Arts & Culture, Film&TV

Why The Disney-Fox Merger Is Bad For The Consumer

By: Mike Finnerty Good News: Disney now owns the rights to X-Men and The Fantastic Four, which means the Marvel movies can now be accurate to the comics. Bad News: Disney now control 40% of the film distribution market, and thousands of people are out of a job. But hey, at least Wolverine gets to dab with Spider-Man after kicking …


Arts & Culture, Fuinneamh, News

This Hostel Life Author Melatu Uche Okorie Makes UL Return

By: Maxine Bramley The University of Limerick welcomed back Author of This Hostel Life Melatu Uche Okorie for the How I write, Ireland series. The Regional Writing Centre set up this in-depth interview series to invite established Irish writers to share some insight into creative writing for aspiring writers at the University. Okorie is a newcomer to the literary scene …


Why The Commitments Has Endured In Irish Culture

By: Katy Flannery “The Irish are the blacks of Europe, Dubliner’s are the blacks of Ireland, and North-Siders are the blacks of Dublin… so say it loud – I’m black and proud!” Alan Parker’s The Commitments is a brash, soulful, comical, musical adaption of the Roddy Doyle classic ‘The Commitments’, which is the first of the Barrytown trilogy. The film …

Captain Marvel Review: Superhero Outing Soars Above The Rest

By: Daimhlinn Darling Captain Marvel truly is a testament to female empowerment. Premiering on International Women’s Day, the first Marvel movie of it’s kind showcased a strong message for women of all ages; you have nothing to prove. What started as a very confusing montage of memories that the main character, Carol Danvers, was struggling to make sense of, blossomed …

Grand Budapest Hotel At 5: An Institutional Film About An Institution

By: Jack Butler Grand Budapest Hotel plays tomorrow night at The Milk Market. Click on this sentence to see the Facebook event page.  Ah, Wes Anderson, what a quirky little gem you are. Discovered by James L. Brooks, you’ve blossomed into the only true auteur within the studio system, ever since Tim Burton abandoned us to make bad Johnny Depp …

Friday Night Lights: UCD Win UL-Held Battle Of Bands Intervarsity

By: Mike Finnerty UCD romped home to victory at Friday night’s Battle Of The Bands held in Stables. The UCD group, Greyface, won over their audience, and ultimately the judges, with their mix of Ghost/Dir En Grey shock rock aesthetic, ferocious screams mixed with rapped vocals, a dress-wearing bassist, and ferocious metal drumming. Speaking in the green room, frontman “Shaye” …

Captain Marvel Is Only The Start: A New Era In Female Representation

By: Shannon Sweeney Captain Marvel finally hit cinemas last Friday. It is Marvel’s first female-led movie, and its release coincided with International Women’s Day. It has humour, personality, and action – everything we have come to expect from the Marvel Universe. However, the movie’s star caused a stir so long before its opening night. Brie Larson angered internet trolls in …

Is Riverdale Really The New Twin Peaks?

By: Meghan McEniry Brosnan   THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS MAJOR PLOT SPOILERS FOR BOTH TWIN PEAKS AND RIVERDALE.   In the Twin Peaks finale, The Man from Another Place in his backward tongue tells Special Agent Dale Cooper, “When you see me again, it won’t be me.” The mysterious statement encompasses so much of the horror present in David Lynch and …

11th International Women’s Day Conference Held In University of Limerick

By: Aisling O’Connor The University of Limerick’s 11th International Women’s Day Conference took place yesterday morning in the Analog Devices Building. The conference featured 15 speakers, including activist Vicky Phelan. Opening the conference, UL president, Desmond Fitzgerald said: “Today is a celebration, a day when we celebrate the achievements of women; we’ve come a long way from when we started.” …