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In The Ticket today, it’s the Review of the Year as Ticket writers (and readers) round up the films, music moments and albums of the year. We also talk to Spike Jonze about Where the Wild Things Are and examine …

Fri, Dec 11, 2009, 09:32

   

In The Ticket today, it’s the Review of the Year as Ticket writers (and readers) round up the films, music moments and albums of the year. We also talk to Spike Jonze about Where the Wild Things Are and examine how The O2 got right to the Point.

In New Music, Ellie Goulding, Stornoway, Dawes, Lolene and The Sandwitches get the thumbs up, while Music News has the word on Iarla Ó Lionáird’s new music show for TG4, the Christmas Top of the Pops and a new solo record from Sigur Ros fellow Jonsi Birgisson.

CD of the Week comes from Hunter-Gatherer (one of the Irish albums of the year) and there are also reviews of releases from Tricky Meets South Rakkas Crew, Duke Special, Charlie Winston, Florence & The Machine (the super-duper four-CD-and-DVD box-set), Mayra Andrade, Áine Uí Cheallaigh and many more.

In the cinemas, new flicks for you to go “wow” or “boo” to include Where the Wild Things Are, The Limits of Patience and Unmade Beds. Plus DVD reviews, movie news and the movies of the year according to the readers of Donald “boom! boom! shake the room!” Clarke’s Screenwriter blog.

The Ticket: we had our Xmas party last night.

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