Stephen King

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Tom Petty performs with the Heartbreakers at the 3Arena,  then known as   the O2, to a packed audience in June 2012. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

US singer Tom Petty has died aged 66 following a heart attack. Spokeswoman Carla Sacks confirmed the singer’s death and said Petty died on Monday nig(...)

Robert Brown was convicted for murder in Manchester and served 25 years of a life sentence before the verdict was overturned

More than one of the people we hear from in Fallout (RTE One, Thursday, 10.15pm), a documentary on life after conviction and later exoneration, d(...)

Gleeson seems undecided as to where his character is from so settles  for Naturalised American Irish Bear

Anyone grimly aware of the preferred method of recent terrorist attacks in Europe and the US will find the opening scene of Mr Mercedes (RTÉ One, Mond(...)

Tim Curry in It (1990).

Otto the Clown, aka Edward Fossett Junior, is a fifth generation performer at Fossett’s Circus. At the height of last year’s clown-related hysteria – (...)

Adam Ellis looking worried as midnight approaches and his cats claw at the door

Since the inception of Twitter, the microblogging platform has mainly been used for instantaneous coverage of current events and pithy commentary that(...)

Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise: big shoes to fill

Time has worked an odd switch on Stephen King. The recent TV series Stranger Things – a sort of illustrated essay on High Kingiana – tied the man to a(...)

Alyssa Sutherland in The Mist

It rolls down into town from verdant hilltops, a white-grey tide, swallowing everything in its path. “There was something in the mist!” cries a confus(...)

When they open up an underground clinic for criminals and odd bods, it hardly seems coincidental that most of it takes place in a green-grey light

It is an almost inconceivable statistic. Close to a thousand people from the UK have travelled to Syria and Iraq to support or fight for jihadist grou(...)

Idris Elba: almost enough charisma to enliven a half-written part

What is this thing, exactly? Event movies have been known to shake off pre-release outrage, suspicion and hostility. (Sometimes negative publicity enc(...)

Megan Depinna as Batgirl and Karen Burke as Wonder Woman at  Dublin Comic Con 2017 in the Convention Centre. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Batman is chatting to Wonder Woman as Death walks past, delighted with herself. She is particularly pleased by the Aliens spilling out of stomachs nea(...)

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