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  • Netflix’s most expensive original cost €6.8 million per episode

    Netflix’s most expensive original cost €6.8 million per episode

    Netflix’s new original series The Get Down holds the title of the most expensive TV production Netflix has had. Production cost the company €6.8 million ($7.5 million) per episode, rounding up to a massive €109 million ($120 million) in total. The...

  • Three Palaces Festival returns in November

    Three Palaces Festival returns in November

    The Three Palaces Festival, a week-long festival with performances set in historically important and magnificent buildings, is this year being held between November 4 and 13. It will be directed by violinist Peter Manning, a leading figure in the...

  • This week at the cinema

    This week at the cinema

    STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)Genre: Sci-fiCertification: 12ADuration: 122 minutesDirected by: Justin LinStarring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella, Joe TaslimKRS Releasing...

  • Secret Blair Witch sequel unveiled at Comic-Con

    Secret Blair Witch sequel unveiled at Comic-Con

    Participants at Comic-Con that went into a screening for upcoming horror movie The Woods, last week were surprised to come out from the movie having watched the sequel to the 1999 found-footage horror film hit, The Blair Witch Project. The subject...

  • Trainspotting sequel trailerrecreates station scene

    A teaser trailer for the Trainspotting sequel has been released featuring the stars of the original film. The clip for the film, officially known as T2, is a nod to the acclaimed 1996 movie. Ewan McGregor, who plays Mark ‘Rent Boy’ Renton, Ewen...

  • Argentinian personality for Dragonara Casino reopening

    Argentinian Cecilia Rodriguez will be in Malta in the coming days for the re-opening of the Dragonara Casino. Ms Rodriquez, was one of the contestants at last year’s very popular Italian production L’Isola dei Famosi. The re-opening is the...

  • La Belle Musique returns this weekend

    La Belle Musique returns this weekend

    La Belle Musique will be returning to Maltese shores this weekend, after the huge success of last year's inaugural event.  The two days of festivities will feature nine international DJs, spread over two venues together with a special opening boat...

  • 'Blair Witch Project' gets a secret sequel

    'Blair Witch Project' gets a secret sequel

    Comic-Con participants that walked into a screening for upcoming horror movie The Woods last week were surprised to find themselves watching the sequel to 1999 found-footage horror film hit The Blair Witch Project. The subject and title of...

  • No Pokemon at my shows, Rihanna tells fans

    No Pokemon at my shows, Rihanna tells fans

    It might have taken the world by storm, but superstar singer Rihanna made it clear during a concert this week that she's no fan of mobile game Pokemon Go.  "I don’t wanna see you catching any Pokemons up in this b—,” the singer told fans at a...

  • Star Trek Beyond racks up solid $59.6 million

    Star Trek Beyond debuted to a solid $59.6 million this weekend, signaling that after six television series, 13 movies and 50 years in the pop culture conversation, there’s still life left in one of Hollywood’s most durable franchises. And there...

  • Last video cassette recorder maker pulls the plug

    Last video cassette recorder maker pulls the plug

    Japanese electronics maker Funai Electric is pulling the plug on the world's last video cassette recorder. A company spokesman confirmed on Monday that production will end sometime this month. He said the company wanted to continue production to...

  • Dying on stage: Carey Marx has come closer than most

    Dying on stage: Carey Marx has come closer than most

    Like most stand-up comedians, Carey Marx has stories about “dying on stage”, but in his case they are almost literally true. Just weeks after a heart attack at the age of 46 which he put down to smoking, drinking and poor diet, economic necessity...

  • Ralph Fiennes says politics today is like medieval War of the Roses

    British actor Ralph Fiennes has compared the current infighting among British politicians to William Shakespeare’s portrayal of England’s 15th century War of the Roses. Fiennes, the award-winning star of films such as Schindler’s List and the...

  • Queen’s dresses on show

    Queen’s dresses on show

    Queen Elizabeth’s wedding dress is on display at Buckingham Palace in a collection of her clothes that opened to the public on Saturday, part of celebrations of the 90th birthday of the world’s oldest monarch. Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style...

  • Mrs Brown's Boys drop the 'f' bomb repeatedly in live show

    Mrs Brown's Boys drop the 'f' bomb repeatedly in live show

    Mrs Brown's Boys dropped the f-bomb during its special live episode yesterday. The show opened with a "Feck off!" from foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, played by creator and star Brendan O'Carroll. Agnes said: "You're all very welcome to...

  • Wonder Woman celebrates 75th birthday

    Wonder Woman celebrates 75th birthday

    She's celebrating her 75th birthday but she doesn't look a minute older than the year of her creation in the early stages of World War Two. Wonder Woman's not only the longest-lasting female superhero...she's still going strong. Outfits and...

  • Opera and pop in Gozo

    Following eight previous successful editions of Opera vs Pop Under the Stars, the Gozo Youth Orchestra presents this year’s edition on August 1 at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria, at 8.30pm. The concert features soprano Pamela Agius (New York), bass...

  • The deeper side of ambient and techno

    The deeper side of ambient and techno

    Haar Records, a label focusing on ambient and techno music, has just released its first VA, Precipitation. Ramona Depares interviews co-founder Justin Meli, also known as Sonitus Eco. Who is behind Haar Records? Haar Records is a project between...

  • The metal legends of the 1970s

    The metal legends of the 1970s

    Legendary metal act Uriah Heep is set to perform in Malta in under a week. Supporting the band are a number of Maltese acts. The Sunday Times takes a look at what’s happening behind the scenes. As Maltese metal heads get pumped up in anticipation...

  • The right platform

    The right platform

    With the local arts calendar never quite having been so packed, professional events management is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Enter evently.com.mt, combining the practicality of an efficient platform with personality. Johnathan Cilia...

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