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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

March 20, 2013

MKS, “Lay Down in Swimming Pools” STOP EVERYTHING. The Origibabes are back. Excuse us while we melt into a puddle. Last year we got new music from THE ALOUD, and 2013 seems set to reintroduce

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Review: Oz The Great And Powerful

March 20, 2013

Wizard Of Oz prequel Oz The Great And Powerful has stormed up the box office charts in its first week, and rightly so. Director Sam Raimi, who has directed movies such as the Spider-Man trilogy

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The Charmed Life: A Telly Addict’s Story

March 6, 2013

Having always been one for enjoying a guilty pleasure or two in terms of television programmes, I’ve recently found myself engaged in a quite horrifying habit. Every day at 3pm I am forced to sit

Books

The Best Literary Couples

March 6, 2013

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” As all of you who studied it for the Leaving Cert know,

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How D’ya Like Them Apples?

March 6, 2013

Make no mistake about it, The City Apples are a band who are progressing. They have a very solid EP under their belt. If you take into consideration that they came together only in January

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Top Three: Worst Pop Reunions

March 6, 2013

1) Boyzone OK, so maybe this is a little unfair. The death of a band member would obviously hamper any attempts at a proper reunion (RIP Steo </3). But when planning their reunion, the lads

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Review: Passenger – All The Little Lights

March 6, 2013

Passenger began as a five-piece band in the early noughties and released their debut album in 2007. Fast forward six years and Passenger is now made up of one Mike Rosenberg with this album, All

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Review: A Good Day To Die Hard

March 6, 2013

At 57 years old, Bruce Willis has been involved in some undeniably outstanding and seminal cinematic masterpieces, not least among which being The Sixth Sense, Pulp Fiction, Sin City and yes, even the original Die

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Review: This Is 40

March 6, 2013

Judd Apatow returns to directing, perhaps hoping to reclaim his crown as the king of big screen comedy, a title that was in many people’s eyes lost following 2009’s Funny People. However, while a “sort-of-sequel”

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Review: Johnny Marr – The Messenger

March 6, 2013

The Messenger is the debut solo album from The Smiths’ legendary guitarist, Johnny Marr. Following a few decades of creatively helping other artists, such as Modest Mouse and The Pet Shop Boys to name but

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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

March 6, 2013

Paddy’s Day It is that time of the year again. When all of a sudden, we are down with our Oirish roots. March is the month of St. Patrick, and what a great man he

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Review: Warm Bodies

February 20, 2013

Boy meets girl. They fall in love. Circumstances conspire to tear them apart until they overcome their obstacles to be together. Sound familiar? Yes well, the story is a bit different when your one true love is

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Say Hello: Flux talks to Gavin James

February 20, 2013

With sold-out shows, a Choice Prize nomination and a guest spot on the Late Late Show, Gavin James is quickly climbing the ladder of the Irish music scene. The friendliest man in music spoke to

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Keeping In Toon: The Best 90s Cartoons

February 20, 2013

Growing up in the 1990s was by all accounts a great experience. The Celtic Tiger was roaring at its loudest, bands such as Oasis and 5ive were at the peak of their success, and television

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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