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In The Ticket today, Donald Clarke looks at why children’s films have the hippest scriptwriters, the indiest soundtrackers and the coolest directors, there’s an interview with Fantastic Mister Fox’s Jason Schwartzman, we enter the wonderful world of Bill Bailey, the …

Fri, Oct 23, 2009, 07:44

   

In The Ticket today, Donald Clarke looks at why children’s films have the hippest scriptwriters, the indiest soundtrackers and the coolest directors, there’s an interview with Fantastic Mister Fox’s Jason Schwartzman, we enter the wonderful world of Bill Bailey, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble come on down from the Windy City, Hope Sandoval pouts a bit and Brian Boyd puts another dime in the Sky Songs jukebox.

In New Music, we salute Floating Points, Washed Out, The Smith Westerns and The Candidates, while Music News gets the inside scoop on the King Kong Club’s battle of the bands competition, 10 years of Dundalk’s Spirit Store and U2 live on YouTube.

Album of the Week comes from REM (“Live at the Olympia in Dublin”) and there are also reviews of releases by Annie (it’s awesome!), Devandra Banhart, Kings Of Convenience, Michael Jackson, Raekwon, U2, Seasick Steve, Bob Dylan and a bunch of others. Plus Eoin Butler goes mano-a-mano with the singles and downloads in Shuffle.

In the cinemas, this week’s new flicks getting the once-over include Fantastic Mister Fox, The Cove, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant and The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard. Plus movie news (including a report from the London Film Festival), DVD reviews and the weekly movie quiz head-scratcher.

The Ticket: movies, music and whatever you’re having yourself.

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