Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Melanie Butler-O’Reilly takes a look at a classic tale with a very modern twist. We live in a world where ‘retellings’ and ‘reimaginings’ of classic tales are being announced almost daily. Take Disney, for example: while I am one of their most loyal supporters, the seemingly endless influx of live action remakes and new slants on an old story have left me a bit jaded … Continue reading Literature Review: ‘Alice’ by Christina Henry

Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Review by Ciara Buckley As those hazy summer days end, we are forced to revert our minds back to the mind-set of college. All the while students are seeking slivers of motivation to plough through the oncoming semester whilst battling the balancing game of partying, procrastinating and work. Why not distract yourself from those post-summertime blues by delving into what has been described as one … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Jane Eyre

Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Dan Webb explores the ongoing legacy of the Dreamworks classic. When talking about movies, one of the most important things to note is how a given film affects its audience: whether it makes them cry, laugh, or jump up and down with joy. Movies can affect viewers differently at different points in their lives, whether they be a child, a teenager or an adult, but … Continue reading Shrek: Standing the Test of Time

Super Mario Bros Deluxe

By Julie Hassett I think everyone has met the Super Mario Bros at some stage. Mario, the loveable Italian plumber has jumped into our lives numerous times over the years since his first appearance in Nintendo’s Mario Bros back in the ‘80s. For many gamers, including myself, Super Mario Bros Deluxe (the 1985 GameBoy version) was one of the first games to get us hooked. … Continue reading Super Mario Bros Deluxe

Bargain Binned: A Movie Nerd’s Heartache

By Eamonn Grennan (def) nostalgia: 1: the state of being homesick 2: a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition If you’ve ever been the kid who got all excited about a trip to your local Xtravision or Tesco for your fix of cartoon ogres or enchanted Ellas on DVD, or even a bigger kid like me … Continue reading Bargain Binned: A Movie Nerd’s Heartache

Theatre Review: Two Pints

Roddy Doyle’s latest onstage venture packs an emotional punch, writes Hannah Carberry By Dir. Catriona McLaughlin Some might say that the existence of good writing is threatened by the digital age. One man who proves this theory wrong is Roddy Doyle, who in 2011 began using Facebook as a platform for his latest work, a series of lightly comical conversations between two middle-aged men meeting … Continue reading Theatre Review: Two Pints

It Movie Announcement

Pennywise the clown returns to the silver screen By Luke Holmes There’s no question that horror buffs will be heading to the cinemas come September 8th to see the remake of Stephen King’s terrifying novel It.  First adapted for the small screen in a 1990 mini-series, It had a huge effect on children and adults alike thanks to the horrifying nature of Pennywise the clown. … Continue reading It Movie Announcement