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  • A decent entry in the genre

    A decent entry in the genre

    As Above, So BelowDirector: John DowdleStarring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge93 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Just when I thought – or, more accurately, wished fervently – that the found-footage film phenomenon had died a natural...

  • Plenty of promise, but doesn’t deliver

    Plenty of promise, but doesn’t deliver

    Brighter Days AheadDirector: Marion VernouxStarring: Fanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesnais94 mins; Class 14;Eden Cinemas This little French film has plenty of promise but sadly does not quite deliver, falling short of being a great film...

  • Play’s audience hangs on to Lindsay Lohan’s every word

    Play’s audience hangs on to Lindsay Lohan’s every word

    Lindsay Lohan kept an opening night audience hanging on her every word, in part to see if she’d forget any, as she made her stage debut on Thursday night in a West End revival of Speed-the-Plow, David Mamet’s scathing satire of Hollywood. By the...

  • Sandler in four-film Netflix deal

    Sandler in four-film Netflix deal

    US streaming service Netflix has secured comic actor Adam Sandler, one of cinema’s biggest box-office draws, as part of its bid to transform the movie business in the same way it has changed television. Sandler has signed a four-film deal with the...

  • Top Gear crew barred in Argentina

    A crew from the BBC motoring show Top Gear has left an Argentine province after being denied permission to film by local authorities who said one of its cars had a licence plate which alluded to the Falklands War. The programme’s crew and its host...

  • Of insanity and creativity

    Of insanity and creativity

    Frank (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 95 minutesDirected by: Lenny AbrahamsonStarring: Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy, Michael Fassbender, Carla Azar, François CivilKRS Releasing Ltd Michael Fassbender is one of the greatest...

  • Ed Sheeran’s album is this year’s UK bestseller

    Ed Sheeran’s album is this year’s UK bestseller

    Ed Sheeran has seen off competition from Coldplay to claim the year’s bestselling album. The A Team star sold more than 182,000 copies of X in its first week of release and has shifted more than 634,000 in total, according to figures from the...

  • Furiously beautiful minds

    Furiously beautiful minds

    TheatreThe Trials of Galileo, L’uomo che pesò il mondoPalace Courtyard, Valletta The drama of the human condition is captured in instances of individual adversity as well as the daily humdrum struggles of those intent on understanding the world...

  • Memories sweeping through our minds

    Memories sweeping through our minds

    TheatreIl-Kennies tal-ĠennaPjazza Teatru Rjal The impressions a place leaves on you can be powerful and lasting, while the personal detritus of memories which follows us everywhere we go, whichever path we choose, is the one thing, like death,...

  • New Bond novel to be published next year

    New Bond novel to be published next year

    Bond is back, again – author Anthony Horowitz is writing a new 007 novel based on an idea by the secret agent’s creator Ian Fleming. The story, dubbed Project One, is inspired by Fleming’s work for a proposed TV series about the secret agent that...

  • Jennifer Lawrence is ‘best-dressed woman’

    Jennifer Lawrence is ‘best-dressed woman’

    Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has topped a list of the world’s best-dressed women. The actress replaces Twilight star Kristen Stewart, who slips to third place after spending two years at the top of the rankings. Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o,...

  • Original score of Mozart sonata found in library

    Original score of Mozart sonata found in library

    Flipping through a dusty folder of unidentified music scores in Budapest’s national library, Hungarian scholar Balazs Mikusi’s heart skipped a beat when he came across four pages of the score of a famous Mozart sonata – written by the composer...

  • Clooney wedding pic fee for charity

    Clooney wedding pic fee for charity

    George Clooney and his new bride will donate the money made from the sale of their wedding photos to charity, according to reports. People magazine are featuring the coveted snaps of Hollywood heart-throb George and British barrister Amal...

  • Reopening that żipp

    Reopening that żipp

    Coryse Borg learns why after six years, Unifaun is once again staging this hilarious play by prolific writer Trevor Żahra… with a few new twists and tweaks here and there. “Friends tell me I should do more theatre in Maltese,” says Unifaun founder...

  • Meting out justice

    Meting out justice

    The Equalizer (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 131 minutesDirected by: Antoine FuquaStarring: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz, David Harbour, Haley Bennett, Bill Pullman, Melissa Leo, David Meunier, Johnny Skourtis, Alex Veadov,...

  • A tour of Paris’s underworld

    A tour of Paris’s underworld

    As Above, So Below (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 93 minutesDirected by: John Erick DowdleStarring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman, Edwin Hodge, François Civil, Marion Lambert, Ali MarhyarKRS Releasing Ltd As Above, So Below is a found footage movie,...

  • For the love of dolphins

    For the love of dolphins

    Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)Certified: 107 minutesDirected by: Charles Martin SmithStarring: Harry Connick, Jr, Ashley Judd, Nathan Gamble, Kris Kristofferson, Morgan Freeman, Julia Jordan, Austin Stowell, Cozi ZuehlsdorffKRS Releasing Ltd Sawyer Nelson...

  • Concert in aid of Hospice Malta

    The Philharmonic Society La Vincitrice of Senglea, under the direction of Brian Cassar, will be giving a concert of light music with the collaboration of the Valletta Cruise Port at the Valletta Waterfront on Sunday from 12.30pm to 2pm.All...

  • Fuego still a hotspot in St Julian's

    Fuego still a hotspot in St Julian's

    Fuego St Julian’s has proven that it is still a hotspot in Malta’s entertainment scene.Following its relaunch last year, Fuego retained its iconic Latin Party concept, intensified by world-class DJs from Cuba, Brazil and Venezuela, playing a mix...

  • Denzel sharpens his tools in action thriller

    Denzel sharpens his tools in action thriller

    After watching the The Equalizer, moviegoers might never see the friendly guy at the home improvement store who picks out their tools and plywood in the same way. In the action thriller that opened in the US this weekend, Denzel Washington plays...

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