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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.

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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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Luke and Eimear’s Special Favourites

October 17, 2012

Luke Reilly and Eimear Shannon run down the things that have provided them with joy‒ maximum joy. Lana Del Rey – Ride For someone who’s been around for less than a year, the Dalai Lana

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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: The 2nd Law by Muse

October 17, 2012

Three years on from The Resistance, the Devon stadium rockers return with their sixth album and a degree of scepticism from their devoted fanbase. Frontman Matt Bellamy has talked up the album as “something radically

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Review: Halcyon by Ellie Goulding

October 17, 2012

After a wait that seems a lot longer than it really was, Ellie Goulding has returned with her second studio album, Halcyon. Halcyon is a follow up to Goulding’s 2010 album Lights which reached number

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Review: Come of Age by The Vaccines

October 17, 2012

A thundering guitar followed by the noticeably deeper voice of The Vaccines front man Justin Young opens the band’s second instalment, Come of Age. A confident title suggesting change, the band may have fallen short

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Here We Go – Flux speak to Roisin O

October 3, 2012

It’s all go for Róisín O. In the past couple of weeks she has performed on The Late Late Show, had Ian Dempsey name her track “Here We Go” Song of the Week on his TodayFM

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The Flux Guide to the Dublin Festival Season

October 3, 2012

Dublin festival season is well and truly underway. There’s something refreshing about the attitudes prevailing in Dublin at the moment, despite the ever present financial constraints. It seems that there is something for everyone, from arts to

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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: Battle Born by The Killers

October 3, 2012

After an extended sabbatical The Killers are back with their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Battle Born. Following the Las Vegas quartet’s highly criticized ‘misstep’ that was 2008’s Day & Age, Flowers et al work hard to recapture