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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 Kylie Minogue – The Abbey Road Sessions

November 14, 2012

With The Abbey Road Sessions, pop diva Kylie Minogue has hung up her trademark gold hot-pants in favour of a more sophisticated sound The album has been released to mark the Australian singer’s twenty-fifth year

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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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Valerie talks to Ham Sandwich

November 14, 2012

Ham Sandwich: that band with the silly name. Still, it’s definitely not forgettable. Formed in 2003, the band have worked considerably hard since then to ensure the name Ham Sandwich stays in our heads. Their

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One Hot Minute: Valerie talks to The Minutes

October 31, 2012

Mark Austin sounds a little bit worse for wear. The lead singer and rhythm guitarist of The Minutes, a Dublin rock band that have been slowly making a name for themselves over the last six

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Girls Aloud: Back for good, or for good money?

October 31, 2012

So Girls Aloud are back together then? Sorry, correction, they never actually split up in the first place, did they? They were just “taking a break to focus on solo projects”. Cheryl Cole had her

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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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9 Crow Street

October 31, 2012

9 Crow Street is Emma Fraser, Dean Ryan McDaid and Melissa McDermott. Started in December 2010, perched on the corner of their namesake, 9 Crow Street quickly developed a reputation for its deadly vintage clothes,

Flux

My search for the perfect Hallowe’en Costume

October 31, 2012

“Halloween is the one day a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girl can say anything”, to paraphrase Mean Girls (I’m dead original, me). Now, I’m a lady,

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

October 31, 2012

Luke Reilly and Eimear Shannon run down the things that have provided them with joy ‒maximum joy. Workmans does Karaoke The Workman’s Club has become Dublin’s own X Factor stage. We all get that feeling,

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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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Review: Jake Bugg

October 31, 2012

Hype is a funny thing. It can make heroes of some, but for others it can be a fatal shot against their hopes of a sustainable career. However in the case of Jake Bugg, it

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Review: Red by Taylor Swift

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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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: Glassheart by Leona Lewis

October 31, 2012

In a niche heavily occupied by the likes of Adele and Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis’ highly-anticipated album Glassheart needed to make its mark. With a mixture of sounds, ranging from typical powerful ballads to sharper,

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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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Always wanted to be a Bond villain? Here’s how

October 17, 2012

After killing 198 baddies, dodging 4.662 bullets, and bedding 46 women, James Bond is no stranger to adversity. From the iconic to the ridiculous, it seems that there’s always someone else around the corner ready

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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.