By Éamonn Grennan There’s a scene just after the violent beginning to the long-awaited and much-feted sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal masterpiece of science fiction, where Ryan Gosling’s protagonist is flying back to the futuristic LAPD base. The camera magnifies on the high-tech spinner (flying car, essentially) hovering seamlessly across 2049’s main city in the plot. Gigantic metallic swells of skyscrapers, deep chasms of seemingly … Continue reading NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review
Should We Know It’s Christmas Time? Éamonn Grennan and Gemma Kent debate on whether Christmas countdowns are starting too early. Yes Éamonn Grennan A mood killer, a commercial ploy, an premature heralding of what should be a time of family, friends, reunions, goodwill and relaxation – these are all things I’d associate with Christmas starting as soon as November 1st comes around, and all we … Continue reading Should We Know It’s Christmas Time?
By Aditi Udayabhaskar Christmas is a time for family, friends and lots of love. We often take our cushy, warm homes for granted during the festive season, but seldom do we spare a moment to consider those less fortunate than us – why would we, anyway? After all, the media is so very selective in the content it showcases. We are privy only to a … Continue reading WHAT ABOUT US? THE MEDIA’S FORGOTTEN STORIES
Transcendence Leanne O Connor Desmond Autumn falls in folds around my feet Bodies beat back the sweet sounds of Degradation, an alien Nation rises from the Earth built on the toil of our ancestors. Whispers carried through the fog-drum-beats Long lost, we dance to the rhythm of our Mothers’ syllables. The lonely lullaby of The night, tattooed scripture in her lungs Screaming for recognition, the … Continue reading Motley Poetry
Fashion editor Katie Burke takes a look at the 80s throwback. Growing up I always had a love/hate relationship with the 80s, with hate having the upper hand. The 80s undoubtedly provided us with iconic movies and music. Feeling down? Turn on a bit of Whitney Houston and shimmy along to her classic hits. Want a feel-good movie? Look no further than silver-screen classics such … Continue reading Return of the 80s
Kieran Enright talks to BLOCK’s Shane Ramsbottom and Jason O’Donovan about Cork’s Music scene past, present and future. “There’s a change happening in Cork – you can even see it with the graffiti around the city. It’s very far out to say, but the first sign of a moment in a city is when art starts to come to the surface. Something has to happen, … Continue reading BLOCK Interview
Gemma Kent does battle with her identity, and chats with Evan Scully, competitor at this year’s Dublin Marathon. Cystic Fibrosis (CF) has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. Just over a month ago, the CF community was in uproar over comments made by Pat Kenny on his midweek show on TV3 in which he posited a relationship between the high levels … Continue reading Indivisible Alphabet