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  • Realities of war

    Hope and Glory was a 1987 British film, written, produced and directed by John Boorman; a semi-autobiographical account of his experiences growing up in London during World War II. It was a tale told with exceptional attention to detail; while...

  • Something beloved, sullied

    Something beloved, sullied

    Terminator GenisysDirector: Alan TaylorStarring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke125 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd It was the franchise that revolutionised sci-fi action movies, starting in 1984 with James Cameron’s The...

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  • Grateful Dead begin final shows

    Grateful Dead begin final shows

      The Grateful Dead have performed the first of their final three concerts in Chicago as the band winds up a 50-year-run.   The show in Chicago was the first of the three final ones they'll ever do. They chose Chicago for their swansong because...

  • Arnie returns to save the day

    Arnie returns to save the day

    Terminator Genisys (2015)Certified: 126 minutesDirected by: Alan TaylorStarring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun, J. K. Simmons, Matt Smith, Courtney B. Vance, Dayo Okeniyi, Gregory Alan Williams,...

  • Rihanna becomes recording industry’s top digital singles artist

    Rihanna becomes recording industry’s top digital singles artist

    Grammy-winning R&B singer Rihanna is the first artist to surpass more than 100 million cumulative digital singles, the Recording Industry Association of America said. Rihanna, 27, topped the list of artists with the most digital single awards,...

  • Paul Rudd earns Walk of Fame star

    Paul Rudd earns Walk of Fame star

    As audiences gear up to see Paul Rudd become Marvel’s smallest superhero in Ant-Man, the actor candidly reminisced about the legacy he was leaving as he received a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday. Rudd, 46, best known for films such...

  • Sotheby’s sees record London contemporary art sale despite Bacon failure

    Andy Warhol‘s One Dollar, the first in his dollar bill series, fetched £20.9 million at Sotheby’s yesterday, the top-seller in what the auction house said was its highest ever total sales for an auction of contemporary art in London. However, the...

  • Piano Man Billy Joel out-gigs Elton John

    Billy Joel has set a record for most performances by a single artist at Madison Square Garden with his 65th show, besting Sir Elton John. The Piano Man performed for more than two hours before a sold-out crowd in New York City, singing hits...

  • Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in Terminator: Genisys

    Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in Terminator: Genisys

    Arnold Schwarzenegger may be older but that does not stop him from destroying his younger self, as the former governor of California returns to one of his most recognisable roles in Terminator: Genisys. The film opens a new chapter for the...

  • Trump sues network for $500m over cancellation of Miss USA

    Trump sues network for $500m over cancellation of Miss USA

    US presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network’s decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by...

  • Friends honour Winehouse at film premiere

    Amy Winehouse’s friends and admirers turned out to honour her memory at the premiere of Amy, the documentary film based on her life, where they paid tribute to her personality and musical talent. The Back to Black singer, who died of alcohol...

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

    Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage. Following weeks of speculation, the couple issued a joint statement to American celebrity website TMZ. “After much thought and careful consideration, we...

  • Duos and brass in 3 concerts

    Duos and brass in 3 concerts

    MusicMusicians from France, Scotland and MaltaAula Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia;Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo The Victoria International Arts Festival marches on, with three of many concerts under review here. The first of these, held at the Aula Mgr Giuseppe...

  • Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in Magic Mike XXL

    Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in Magic Mike XXL

    Mike may have the magic, but it is the ladies that have the control in Magic Mike XXL, as five buff men cater to the female gaze in the supercharged raunchy male stripper movie sequel. The film, out in US theatres today, follows 2012’s surprise...

  • Douglas tackles comic book role

    Douglas tackles comic book role

    Veteran actor Michael Douglas has admitted his first foray into the world of comic book movies has not helped him learn about superheroes but has given him another string to his bow. The Basic Instinct star plays scientist Hank Pym in Marvel’s...

  • E.L. James inspired by songs

    Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James has revealed the unusual inspiration behind her latest book. During an online question and answer session, the writer said two artists in particular helped her to write her latest book: Fleetwood Mac and Bill...

  • Crazy trip in time

    Crazy trip in time

    Minions (2015)Certified: UDuration: 91 minutesDirected by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle BaldaVoicing of: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Geoffrey Rush, Jennifer Saunders, Hiroyuki SanadaKRS Releasing...

  • Honorary doctorate for Susan Boyle

    Singer Susan Boyle has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a prestigious music and drama school. The multi-million album selling star posed with graduating students as she picked up an award from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in...

  • ‘I hate the show’

    ‘I hate the show’

    Top Gear has marked the end of an era with footage of Jeremy Clarkson saying he “hates” working on the show. The 75 minutes of footage for the finale was filmed before Clarkson was fired from the show. Aired as two separate films, in the second...

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