The Malta Independent 18 August 2017, Friday


Dan Wilson revisits his hits for Adele, John Legend

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 16:04 Last update: about 1 day ago

Dan Wilson helped write that tune? And that one, too? If you still read album credits or liner notes, you may find Wilson's name attached to some of your favorites songs. Formerly of Trip...

In 'The Dark Tower,' franchise visions fall flat

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 15:16 Last update: about 1 day ago

Ah, August. It's that time of year when you can head to your local multiplex to see Matthew McConaughey as an interplanetary David Copperfield who's trying to use his "magics" to destroy a looming...

Daughters reunite for dying mother in 'The Sunshine Sisters'

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 14:47 Last update: about 1 day ago

From the outside, Ronni Sunshine was the beautiful movie star fans adored. But to her three daughters, Nell, Meredith and Lizzy, she was aloof and self-absorbed. Now that she is facing the end of her...

Willie Nelson cuts show short, cites Utah's high altitude

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 1 day ago

Willie Nelson is blaming Utah's high altitude for forcing him to cut a performance near Salt Lake City short. Nelson ended his show early at the USANA Amphitheatre in suburban West Valley City on...

'The Emoji Movie' may be meh, but it's not evil

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 15:10 Last update: about 1 day ago

There are five stages of grief in preparing to watch "The Emoji Movie ." The first is denial that this actually exists. The second is anger that now even storytelling has been reduced to those...

'Afterlife' is mind-bending thriller

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 14:46 Last update: about 1 day ago

The line between life and death is a mere dimension that's easier to breach than previously thought in "Afterlife," Marcus Sakey's latest mind-bending thriller. FBI Agent Will Brody finds himself...

Detroit's '67 riots halted music, helped recalibrate sound

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:54 Last update: about 9 days ago

It wasn't sweet music that brought Martha Reeves to the microphone at the Fox Theatre that day in July 1967; it was brutal reality. Detroit was burning. Headlining a string of shows for a...

In 'Valerian,' cosmic splendor struggles for liftoff

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:27 Last update: about 9 days ago

When even most of the good spectacles carry a strong whiff of prepackaging, try taking in the air of Luc Besson's sci-fi extravaganza "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets." Its atmosphere...

'Watch Me Disappear' is a suspenseful story

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 16:03 Last update: about 9 days ago

For some people, the idea of unconditional love is fraught with conditions, especially when a relationship has been built on lies and secrets as the superb "Watch Me Disappear" shows. Janelle...

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