The Malta Independent 24 June 2018, Sunday


'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:41 Last update: about 5 days ago

Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants to transport people back in time to see a feathered Tyrannosaurus rex colored bright red and...

In 'Solo,' a battle for the soul, and tone, of 'Star Wars'

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 11:39 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

When J.J. Abrams was a "Star Wars" novice, Lawrence Kasdan, the writer of "The Empire Strikes Back" and "The Return of the Jedi," had some advice for him: "Star Wars" is not important. "But what...

'Book Club' is a corny but sweet look at sex, aging

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:38 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Jane Fonda said recently that "Book Club" was the most fun she's ever had making a movie. She was ostensibly talking about getting to know her castmates — namely Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and...

'The Seagull' a lively but uneven Chekhov adaptation

Tuesday, 19 June 2018, 11:36 Last update: about 3 days ago Associated Press

Productions of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" almost always tip too far into farce or wade too deeply into tragedy, unable to sustain the play's elusive balancing act. Michael Mayer's lush and lively...

Melissa McCarthy can't save flat 'Life of the Party'

Monday, 18 June 2018, 11:34 Last update: about 5 days ago Associated Press

Do laundry. Clean the fish tank. Re-grout the bathroom. What do these things have in common? They are much better ways to spend your time than sitting through Melissa McCarthy's uninspired and forced...

Insane as ever, 'Deadpool 2' doesn't disappoint

Friday, 15 June 2018, 10:39 Last update: about 8 days ago

At a recent screening of "Deadpool 2," the audience didn't get up when the end credits came up, patiently sitting through the scrolling names of visual effects supervisors and lighting specialists....

Gabrielle Union fights for her family 'Breaking In'

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:37 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

There is one perfect moment in "Breaking In " that one goes to see a movie like "Breaking In" for and it comes relatively early on. Gabrielle Union's character, Shaun, has found herself under attack...

Anna Faris can't rescue lazy 'Overboard' remake

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:36 Last update: about 12 days ago

Garry Marshall's 1987 comedy "Overboard" might not have gotten the best reviews when it came out, but it was a viewing staple in my childhood home. Whether it was because of cable repeats, my...

Before 'Solo,' Ron Howard debuts an online directing class

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:33 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Ron Howard's 40-year directing career almost ended before it began. His first day directing a feature film, the high-octane road movie "Grand Theft Auto," came the day after his 23rd birthday. "I...

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