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  • This week at the cinema - January 31, 2018

    This week at the cinema - January 31, 2018

    Den of Thieves (2018)Genre: ActionDirector: Christian GudegastStarring: Gerard Butler, Pablo Schreiber, O’Shea Jackson Jr, 50 Cent, Meadow WilliamsDuration: 140 minutesClass: 15KRS Releasing Ltd The heist movie, written and directed by Christian...

  • The Shape of Water: plagiarism accusations explained

    The Shape of Water: plagiarism accusations explained

    The Shape of Water is currently leading the Oscar nominations with no less than 13 Oscars, including Best Original Screenplay – so accusations that its plot was stolen from Pulitzer-winning playwright Paul Zindel could not come at a worse time. In...

  • A festa of Chinese opera for New Year

    A festa of Chinese opera for New Year

    The Chinese New Year celebrations will this year culminate in a festa of Chinese opera, a nine-piece segmented dragon and shadow puppetry in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. To be held on February 14 at the Mediterranean...

  • Malta to perform in second night of Eurovision semis

    Malta to perform in second night of Eurovision semis

    Malta will be performing on the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Portugal. The winner of Saturday's Maltese festival was drawn to sing in the May 10 semi-final. For the past 11 years, the Eurovision Song Festival has hosted two...

  • Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys

    Bruno Mars triumphs at Grammys

    R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the United States. Mars won six Grammys including song of the year for his hit single "That's...

  • A timely reminder

    A timely reminder

    The Post5 starsDirector: Steven SpielbergStars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah PaulsonDuration: 116 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Before the infamous Paradise Papers and Panama Papers filled newspaper columns and bytes the world over, came the...

  • Beauty and the Beast tops list of most popular 2017 films

    A mix of comedy, family films, drama and romance dominated the cinema box-offices throughout the past year as the top ranking films during 2017 were recently announced by KRS. Topping the posts was Beauty and the Beast – the timeless fairytale...

  • Taken, on a train

    Taken, on a train

    The Commuter2 starsDirector: Jaume Collet-SerraStars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick WilsonDuration: 115 minsClass: 12KRS Releasing Ltd Another year, yet another pedestrian action-thriller starring Liam Neeson caught up in a totally ludicrous...

  • 'Everything is seen through a political filter - I'm sick of it'

    'Everything is seen through a political filter - I'm sick of it'

    Valletta 2018 Artistic Director for Special Events Mario Philip Azzopardi talks about elitism in the arts, sustainability and the scope of a European City of Culture. Interview by Ramona Depares. It’s been a week since Valletta 2018 officially...

  • An impressive voyage of discovery

    An impressive voyage of discovery

    There were some surprises for those who went to the inaugural concert of this year’s edition of the Valletta International Baroque  Festival at the recently refurbished and resplendent Manoel Theatre. Sold out long before, the very dubbing of the...

  • Discovering klezmer

    Discovering klezmer

    Ramona Depares interviews orchestra director Alan Berne ahead of The Other Europeans’ performance in Malta as part of Valletta 2018 festivities. The Other Europeans focuses on klezmer and lautari music. Can you explain  what these types of music...

  • EBM legends Covenant in Malta

    EBM legends Covenant  in Malta

    EBM legends Covenant, the band behind dance anthems like Call the Ships to Port, Stalker and Theremin, will be performing in Malta on Saturday. Beginning, as most bands do, as teenagers fiddling with instruments in their parents’ basement, the...

  • Paul Young's wife dies after battle with cancer

    Paul Young's wife dies after battle with cancer

    The wife of singer Paul Young, Stacey, has died after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Stacey, a former model, was 52 when she died in the presence of her husband and children. Young's publicist told the Press Association: "The singer Paul...

  • Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

    Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

    Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on an earlier film, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organisation said on Thursday. Affleck, 42, who won...

  • Violent protests over Bollywood epic in India

    Violent protests over Bollywood epic in India

    It's a Bollywood drama based on the legend of a 14th Century Hindu Queen. But several states in India now stepping up police presence in the run-up to the Thursday release of the film "Padmaavat". Street protests this week turned increasingly...

  • Oprah Winfrey not running for US president

    Oprah Winfrey not running for US president

    Oprah Winfrey has said she is not interested in running for US president and that she does not "have the DNA" for it. The talk show host and actress sparked speculation that she could be in line for the job following her rousing speech at the...

  • Shakira investigated for tax evasion in Spain

    Shakira investigated for tax evasion in Spain

    Spanish tax authorities have launched an investigation into Shakira for tax evasion, saying they suspect the Colombian pop star dodged income taxes in the country between 2012 and 2014.  Shakira, who has been in a long-term relationship with...

  • Elton John to stop touring after 50 years

    Elton John to stop touring after 50 years

    Sir Elton John is to retire from touring after almost 50 years. The 70-year-old hitmaker will make the announcement later on Wednesday, according to the Daily Mirror. The musician's website currently displays a countdown clock set for 5.30pm GMT...

  • On track to setting education record

    On track to setting education record

    The Helen O’Grady Academy has teamed up with St Edwards College in support of the Eminence Arts and Education’s Right-To-Write initiative, to mark Global Handwriting Awareness Day on January 23.   This initiative was launched by Managing Director...

  • This week at the cinema - January 24, 2018

    This week at the cinema - January 24, 2018

    The Post (2017)Genre: DramaDirector: Steven SpielbergStarring: Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson, Matthew Ryhs, Bruce Greenwood, Alison BrieDuration: 116 minutesClass: 12AKRS Releasing Ltd After the children’s film The BFG, director Steven...