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  • A different take

    A different take

    Mr HolmesDirector: Bill CondonStarring: Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Hiroyuki Sanada104 mins; Class PG;KRS Releasing Ltd Sherlock Holmes has been a constant player in popular culture for 128 years ever since he first appeared in print courtesy of...

  • Unnecessary remake

    Unnecessary remake

    PoltergeistDirector: Gil KenanStarring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kennedi Clements93 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd I have some vague memories of the original Poltergeist, released in 1982. I was, of course, much younger then. Having...

  • Marsovin Summer Wine Festival this weekend

    The eighth edition of the Marsovin Summer Wine Festival is being held this weekend at Hastings gardens in Valletta. The aim of the festival is to promote Marsovin’s certified D.O.K and I.G.T wines produced from vineyards in Malta and Gozo.

  • The naughty teddy is back

    The naughty teddy is back

    Ted 2 (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 115 minutesDirected by: Seth MacFarlaneVoicing of: Seth MacFarlaneStarring: Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi, Morgan Freeman, John Slattery, Patrick Warburton, Michael Dorn, Bill...

  • Unwelcome visitors from the other side

    Unwelcome visitors from the other side

    Poltergeist (2015)Certified: 15Duration: 93 minutesDirected by: Gil KenanStarring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jared Harris, Jane Adams, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements, Nicholas Braun, Susan Heyward, Soma BhatiaKRS Releasing...

  • AC/DC drummer gets home detention

    AC/DC drummer gets home detention

      AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has been sentenced to eight months home detention in New Zealand for threatening to kill and for drugs offences.   He pleaded guilty to the charges at a hearing in April. The prosecution asked for a minimum jail term of...

  • Doctor Who cast in Lego video game

    Doctor Who cast in Lego video game

    The cast of Doctor Who has been immortalised in Lego for a new interactive toys-to-life video game. Lego Dimensions will see figurines of the main cast – Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez – interacting with other characters such as...

  • Tom Selleck ‘stole water for ranch’

    A water district is suing Tom Selleck, claiming the actor stole truckloads of water from a public hydrant and took it to his ranch in drought-stricken California. The Calleguas Municipal Water District in Ventura County claims a tanker truck...

  • Cumberbatch set for Sherlock return

    Meet the greatest armchair detective of all – Sherlock Holmes is back. The sleuth, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is shown looking rather more relaxed than usual in a new picture with his faithful ally Dr Watson (Martin Freeman) perched on the...

  • Fans in tears at Deirdre’s death

    Fans in tears at Deirdre’s death

    Coronation Street fans were left in tears as the soap said goodbye to one of its longest-serving characters, Deirdre Barlow. Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre for 42 years, died in January aged 60. She had been off screen for four months...

  • Sam Smith makes smooth debut at Montreux festival

    Sam Smith makes smooth debut at Montreux festival

    British soul singer Sam Smith, freshly recovered from surgery on his vocal cords, delivered a smooth yet punchy concert to jazz fans on Tuesday night in his first appearance on the famed Montreux stage. Smith opened with I’m not the Only One,...

  • Han Solo gets own film

    Han Solo gets own film

    Han Solo, the Star Wars space hero who always has a fast ship and a good blaster, will get his own stand-alone film, the Walt Disney Co. said. The untitled Han Solo project, slated for release on May 25, 2018, will be the second stand-alone Star...

  • James Bond musical on the cards

    James Bond’s newest adventure could be more disco ball than Thunderball after plans were unveiled for a musical based on the world’s most famous secret agent. Merry Saltzman, the daughter of Bond film producer Harry Saltzman, said she had secured...

  • 1D demand action one way or another

    Boyband One Direction have marshalled their millions of fans to back a charity campaign. The four-piece, said to be worth around £25 million each after topping the charts worldwide since emerging in the 2010 series of X Factor, have asked fans to...

  • Ant-Man star preferred Beano comic

    Ant-Man star Paul Rudd revealed how he preferred British comics to their American counterparts. The 46-year-old actor, whose parents are originally from London before they moved to the US, admitted his English relatives converted him to...

  • Harry Shearer back at The Simpsons

    Comic actor Harry Shearer and his many voices are returning to The Simpsons following a contract dispute. Duelling tweets in May between Shearer and Simpsons executive producer Al Jean suggested Shearer might be leaving the Fox cartoon series,...

  • Ringo Starr marks his 75th birthday

    Ringo Starr marks his 75th birthday

    Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has marked his 75th birthday by celebrating peace and love with his fans and famous friends in Hollywood yesterday. Starr was joined by his actress wife Barbara Bach, film director David Lynch, the Eagles guitarist Joe...

  • A different take on Sherlock Holmes

    A different take on Sherlock Holmes

    Mr Holmes (2015)Certified: PGDuration: 104 minutesDirected by: Bill CondonStarring: Ian McKellen; Laura Linney; Milo Parker; Hattie Morahan; Hiroyuki Sanada; Patrick Kennedy, Roger Allam, Phil Davis, Frances de la Tour, Colin StarkeyKRS Releasing...

  • Gaga and Bennett wow Montreux jazz fest

    Gaga and Bennett wow Montreux jazz fest

    Pop star Lady Gaga and crooner Tony Bennett brought a mix of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and even Edith Piaf to a sell-out crowd spanning generations at the Montreux Jazz Festival on Monday night. Legendary producer Quincy Jones...

  • Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

    Bill Cosby said in 2005 lawsuit he gave Quaaludes to women for sex

    Comedian Bill Cosby testified in 2005 that he had obtained Quaaludes with the intent of giving the sedatives to young women in order to have sex with them, according to court documents unsealed yesterday. Cosby, 77, made the admission during...

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