The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Arts

No floppy-haired leading man for TV's 'Four Weddings' take

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:48 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Hulu's "Four Weddings and a Funeral" pays homage to the 1994 film, but don't expect a Hugh Grant copycat in the limited series. Creator Mindy Kaling says she deliberately avoided duplicating the...

25 years later, 'The Lion King' roars again (with Beyoncé)

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:46 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

It was just a few months ago that director Jon Favreau was sitting in a scoring session with composer Hans Zimmer for "The Lion King," his ambitious and technology-driven reimagining of the 1994...

'Wild Rose' heralds arrival of rising star Jessie Buckley

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:43 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

The Irish actress Jessie Buckley grew up in County Kerry and lives in London but she's lately been traveling so much that she gives her present address as Heathrow Airport and New York's JFK. But...

Hollywood executive's book recalls misbehaving stars, moguls

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:41 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Former Hollywood executive Harris Katleman has an eclectic, five-decade track record that could only be the result of skill, moxie and luck. He championed the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the...

Mary J. Blige to star in first of several "Power" spinoffs

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:27 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

The end of the hit Starz series "Power" is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Mary J. Blige. The Grammy-winning singer and actress said the announcement was probably...

Tycho takes new direction on 'Weather'

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:25 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

Tycho, "Weather" (Mom + Pop/Ninja Tune) California-artist Scott Hansen, better known as Tycho, is back with his fifth studio album "Weather," one that begins much as one might expect. Opener...

Look out, Buzz. There's another good toy movie out

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:02 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

There are two movies opening this weekend that feature iconic anthropomorphic dolls. Be very careful which one you choose. "Toy Story 4" has the usual gang of lovable toys led by Woody and Buzz....

Super sleuth Harry Hole at his sharpest in 'Knife'

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:01 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"Knife," by Jo Nesbø (Alfred A. Knopf) Full disclosure: I am not a Harry Hole junkie. I saw the movie version of "The Snowman," the seventh in the now dozen novels featuring Michael...

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