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Abraham Lincoln review

This film is, quite simply, misnamed. It is not primarily about Abraham Lincoln at all.  It is a film about the abolition of slavery in America in the mid 19th century.  More particular than that it is about the passage through Congress of the 13th amendment to the constitution of …

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A Good Day to Die Hard: Review

  Twenty-five years after first hitting our screens, John McClane (Bruce Willis) returns with the fifth instalment of the Die Hard franchise. Regarded by many as one of the best action films of all time, Die Hard (1988) is looked upon as containing the magical ingredients to make a memorable …

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Album Review – Beady Eye: Different Gear, Still Speeding.

LIAM Gallagher has done it again. After Oasis split, it looked to all the world that the front-man’s career was buried alongside the dodo. Few expected new band Beady Eye, basically Oasis without Noel, to have any success, but have they lost any of the panache that made Oasis so …

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Film Review: The Croods

Everyone loves a good animated film. Toy Story probably made them fashionable, quickly followed by the likes of Shrek, Madagascar and The Incredibles. The Croods is one of those loveable family-friendly films. It tells the story of the Croods, a family who are among the last people on earth. They …

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From pretty woman to wicked witch

Review by Niamh Ferguson   Julia Roberts stars as the evil Queen Clementianna in Mirror Mirror, a new adaptation of the original fairy tale Snow White by the Brothers Grimm. At first glance it is easy to draw comparisons with Disney’s 1937 Snow White, however director Tarsem Singh has added …

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Caberet restaurant Teatro serves up a real treat

  Last week was unseasonably warm for the end of March and the heat seemingly affected the other half as he suggested taking me out for dinner. Feeling a bit adventurous I decided we should try Teatro on Botanic Avenue, Belfast’s first cabaret restaurant. Teatro has a real bohemian feel, …

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Hungry for More

The Hunger Games The Hunger Games has been the film of 2012, as much for the controversy surrounding it as its box office success. As teen movies go this is perhaps the most challenging and thought provoking. The film is based on a Suzanne Collins novel of the same name. …

Music

Feeder – Generation Freakshow

Feeder return – but do they still possess the old magic? A review by Gerard Walton There are some bands who don’t know when they are beaten. Since the release of debut album Polythene in 1997, alternative rock group Feeder have been chewed up and spat out by mainstream music …

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World Film Locations: Paris- Book Review

By Nadejda Vidinova World Film Locations: Paris is published as part of the World Film Locations series, which explore famous cities through the lenses of various directors. This volume, edited by Marcelline Block, is written by a number of contributors and contains an equally varied filmography. It sets out to …

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A Review of “The Cabin in the Woods”

A Review of “The Cabin in the Woods” By Ethan Loughrey It is hard to imagine a more stereotypical horror archetype than four American college students visiting a cabin in the middle of nowhere, and being gradually picked off in increasingly brutal ways by some mysterious and evil force. It …