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Hopelessly Devoted to Olivia

November 28, 2012

“Eve, Grease is on Film4, turn it on quick!” is a text I regularly get whenever the classic musical is on television. “Oh so you like Grease?” I hear you say. No. I don’t like

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Review of Trois Mondes

November 28, 2012

It was the promise of seeing a film set in Paris that made me choose Three Worlds from the IFI French Film Festival programme last week. I wanted a typically French story, the kind which

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Review of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2

November 28, 2012

2012 really did become the end of the world, when doomsday arrived for ‘Twi-hards’ everywhere. The much anticipated final installment of the Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn Part 2, arrived in cinemas last weekend. Hopes for

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Review of The Sapphires

November 14, 2012

Director Wayne Blair’s The Sapphires is a comedy drama set in 1968. It is inspired by the true story of writer Tony Briggs’ mother Laurel Robinson, and aunt, Lois Peeler, who travelled to Vietnam to

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Review of Argo

November 14, 2012

In his third film as director, Ben Affleck presents the incredible true story of the Set in Iran in 1979. As the US embassy in Iran falls to a mob of Ayatollah-supporting students, six officers

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Top Three Stephen King adaptations

October 31, 2012

Stephen King is an undisputed legend of horror literature. Many of his books have been adapted for the big screen. Here, in no particular order, are three of King’s scariest stories. The Shining “Here’s Johnny…”

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Divine Hammer: Horror films from the 50s and 60s

October 31, 2012

If there’s one thing that Halloween is incomplete without, it’s a good rip-roaring monsterfest. Today’s modern horror films tend to lean more towards the psychological and the symbolic and at worst lean towards the bare

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Review: Paranormal Activity 4

October 31, 2012

The phrase “flogging a dead horse” is one that’s fairly often bandied about when it comes to movies these days. It certainly applies to the fourth addition to the Paranormal Activity franchise, which hit cinemas

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On The Road

October 31, 2012

Despite being dubbed the ‘unfilmable’ by auteurs and literary critics alike, the archetypal American road trip story has finally hit the silver screen. After five arduous years in the making, Walter Salles’s adaptation of the

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Review: Skyfall

October 19, 2012

After the latest offering from the Bond series, one could be forgiven for disowning the franchise and pledging your allegiance to Bourne, or Jack Bauer, even Johnny English. After the gritty and punchy panache of

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What Roisin Did: Flux talk to Roisin Murphy

October 17, 2012

Roisin Murphy has always wanted to be an actress – starting her career by appearing in a Goodfellas pizza ad with her mother Charlotte Bradley, and moving to starring in RTE’s The Clinic and Stardust

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“The name’s Bond, James Bond”

October 17, 2012

We’re all familiar with the famous phrase of the suited, suave, sex machine that is 007. But what of the music that accompanies the comedic, action-packed, romance-laden, absolutely brilliant films? This article will reminisce about

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A scare before bedtime – IFI Horrorthon

October 17, 2012

October. The one month of the year where it is impossible to avoid being scared. In fact, it is the one month of the twelve where the majority of people are looking for a fright.

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Review: Sinister

October 17, 2012

Sinister is the latest horror endeavour from director Scott Derrisckson, best known for his chilling masterpiece The Exorcism of Emily Rose. It is also the latest in a recent spate of horror movies in which

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Review: Looper

October 17, 2012

It’s very difficult to make a serious movie about time travel these days. Since time travel is in itself logically impossible, most any movie which broaches the subject is bound to run into a string

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Review: What Richard Did

October 17, 2012

Upon first hearing about What Richard Did, the title conjured up images of a children’s novel detailing the mischievous adventures of a young boy – a male counterpart to What Katy Did, if you will.

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Review: Lawless

October 3, 2012

Expectations for Lawless were high. Following John Hillcoat and Nicks Cave’s success with The Proposition, when the talented director and screenwriter announced they would once again be working together nothing less than great was going

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Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

October 3, 2012

First, let’s do away with any misconceptions – The Perks of Being a Wallflower is anything but perky. As fans of the 1999 novel on which the film is based will attest, Perks could not

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Review: The Vow

March 13, 2012

I’m a lover of chick flicks so naturally I was looking forward to seeing ‘The Vow’. The film stars both Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams, regulars of this genre of film.  Unfortunately, I was slightly

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Review: Contraband

March 13, 2012

Mark Wahlberg plays Chris Farraday, a world class smuggler turned family-man that comes out of retirement to pay off a debt owed by his brother-in-law (Caleb Landry Jones). In order to protect his wife (Kate