The Malta Independent 18 August 2018, Saturday


Jane Fonda looks ahead to '9 to 5' sequel, back to Vietnam

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:26 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Jane Fonda said she's still confronted by Vietnam War veterans over her 1970s anti-war activism and welcomes the encounters. Such moments provide an opportunity to talk, she said, which needs to...

Country singer Luke Combs' unassuming appeal makes him a hit

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 11:15 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The first week of June was one of Luke Combs' biggest weeks in his still fledgling career. The 28-year-old taped an outdoor performance for the "CMT Crossroads" series with soul singer Leon Bridges,...

'Ant-Man' sequel brings female characters to the forefront

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 08:42 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The "Ant-Man" sequel may be about tiny superheroes, but the film is making a big statement about female empowerment by featuring Evangeline Lilly's The Wasp not only in the title, but giving her a...

Film favourites Bruce Lee, Sterling Hayden shine in new books

Saturday, 18 August 2018, 08:32 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"Bruce Lee: A Life" (Simon & Schuster), by Matthew Polly, and "Sterling Hayden's Wars" (University Press of Mississippi), by Lee Mandel Martial arts icon Bruce Lee wanted to be known around...

HBO's 'Deadwood' series to get new life as TV movie

Friday, 17 August 2018, 11:24 Last update: about 4 days ago

"Deadwood" fans can exhale. HBO says it's greenlighted a long-discussed movie based on the Western drama that ended a dozen years ago. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys said Wednesday that...

Charlie Puth charts his own course with album and tour

Friday, 17 August 2018, 11:14 Last update: about 4 days ago

Charlie Puth is done playing by the rules. "I've wanted to make music like this for a very, very long time, but I almost wasn't, dare I say, allowed?" Puth said of his recently released sophomore...

'This Is Congo' explores everyday voices amid conflict

Friday, 17 August 2018, 08:40 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

— "To grow up as a child in Congo, according to God's will, is to grow up in paradise," Col. Mamadou Ndala says in the opening scenes of "This Is Congo," a film making its theatrical release...

Dan Fesperman's 'Safe Houses' is superior thriller

Friday, 17 August 2018, 08:26 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

"Safe Houses: a Novel" (Knopf), by Dan Fesperman In "Safe Houses," author Dan Fesperman superbly melds a character-strong espionage thriller with a suspenseful mystery that also aligns with the...

In 'Leave No Trace,' Debra Granik stays off the beaten path

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 08:36 Last update: about 19 days ago Associated Press

Born in Massachusetts, raised outside Washington D.C. and a resident of New York, director Debra Granik has lived a filmmaking life more intrepid than her own. Her films, fictional and documentary,...

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