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  • Amber Heard donates Johnny Depp's $7m divorce settlement to charity

    Amber Heard donates Johnny Depp's $7m divorce settlement to charity

    Amber Heard has said she will donate her $7m divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to two charities working with abused women and sick children. The American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles will share Heard's...

  • Ben-Hur gets modern remake

    Ben-Hur gets modern remake

    Ben-Hur, the 1959 movie epic that won 11 Oscars, has received a Hollywood revamp – but its makers say the famed chariot race still relies on humans and horses, not special effects. Boardwalk Empire actor Jack Huston takes on the role for which the...

  • Presumed Oscar front-runner runs into problems

    Presumed Oscar front-runner runs into problems

    Eight months ago, director Nate Parker’s film The Birth of a Nation was already being acclaimed as a 2017 Oscar front-runner with its powerful story of a 19th-century slave rebellion. This week, less than a month before the movie’s award season...

  • Adam West reprising role as Batman in animated movie

    Adam West reprising role as Batman in animated movie

    Adam West and Burt Ward are reprising their roles as Batman and Robin, but they do not have to don the famous tights this time around. The actors are voicing the characters in an animated film, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, which is out...

  • Red Electrick to play at Maestro & Friends

    Red Electrick to play at Maestro & Friends

    Maltese band Red Electrick will be performing in the grandiose setting of the Ancient Amphitheatre of Kourion in Cyprus next month at a concert led by Maestro Yiannis Hadjiloizou. Called ‘Maestro & Friends’, the concert will be held on Sunday,...

  • Adele postpones Arizona gig because she has a cold

    Adele postpones Arizona gig because she has a cold

    Adele has cancelled a concert in America after revealing she is suffering from a bad cold. The music superstar apologised as she told fans she was too unwell to perform at the gig in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday. She was due to appear for a...

  • A Star is Born again

    A Star is Born again

    Pop singer Lady Gaga and Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper are joining forces to remake classic Hollywood musical drama A Star is Born, Warner Bros said. Cooper, 41, who has been nominated for four Oscars including acting and producing 2014’s...

  • Harry Potter score to be performed live at the Royal Albert Hall

    Harry Potter fans will have the chance to revisit the first film in the series accompanied by an orchestra performing John Williams’s score live on stage. The film and concert series will debut at the Royal Albert Hall in London, where Harry...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    Pete’s Dragon (2016)Genre: FantasyCertification: UDuration: 103 minutesDirected by: David LoweryStarring: Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence, Isiah Whitlock Jr, Marcus HendersonKRS Releasing Ltd The Walt...

  • Local director raises funds to film in USA

    Local director raises funds to film in USA

    A Maltese man has taken to the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise funds for his short film to be produced in America for his thesis project as part of a Master of Fine Arts in film production at the Full Sail University. Moviemaking is not...

  • Watch: New Assassin's Creed trailer reaches new heights

    A new trailer for upcoming blockbuster Assassin's Creed: The Leap of Faith takes viewers behind the scenes of a 125 foot (38 metre) freefall stunt that it claims is one of the highest ever performed.  The film, starring Academy Award nominee...

  • Suicide Squad tops foreign box office with $58.7 million

    Suicide Squad tops foreign box office with $58.7 million

    Suicide Squad topped foreign box office charts for a second consecutive week. The supervillain adventure picked up $58.7 million from 15,600 screens across 62 territories, pushing its global gross to $465.4 million. That’s a big haul, but Warner...

  • I won’t sing at Super Bowl – Adele

    I won’t sing at Super Bowl – Adele

    Multiple Grammy Award-winning singer Adele has revealed that she turned down an offer to perform at the 2017 Super Bowl half-time show. The singer told an audience at her Los Angeles concert that she was asked to perform at the event. “First of...

  • Adele says she turned down the Super Bowl because 'it's not about music'

    Adele says she turned down the Super Bowl because 'it's not about music'

    Superstar singer Adele told a crowd in Los Angeles that she had turned down an offer to perform during the Super Bowl halftime show because "that show is not about music."  "First of all, I'm not doing the Super Bowl," the British singer told fans.

  • Victoria hopes for similar success of Downton Abbey

    Victoria hopes for similar success of Downton Abbey

    The creator of new ITV period drama Victoria has said she would be flattered if the show can follow in the footsteps of Downton Abbey – but those are “big shoes to fill”. Executive producer and writer Daisy Goodwin’s eight-part Sunday night drama...

  • Streep makes music... badly

    Streep makes music... badly

    Meryl Streep has showcased her musical talents in several films but her abilities take a turn for the worse in Florence Foster Jenkins. The triple Oscar-winner portrays the real-life title character, a World War II-era New York socialite whose...

  • Astra to stage third Aida production

    Astra to stage third Aida production

    Astra Theatre is known for delivering opera productions with excellent weight and scale. A completely new production of Verdi’s flagship Aida, which is being staged as the kingpin of the annual Festival Mediterranea, promises to be nothing less...

  • Artist Glenn Ellul wins Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler Project

    Artist Glenn Ellul wins Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler Project

    Artist Glenn Ellul won the first edition of the Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler Project that was organised by Red Bull with the collaboration of Add More Colors, a street art agency. After a selection process that saw nearly 40 artists submit their...

  • Solo summer moods

    Solo summer moods

    Ivan Grech will be performing his first solo concert this month. Ramona Depares catches up with him to find out more about what spurred this decision and whether this affects his work with band Winter Moods. This will be your first solo concert –...

  • Gringos on a Sunday

    Gringos on a Sunday

    While I had visited Gianpula when I was quite young – a mere 14 at my first ever (and only) teen party – I ended up going to Numero Uno, a club nearby in Ta’ Qali, quite late in life compared to my peers. While I don’t remember who was playing at...

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