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  • Not deep enough

    Not deep enough

    The GamblerDirector: Rupert WyattStarring: Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman111 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd Mark Wahlberg stars as Jim Bennett, an English professor and the titular gambler whose high-risk plays leave him in...

  • Predictable but enjoyable

    Predictable but enjoyable

    St VincentDirector: Theodore MelfiStarring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts102 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Bill Murray is at his best as Vincent, a cantankerous man who winds up looking after his new neighbour’s 12-year-old son...

  • A worthy swan song

    A worthy swan song

    The DropDirector: Michael R. RoskamStarring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini106 mins; Class 15;KRS Releasing Ltd British actor Tom Hardy has amassed a pretty solid CV to date, with roles in the likes of Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and...

  • French DJ at Rookies

    French DJ at Rookies

    Following a very well-received set during last year’s Rock the South festival, French DJ Brozer is back for an extensive set that ranges from electro swing to drum and bass and dubstep, ghetto funk and electro. The event is taking place on...

  • Bieber posts video apology, Parsons headed to Broadway

    Bieber posts video apology, Parsons headed to Broadway

    Justin Bieber posted a video on his Facebook page, apologizing for his recent behaviour. The singer made the video after he taped an appearance on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show," saying he was nervous on the show because he was worried about what...

  • Taylor Swift says Twitter, Instagram accounts hacked

    Pop star Taylor Swift said her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked, but the rogue posts were quickly removed from the social media services. The 25-year-old Shake It Off singer, whose album 1989 has been atop the charts for the past three...

  • Casting hint for new Ghostbusters

    Casting hint for new Ghostbusters

    Ghostbusters fans will be able to call Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig if the director of the third film in the series is to be believed. Paul Feig, who worked with the pair in the hit film Bridesmaids, has already announced he is making the...

  • Actor shrugs off Bafta snub

    Actor shrugs off Bafta snub

    David Oyelowo shrugged off his snub by Bafta at the premiere of his new film Selma. The 38-year-old British actor plays Martin Luther King Jr in the film which charts the American Civil Rights leader’s three-month campaign in Selma, Alabama in...

  • Director DuVernay to make film about Hurricane Katrina

    Director DuVernay to make film about Hurricane Katrina

    Ava DuVernay will write, produce and direct a feature film set in the time of Hurricane Katrina, the company backing the film said. David Oyelowo, who plays King in Selma, is in talks to co-produce and star in the film, described by Participant...

  • Open day at civil protection department

    The Civil Protection Department is having an open day at Ħal Far Fire Station on on Saturday as part of the civil service week. Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with static exhibitions of vehicles and equipment used in...

  • Bill Murray is the man

    Bill Murray is the man

    St Vincent (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 102 minutesDirected by: Theodore MelfiStarring: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Jaeden Liebherr, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Kimberly Quinn, Donna Mitchell, Terrence Howard, Dario Barosso, Ray Iannicelli,...

  • The darkness inside

    The darkness inside

    The Drop (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 126 minutesDirected by: Michaël R. RoskamStarring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, Matthias Schoenaerts, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Michael Aronov, Morgan Spector, Michael EsperKRS Releasing...

  • Gambling one’s life away

    Gambling one’s life away

    The Gambler (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 111 minutesDirected by: Rupert WyattStarring: Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams, Jessica Lange, Anthony Kelley, Alvin IngKRS Releasing Ltd Directed by Rupert Wyatt, fresh off his...

  • Flooded with excellence

    Flooded with excellence

    ConcertIl Diluvio UniversaleLa Cappella Mediterranea/Namur Chamber ChoirDir. Leonardo García AlarcónSt Publius church, Floriana For the first time ever during the Valletta International Baroque Festival, a venue outside Valletta’s walls was...

  • The magnificence of Gerolamo Abos

    The magnificence of Gerolamo Abos

    ConcertMagnificat and other worksDie Kölner AkademieDir. Michael Alexander WillensSt Paul’s Anglican pro-Cathedral The goodies kept coming along as the festival proceeded into its second week. The tercentenary of the birth of Gerolamo Abos saw...

  • The sort of play that ‘screams’

    The sort of play that ‘screams’

    Prolifically produced worldwide since its 1979 premiere, Peter Colley’s comically-dark thriller, I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, was chosen by MADC to kick off its Playhouse productions. Written with a spine-chilling mixture of suspense and shocks...

  • Actors endorse Birdman

    Actors endorse Birdman

    Birdman, a satirical film about acting in the unforgiving world of show business, won top honours from Hollywood’s actors on Sunday in an important show of support for its march towards the best picture Oscar. The actors from Birdman won the best...

  • James Franco finds his most despicable character yet

    James Franco finds his most despicable character yet

    Killing an exaggerated version of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Sony’s controversial comedy The Interview was not a problem for actor James Franco but he found challenges in playing real-life murderer Christian Longo for thriller True...

  • Miss Colombia is crowned Miss Universe for 2015

    Miss Colombia is crowned Miss Universe for 2015

    A 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe at the annual beauty pageant, beating out 87 other contestants from around the globe. Paulina Vega, the granddaughter of tenor Gaston Vega, studies...

  • Indie film pool ready for Amazon plunge

    Indie film pool ready for Amazon plunge

    When Amazon Inc. announced its move into the movie business last week, the internet retailer sent a ripple through Hollywood’s pool of independent film. It’s a pool where the major studios do not swim much anymore and where projects get stuck for...

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