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AT THE MOVIES: Last Vegas – Review

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen In cinemas January 3rd. Four friends go to Vegas for a stag party and high jinks ensue. No it’s not The Hangover part 500 but rather a star studded offering featuring four Hollywood heavyweights of a certain age! Douglas plays Billy – the erstwhile stag. Having … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: American Hustle – Review

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Directed by: Davis O. Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner In cinemas January 1st. This is a fictionalised version of a true story. That is to say the basic premise about a complicated con job by the FBI, which was used to prosecute several US senators for corruption, is used as the basis of the story which is then expanded upon for … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Reviee

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Directed by: Ben Stiller Starring: Ben Stiller, Kirsten Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Patten Oswalt, Katherine Hahn In cinemas December 26th. James Thurber’s 1939 short story about a man who lives in a fantasy world once again gets a big screen outing. Forget about the chirpy tunes in the 1947 Danny Kaye version though. This time around it gets the black comedy treatment courtesy of Mr Blue … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie – Review

Walking With Dinosaurs

Directed by: Neil Nightingale, Barry Cook Starring the voices of: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone In cinemas December 20th. Produced by BBC Earth this may share a title with their now legendary 1999 documentary series and feature dinosaurs but that is where the similarities end. Rather this takes the technology behind that TV show and delivers a narrative storyline … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Anian's Antioxidant Skincare


As we step further in to winter, and our skin starts to take a battering it’s time to look at adapting our beauty routines to accommodate the harsh elements. Antioxidants have long been lauded for their anti-ageing properties as they combat the oxidative processes that are the basis of all skin ageing. Goji Berries and pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants (scroll down for a list … [Read more...]

FASHION NEWS: Emeli Sandé Designs a Watch for Raymond Weil

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Since she first burst on to the music scene Emeli Sandé’s distinctive style has created as much of a stir as her dulcet vocals on tracks such as Next to Me and Read All About It. With her cropped platinum blonde hair and quirky yet stylish wardrobe the star has proved that you don’t have to be a stick insect sporting hair extensions to make a mark on the fashion map. So it’s no wonder that … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug – Review

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Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner In cinemas December 13th. Peter Jackson’s epic movies based on the legendary books by J.R.R. Tolkien are like marmite – you either love them or hate them. If you weren’t a fan of his … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream & 1st Wrinkles Smoothing Eye Contour Cream

Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream

With an array of creams on the market it can often be confusing knowing which one actually suits your demographic, so beauty brand Nuxe has very kindly helped out consumers by telling you who this is aimed at in the name of the product. This range is specifically for those with “1st wrinkles” or expression lines, which usually begin to occur from around age 25+. I generally like Nuxe … [Read more...]

FOOD & DRINK: Kimchi at The Hop House Dublin

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The words Asian fusion are bandied about a lot these in everything from fashion to food but one of the truest interpretations we have encountered of it recently is this uber hip bar on Dublin’s Parnell Street. From the outside it looks like a typical old Dublin city centre pub. However when you step inside you discover a venue that is so unexpectedly funky and cool that you spend your entire … [Read more...]

STYLE FOCUS: Kimberly Walsh for Littlewoods Ireland

KIMBERLEY Deep V-neck blouse, €37

Following a stunning turn on Strictly Come Dancing last year and a successful solo album, Kimberly Walsh finally managed to step out of the shadow of Girls Aloud and shine in her own right. One thing that we couldn’t help noticing as she trod the solo trail was just how stylish the former girl band star was. A big fan of classic glamour, she often channels the 1930s and '40s in tea dresses … [Read more...]