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In The Ticket today, the Coen brothers talk about their new film A Serious Man, The XX mark the spot, we deconstruct the fine art of the encore and look at how Paranormal Activity became the the most profitable film …

Fri, Nov 20, 2009, 05:51

   

In The Ticket today, the Coen brothers talk about their new film A Serious Man, The XX mark the spot, we deconstruct the fine art of the encore and look at how Paranormal Activity became the the most profitable film ever at the world box-office.

In New Music, there are rounds of applause for The Middle East, Planet Parade, Muchuu, Sleigh Bells and David Ronan, plus there are Music News stories on the Galway Jazz Festival, the Bottlenote festival, the Trans Musicales festival in France and how we owe the PiL reunion to Country Life butter.

Album of the Week comes from Rihanna and there are also reviews of releases from Tom Waits, The Brothers Movement, Luke Haines, House of Cosy Cushions & Katie Kim, Efterklang & the Danish National Orchestra, Susan Boyle, Horslips, Dublin Gospel Choir, Harry Manx, Janet Jackson and many more. Plus Eoin Butler rounds up the singles and downloads in Shuffle.

New films for your viewing pleasure this week are A Serious Man, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, The Informant! and The first day of the rest of your life. Plus film news, the weekly movie quiz and Donald Clarke’s Screenwriter column.

The Ticket: putting on the ritz.

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