malta Parodies work best when the subject matter is as widely known as possible, and what better topic to send up than a globally recognised bastion of popular culture and...

  • Intimacy in music at next RIDT concert

    Intimacy in music at next RIDT concert

    Lumia Flute Quartet will feature at the next RIDT lunchtime concert being held on Sunday. Organised in aid of the University’s Research Trust (RIDT), the concert, entitled Intimacy in Music, will be held at Madonna tal-Pilar Church, West Street,...

  • Sweeping romantic epic

    Sweeping romantic epic

    Far From The Maddening Crowd (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 119 minutesDirected by: Thomas VinterbergStarring: Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, Juno Temple, Rowan Hedley, Chris Gallarus, Connor Webb, Penny-Jane...

  • Princesses just wanna have fun

    Princesses just wanna have fun

    A Royal Night Out (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 97 minutesDirected by: Julian JarroldStarring: Sarah Gadon, Bel Powley, Emily Watson, Rupert Everett, Jack Reynor, Roger Allam, Ruth Sheen, Jack Laskey, John Neville, Samantha BainesKRS Releasing...

  • Tom Hanks returns as Langdon in Inferno

    Tom Hanks returns as Langdon in Inferno

    Tom Hanks reprises the role of Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in the film version of Dan Brown’s thriller Inferno, unlocking more mysterious codes as the world-famous character he describes as “the smartest guy in the room”. Inferno, which...

  • Cumberbatch misses out

    Cumberbatch misses out

    Sherlock might have won a gong but Benedict Cumberbatch again missed out on a television Bafta for his much-loved portrayal of the master detective. Instead, the leading actor role went to Jason Watkins for his performance as the murder accused in...

  • Witherspoon pursues polar opposite in film

    Witherspoon pursues polar opposite in film

    If Reese Witherspoon showed she can go raw and unglamorous in the drama Wild, in her new comedy, the actress dons sensible shoes and big underwear to play the uptight cop to Sofia Vergara’s voluptuous widow in teetering heels. Hot Pursuit, which...

  • No Gibson in new Mad Max

    No Gibson in new Mad Max

    Australian director George Miller has said having Mel Gibson star in the fourth Mad Max movie would be like “seeing Sean Connery appear in a Daniel Craig Bond film”. Miller was speaking about his new blockbuster, Mad Max: Fury Road, at a Los...

  • Amazing mini-Waterloo

    Amazing mini-Waterloo

    Willy Smout spent 40,000 hours and around €150,000 over the past 40 years to recreate an epic model of 1815 battle being commemorated next month “The nearest run thing like the battle itself in Wellington’s pithy verdict, Willy Smout’s epic model...

  • Prada mixes fashion, art and Wes Anderson bar in Milan

    Prada mixes fashion, art and Wes Anderson bar in Milan

    Prada – the Devil’s favourite fashion brand, as the film and book would have it – has launched a giant multi-disciplinary arts complex on the edge of Milan that it hopes will attract tens of thousands of visitors a year. The Italian fashion house...

  • Art as an emphatic response

    Art as an emphatic response

    Falling squarely under new genre public art, the Deep Shelter Project is an exhibition with a humanitarian scope. Jo Caruana talks to digital artist Pamela Baldacchino about her inspiration behind this community-focused exhibition. Art is an...

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