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David Cronenberg: despite the fact that his new flick Cosmopolis finds the director more reflective mood than usual, don’t expect any “sentimental crap” anytime soon from him. Plus Robert Pattinson on how working with Cronenberg was more of a creative …

Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 07:40

   

David Cronenberg: despite the fact that his new flick Cosmopolis finds the director more reflective mood than usual, don’t expect any “sentimental crap” anytime soon from him. Plus Robert Pattinson on how working with Cronenberg was more of a creative challenge than Twilight

Hot Chip: with a fine fifth album “In Our Heads” released today, Alexis Taylor talks about why the band still love their work.

The Pact: Nicolas McCarthy on directing his first supernatural freak–out thriller

Girls Names: the Primavera verdict on the Belfast band. Plus festival highlights.

The Cast Of Cheers: Q&A with the band releasing their second album “Family” next week.

Plus CD reviews (including Bobby Womack, Hot Chip, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, El-P, Paul Simon, Ghost Estates, Sam Sparro, Rush, Pat Methany, Lisa Marie Presley, Conor Moriarty, Euan Burton), films (Ill Manors, Casa De Mi Padre, A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, The Pact, Woody Allen: A Documentary, Beauty, Even the Rain), games (Max Payne 3, Sorcery, Pixeljunk 4am), apps (Facebook Camera), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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