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Actor Jason Barry with Love/Hate writer Stuart Carolan

Stuart Carolan and Jason Barry - Love/Hate writer Stuart Carolan and actor Jason Barry (who plays the character of Dano) seen walking down Dawson St - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 19th November 2013

Stuart Carolan and Jason Barry
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The Late Late Show Guests

Damien Barry, Jason Barry and Francis Barry - The cast of Love/Hate were among guests on The Late Late Show, RTE... - Dublin, Ireland - Saturday 28th September 2013

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RTE launches new season of programming

Jason Barry, Aoibhinn McGinnity, Laurence Kinlan and Peter Coonan - RTE launches new season of programming for Autumn Winter 2013/1014 - Dublin, Ireland - Thursday 8th August 2013

Jason Barry, Peter Coonan and Laurence Kinlan

'Love/Hate' set

Jason Barry - Actors filming scenes for the TV show 'Love/Hate' - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 29th April 2013

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Irish Film and Television Awards 2013 at the Convention Centre Dublin-

Killian Scott and Jason Barry - Irish Film and Television Awards 2013 at the Convention Centre Dublin- Dublin Ireland Saturday 9th February 2013

Killian Scott

MirrorMask Review


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If the 1980s Bowie/puppet fantasy campfest Labyrinth had been redone by British Dali fetishists with a deep love of The Wizard of Oz, the result might have been something like the ambitious but flawed MirrorMask. A joining of forces between the dark imaginations of graphic novel auteurs Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (screenwriter and director, respectively) and the technological prowess of the Jim Henson Workshop, it attempts to create a more substantive cinematic fantasy world than today's SpongeBob and Playstation-besotted kids may be used to. As such, this admittedly stupendous-looking film deserves quite a lot of credit for trying, even if the end result never quite makes it.

A central problem with MirrorMask is that the story (as will be obvious even to those not familiar with Gaiman and McKean's work on such landmark graphic novels as Sandman and Books of Magic) is something the two of them could have dashed off in one coffee-fueled afternoon. Helena (Stephanie Leonidas) is an angry teenager whose parents (Gina McKee, Rob Brydon), to her eternal dismay, run a tatty circus that takes up all their time. As a family crisis comes to a boil - Mum goes into hospital while Dad tries to keep everything from falling apart and the circus employees wonder how they're going to get paid - Helen, who'd much rather have normal parents than eccentric showpeople, falls into a dream world where she's on a quest to find the MirrorMask, a magical object that will allow her to escape the Dark Lands and return to her family. Maybe. She just has to figure out what the MirrorMask is. And what it looks like.

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MirrorMask Review


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If the 1980s Bowie/puppet fantasy campfest Labyrinth had been redone by British Dali fetishists with a deep love of The Wizard of Oz, the result might have been something like the ambitious but flawed MirrorMask. A joining of forces between the dark imaginations of graphic novel auteurs Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean (screenwriter and director, respectively) and the technological prowess of the Jim Henson Workshop, it attempts to create a more substantive cinematic fantasy world than today's SpongeBob and Playstation-besotted kids may be used to. As such, this admittedly stupendous-looking film deserves quite a lot of credit for trying, even if the end result never quite makes it.

A central problem with MirrorMask is that the story (as will be obvious even to those not familiar with Gaiman and McKean's work on such landmark graphic novels as Sandman and Books of Magic) is something the two of them could have dashed off in one coffee-fueled afternoon. Helena (Stephanie Leonidas) is an angry teenager whose parents (Gina McKee, Rob Brydon), to her eternal dismay, run a tatty circus that takes up all their time. As a family crisis comes to a boil - Mum goes into hospital while Dad tries to keep everything from falling apart and the circus employees wonder how they're going to get paid - Helen, who'd much rather have normal parents than eccentric showpeople, falls into a dream world where she's on a quest to find the MirrorMask, a magical object that will allow her to escape the Dark Lands and return to her family. Maybe. She just has to figure out what the MirrorMask is. And what it looks like.

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Beyond Re-Animator Review


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The third Re-Animator film (18 years after the original!) finds Herbert West in prison but still finding time to work on his Frankensteinian experiments in a corner of his cell. He's getting a little better at it, too, perfecting his green serum. Alas, when an inmate dies of a heart attack, re-animation turns him into a crazed zombie. A comely reporter on the scene fares a bit better, but when riots break out in the prison (zombies and non-zombies alike), all hell breaks loose. Minimal creature effects make this by far the least interesting of the series, including the lackluster Bride of Re-Animator. But come 2015, I'll be curious to see if Herbert has finally mastered his formula. I figure be then he'll be retired and a billionaire, having conquered death. Now that's a movie!

Monument Ave. Review


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Weird little Ted Demme movie about (what else?) drugs and thugs. Denis Leary plays a low-level gangster in an Irish mob, forced to maintain utmost secrecy when one of his best friends is capped by the boss right in front of his eyes (and in a rather jarring sequence). Curious story, it tells us about loyalty but never says whether that's a good or a bad thing. Not to mention, it's always tough to take Leary seriously in a dramatic role. At least he really is Irish.

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