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The best in music and movies’ coverage from The Ticket in The Irish Times

Fri, Feb 15, 2013, 08:27


Johnny Marr: the side man comes centrestage with his debut solo album “The Messenger”

Much Ado About Nothing: Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ helmer and Avengers Assemble director Joss Whedon is coming to Dublin to talk at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival about his next film, a retelling of Shakespeare’s comedy.

Of Monsters & Men: how the Icelandic band became one of the big international breakout acts of recent time.

Cloud Atlas: ahead of the film of David Mitchell’s ‘unfilmable’ novel Cloud Atlas, Donald Clarke looks at the business of getting books from page to screen

Ethan Johns: the hugely respected producer on popping his head over the parapet with his debut solo album “If Not Now Then When?”

Plus CD reviews (including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Jose James, Jamie Lidell, Ron Sexsmith, Pascal Pinon, Atoms for Peace, Concrete Knives, Iceage, Chris Potter, Mark Solberg, Ed Romanoff etc), films (Beautiful Creatures, A Good Day to Die Hard, This is 40, Sammy’s Great Escape, Side by Side, For Ellen), games (Dead Space 3, Skulls of the Shogun, Weird But True), apps (Temple Run 2), listings, movie quiz, 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.

Banter plug: we’re in Cork tomorrow for our very first Banter by the Lee. Doing It Differently is a chance to talk to people who are actively out there doing stuff and doing it with a twist about the who, what, why and how of making a distinctive splash. Our guests on this occasion are James Whelton (CoderDojo), Niamh O’Mahony (journalist, former board member of FORAS and Cork City FC and project manager of an EC-funded Improving Football Governance project in Ireland), Mary Nally (Drop Everything) and Mark Carry (Fractured Air). Banter takes place at The Pavilion (Carey’s Lane), Cork, doors open at 1.30pm and the Bantering gets underway at 2pm sharp. Admission is free, but you need to be signed up to the invite list which you will find here.

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