The Hype

Leaving Neverland brings up an uncomfortable past

March 20, 2019

In “Leaving Neverland,”Wade Robson and James Safechuck admitted that they were abused as children by a man they worshipped. Their statements are overwhelmingly convincing and powerful.  

The Hype

Cripple of Innishmann reflects on a bygone Ireland

March 20, 2019

Phelim Drew lived up to his family’s name and delivered a stellar performance as Johnny Pateen Mike. The west of Ireland’s answer to journalism in the 30’s who would deliver three “pieces of news” in exchange for food.

The Hype

The Royle Family and Brexit: A Study

March 20, 2019

The Royle Family and Brexit both share the mentality of blaming others for their situation. Jim cries when the batteries from his remote are stolen but refuses to get up and change the channels himself. As a result, in a hilarious climax, he is stuck watching location, location, location by his own stubbornness.

The Hype

The girls are back in Derry

March 20, 2019

Amidst all the laughing and jokes, there are certain moments where it shows the real atmosphere and views that were very high during The Troubles. Derry Girls highlights that story within the comedy and it works very well in catching your attention as well as your laughter.

Music

Remembering The Prodigy’s Keith Flint

March 20, 2019

The Prodigy are the reason that there is still life pumping through the veins of dance music today. They harnessed a raw energy that was birthed in the early nighties and nurtured it so that it still survives today.

The Hype

An introduction to folk metal

March 20, 2019

Their sound is reminiscent of arriving down to a trad session in a pub in Hämeenlinna with two electric guitars and a big Marshall stack.

Music

Everyone is a sucker for the Jonas Brothers

March 20, 2019

Although the brothers were thriving on their own, they say that there was the missing spark from when they were together and it was now or never for them to release new music.

Articles

It was acceptable in the ’80s

March 20, 2019

Whether true or not, the 80s are perceived by the millennials as a time in history where being an individual was glorified. Artists like Prince, Madonna and Cyndi Lauper could be who they wanted to be. You could show your True Colours, no questions asked.

Music

The beauty of terrible tunes at Shitenite

March 6, 2019

But why do we love this terrible night? It’s a night where you don’t have to be embarrassed about liking the cheesiest tunes, you should be embarrassed if you don’t know them at Shitenite.

Television

Umbrella Academy, a delightful surprise

March 6, 2019

While 10, hour long episodes allow for plenty of time to explore the newly established world it does become unnecessarily eccentric and drawn out with a few random and unnecessary dance sequences that should have been left out.

Film

The serial flow of true crime documentaries

March 6, 2019

Similar to other entertainment media, there has been an emergence of fandom culture surrounding these Netflix series with people making memes & writing witty tweets about various developments in the cases, which only serve to further the desensitisation of violent crimes.

Film

An ode to Stanley Donen

March 6, 2019

Funnily enough, although a legend, Donen had never won an Academy Award for any of his works. However, in 1998 he received a lifetime achievement “in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.”

Music

The money making in misery music

March 6, 2019

The young singer with an old soul has been both commended and criticised for her portrayal of depression and mental illness. Some critics saying she is glamourizing it, almost to the extent of making it cool amongst teenagers.

The Hype

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo: An Ocean of Light

February 27, 2019

The theme for the 2018/2019 exhibition was Ocean of Light and featured large lanterns that had been cleverly themed into a range of aquatic creatures such as hammerhead sharks, crabs, frogs and seahorses.  A multitude of colourful jellyfish, each one made up of hundreds of lights, were suspended above the path, creating a magical look.

Articles

The resurrection of Sixto Rodriguez

February 20, 2019

The oppression he faced as a Mexican immigrant heavily influenced his song writing. His soft melodies and thought-provoking lyrics should have made him a star in the US, however, both his albums received underwhelming attention and Rodriguez was dropped.

The Hype

Breaking down the Oscars

February 20, 2019

BEST PICTURE Bohemian Rhapsody: The nomination of biopic of legendary rockstar Freddie Mercury from the band QUEEN has attracted controversy due to child sexual assault allegations against its first director, Bryan Singer. Although Singer was

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Music

Falling in love with the Big Romance

February 20, 2019

In the face of clubs and pubs shutting down all around the city, The Big Romance is putting life back into Dublin’s music scene with this old school cafe. 

Television

Ted Bundy 30 years on

February 6, 2019

The tapes alone don’t paint the full picture for the audience. Yes, they let them hear his thoughts but it is from the pictures and video footage that they see how he was as a person. The way he acted in court was one prime example of who he actually was.