Jim Carroll

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What’s in The Ticket today – and your plugs

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

Fri, Mar 1, 2013, 08:32


Richard Gere: Hollywood’s leading gentleman on playing a ruthless Wall Street trader in Arbitrage

John Grant: surviving homophobic bullying at school, sorting out his addiction issues and making things electric on new album “Pale Green Ghosts”

Nicolas Sparks: the RomDram king behind Safe Haven shares happy endings with Donald Clarke.

Winged Victory for the Sullen: Adam Wiltzie on life as an ex-Stars of the Lid. Plus a preview of this weekend’s New Music festival in Dublin.

Bicep: flexing their muscles with retro-house for labels like Let’s Play House and AUS

Plus CD reviews (including Josh Ritter, Suuns, Chelsea Light Moving, Ana Gog, K-X-P, Stereophonics, Rhye, Keaton Henson, Dave Hamblett, Charles Lloyd/Jason Moran, Clannad, Rocky De Valera & The Rhythm Kings etc), films (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, Arbitrage, Broken City, Caesar Must Die, Stoker, Safe Haven), games (Crysis 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Orgarhythm), apps (Cyto), 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.

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