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Les Misérables

Monday, 21 January 2013, 08:36 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

From rags to riches       1815, Toulon/Digne: After 19 years on the chain gang (“Look Down”), Jean Valjean (Jackman) - prisoner 24601 - is released by Javert...

No saving mundane indie 'Save the Date'

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 09:37 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

The bonds of love and family are tested in the most mundane ways in "Save the Date," an indie relationship comedy that's short on both romance and humor.   Los Angeles...

Review: 'Quartet' has a winning, classy charm

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 09:34 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Dustin Hoffman's directing bow at 75 finds a perfect match in the well-heeled subject of "Quartet," a charming tale of aging musicians whose passion for life continues undiminished in a...

Review: 'Promised Land' doesn't dig deep

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 09:33 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Promised Land" offers an experience that's alternately amusing and frustrating, full of impassioned earnestness as well as saggy sections.   Director Gus Van Sant has the...

Review: Parental Guidance tolerable if uninspired

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 09:29 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

The schmaltz is piled on thick, and if the comedy were any broader it would require an Imax screen, but still there's something touching about how hard Billy Crystal and Bette Midler hustle to...

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' look for big Oscar haul

Friday, 11 January 2013, 11:40 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

Best-picture favorites for Thursday morning's Oscar nominations include "Lincoln," Steven Spielberg's portrait of the great emancipator who abolished slavery and reunified the United...

Here Comes The Boom

Thursday, 10 January 2013, 09:30 Last update: about 4 years ago Malta Independent

In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former college wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and...

Great Expectations

Thursday, 10 January 2013, 09:28 Last update: about 5 years ago Malta Independent

Pip, a 10-year old orphan boy from a working class family, is surprised one winter's day by an escaped convict who demands food and tools to remove his chains. Terrified, Pip does as he's...

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