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  • Size does not matter

    Size does not matter

    Ant-Man (2015)Certified: 12ADuration: 117 minutesDirected by: Peyton ReedStarring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Tip ‘T.I.’ Harris, Wood Harris, Judy Greer, David Dastmalchian, Michael DouglasKRS...

  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned

    Return to Sender (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 95 minutesDirected by: Faoud MikatiStarring: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Illeana DouglasKRS Releasing Ltd Rosamund Pike, whose icy and chameleon-like performance...

  • Mad Men, Transparent, House of Cards, garner 11 Emmy nominations

    Mad Men, Transparent, House of Cards, garner 11 Emmy nominations

    The final season of AMC’s advertising drama Mad Men, Netflix’s political thriller House of Cards, and Amazon’s new transgender comedy Transparent garnered 11 nominations each on Thursday for the 67th Emmy Awards, the highest honours in...

  • Judge cuts Blurred Lines copyright award to Gaye family

    Judge cuts Blurred Lines copyright award to Gaye family

    A US judge has cut a copyright infringement verdict by more than $2 million against recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their 2013 smash hit Blurred Lines, but offered Marvin Gaye’s heirs a 50 per cent royalty on future...

  • Neil Young ‘done with streaming’

    Singer-songwriter and musician Neil Young said he will not allow his music to be streamed any more, not because of disputes over royalties, but rather over poor sound quality. “I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the...

  • Another book by Harper Lee?

    Another book by Harper Lee?

    To Kill a Mockingbird novelist Harper Lee wrote yet another book that remains unpublished, a close friend said, adding to the mystery surrounding the reclusive writer whose Go Set a Watchman went on sale on Tuesday. The unpublished book is a crime...

  • Houston’s hitmaker Michael Masser dies

    Houston’s hitmaker Michael Masser dies

    Composer Michael Masser, who wrote and produced some of Whitney Houston’s biggest hits, has died. Masser, 74, died at his home in Rancho Mirage, California, following a long illness, his business manager Kurt Vitolo said. Born in Chicago, Masser...

  • It’s all about the pecs and abs!

    It’s all about the pecs and abs!

    Magic Mike XXL (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 115 minutesDirected by: Gregory JacobsStarring: Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodríguez, Gabriel Iglesias, Andie MacDowell, Amber Heard, Jada Pinkett Smith, Elizabeth...

  • My Europe Short Film Festival

    Euro Media Forum, Citizens of Europe in collaboration with the European Commission Representation in Malta, are co-organising the fourth Malta edition of My Europe Short Film Festival at Europe House in Valletta, at 7pm. Today’s programme is...

  • The greatest love story ever told gets new spin

    The greatest love story ever told gets new spin

    Romeo and Juliet is a production that comes with great expectations. Whether from reading it at school, watching a live production or even simply enjoying one of the film versions, most fans know exactly what they’re looking forward to seeing in...

  • Karmen Azzopardi back on stage

    Karmen Azzopardi back on stage

    After the success of Il-Kapillan ta’ Malta, Staġun Teatru Malti is returning to the Malta Arts Festival with a new, original play in Maltese by Immanuel Mifsud. Directed by Josette Ciappara, Faith, Hope and Charity will have eight performances...

  • La Belle Musique in Qawra

    The inaugural La Belle Musique event is being held on July 26 at the open-air seaside venue, Café del Mar in Qawra. Events will kick off at 4pm with an afternoon of sun, fun and the music by the poolside. After sunset, participants will party the...

  • From Star Wars to horror scares

    From Star Wars to horror scares

    Superhero movies made the biggest splash at San Diego’s Comic-Con this year, but the convention’s 130,000 comic book and pop culture fans were also treated to a smorgasbord of experiences, surprises and scares. As the 35th Comic-Con wrapped up its...

  • High Flying Birds end T in the Park

    High Flying Birds end T in the Park

    Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds brought the curtain down on T in the Park after its first year in its new home. They were the final act to take to the main stage at the three-day event held for the first time at the Strathallan Castle estate in...

  • Minions dominate N. American box office

    Minions ruled the weekend box office, racking up a massive $115.2 million in North America, for the second biggest animated film opening in history. The Universal and Illumination Entertainment spin-off to Despicable Me just missed the domestic...

  • Jazz on the Fringe spreads its wings

    The Malta Jazz Festival will be celebrating its 25th annual edition this year with a programme spread over four days instead of the normal three, and a greater number of activities in the Jazz on the Fringe programme. Apart from the usual concerts...

  • Not just rock ’n’ roll

    Not just rock ’n’ roll

    The Rolling Stones are returning to their stomping ground from the 1960s as they stage their first major exhibition in London. The interactive display, titled Exhibitionism, will be held at the Saatchi Gallery in west London. Before gaining...

  • We don’t throw anything away

    We don’t throw anything away

    While the paper invitations at the Gagosian in Rome, Italy, are getting thicker and thicker, the art is getting flimsier and flimsier by the day. It’s way too easy to poke fun at contemporary art these days. Artists know it, so they make sure to...

  • The music that moves him

    The music that moves him

    At 24 years of age, Warren Galea is one of the younger crop of performers at this year’s Malta Jazz Festival. Michael Bugeja interviews him about the new album he is working on and his impending move to study music in New York. He is just 24...

  • Bringing dancers together

    Bringing dancers together

    Living Dance, the summer course that brings dancers of all ages and abilities together under one roof, is back this summer. A very diverse faculty has been chosen for the course, including Emma Loftus and Douglas Comley from the resident faculty...

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