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Why an actor’s politics are irrelevant to playing a historical figure

Few celebrities have maintained an aura of likeability better or longer than Gillian Anderson. Seeing Anderson pop up in something – be it Hannibal, American Gods or more recently, Sex Education – is an assurance that you’re going to see something worthy of your time, if only because Anderson has made it clear over the years that she’s only going …


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UL Turns 30: A Look At What Else Happened In 1989

By: Mike Finnerty This year marks 30 years since the University of Limerick gained University status. The University of Limerick was founded in 1972, but did not gain University status until 1989. It became the University we study, play, and eat delicious Stables chicken fillet rolls in today after the passing of the Universities Act in 1989. In June, a …


UL Journalism graduate joins News2Day team

Aisling Moloney, from Dungarven, County Waterford, has been announced as the latest addition to the news2day team. The television news programme, aimed at children, airs on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ News Now, and is enjoying is 16th season, after debuting in 2003. Aisling studied journalism and new media at University of Limerick. During her time at the University of Limerick, she …

UCH Releases Winter Cinema Line-Up

The University Concert Hall (UCH) have announced their slate of films for the upcoming Winter season. The screenings kick off on Monday, September 23rd with a screening of the timeless Grease. The 1978 musical made household names of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and the songs from the soundtrack have becoming ingrained into the public consciousness, like any good musical. …

Not So Marvel-Ous: Why The Success Of Avengers Is Bad For Films

By: Mike Finnerty Avengers: Endgame has decimated every box office opening weekend record in existence. United Kingdom, India, China, North America, Ireland’s records all fell before Thanos and friends. The fourth Avengers film surpassed even its own lofty expectations by delivering a 1.2 billion dollar opening weekend – nearly double of the previous record holder, Infinity War, which was released …

The Summer 2019 Movie Guide

By: Mike Finnerty With another academic year winding down, we’re on the way to the summer season. There’s no World Cup to distract everyone this year, so entertainment companies feel confident to actually release stuff again. With Love Island set to dominate TV screens again this summer, the cinema will become a place of refuge from vapid attention seekers. Here’s …

Pet Semetary Review: Smarter Than Your Average Remake

By: Ciara Mannion Horror, mystery and the supernatural all come together for director’s Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer makeover of the 1989 film adaptation of Pet Sematary. Based on Stephen King’s classic novel, the film focuses on the family’s disturbing dealings with death. Starring Jason Clarke (finally not playing a character who’s being cheated on) Amy Seimetz (reminding us how …

Ten book-to-movie adaptations that got it right

By: Meghan McEniry Brosnan It’s always a blessing and a curse to see a great book on the big screen. Some remain faithful to the writer’s original ideas while some take the source material into previously unexplored territory, for better or for worse. While most film adaptations can never compare to their paperback predecessors, a small handful of films have …

Instant Family Review: Watchable Family Comedy With Big Ideas

By: Zoha Khan Instant Family is a heart-warming tale centered around the joys and struggles of starting a new family. Arguably one of director Sean Anders best works (best known for lackluster films like Horrible Bosses, Sex Drive, and the Daddy’s Home films) it possesses the rare ability to transcend viewers from hysterical laughter to tears of sorrow in mere …