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Scariff youth group lined up for X-HALE Short Film Festival

A Scariff youth group is participating in this year’s X-HALE Short Film Festival, an initiative developed by the Irish Cancer Society to encourage young people to take action on the issue of smoking in their communities through the visual and engaging medium of film.

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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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