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  • A darkly comic look at history

    A darkly comic look at history

    The Big ShortDirector: Adam McKayStars: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan GoslingDuration: 130 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The global economic market crash of 2008, whose effects are still being felt today, was certainly no joke, especially...

  • Gut-wrenching and gripping

    Gut-wrenching and gripping

    The RevenantDirector: Alejandro G. IñárrituStars: Leonardo diCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will PoulterDuration: 156 minsClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd Not content to sit on his laurels following his Best Picture and Best Director wins at last year’s Academy...

  • Call for auditions for Grease

    Call for auditions for Grease

    The Astra Theatre is holding auditions for its first live musical production, Grease – The Musical. Regarded as one of the most popular musicals of all time, and one of the longest running productions in Broadway, this is the production that...

  • Comedy and controversy

    Comedy and controversy

    Staġun Teatru Malti’s 2016 season opens at the Manoel Theatre on February 12, with Simon Bartolo’s new play Ħabbilini Ħa Nirbaħ. The title and the poster – featuring four pregnant school girls, has already irked some and made others chuckle, in...

  • Patricia Salamone radioshow brings new reviews to Campus fm

    Campus fm has announced its schedule of new programmes for the February-May quarter.Among others, this schedule will see the return of a programme produced by Patricia Salomone who, this time will be reviewing the book The Hare With Amber Eyes, by...

  • Launch of first animation community in Malta

    An Animation Community community has been launched in Malta aimed at those that are interested in all aspects of film animation. The goal of Animation Malta which has been set up by a group of young talented Maltese animators is to help bring...

  • Charlotte Rampling says Oscars controversy comments 'misinterpreted'

    Charlotte Rampling says Oscars controversy comments 'misinterpreted'

    Actress Charlotte Rampling says her comments about the Oscars diversity controversy have been "misinterpreted". Rampling, 69, who is nominated in the best actress category, had said that the uproar over there being no black actors on the Oscars...

  • Will Smith joins Oscars’ boycott

    Will Smith joins Oscars’ boycott

    Hollywood actor Will Smith has vowed to join a growing number of stars in boycotting this year’s Oscars. The Academy has been subject to criticism and calls for a boycott over its all-white line-up of acting nominees. Smith, who many expected to...

  • Schwarzenegger’s daring bike ride

    Schwarzenegger’s daring bike ride

    Arnold Schwarzenegger proved he is as indestructible as a Terminator by cycling down the wrong side of the road in Edinburgh. The Hollywood actor, who won critical acclaim for his famous role in The Terminator in 1984, was spotted riding into...

  • Adele fastest to reach one billion views on YouTube

    Sorry, Psy, Adele has outpaced the South Korean pop star on the race to one billion views on YouTube. The streaming service announced her music video for Hello greeted its one billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record held by Psy’s...

  • James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 among spectre memorabilia up for auction

    James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 among spectre memorabilia up for auction

    James Bond fans will have the chance to get hold of film memorabilia when items including the first ever Aston Martin DB10 to go on public sale go under the hammer. Twenty-four lots, including Q's laptop and an Omega watch, will be up for auction...

  • Renzo Spiteri to present solo tour work at St James Cavalier

    Renzo Spiteri to present solo tour work at St James Cavalier

    Well-known percussionist Renzo Spiteri will be presenting his solo tour work next week at St James Cavalier. The work, titled Quintessence, is a unique experience that captivates audiences with sounds created through the use of sampling and live...

  • Hello - Adele is fastest to reach 1 billion views on Youtube

    Hello - Adele is fastest to reach 1 billion views on Youtube

    Sorry, Psy, Adele has outpaced the South Korean pop star on the race to 1 billion views on YouTube. The streaming service announced her music video for Hello greeted its 1 billionth view in 87 days, breaking the 158-day record held by Psy's...

  • Laughter is the best medicine

    Laughter is the best medicine

    He’s funny, he’s huge and he’s including Malta on his tour! Neapolitan Nello Iorio, of Made in Sud fame (Raidue), is bringing his one-man comic show on to the Maltese stage this weekend with his Tutti Trocati, a satirical and quite direct...

  • Fitting tribute to a visionary man

    Fitting tribute to a visionary man

    From glam to rock on to soul and to his cryptic final album, David Bowie remained one step ahead throughout his enigmatic career up to his final days. Today is tribute day to the legendary musician with three events being held in Malta. Ronald...

  • Prosecutors accuse Bill Cosby of seeking 'special treatment'

    Prosecutors pursuing sex-assault charges against Bill Cosby say the entertainer is seeking "special treatment" by trying to have the case thrown out even before the first evidence hearing. In a response Wednesday to Cosby's motion to dismiss the...

  • Mamma Mia, here we go again - Abba stars attend restaurant opening

    Mamma Mia, here we go again - Abba stars attend restaurant opening

    The four former members of ABBA have made a rare joint appearance for the opening of a Stockholm restaurant inspired by the Mamma Mia! musical. Benny Andersson, Agnetha Faltskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad showed up for the opening night of fellow...

  • Baroque music continues to fascinate

    The Valletta Baroque Festival has been featured by Euronews which described it as the “first major cultural event of the year on the island of Malta". The festival, it said, was an event that showed that baroque music continued to fascinate...

  • Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

    Spike Lee, Pinkett Smith boycott Oscars, Academy promises more diversity

    Director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith vow to boycott the Academy Awards ceremony after black actors are shut out of the nominations. The Academy says it needs to do more to promote diversity. Edward Baran reports.

  • Italian film director Ettore Scola dies aged 84

    Director Ettore Scola, one of the last greats of Italian film, has died aged 84. RAI state radio and the ANSA news agency said Scola died late on Tuesday at a Rome hospital after falling ill on Sunday. Scola, who started out as a screenwriter, won...