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Kylie prepares for yet another close-up

Fri, Mar 14, 2014, 07:49


Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam explains the ins and outs of his dystopian thriller which some critics have called “a sagging bag of half-cooked ideas”

The Wanted: before they take a break, Siva Kaneswaran sets the record straight about light in the band who many considered to be the darkness (as opposed to The Darkness) to One Direction’s light. Plus pop handbags through the ages.

Kylie: timing is everything in pop and Kylie has never missed a beat, says Jennifer Gannon

Drake and The Weeknd: the Canucks are coming

Shit Robot: Marcus Lambkin tells us about his second album which came about after he reluctantly became a live performer.

The Rocket: Donald Clarke talks to Australia’s Kim Mordaunt about his new Laos-set movie

Movie Bites: pecan pie for Twenty Feet from Stardom

Plus CD reviews (including Hauschka, The Raglans, Eleanor McEvoy, Simon Felice, My Chemical Romance, Elton John, Phantogram, The Notwist, Ekopledz, Julian Arguelles, Oko, The Friel Sisters etc), film reviews (Plot for Peace, The Rocket, Zero Theorem, Need for Speed, Veronica Mars, Under the Skin), games, apps, 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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