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Is the blockbuster killing film studios?

March 22, 2017

The smell of heated popcorn kernels fills the nasal cavities as you slowly make your way down a carpeted hall, scanning the doors for a number corresponding with your ticket label. Inside, a flight of

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Review – Logan

March 22, 2017

After seventeen years of playing his career defining character, Hugh Jackman returns as Logan in this grounded, raw and violent new take on Wolverine in his last adventure.

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Review: T2 Trainspotting

February 22, 2017

Choose regret, denial and rekindling old friendships. Twenty years later, Mark Renton (Ewan Mcgregor) returns to Edinburgh following the death of his mother; Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Begbie (Robert Carlyle) and Spud (Ewen Bremner)

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Sussed: The Oscars’ best pictures

February 22, 2017

After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy sparked outrage on Twitter as well as from the actors themselves, the academy have made an explicit effort to recognise diversity in this year’s films. This can be seen in

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Review: La La Land

February 8, 2017

Every year, there’s a film that is soaked in nothing but hype. 2016 saw Suicide Squad, which critics loved to hate and 2015 gave all its Oscars to The Revenant. Admittedly, sometimes the hype is

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Review: Crash and Burn

November 30, 2016

Tommy Byrne could have been the biggest name in Formula 1. There was no doubting his talent and speed as he climbed through the ranks of Irish and British racing in the early 1980’s. The

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Film Review: My Name is Emily

April 20, 2016

  If you were to describe My Name is Emily in one word, it would be special. From its conception, this movie has been different from most. Irish director Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Motor

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Oscars: Spotlight shines on Leo’s glory

March 9, 2016

The race for best picture at the 88th Academy Awards was said to be the closest for years and so it proved. Alejandro González Iñárritu won best director for frontier revenge drama The Revenant, and

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REVIEW: Zoolander 2

February 24, 2016

Zoolander 2 is an almost irredeemably bad movie. It feels like both a lazy retread of the original and a tonally jarring rip off of a Dan Brown novel. Worst of all, it commits the

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REVIEW: Deadpool

February 24, 2016

Daniel Troy reviews the latest Marvel Superhero to hit the big screen, Deadpool. Does it live up to its legendary marketing campaign?

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INTERVIEW: Glenn Keogh

February 10, 2016

Gary Grimes interviews LA-based Irish actor Glenn Keogh about his latest venture.

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REVIEW: ‘Room’

February 10, 2016

Colleen Brady reviews the Irish hopeful at this year’s Oscars – ‘Room’.

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Rebuilding the Empire

December 13, 2015

Shane O’Mahony discusses what JJ Abrams must do in order to restore the Star Wars saga to its former glory.

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Netflix and bills?

October 28, 2015

With the price of Netflix subscriptions set to rise, what does it mean for viewers?

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A Beginner’s Guide to Robert Zemeckis

October 28, 2015

Robert Zemeckis is one of Hollywood’s most visionary directors, never afraid to innovate or debut new state-of-the-art technology. You may not recognise his name, but you will certainly know of his work. While he saw

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REVIEW: ‘Legend’

October 14, 2015

The latest offering from writer/director Brian Helgeland, Legend is a crime thriller set in 1960s London starring Tom Hardy as both of the infamous gangster twins, Reggie and Ronald Kray. Based on a true story,

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Editorial: Ending Things on a Positive Note

April 8, 2015

Kurt Vonnegut’s A Man Without a Country is a memoir comprised of the author’s greatest one-liners, the most memorable of which has a simple message: “The arts are not a way to make a living.

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50 Shades of Watered Down

February 25, 2015

Bryan Grogan looks at the film adaptation of 50 Shades of Grey and laments its watered down nature.