I think it is safe to make the assumption that monster movies are pretty bad ass. For me personally, nothing gets my heart racing more than seeing a huge motherfucker dominating my cinema screen, so much so you believe...
So it has finally come to his. Hugh Jackman, the man synonymous with the character of Wolverine is finally hanging up his claws after seventeen years and calling it a day. I never thought I would see it happen....
Terrorism on screen is a bit of a tricky subject to tackle at times. Sometimes I get the feeling it's just Hollywood trying to milk as much money as they can from a recent tragedy, or else just filmmakers...
Moonlight (2017) got me thinking about other coming-of-age films that reminded me of those early steps into adulthood. So below are some of the films that remind me of those awkward times growing up. Honourable mentions go to Boyhood...
Humour. A most subjective topic amongst anyone you talk to. Talking to one person say of an elder generation (not trying to generalise here, it is just through my own experience), they like a nice clean comedian who doesn’t...
Dublin based filmmaker Sarah Dempsey, who had a hand shooting the short film Rose I wrote about recently, actually wrote and directed her first documentary back in 2015 called Hand in Hand about gay and lesbian couples living in...
As much as I love horror, it is hard to deny that Asian cinema have taken the crown for some of the most disturbing films of all time. And I don’t mean in terms of films like Cannibal Holocaust...
Whenever a discussion is brought up about British cinema, one of the first names that pop into your head is without a doubt, Danny Boyle. Since his feature film debut back in 1994 he has made some of the...
As much as I love to immerse myself in some quality cinema, sometimes you just want to switch your brain off. Some people do that with reality TV shows, I do it with dumb slasher movies, but sometimes when...
Boy is today’s list gonna rub people the wrong way or what? I have to be honest there are some genres of film that really get under my skin in different ways. And musicals definitely has to be one...
Without a doubt one of the most influential film directors of the last fifty years (Ed. - or ever maybe?). Scorsese has made some of the greatest cinematic moments and memorable one-liners, from characters as memorable as Travis Bickle...
Let us all just get this one simple fact out of the way, video game adaptations are just awful. They always have been and they most likely always will be. But in saying that, isn’t there a deep dark...

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MUSIC

Pet Shop Boys live at Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin

Pet Shop Boys
After the huge success of the first part of their Super World Tour last autumn, the Pet...

VITAL returns to Belfast with Tiesto & Clean Bandit

vital
The annual Vital Festival returns to Belfast's Boucher Road Playing Fields on Saturday 26 August - Tickets...

Relive the magic this July at Punchestown Music Festival

Punchestown
The Punchestown Music Festival returns this Summer with a two-day line up featuring Tom Jones and Jess...

Pure M chats to… The Blades

The Blades celebrate the launch of their Vinyl edition of their album 'MODERNISED' at Whelan's on Friday...

MOVIES

CHiPS

The mysterious case of Mr.Dax Shepard has always struck me as strange. At face value, he seems...

Life

Nothing good ever happens in space. Life follows a group of researchers on the International Space Station...

The Age of Shadows

The Age of Shadows is a precisely crafted and excitingly stylish picture hailing from South Korea. Directed...

The Salesman

The Salesman, written and directed by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, comes to us as this year's Oscar...

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INTERVIEWS

Pure M chats to… The Blades

The Blades celebrate the launch of their Vinyl edition of their album 'MODERNISED' at Whelan's on Friday...

Pure M chats to… The Doors Alive

To call The Doors Alive merely a tribute act would be a huge disservice to what  is the...

Pure M meets Dublin Art-Pop Duo Æ Mak Ahead Of Irish Tour

Dublin band Æ Mak have announced their new single, 'I Walk', which will be launched in The...

Pure M chats to… The Answer

They are The Answer, a rock band from Northern Ireland. They write, perform and love to kick...

Pure M chats to… Ailbhe Reddy

Dublin musician Ailbhe Reddy is a singer-songwriter whose deeply personal heart-on-her-sleeve lyrics and a memorable voice lingers...

CULTURAL

The Catholic Church: Hypocrisy at its finest

Catholic
Growing up, I had never heard of a “Mother and baby home” being in existence. It sounds...

“Just bin it and forget about it”- what really happens to all the things we own

Bin
In this phase of high mass consumption that we live in, putting rubbish into a bin is...

An Inconvenient Truth

Truth
We surely live in historic times. The world, or at least the one that is ever-increasingly mediated...

GAMES

Sniper Elite 4: Review

Sniper Elite 4 is the latest offering from Rebellion's WWII 3rd person shooter series, which sees your character...

Horizon Zero Dawn: Review

Guerrilla Games has abandoned the assault rifle and dystopian world of Killzone for a society with a...

Four reasons to pick up Mafia 3

Mafia 3
If you haven’t bought 2k’s new game, Mafia 3, then here are four reasons you should consider...

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