The Monuments Men (directed by George Clooney, Cert 12) tells the tale of the curators recruited towards the end of the war to preserve the art of Europe. Given the wholesale destruction of entire cities (Dresden, formerly called ‘The Jewel Box’, is the most famous example of a city being levelled), the real-life Monuments Men did a remarkable job. Decades on, however, Nazi-looted art still turns up at auction.
Playwright and Waterford native, Jim Nolan has written a poignant portrayal of Ireland; June 1934, a rural pub in a village on the south coast of Ireland. Returned Yank, Johnny Kinnane has eight hours to salvage the rapidly decaying carcass of a sixty foot whale. Dreamland showcases great performances from the likes of Des Keogh and Karl Shiels and introduces rising star Conall Keating.
English director Steve McQueen (Hunger, Shame) has made his third major film all about the subjugation black people endured for decades in America. Based off the factual account of a free man who is deceived by businessmen and kidnapped so he can be sold at a market down south, 12 Years a Slave tracks Solomon Northup as he is transferred to various plantations to serve under an assortment of masters.
“No one mourns the wicked” And there is certainly no need to mourn after this production of one of the most popular pieces of musical theatre this century. Greg Murphy went to see Wicked in Dublin and gives his opinion of the UK and Ireland tour…
Director: David O. Russell Writer: Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradly Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lawrence Running time: 138 minutes ‘Paying homage’ is a dangerous phrase; while it can mean a director is tipping their hat to a forebear of theirs, it can also be a gentle way of saying ‘ripped off’. Quentin […]
Fed up of the usual festive shite on TV? We’ve come up with a couple of alternatives to bring some Christmas cheer into any Irish house.
Streaming site Netflix has announced that the Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul, will be available exclusively to European users upon its release next year. The show will be available within days of its US broadcast to Europe
Is a second Disney renaissance on the cards? After Brave and Tangled, and now the wonderful Frozen, it seems highly probable. Loosely based on the gorgeous Hans Christian Andersen tale ‘The Snow Queen’, Frozen follows two royal sisters, Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel), in a Scandinavian-type kingdom. As children, they are close playmates and Elsa’s ability to conjure snow and ice […]
For many of us, Mary Poppins is Julie Andrews, arm-in-arm with Dick Van Dyke or singing about spoonfuls of sugar. Strange to think that this incarnation of the magical nanny nearly didn’t happen at all. Saving Mr Banks takes a look at the making of the iconic 1964 musical and its creator, Australian-born author, PL Travers. Emma Thompson […]
Raidió na Life has been going for 20 year now and to celebrate, an hour-long interview with Michael D. Higgins will go out on air next week. In this video (as Gaeilge), Laura Gaynor explains more…
Thom Brookes of Bradford who now resides in County Kerry, Ireland just released his debut EP Milk. A haunting collection of passionate songs in the folk persuasion; we caught up with Thom recently to chat about his career
Jack Whitehall announces two intimate dates in Dublin’s, Vicar Street as a warm up for his highly anticipated arena tour, Jack Whitehall Gets Around
Hold on to your panties ladies, because McBusted are coming to Ireland! The supergroup consisting of McFly and busted will visit Dublin’s, o2 Arena, June 2, 2014
X-Factor’s James Arthur records track asking rapper to kill himself using racial slurs for Twitter rap feud
X-Factor winner James Arthur was recently dragged into a Twitter feud between Mickey Worthless, battle rapper from English league, Don’t Flop.
The Half Moon Theatre Directed by John O’ Brien Designed by Lisa Zagone Starring: Michael Grennell, Michael Sands & Carolyn Goodwin Review by Greg Murphy The story centres on the character Molina (Grennell), a homosexual window dresser who is serving a prison sentence for corrupting a minor. In order to escape from the torture and […]