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Film Opinion: A new beginning for Hollywood?

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Competitions

WIN 2 Tickets To See Wild Beasts Perform In Dublin!

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Win a pair of tickets to see Public Access T.V. at The Academy THis February!

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The Hottest Gigs

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Feb 16 : Whelan's

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Rob Smith - Football El Mundo

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