Battle of The Cams 2017

I was so impressed by the diverse range of short films produced for the ‘Battle of the Cams’ competition. This is the competition where groups of students have one week to create a short film which can be up to eight minutes long. This year there were a total of seven entries, a record breaking […]

Podcast Review on “Dear Hank and John”.

You there. Yes, you reading this. Do you enjoy news about Mars and inspirational third tier English soccer teams? Do you also enjoy somewhat dubious advice on various topics submitted by people like yourself? Do you enjoy short poems too? YOU DO? Well then I have the podcast just for you. “Dear Hank and John“ is […]

Lady Gaga’s Performance at the 2017 Super Bowl.

There was much speculation over the direction in which Lady Gaga would go with her Super bowl Half Time performance. The Super bowl occurred during a time of great unease among the American people and the world. What better opportunity, thought most, to make a political statement that would be seen not only by the […]

Top 4 Youtubers For Media Content Tutorials.

Lily Pebbles / The Anna Edit These girls are mostly known for their beauty/fashion/lifestyle themed videos on their YouTube channels, which have about 400 thousand subscribers respectively. Real life best friends, the two have collabed to produce some easy to follow tutorials that are mostly based around the social media side of media production – […]

Media Coverage of Famous Deaths and Overseas Wars.

As the closing months of a turbulent 2016 came around, the media showed no signs of stopping as the world continued to move. The final month of December provided a significant amount to be written about. This includes stories of famous deaths in the public eye and those of the many incidents in terror-stricken countries […]

Leonard Cohen Album Review.

At 82 years of age, you would expect that a frail, dying Leonard Cohen could get away with dropping the incredibly high standard he maintained throughout his fifty-year career. However, these songs are as rich and well-written as any in Cohen’s repertoire. A poignant and bleak affair, ‘You Want It Darker’ speaks of lost love, […]

The Must Have Software Equipment For Students

When I was thinking of what software I would review for this blog, I first thought; “I should just do the free software, because let’s face it, we are students here”. But that was rather naïve of me, as I’m sure we all know of other methods of getting these pro software’s for free. Anyway, […]

Danny Brown Concert Review

Danny Brown: The Exhibition Tour 2016 (Monday, November 14th | The Academy, Dublin) Last month, Detroit experimental hip-hop artist Danny Brown released his third full-length studio album Atrocity Exhibition. It quickly became my favourite work from him so I jumped at the chance to get a ticket for the Dublin date of his European tour. […]

How social media played a role in the US election

The 8th of November 2016 seen the victory of controversial candidate Donald Trump in the US presidential elections. Globally, people kept their TV’s and radio’s on and most importantly, they kept their phones near by, looking for the most recent update on the polls. The rush that spread from every website and from every app […]

Best and Worst Reality TV

Reality TV shows are here to stay, love them or hate them, you can’t escape them. So what are the best and worst reality TV shows gracing our screens today? Best Three 90 Day Fiancé As Joanne the Scammer said, “I’m a messy bitch who lives for drama.” And if you happen to hold that […]

Doctor Strange review

You would think that with 14 instalments the superhero formula would be becoming a bit stale. But with an $85,000,000 opening it seems that Marvel studios is showing no signs of slowing down. The introduction of magic and multiple dimensions shakes up the Marvel cinematic universe and offers us a glimpse into how much more […]

The Girl on the Train – Review

Zoe Ryan  The truly captivating trailer for the haunting Universal and DreamWorks produced motion picture adaptation of British author Paula Hawkins psychological thriller novel, The Girl on the train, instantly emerges us into the world of the film. It perfectly reveals the plot and setting, exposing the viewer to all the characters featured thus igniting […]

Inferno Review – Book or Film?

Lauren O’Malley There has always been the longstanding argument that “the book was better than the movie”. In the case of Inferno, I have to agree. However, it feels as though this argument is almost invalid because the film deviated so far from the source material. Inferno, written by Dan Brown, follows the story of […]

The lowdown on Frank Ocean’s Endless / Blonde

Robert Cleaver-Redmond   Four years after the release of his critically acclaimed album Channel Orange, three years after work went underway on its followup and over a year after its initial release date, Frank Ocean has finally come through with his sophomore effort, Blonde. After a very quiet year from Frank, and a strange art piece in the form of a livestream broadcast on […]

MPS Premiere Pro Workshop Goes Down A Treat

Nicole Curran Media Production Society hosted their first Premier Pro workshop of the academic year, on October 12th. There were two workshops during the evening, both of which were booked out by students from many different degree courses.

What students can learn from The Hunting Ground

Kerry Mahony The thrill of being accepted into a college course is one we are all familiar with. Feelings of elation and relief, accompanied by tears of joy; some people might have jumped up out of their seat, shouting the good news to their parents. This is how Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s The Hunting […]

Bow Down to the Social Media Queen

Bronwyn O’ Neill We all know how Kim Kardashian got famous but how has she continued to create an empire almost a decade after she shot to stardom. Unlike, former friend Paris Hilton, Kim’s reality show has not simply fell into obscurity; instead it has simply become more and more popular as the Kardashian family […]

Top 5 Must Watch Netflix series

Emma O Malley Most of us have been there. Sleep deprived and screaming: “No! It can’t end like this!” when your whirlwind romance with a show reaches the finale. So to ease your pain here are 5 Netflix series that will keep you so fixated that the only time you will move is to find […]

Irish blasphemy laws crack down on Theroux

Aoife McDermott The inability to have Louis Theroux’s “My Scientology Movie” released into Irish cinemas has led to fingers being pointed in many different directions. As rumours spread, all eyes were on Altitude Film Distribution, a UK-based company who were in charge of the Irish release for the documentary. During the films premiere at Cannes […]

LUKE CAGE REVIEW

The instant excitement that courses through my veins the second I hear ‘Marvel’ is shortly followed by high expectation. As a lover of both Marvel and Netflix originals, I, like many others, awaited the latest and third collaboration series, Luke Cage, with anticipation. Jessica Jones and Daredevil may have set a high standard however I […]