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A shot in the dark for UFOs

Dark SkiesDIRECTED BY: Scott StewartSTARRING: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Kadan Rockett, Dakota GoyoCERT: 15A

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On the couch

Seven Psychopaths is a superbly unusual film. Dark, despite the bright lights of Hollywood, hilarious in the face of massive cruelty and violence, it strikes a fine line between comedy and tragedy in a very similar manner to films like In Bruges and The Guard.

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Models to Die for

THE third annual Clare Die-Cast and Model Show takes place this weekend at The West County Hotel, showcasing miniature scenes, collectables, model aircraft, trucks, railway sets and dolls houses from around the country.

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Anne returns to Ennis

NORTH Clare native Anne Droney Kirrane (pictured) will be a guest of the Ennis Singers Club at their next get-together on Friday, April 12.

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Rich tapestry of college work goes on display

AN exhibition of student’s work will run at the Burren College of Art from April 17 to 26. Timothy Emlyn Jones, dean of the college, said two students completing postgraduate courses will feature prominently.

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A Host of boring

The HostDIRECTED BY: Andrew NicolSTARRING: Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake AbelCERT: 12A THE Host is based on a gigantic and very silly book by Stephanie Meyer. It’s about a teenage girl who has the hots for two cute boys. Sound vaguely familiar? Would it ring any bells if you knew this little love triangle was no simple human affair but that, in fact, it had an otherworldly flavour to spice it up? Would you say we’ve been down this road before and back a few times?

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Turned off by new sci-fi effort

IT was a busy Easter Bank Holiday weekend in TV-land but little in the way of Easter eggs on show, bar some live chicks hatching at some stage in what looked like a leftover scene from Springwatch. It culminated with Games of Thrones returning to screens on Monday night but I won’t start there.

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Alfie and Dylan dice with film

  TWO East Clare teenagers scooped third place in the Fresh Film Festival, which took place last week in Limerick. Feakle’s Alfie Hollingsworth and Dylan Bickerton of One Cent Productions took the third overall place in the senior award category at the festival with their film Diceman. Alfie and Dylan, both 17, were selected for their high concept thriller, which was described by the judges as having strong production design and sharp cinematography. “It was a bold production that commanded the respect of the judges,” they noted. The two filmmakers have shared their passion for filmmaking from a young age and have made a number of films.  Alfie’s love of filmmaking developed from the age of 11 when “One rainy day, my neighbour exclaimed that he had a Lego animation kit, (created by Spielberg himself) and asked if I wanted to borrow it and try and make an animation”. Alfie subsequently introduced Dylan to filmmaking a couple of years later …

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