Battle Royale: Glee Have I finally cracked and written a definitive list ranking the talent of the members of the New Directions, McKinley Highschool's all singing, all dancing outcasts? Not this week. But, I must confess, that leaderboard haunts my every thought. Should Rachel Berry, the most naturally gifted and hard working of the bunch … Continue reading New Directions
Small Comforts There is something comforting about seeing a homeless person get on the Metro North. Nothing comfortable about being in the same carriage as one and the feeling of helplessness you both possess, obviously, but there is a comfort that derives from the fact that you know you’re still in an upper class of … Continue reading Friday Prose
Hickey (centre) with Dom McHale and Laura O'Mahony, his CCCahoots partners I saw Tadhg Hickey’s one man show in the Riverbank Arts Theatre in Newbridge this past Saturday. As a massive fan of CCCahoots, there was no chance that I was missing a performance of Tadhg Hickey’s one-man show, ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’. … Continue reading ‘In One Eye, Out the Other’ – Review
Why is the red path bigger than the other paths? Oh, boys. Cardiac Hill/The Cardiac Steps are aptly named. 20 to 25 minutes of steps and uphill climbing and clamboring. Your legs are on fire straight away, your heart beating out of your chest. You look at your girlfriend/boyfriend/partner ahead of you and wonder would … Continue reading A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don’t know what the F**k they’re doing! – Cardiac Hill
https://youtu.be/aqCD1ZIK1a4 There are no Echo boys anymore. Only Echo boys all grown up and still calling the familiar chant down the city streets. I haven't seen Michael O'Regan in quite some time. Maybe his absence is part of the reason I am becoming disenchanted with the city I call my home.Living abroad puts double-glazed rose-tinted … Continue reading Is Cork City losing its charm?
Meg, Amy, Jo and Beth Title: Little WomenDirector: Greta Gerwig.Genre: Drama, Comedy, Period piece.Main Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Timothee Chalamet.Runtime: 135 mins.IMDb rating: 8.3/10.My rating: 7/10.Quick summary: A genuinely lovely movie that packs a surprising emotional punch. Saoirse Ronan is phenomenal in this movie that deals with love, death and … Continue reading Little Women
https://youtu.be/8Qn_spdM5Zg In case you missed the final trailer! Title: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of SkywalkerDirector: J.J. Abrams.Genre: Sci/Fi, Fantasy.Main Cast: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher (RIP), Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Billy D. Williams.Runtime: 142 mins.IMDb rating: 6.9/10.My rating: 8/10.Quick summary: Not a perfect movie but the right blend … Continue reading Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
Possibly the greatest picture taken of me, ever! A belated Happy New Year to my followers, friends and family. I spent the night eating tapas with my gorgeous girlfriend and had my best New Years Day ever with her the next day. We slept in before getting an unbelievable sandwich in Avoca that afternoon. We … Continue reading New Year, New Me!
Arsenal celebrate in front of dejected Fred, Matic and Maguire It pains me to begin my new coverage of Manchester United with a demoralizing loss to Arsenal. A team on a woeful run and an uncertain start under a new manager proved far superior to Ole’s charges. This is something that I think should precede … Continue reading New Year, Same Red Devils
There's nothing more inherently Irish than telling everyone you hate heading out for New Year's Eve and then being the drunkest man in town that night. Barry weighs in, whatever good that does! Me: Well, Barry? You all set for New Years? Are you heading out on the town? Barry: Are you gone soft in … Continue reading Barry’s Rants: New Years Eve