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Entertainment is much more than just Glenroe on a Sunday evening these days. We look at the latest movie trailers and Netflix binge-worthy shows to bring you the best entertainment news.

EA Sports – Madden 21 Review

As with pretty much every EA game, there is a new sports game release every year just ahead of the new season...most of the time it's pretty much the same game with a new trick or two up it's sleeve. Well to be perfectly honest since the era of Ultimate Team games in and micro-transactions I'm starting to get...

Anthem – Game Review

Anthem only needed a couple of things to go right to be a success and at a glance, it's one of the most highly polished titles we've seen from one of the biggest developers in the world. It's a deceptive game in the sense that from the moment you see the world, it's characters and scenery you're blown away...

Gogglebox Ireland: Our verdict on the first episode

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Gogglebox Ireland is here. The long awaited reality TV show finally made it's long awaited appearance on Irish television. With the first episode down, just how did this British hit translate onto Irish TV? What is Gogglebox about? Gogglebox is a simple concept. Families around Ireland watch a selection of evening TV shows while being recorded themselves. The results are often humorous but strangely familiar....

On Netflix Ireland: Is The OA a smash hit or a bit shit?

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Another Netflix binge complete and this time up on the chopping block was the new Netflix Original series The OA. Where did The OA come from? What's interesting about this particular series was that prior to its announcement, no one knew it even existed. It did arrive with some added pressure to deliver following the success that was Stranger Things.  A...

The Great Wall Review: 2017’s “other” big wall discussion

The Great Wall is based on one of the biggest man-made structures in human history. It's appropriate that this film had a lot of expectations around it and after all why wouldn’t it? As it stands, it's the biggest ever joint venture from an America-China co-production. It's also the most expensive movie shot in China. Add the fact that...

Insatiable: Is This Netflix’s Most Controversial Show Yet?

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The name of the show didn't give too much away when it popped up in my Netflix suggestions. A quick Google search told me that the show's creator also worked on one of my all-time favourite TV shows, Dexter. That bought Insatiable by attention and here's what I've thought so far. Note - I'm still watching and am only about halfway...

PlayStation Classic Review: A Rushed Return to a Classic

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There's some beautiful irony here. I'm just back from Sony's launch of the PlayStation Classic in Dublin. I was going to settle in for a night of Battlefield V before the damn Xbox One informed me that it needed an update. PlayStation never had that problem right? Anyway, the Japanese gaming giant, Sony, has indeed brought us the PlayStation...

Table 19 Review: It’s no Wedding Crashers

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Mel Brooke once said that the best comedies can be put into two distinct categories. Movies can put normal people put into uncomfortable or extraordinary situations. Or movies can put extraordinary people into normal everyday situations. So naturally, the wedding has been a fixture of comedies, since before Adam Sandler grew out his mullet. The setting of Table 19 Weddings are...

How Real is the “Magic” in Magic for Humans?

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There are two ways to watch TV shows about street magic. You either switch your brain off and enjoy or sit there in a paranoid state trying to work out every single trick. I'm the latter because before I watched David Blaine and Dynamo, I watched Val Valentino revealing magician secrets on RTÉ 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2zuxnEDyjM So that's why I watched the...

Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Can You Refund A Xbox Digital Purchase?

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Yep. That's the title of the review and also the ultimate conclusion of my Cyberpunk 2077 review too. I've had my Xbox One since... well I'm not sure, to be honest. It's been a long long time though I do think it's time I made the jump to the PlayStation 5. Anyway, my point is that in all those...