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  • Putting it all on tape!

    Putting it all on tape!

    Sex Tape (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 94 minutesDirected by: Jake KasdanStarring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Corddry, Ellie Kemper, Rob Lowe, Nat Faxon, Nancy Lenehan Randall Park, Dave ‘Gruber’ Allen, Jack BlackKRS Releasing Ltd Annie...

  • Reese Witherspoon takes a long walk on the Wild side

    Reese Witherspoon takes a long walk on the Wild side

    From the moment Reese Witherspoon tears off a bloodied big toe nail in the opening scene of her new film Wild, it is clear the Oscar-winning actress is headed in a new direction. It may be the best move she has made in a while, offering the...

  • George Clooney shows off his fiancée ahead of wedding

    George Clooney shows off his fiancée ahead of wedding

    George Clooney offered up a rare photo opportunity with his fiancée Amal Alamuddin as they arrived at a charity event in Florence, Italy on Sunday night. An excited crowd had waited outside the city's town hall for a glimpse of the couple. Clooney...

  • Theory of Everything, a studyof Stephen Hawking’s universe

    Theory of Everything, a studyof Stephen Hawking’s universe

    Actor Eddie Redmayne spent seven months working with a choreographer to prepare for the biggest role of his career, ironically a man whose body is reduced by disease to miniscule movement in his hand and face. That man, British astrophysicist...

  • Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero Turing to Toronto

    Cumberbatch takes unsung WWII hero Turing to Toronto

    The code-breaking machine that may have cut World War II by two years and saved millions of lives was invented by British mathematician Alan Turing, a prickly genius and unlikely war hero unknown to most of the world. That might be because his...

  • Venice winner: bored by stories, inspired by play

    Venice winner: bored by stories, inspired by play

    Swedish film-maker Roy Andersson got his start in feature films with A Swedish Love Story (1970), so his film A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence that won the top Venice Film Festival award on Saturday suggests he has come a long...

  • Truly magic moments

    Truly magic moments

    ConcertCliff Zammit Stevens, tenor;Annie Fredriksson, mezzo-soprano;Ian Tindale, pianoMdina This Mdina concert started beautifully with Cliff Zammit Stevens launching into Ravel’s Cinq Mélodies Grécques. He and mezzo-soprano Annie Fredriksson...

  • Jolie speaks on family holidays and fears

    Jolie speaks on family holidays and fears

    Angelina Jolie has lifted the lid on what her recent family holiday involved, and spoken about her and husband Brad Pitt's beach-based fears. The star has just married long-term partner Brad. They are currently in Malta for the shooting of the...

  • Power and the contemporary male

    Power and the contemporary male

    The very last exhibition to open as part of Viva, Malta’s first contemporary arts festival, Alpha, brings together seven Maltese and international photographers showcasing 14 photographic prints. The theme? Male dominance in the 22nd century. The...

  • A step back in time in our heritage

    A step back in time in our heritage

    Stepping inside the recently-launched permanent exhibition at Palazzo De Piro, titled Tools, Trades and Traditions, is a bit like taking a step back in time to be introduced to a fascinating world where painstaking detail was everything and...

  • The vibrant voice of Valletta

    The vibrant voice of Valletta

    People’s reaction to Austin Camilleri’s horse sculpture is a wake-up call that Malta needs more exposure to art. The three Gozitan artists participating in the Valletta International Visual Arts Festival discuss public participation with their art...

  • The artist as contemporary shaman

    The artist as contemporary shaman

    The Ġgantija Project started in June 2013 as a collaboration between Victor Agius and com-poser Mariella Cassar Cordina, together with writer and poet Immanuel Mifsud. The project was divided in three phases which included a performance at...

  • Artistic anarchy in Bubaqra

    Artistic anarchy in Bubaqra

    The hamlet of Bubaqra, in Żurrieq, is not synonymous with punk. If there is a movement associated with music here, it is the inebriated swaying accompanied by the band marches in the village’s two rival feasts, which culminate in a booze-drenched...

  • Becoming Amelia Hope

    Becoming Amelia Hope

    Way before adopting Amelia Hope as her stage name, Amanda Friggieri had already been making inroads on the local music scene thanks to her versatile voice and burgeoning confidence as a performer. Not one to restrict herself to any particular...

  • Lucy’s Last rock out

    Lucy’s Last rock out

    When they claimed that their music is based on old-school rock and classic 12-bar blues, they certainly weren’t kidding. Last week’s gig by Lucy’s Last at Coach & Horses might only have been their fourth or fifth, but what this band lacks in...

  • No stopping nosnow/noalps

    No stopping nosnow/noalps

    Hot on the heels of the launch of their new EP, Go Go Go Go, nosnow/noalps have just launch-ed a video to accompany the single Something Like That. The track is the fourth single from Go Go Go Go, which was released in June. A chilled track with a...

  • LOL Stand-up Comedy Show back

    LOL Stand-up Comedy Show back

    The LOL Stand-up Comedy Show is back with a line-up that comprises three international acts direct from London’s comedy circuit. The audience this year can enjoy the likes of Lloyd Langford, a stand up comedian from Wales, who is described as “one...

  • Dancing on the world’s edge

    Dancing on the world’s edge

    Maltese dance talent made the island proud at the recent Commonwealth Dance Festival, where seven top local students performed. Francesca Abela Tranter tells Jo Caruana why this unique opportunity has made its mark on the Maltese dance scene. It...

  • What’s on the big screen

    What’s on the big screen

    The summer blockbuster season is almost over, yet the line-up of films that will grace our screens this month courtesy of KRS Releasing Limited features a healthy mix of comedy, drama and more. This week has seen the release of potential Oscar...

  • Children’s cinema day

    Children’s cinema day

    This year’s second edition of the Children Cinema Day will take place on Saturday. Cinemas in Malta and Gozo will be offering a selection of 16 films at reduced admission prices. The films include a variety of genres ranging from animation...

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