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Review: Wreck-It Ralph

February 20, 2013

Wreck-It Ralph is the latest CG animated offering from the creative geniuses at Disney. The story follows Ralph, the lovable bad guy from eighties arcade game Fix It Felix Junior, as he tries to break free from

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Review: Foals – Holy Fire

February 20, 2013

Pardon yet another horse meat pun, but I have devoured the latest offering of Foals. The Oxford quintet’s debut album Antidotes went to No. 3 in the UK, while their second, Total Life Forever, received a

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Review: The Courteeners – ANNA

February 20, 2013

Their sub-Verve lad rock having long lost its commercial value, the Courteeners release their third album with something of a reinvention. Gone are the Gallagher-isms of yore. In come enough synths to make Hurts look over

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Let’s Be Frank: Confessions of a Frank Ocean Fangirl

February 20, 2013

Frank Ocean is a gamechanger and I am a fangirl. There, I’ve said it. He’s written for Beyoncé, he’s collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West. A member of Los Angeles hip-hop collective Odd Future, he’s

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What The Frak: Star Wars, Star Trek, and JJ Abrams

February 20, 2013

In 2009, J.J. Abrams took the grand old ship that was the U.S.S. Enterprise and made her a sexy, greased-lightning hot-rod, installing faster action, jettisoning technobabble and providing what was ultimately a more accessible experience

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Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

February 20, 2013

Heartthrob, Canadian duo Tegan and Sara’s seventh full-length album, is a perfectly delicious slice of synth based indie-pop. It’s a big step in the pop direction for the duo, and a significant departure from the

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Top Three: Oscar Moments

February 20, 2013

1) Best Actress winners snotting everywhere Not exactly a “top moment” but certainly an inevitable one. Gwyneth Paltrow sobbed all over her pink Ralph Lauren gown in her seemingly endless 1999 speech, Halle Berry lost

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

February 20, 2013

Getting Over Taylor There’s a weird sense of vindication when the public begin to agree with your longterm feelings on a certain subject. Case and point: the Taylor Swift backlash. The faux-shock at winning her

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Review: Django Unchained

February 6, 2013

Quentin Tarantino’s latest offering is an epic, three-hour long “Spaghetti Southern” that manages to invoke laughter, horror and sadness in the viewer. Set in 1858, Django Unchained documents the violence, brutality and racial supremacy that

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Review: Biffy Clyro – Opposites

February 6, 2013

Recording a double-album is, by anyone’s standards, an audacious move. Opposites is the colossal new 20-track LP by Biffy Clyro and it’s a statement that articulates Simon Neil and co.’s belief that they now have

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Review: Zero Dark Thirty

February 6, 2013

How is the most wanted man on Earth caught? On a hunch, according to Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow’s latest effort, chronicling the manhunt to find Osama Bin Laden after 9/11. The story is told

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See Ya, January

February 6, 2013

Flux wasn’t around in January to keep you up to speed on the fun stuff going on in Dublin and lurking around the internet, but never fear, here’s a quick catch up. Dublin has a

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Review: Destiny’s Child – Love Songs

February 6, 2013

Destiny’s Child will always be remembered for their feisty, female-empowering chart-topping hits such as “Independent Women (Pt. 2)”, “Bills, Bills, Bills”, “Bootylicious” and “Survivor”. The trio are back from an eight-year hiatus fully armed with

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Review: The Saturdays – Chasing The Saturdays EP

February 6, 2013

Chasing The Saturdays is mainly geared towards the American market as the girls’ attempt to make it big across the pond. The album includes one new single and four previous hits. The tracks selected for

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

February 6, 2013

Girls “I may be deflowered but I am not devalued.” (Shoshanna Shapiro, 2012) It is wise words such as this that cement Girls as a true example of how to do television right. It is

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Review: The Impossible

February 6, 2013

Essentially, The Impossible is a story about family and the unconditional and collective love between family members. The love story is nestled in a script that tells the true story of the Belons, a Spanish

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Top Three: Twitter Parody Accounts

February 6, 2013

1) Kim Kierkegaardashian (@KimKierkegaard) Kim Kardashian is a reality TV star and socialite, famous for…nothing, but most recently for carrying the fruit of Kanye West’s loins. Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, most famous for

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To Sync or Sing? That is the Question.

February 6, 2013

When Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton and others in their wavelength of talent are caught lip-syncing instead of singing live, it’s hardly a surprise. In fact, sometimes it’s a relief. Not many people I know are

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will.i.luv.u: In Defence of will.i.am

February 6, 2013

The Black Eyed Peas are not a band I have much time for; never have, and it’s unlikely that I ever will. Fergie is someone I wouldn’t be particularly star-struck by, apl.de.ap barely counts as

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Less Than Zero: Flux talks to Little Green Cars

February 6, 2013

What were you doing when you were 14 or 15? Probably sulking or shouting at your parents and slamming doors, determined to shake off the last vestiges of childhood. The members of Little Green Cars,

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Breaking Yawn: Are you a Breaking Bad Bore?

February 6, 2013

Have you seen that Family Guy clip where Peter watches Breaking Bad, and afterwards leaps at every opportunity to discuss how good it is? Did you inwardly groan and think, “I hope that’s not me”

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Colour Me Bad: The cult of awful films

February 6, 2013

Guilty pleasures no longer need to be secret. Many of us are now extremely comfortable with admitting we enjoy the odd cringey movie here, cheesy pop song there. It’s nice to meet other people who

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Flux goes to the entertainment.ie Erics Awards

January 25, 2013

With awards for the ‘Raunchiest Radio Voice’ and the ‘Ledgebag of the Year’, it was always going to be a night to rival no other. Entertainment.ie’s The Erics Awards 2012 saw crowds pack the Village

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Review: The Charm Bracelet

January 25, 2013

Take all the chick lit novels you’ve ever read. Now add in a Christmas in New York setting and some mystery and you have the recipe for Melissa Hill’s latest offering, The Charm Bracelet. Holly