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The best in music and movies from The Irish Times every Friday

Wallis Bird. Photo: Jens Oellermann

Fri, Apr 18, 2014, 08:01


The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Jamie Foxx on adding villain Electro to his Django Unchained and Ray roles

Wallis Bird: the Wexford singer-songwriter talks about leaving London for Berlin

Run and Jump: Will Forte on how shooting in Ireland allowed him to distance himself from his more gung-ho acting reputation and find the nuance he needed

Fiona Bevan: from co-writing a blockbuster hit for One Direction being mentored by ADam Any to her own career flogging “pop in disguise”

Little Matador: Snow Patrol’s guitarist Nathan Connolly on double-jobbing with his supergroup mates

Movie Bites: Biblical super veggie couscous as inspired by Russell Crowe’s Noah

Plus CD reviews (including Eels, Kelis, Young the Giant, Chet Faker, Pixies, Shonen Knife, VerseChorusVerse, Smoke Fairies, Horse Thief, Pigfoot, John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension, Matt Anderson, Tumbling Bones etc), film reviews (The Sea, We Are the Best!, The Love Punch, Rebel Without A Cause, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Magic Magic), 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.

Podcast plug: Banter is now in the podcasting business with new episodes from our previous adventures in talking going live every week. You can listen to or download our latest podcast, an interview with Justice for Magdalenes’ campaigner Maeve O’Rourke recorded at Other Voices in London in 2013, here. Catch up on the podcasts to date here or subscribe via the iTunes store or, for Android users, this link. The Banter podcasts are produced by Tanya White for Old Hat.

The OTR plugs service is now open for business. Please feel free to plug and recommend stuff away to your heart’s content, but remember some simple rules: (a) declare an interest where one should be declared, (b) plugs are accepted on the whim of OTR and may be edited for length/clarity/common sense and (c) plugs which mention a commercial sponsor are really ads and will probably not be published in this slot. Enjoy the weekend, y’all