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  • From script to cinema

    From script to cinema

    In a career spanning 38 years, script supervisor Ana Maria Quintana has worked with some of Hollywood’s top directors, including Steven Spielberg. Quintana was in Malta recently on the initiative of director Rebecca Cremona and under the auspices...

  • Blade Runner – a fascinating detective story

    Blade Runner – a fascinating detective story

    Euro Media Forum, in collaboration with the Faculty of ICT, is holding The Blade Runner Film event, celebrating Ridley Scott’s influential science fiction film. Adapted from Phillip K.Dick’s novel Do Android’s Dream of Electric Sheep?, and...

  • Sequel as good as original

    Sequel as good as original

    How To Train Your Dragon 2Director: Dean DeBloisStarring: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler102 mins; Class U; KRS Releasing Ltd The critical and commercial success in 2010 of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon, was clearly...

  • Fails to engage with the audience

    Fails to engage with the audience

    Devil’s KnotDirector: Atom EgoyanStarring: Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Moyer114 mins; Class 15; KRS Releasing Ltd Devil’s Knot is a dramatised account of the events which, in May 1993 in the US, saw three teenagers arrested, tried, and...

  • The frights without the gore

    The frights without the gore

    OculusDirector: Mike FlanaganStarring: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff104 mins; Class 15; KRS Releasing Ltd My aversion to horror as a genre has been well documented. While, over the past few years, I have been subjected to quite a...

  • Summer starts with a bang

    Summer starts with a bang

    This summer’s From Grease to Black Eyed Peas party will be held on Saturday at Gianpula. Presented by Reflex Promotions and DJ Alex Grech, the event will be featuring a playlist of hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. There will be music by The...

  • Smart chiller delivers supernatural thrills

    Smart chiller delivers supernatural thrills

    Oculus (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 103 minutesDirected: Mike FlanaganStarring: Karen Gillan, Annalise Basso, Brenton Thwaites, Garrett Ryan, Rory Cochrane, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty, Miguel SandovalKRS Releasing Ltd Tim Russell (Brenton...

  • Shakira shakes her way to World Cup closing ceremony

    Shakira shakes her way to World Cup closing ceremony

    Colombian pop singer Shakira will make her third consecutive World Cup appearance at the closing ceremony in Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium before the final match on July 13, tournament organisers FIFA said. Shakira will perform her song La La...

  • Ed Sheeran scores tops US Billboard chart

    British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s scored his first top album on the weekly US Billboard 200 chart as X easily lapped the competition selling 210,000 copies, according to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. X is the 23-year-old’s second album and...

  • Fewer upset by TV sex and violence

    The number of viewers who believe there is too much sex, violence and swearing on TV in the UK has fallen sharply, according to new research by broadcasting regulator Ofcom. More than half of viewers (55%) believed there was excessive violence...

  • Pythons’ London reunion show leaves fans singing

    Pythons’ London reunion show leaves fans singing

    An audience of 16,000 cheered for the dead parrot and the Spanish Inquisition, and sang along to Always Look on the Bright Side of Life in London’s O2 arena on Tuesday for the premiere of what has been billed as Monty Python’s last stand. For...

  • Reviews hail Python ‘legends’

    It might have been the comedy favourite of another generation but the Monty Python crew have still got it, according to critics of the first of a 10-night run at the O2 in London. The show really is the full Monty, proclaimed the Mirror. “It’s not...

  • Monty Python team begin swansong shows

    Monty Python team begin swansong shows

    The five remaining members of Monty Python have started the first of their final ten performances at London's O2 Arena.  It's been billed as Monty Python's last stand. For tickets that cost up to 95 pounds, and sold out in 44 seconds, fans saw...

  • Robin Williams in rehab

    Robin Williams in rehab

    Actor Robin Williams has entered a treatment facility, according to several media reports. The 62-year-old star, best known for his breakout role on the 1970's television comedy "Mork & Mindy," headed to a rehab center in Minnesota in an effort to...

  • A story of love and loss

    A story of love and loss

    After the success of the first run of Philip Ridley’s Tender Napalm in January and February, Unifaun Theatre Productions is reprising this modern parable of love and loss… first again at St James Cavalier this week and then at the world-famous...

  • Beyoncé, LeBron James most powerful celebrities

    Beyoncé, LeBron James most powerful celebrities

    US pop singer Beyoncé, basketball player LeBron James and record producer and rapper Dr Dre headed Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful celebrities. With estimated earnings of $115 million over the past 12 months and a string of chart hits,...

  • Story of loss and hysteria

    Story of loss and hysteria

    Devil’s Knot (2013)Certified: 15Duration: 114 minutesDirected by: Atom EgoyanStarring: Reese Witherspoon, Mireille Enos, Colin Firth, Dane DeHaan, James Hamrick, Kristopher Higgins, Seth Meriwether, Kevin Durand, Bruce Greenwood, Stephen Moyer,...

  • Dragon training continues

    Dragon training continues

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)Certified: UDuration: 102 minutesDirected by: Dean DeBloisVoices of: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Kristen Wiig,...

  • Monty Python kick off final live shows

    Monty Python kick off final live shows

    The dead parrot routine, the Spanish Inquisition and the silly walk will all be performed on stage this week for what the five remaining members of the Monty Python comedy team, all in their 70s, said will probably be their last reunion. Monty...

  • Dolly Parton ‘not miming’

    Country music star Dolly Parton answered the critics who questioned whether she was miming during her Glastonbury Festival set in her own inimitable style, telling The Sun: “My boobs are fake, my hair’s fake but what is real is my voice and my...

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