The Malta Independent 28 June 2017, Wednesday

Cinema

'Cars 3' steers a welcome if imperfect gender shift

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 15:54 Last update: about 1 day ago

What are their interiors like? Brains and a heart or plush leather seating and cup holders? Do they pay life or car insurance? And where, good God, have all the people gone? Are they, as I fear,...

Can Kumail Nanjiani's love story save the romantic comedy?

Monday, 26 June 2017, 15:50 Last update: about 1 day ago

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon made tweaks here and there to the autobiographical "The Big Sick," a romantic comedy based on their own extraordinary romance. But the most unbelievable things are...

In 'The Mummy,' Tom Cruise dances with the undead

Thursday, 22 June 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 8 days ago

Of all the CGI-ed supernatural forces slung in Alex Kurtzman's "The Mummy" (and, believe me, there are a lot), none can compete with the spectral spectacle of Tom Cruise, at 54. He and his abs...

Elliott shines as usual, but 'Hero' doesn't satisfy

Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 8 days ago

At the beginning of "The Hero," Lee Hayden, the aging Hollywood Western actor played by Sam Elliott, is recording a radio spot for barbecue sauce. And he's really, really good at it. "Lone Star...

Diane Keaton talks mom & dad, gratitude ahead of AFI honor

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 16:01 Last update: about 8 days ago

When Diane Keaton accepts the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award this week, she'll say it's all because of her mom, dad and Woody Allen. The Oscar-winning actress credits her...

Charmless 'Wimpy Kid 4' is a long, gross haul

Monday, 19 June 2017, 16:00 Last update: about 8 days ago

Between "Clueless" and "That Thing You Do!" they separately led two of the most charming and re-watchable all-ages comedies of the 90s. Cut to 20 some years later and they've been relegated to the...

Sniper flick 'The Wall' shoots itself in the foot

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 14:51 Last update: about 13 days ago

Not long into the film "The Wall," two U.S. soldiers find themselves pinned down by sniper fire in a remote part of Iraq. One gets on the radio and screams, "Requesting extraction!" You'll know the...

In 'Alien: Covenant,' a return to gut-busting horror

Friday, 16 June 2017, 14:43 Last update: about 13 days ago

Ah, the siren song of John Denver. Who among us can resist it? Certainly, not the crew of the Covenant, a vessel powered by a golden sail cruising through space with 2,000 "colonists" in hyper sleep...

Fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' flick fights bloat

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 14:41 Last update: about 13 days ago

The opening scene of the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" is a fitting metaphor for where we stand in this long franchise: A creaky old galleon is unceremoniously yanked up from the ocean depths and the...

Even The Rock's biceps can't lift up 'Baywatch'

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 14:37 Last update: about 13 days ago

Of this, dear moviegoer, rest assured: Dwayne Johnson's biceps still ripple and glisten in the sunlight. So do his triceps, pecs, abs, delts, quads, lats and the other 600 or so muscles of the human...

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