Fancy a film? Here’s what’s dropping at The Embassy Cinemas Valletta in March

Fancy a film? Here's what's dropping at The Embassy Cinemas Valletta in March
Mar 1 2022 Share

No matter how old we get, the escapist, other-worldly experience of watching a film in a cinema is always something else. The moment you encapsulate yourself into the film’s universe amid a whiff of freshly-popped popcorn and nacho cheese is the very moment you enter another world. During the month of March, The Embassy Cinemas Valletta are screening a number of cinematic hits which will definitely take you somewhere else!

  • ‘The Batman’

A return to the big screen for the caped crusader. ‘The Batman’ will see Bruce Wayne take on The Riddler, a sadistic serial killer who takes Gotham on a mad ride,   The 2022 edition of Batman is helmed by Director Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne, Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle’s Catwoman and Paul Dano as Edward Nashton’s Riddler, amongst others.

  • ‘Dog’

This heart-warming flick sees Channing Tatum take on a role that we’ve never seen before. Together with a Belgian Milinois by the name of Lulu, Tatum plays army Ranger Briggs as they go on the road trip of a lifetime. The ranger and man’s best friend race down the entirety of the Pacific coast to get to a fellow soldier’s funeral on time.

  • ‘Ambulance’

Jake Gyllenhaal returns to the big screen for an intense, Michael Bay-directed blockbuster which features a stellar list of fresh names. Ambulance is an American remake of the Danish 2005 film of the same name which follows the story of war veteran William Sharp as he desperately attempts to acquire $231,000 for his wife’s surgery. In between attempted bank heists and missions gone-wrong, the film serves as an action packed marvel which is definitely worth watching.

Which one would YOU go for?

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Gozitans with massive donation of essential items for Ukrainian refugees

Gozitans with massive donation of essential items for Ukrainian refugees
Mar 1 2022 Share

As the invasion of Ukraine by Putin’s Russia continues, many Gozitans came together to provide essential items for all the struggling citizens. 

People from all over the island came to the aid of the Ukrainians by giving away crucial items – with everything from food to medicine, bedsheets, hygienic items, clothes and other supplies.

The charity was organised the Għajnsielem square in Gozo, bringing together some of the best traits of the island’s residents to help other people who are currently experiencing the abandonment of their home, insecurity about their safety and the loss of loved ones.

Posting to Facebook, Masha Cutajar thanked all the Gozitan people who donated to the refugees. She said that she did not expect to collect so much, and commended the Gozitans for their big hearts. 

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has continued on as many take shelter in underground subways or join the military as volunteer soldiers to fight off the advancing Russian forces.

Just yesterday, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed an application to join the EU, with EU President Ursula von der Leyen saying that Ukrainians are ‘one of us and we want them in.’

Many have pledged to help the Ukrainians in their own way, with Malta agreeing to send medicinal help to Ukrainians and even fly those seriously ill to our shores for treatment. Meanwhile, Russia is being sanctioned by many other countries as the entire world deals with the consequences of the invasion. 


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The beloved Mannarinu Figollini are back right in time for Easter!

The beloved Mannarinu Figollini are back right in time for Easter!
Mar 1 2022 Share

As the Easter holidays draw closer, Mannarinu Caterers have blessed us once more with their beloved Figollini – a delicacy we’ve dearly missed and can’t wait to bite back into!

Malta is known for the Figolla, a Maltese pastry stuffed with a marzipan like filling and subsequently served as an Easter sweet. Mannarinu’s take on the snack are round, icing-covered minis with sprinkles on top – and they have already made their mark!

Served in the most aesthetically pleasing packaging, the Figolli Bites are an iconic Easter festivities treat made to be enjoyed by more than one person in the full spirit of the holiday. But we know everyone loves to have their own stash!

Mannarinu announced their long anticipated return after their previous successes, and fans with a sweet tooth can visit their Ħamrun store to buy them or even have them delivered to your home just in time for celebrations. 

And while you’re at it, you might be tempted to try out some of Mannarinu’s other expertly crafted bites and maybe bless your family, or even the office, with some Easter treats! 


Photo Source: Mannarinu Caterers FB

FIFA and UEFA ban Russia and Russian teams from all international competitions

Feb 28 2022 Share

FIFA, the world’s football governing body and UEFA, Europe’s football governing have both banned Russia and all Russian teams from any international competitions.

That means that the Russian national team will not be able to play in this year’s World Cup in Qatar. This news also led to Russian team Spartak Moscow being kicked out of the UEFA Europa League and the Russian Women’s national team  not being allowed to play in the upcoming Women’s European Championships.



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This massive news comes after the outrage from supporters and European nations alike when FIFA announced that Russia would be allowed to play, only without its flag and anthem at neutral venues under the name of its federation — the Football Union of Russia.

Poland, Russia’s supposed opponent in their World Cup playoff, announced that even if it meant risking World Cup qualification they would not have played out of protest against the war in Ukraine. The president of Poland’s football federation, Cezary Kulesza, called FIFA’s previous decision “disgraceful” and “totally unacceptable.”

A joint FIFA-UEFA statement said that“Football is fully united here and in full solidarity with all the people affected in Ukraine,”

“Both presidents (Gianni Infantino and Aleksander Ceferin) hope that the situation in Ukraine will improve significantly and rapidly so that football can again be a vector for unity and peace amongst people.”

This highly awaited decision came hours after the IOC’s suggestion to sports federations and event organisers  to “not invite or allow the participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in international competitions.”

Other sport organizations like Formula One have also acted out against Russia, with the Sochi Grand Prix being cancelled and various rumours coming out that Hass’ main sponsor Uralkali and driver Nikita Mazepin will also not be allowed to feature in the sport.