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  • That elusive happily ever after

    That elusive happily ever after

    The Best Of MeDirector: Michael HoffmanStarring: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Brace118 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Many of bestselling romantic author Nicholas Sparks’s novels have been adapted to film, including Message in a Bottle...

  • New Star Wars is the most anticipated film

    New Star Wars is the most anticipated film

    The newly-named instalment of the Star Wars saga, The Force Awakens, is the most anticipated film of next year − ahead of the big screen version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Movie-goers said they were most looking forward to seeing JJ Abrams’s new...

  • New Buzz over Toy Story 4 plans

    New Buzz over Toy Story 4 plans

    Buzz Lightyear and Sheriff Woody are coming back to the big screen. Disney Pixar has announced plans to produce Toy Story 4, with a release date in June 2017. Pixar chief John Lasseter, who directed the first two Toy Story films, will be behind...

  • Lambert, Bryan win big at annual music awards

    Lambert, Bryan win big at annual music awards

    Singer Miranda Lambert won four Country Music Association Awards and Luke Bryan took home the top honour as entertainer of the year as US politics and the absence of Taylor Swift played supporting roles in the televised ceremony. Lambert, 30, who...

  • Beyoncé and Cowell top Forbes rich lists

    Beyoncé and Cowell top Forbes rich lists

    Beyoncé is the highest paid woman in music in 2014, with estimated earnings of $115 million, while Simon Cowell Forbes has been named the top-earning entertainment personality in the US, taking $95 million in just one year. The huge sum, most of...

  • Aronofsky to head Berlin festival jury

    Aronofsky to head Berlin festival jury

    US director, screenwriter and producer Darren Aronofsky was named jury president for the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, the festival announced. Aronofsky, whose Black Swan set in the ballet world was a big hit in 2010, and who also...

  • Album ‘taylored’ for Swift success

    Taylor Swift’s new album has sold 1.287 million copies in its first week. Nielsen SoundScan said 1989 earned the largest sales in a week for an album since Eminem’s The Eminem Show sold 1.322 million units in 2002. Swift, 24, is the only artiste...

  • Dazzling performance

    Dazzling performance

    ConcertMusic by Bartók, Ravel, DvorákCharlene Farrugia, solo pianoMPO/ dir. Jean Marck BurfinManoel Theatre This was a pretty dazzling performance from beginning to end. The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted with great energy and panache...

  • Joint sacred music choral concert

    ConcertSkanderborg Kammerkor/dir. Troels Lund Nielsen; St Paul Choral Society/dir. Hugo Agius Muscat soprano Laura Flensted-Jensen; piano, Niels Bo Emegren; piano and organ, Elisabeth ConradSt Paul’s Anglican pro-Cathedral This well-attended joint...

  • Dissecting the future

    Dissecting the future

    The Giver (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 97 minutesDirected by: Philip NoyceStarring: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Emma Tremblay, Odeya Rush, Cameron Monaghan, Taylor SwiftKRS Releasing Ltd The...

  • Of loss and love

    Of loss and love

    The Best of Me (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 114 minutesDirected by: Michael HoffmanStarring: James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Liana Liberato, Sebastian Arcelus, Gerald McRaney, Jon Tenney, Caroline Goodall, Ian Nelson, Schuyler Fisk, Rob Mello,...

  • Lux Film Days

    The European Parliament Information Office in Malta, in collaboration with Euro Media Forum and AEDE Malta, is organising Lux Film Days 2014, a three-day film festival at St James Cavalier, Valletta. The festival will screen the three finalist...

  • Taylor Swift: I’ve shaken off Spotify

    Taylor Swift: I’ve shaken off Spotify

    Singer Taylor Swift, whose new album is likely to have the biggest opening week of sales in a dozen years, has pulled her entire catalogue from online music streaming service Spotify. Singers and bands, including Beyoncé and Coldplay, in the past...

  • Buzz Lightyear tops UK film quote poll

    Buzz Lightyear tops UK film quote poll

    “To infinity... and beyond” – the line uttered by Toy Story’s Buzz Lightyear in 1995 – has triumphed over some of the most memorable movie classics to be named the best film quote of all time. The space ranger’s catchphrase came top of a poll...

  • Call the Midwife bags fifth series

    A fifth series of TV favourite Call the Midwife has been commissioned. The new instalment of the BBC1 drama, which is set in London’s East End, will feature a Christmas special in 2015 followed by a run of eight episodes in 2016. It has been...

  • New charts record for Ed Sheeran

    New charts record for Ed Sheeran

    Ed Sheeran proved that it is better late than never as he topped the singles charts and broke a record while he was at it. The 23-year-old singer-songwriter’s track Thinking Out Loud made it to the summit after spending 19 weeks in the top 40. It...

  • Nightcrawler leads US box office

    Nightcrawler leads US box office

    Nightcrawler, a dark crime thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a freelance cameraman in the high-speed world of siren-chasing journalism, topped sluggish weekend domestic box office charts with $10.9 million in ticket sales. Ouija, last weekend’s...

  • Filming Fifty Shades ‘not sexy’ – Dornan

    Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan said filming racy scenes for the film with co-star Dakota Johnson was “not sexy”. The Northern Irish actor appears as billionaire Christian Grey in the big screen adaptation of E.L. James’s erotic novel,...

  • Watch: L-Irkant Season 1, Episode 3

    Watch: L-Irkant Season 1, Episode 3

    Travelling into the world of antiques, L-Irkant narrates the story behind the various pieces of art. It features real life auctions and follows processes of restoration giving viewers the opportunity to evaluate their own antiques.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal prowls wild side in crime thriller

    Jake Gyllenhaal prowls wild side in crime thriller

    He is a coyote, a starving coyote. Actually, he is a television reporter hankering for more blood and guts than anyone else. He is another deeply disturbing character for Jake Gyllenhaal. In the new crime thriller Nightcrawler, the actor plays...

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