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Gladiator 2 Makes International Headlines As Hype Continues To Build Up

Gladiator 2 Makes International Headlines As Hype Continues To Build Up
Jul 10 2024 Share

With the new Gladiator II film trailer that was released by Paramount Pictures, which stars Paul Mescal as Lucius. The film is scheduled for release on November 22, the sequel continues the saga of Lucius, son of Lucilla and nephew of Commodus, the original film’s antagonist.

The Gladiator film has gained significant attention from Variety, The Guardian, Independent, and Forbes, each highlighting different aspects. Variety focuses on the the star-studded cast, including Pedro Pascal and Denzel Washington. The Guardian praises Ridley Scott’s return and attention to historical detail, while Independent explores the thematic depth of Luciu’s journey from Numidia back to Rome.

Fans have been awaiting a sequel to the first Gladiator for 24 years now, so it is to be expected for everyone to be raving about it, Maltese citizens especially as it was filmed in our own island of Malta. Fans are buzzing all over social media about the main cast of Paul Mescal and Pedro Pascal, with fans making edits all over Tiktok and X.

Are you excited to watch the new Gladiator film ?

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75% of Tickets Already Sold for Italian Legends Concert at Fosos

Al Bano, Ricchi e Poveri & More Announced for Massive Fosos Concert
Jul 10 2024 Share

Hurry up and secure your spot for an unforgettable evening with UNA NOTTE CON LE STELLE! With 75% of tickets already sold, this event is quickly approaching a sell-out.

On September 28th, the Granaries in Floriana will host a dazzling live concert featuring iconic Italian artists Al Bano, Ricchi e Poveri, Matia Bazar, and Riccardo Fogli. The night will be hosted by the renowned Italian superstar Lorella Cuccarini, promising an exhilarating three-hour spectacle filled with non-stop music and celebration.

Supported by Visit Malta, The Ministry for Tourism, and LatteMiele, the concert’s exciting lineup was first hinted at when Keith Demicoli shared a reel with Cuccarini. Fans are eagerly anticipating a night brimming with timeless hits, stellar performances, and a joyous atmosphere.

UNA NOTTE CON LE STELLE presents a unique chance for fans to witness the extraordinary talent of these music legends live. The concert will take attendees on a nostalgic journey through some of the most cherished Italian songs, ensuring an evening of dancing and singing along.

Don’t miss out—mark your calendars and get your tickets now before they’re all gone. Join us for an incredible celebration of Italian music!

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Ħamrun Spartans Suffer 1-0 Loss In Champions League Opening

Ħamrun Spartans Suffer 1-0 Loss In Champions League Opening
Jul 10 2024 Share

Ħamrun Spartans face an uphill battle in their Champions League campaign after a 1-0 defeat to Lincoln Red Imps in the first qualifying round first leg at the Centenary Stadium.

Lincoln’s Britto scored the decisive goal in a match where both teams ended with ten men.

The Spartans were pushed back early on when Brazilian midfielder Elionay Freitas received a straight red card after only nine minutes, leaving them a player down for most of the match. Despite this, they controlled the game well, limiting Lincoln’s chances.

 

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Lincoln also had a player sent off just before halftime when Kike received a second yellow card, restoring numerical parity. This allowed the Spartans to dominate the second half, but they were unable to beat Lincoln goalkeeper Santiago Nauzat.

New signings Mayron, Wendell Barros, and Raphael Lopes featured for Ħamrun, but despite creating several opportunities, including a close-range header from Prsa and a shot from Corbalan, they failed to score.

A penalty awarded to Lincoln in stoppage time was overturned by VAR. The Spartans now must overcome a one-goal deficit in the second leg to advance to face Qarabag in the next round.

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Clayton Bartolo, Johann Grech Speak Out After Gladiator 2 Trailer

Clayton Bartolo, Johann Grech Speak Out After Gladiator 2 Trailer
Jul 10 2024 Share

Following the release of the Gladiator 2 trailer as well as criticism directed towards the Malta Film Commissioner during the Mediterrane Film Festival, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo and Film Commissioner Johann Grech issued statements addressing the situation.

The film commissioner shared a bit of the trailer and explained how this is the result of three years of meetings and lots of work to bring Gladiator 2 to the big screen.

‘A clear example that when we invest, we achieve more’, wrote Grech, explaining how 720 Maltese crews and over 1,300 extras worked on the film.

‘In January over 33,000 locals attended the ‘Ġurnata Ma tal-FIlms’ where they witnessed the sets of Gladiator 2. Sets that you will recognise in the trailer.’

Grech also revealed that another blockbuster will begin filming in Malta. The Tourism Minister also reiterated the hard work that went into the film’s creation, writing:

‘We are committed to continue working to attract more films to our country, whilst strengthening the investment in the local industry.’

This also follows a recent statement by the Malta Entertainment Industry and Arts Association (MEIA) and the Malta Producer’s Association (MPA), critiquing the Mediterrane Film Festival for ‘overlooking the realities of grassroots filmmakers in Malta.’

MEIA & MPA pointed out a ‘glaring absence of Maltese films at the festival, suggesting that the local industry’s success is not being fully realised.’

They emphasised three key issues: the need for a cohesive National Film Policy, the promised but unfulfilled increase in the Domestic Screen Production Fund, and the urgent requirement for revised cash rebate guidelines.

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