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The return of Thomas Lynley

When American crime author Elizabeth George killed off the wife of her lead character, Scotland Yard detective of noble birth, Thomas Lynley, I thought I’d never read one of her books again. It seemed like a pointless exercise – wiping out pregnant Helen Clyde, a supporting, yet integral, player, who was always the sort of […]

Dynasty is back – yaaay!

This month’s Solo has a bit of a comeback theme so we were delighted to hear that the ’80s are also back in the guise of Dynasty DVDs. High drama, screeching catfights and giant shoulder pads make a glamorous and more than welcome return when Dynasty Seasons 1 and 2 debut on DVD for the […]

Free NCAD exhibition at Light House Cinema

Twenty-two artists from postgraduate programmes at NCAD are to showcase their developing work in the ‘camera obscura’ setting of the Light House Cinema. The exhibition is free of charge (a relief in these recessionary times!) and is open to the public daily from 1.30pm-9pm from March 27 until April 6, 2009. The students will showcase […]

He’s Just Not That Into You

It took four attempts to see He’s Just Not that into You – the latest romantic comedy to hit our cinema screens. I persisted because I have been excited about its arrival for quite some time now, Perez Hilton having helpfully alerted me to its existence while it was in production with cruel insinuations about […]

Clive Owen to appear at Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced that acclaimed actor Clive Owen will be coming to Dublin in February as part of the festival. Owen will be the inaugural guest of the Jameson Film Experience, where he will be interviewed by the editor of Empire Mark Dinning. “We are delighted that Clive has taken […]


Grainne Burns gives Hunger a definite thumbs up. Hunger has generated much fanfare since its launch, with five star reviews being thrown around by even the most hard to please critics. But has not every film surrounding the troubles in Northern Ireland brought up some form of emotional and political debate by all viewers, as […]

Stick the Lipstick Jungle

It was meant to be the long-awaited successor to Sex and the City. Instead it’s more like something that would sit well among the already over-crowded day-time soap market. Although Lipstick Jungle has just recently made its debut on this side of the Atlantic, the second series has – astonishingly – just begun in the […]

Sex and the City – not a great movie night in

I was so looking forward to it. Believe or not, I never got around to seeing Sex and the City: The Movie on the big screen, not least because I was in Kerry when it came out and the only cinema in the county showing it was in Listowel. No offence or anything, but I […]

The Dark Knight

It’s been cold, it’s been wet, it’s been miserable; but in terms of blockbuster movies, this summer hasn’t been half bad. Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Hancock have all had a go and now the eagerly awaited Dark Knight steps forward to knock them all out – in ticket sales at least. With him […]

Beauty of Bette

Bette Davis’ career was recently celebrated in a festival of the actress’s films at the Irish Film Institute in Dublin, where once again she played to packed houses. Those famous eyes and the intensity of her performances were the common denominator in a mixed programme, featuring films which spanned the entire duration of her 60-year […]