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Talented kids take to the stage for Les Mis

This summer’s epic production of Les Miserables takes place in Belfast’s Grand Opera House and promises to delight and astound audiences during a ten night spectacular delivered by students from across Ireland aged just 16-19 from the Belfast School of Performing Arts.

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Flashes of style in The Grandmaster by Kar-Wai

Flashes of style in The Grandmaster by Kar-Wai

Since the story of Ip Man - the famed instructor of Bruce Lee - reached the screen in 2008, there have been a number of interpretations based on the late Wing Chun master’s life. Celebrated Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-wai is the latest to throw his hat in the ring with The Grandmaster, showing at Queen’s Film Theatre this week.

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A complete and honest portrayal of movie man

A complete and honest portrayal of movie man

When famed film critic Roger Ebert died last year he was four months into participation on the documentary film Life Itself. Based on his memoirs, the film sees a limited UK release this week.

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Harris shows why he’s pick of DJ bunch

Harris shows why he’s pick of DJ bunch

Calvin Harris set himself a hard act to follow after last year’s brilliant 18 Months.

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Frankie celebrates 30th birthday

Frankie celebrates 30th birthday

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s era defining disc, Welcome to the Pleasuredome.

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Gone Girl is a complex mystery that peaks too soon

Gone Girl is a complex mystery that peaks too soon

David Fincher’s Gone Girl is difficult to discuss at length without giving the whole thing away.

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Rice back on menu after eight years

Rice back on menu after eight years

After eight years in the wilderness Damien Rice returns with eight tracks of sublime quality.

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See No Evil 2 may be bad but at least it’s honest

See No Evil 2 may be bad but at least it’s honest

The latest release from WWE Films is a sequel to their 2006 slasher See No Evil.

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Return to form for Weezer

Return to form for Weezer

Weezer are back with their ninth studio album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’.

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Horror prequel fails to make impression

Horror prequel fails to make impression

Last year’s supernatural hit The Conjuring featured a haunted doll at the heart of its paranormal plot. That doll gets its own spin-off in Annabelle.

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Wonder Villains bring a little ray of sunshine

Wonder Villains bring a little ray of sunshine

Sending a little ray of sunshine through your stereo are NI Music Prize nominees, The Wonder Villains.

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An irregular comedy which is compelling but not funny

Life After Beth is advertised as a horror comedy but I didn’t find anything comedic about it. I’m not being facetious; it was a much darker film than I anticipated.

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An album to delight 
and baffle

An album to delight and baffle

Eight out of 10 listeners will have disregarded Damon Albarn’s solo album Everyday Robots after one listen.

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A Walk Among The Tombstones is terrific

A Walk Among The Tombstones is terrific

An adaptation of the tenth entry in author Lawrence Block’s Matthew Scudder detective novels, A Walk Among the Tombstones is a first rate thriller with an interesting premise and a strong, capable lead.

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Royal Blood worthy of recent hype

Royal Blood worthy of recent hype

Royal Blood are quite rightly one of the most talked about bands of 2014.

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Songs that deserve the world’s ears

Songs that deserve the world’s ears

Augustines have neither the brazen cheek or the contacts to be able to beam their album free of charge to millions, however their self-titled sophomore album is one which deserves to be heard the world over.

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Chinese Zodiac marks end of era for Chan

Chinese Zodiac marks end of era for Chan

Jackie Chan’s Chinese Zodiac is the informal third entry in his Armour of God series.

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U2 return to roots with free release

U2 are back, and how! They caught the music world by surprise on Tuesday with the bold release of Songs of Innocence, free to half a billion people on Itunes.

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All the ingredients to appeal to Marvel fans

All the ingredients to appeal to Marvel fans

Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s latest property to reach the big screen, possessing the same amount of humour and visual flair which have made their output so successful.

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L7 - Hungry For Stink

Celebrating the finest hour of L7

It’s 20 years since L7 released Hungry For Stink, one of the most under-rated albums to come out of the mid-nineties grunge explosion.

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