A costume of Star Wars character Savage Opress, by Order 66 Creatures and Effects 4:18

It’s known as “cosplay”, and a small studio in Spiddal, Co Galway, has become an international hub for it. Whether it’s Wonder Woman, Batman or Dar(...)

Dan Stevens: “I like working with cinephiles whether they’re actors or directors”

In person, Dan Stevens is a mild mannered and awfully civilised chap. Why wouldn’t he be? He read English literature at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. H(...)

Sylvester Stallone’s Barney Ross and the boys (Jace, Dolph et al) head to Turkey to bust former cohort Doctor Death (Wesley Snipes) out of jail. And t(...)

Sabotage

We all knew Arnie would be back. But his post-political return to the movieverse has not been an unqualified success. While his old chum and Escape Pl(...)

The cast of ‘Girls’: Twelve hours after it premiered in the US on HBO, the pay-to-view station released the first two episodes of the comedy series free to watch on YouTube.

So HBO and now Sky are on YouTube. It’s not so much a truce as a you scratch my back I’ll scratch yours acceptance by TV networks that the video strea(...)

Sensory healing

If the thought of seeing large clouds in the form of smiley faces floating over the city spires appeals to your inner child – or your outer adult, for(...)

Cian Healy: tweeted a picture of himself with his heavily bandaged angle encased in a plastic cast. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cian Healy will miss Leinster’s return match against Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium due to an ankle injury. The Irish loosehead prop (...)

“Nicer than the Terminator”: Nelson Mandela with Melanie Verwoerd (right) and Mary Davis in Dublin for the Special Olympics. Photograph courtesy of Robbie Fry
Mandela, Ireland and me
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  • December 7, 2013, 01:00

There is an incredible depth of sadness in South Africa. Over the past three months South Africans have been preparing themselves for the inevitable. (...)

Rotten Potatoes

It’s midterm. So unsurprisingly the ROI chart is, this week, dominated by kids’ movies. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the hyperactive sequel to(...)

The best dystopian novels are really about the societies in which they are written and not exercises in futurology

Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which paper spontaneously ignites. It inspired the title of Ray Bradbury’s novel about a future in which firemen (...)