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    Planet of the Apes

    Chris Wasser looks at the enduring appeal of "Planet of the Apes", which originally started life as science-fiction novel and is now a hugely-successful film franchise

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    Human Rights Film Award

    Niamh Heery, winner of the Grand Prize in the Irish Council for Civil Liberties 'Human Rights Film Award' for her documentary "Harmanali: Trapped on the Fringe of Freedom" which looks at life inside a locked Syrian refugee camp in Bulgaria

    Official website: www.humanrightsfilmawards.org

    Human Rights Film Awards

    Abie Philbin Bowman spoke to Pamela Yates, political documentary-maker about being on the jury for the Irish Council for Civil Liberties’ ‘Human Rights Film Award’

    Official website:  www.humanrightsfilmawards.org

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    Film reviews

    Roe McDermott and Darryl Jones review "Mrs Brown's Boys: D'movie", "Walking On Sunshine", "Under The Rainbow" and "Chef"

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    Tragedy of actors dying early

    Abie Philbin Bowman on the tragedy of actors who died before their film is released (like Brittany Murphy in ‘Something Wicked’, Paul Walker in ‘Brick Mansions’, Philip Seymour Hoffman in both ‘God’s Pocket’ and ‘A Most Wanted Man’, James Dean in 'Rebel Without A Cause', Heath Ledger as the Joker in 'Batman', Brandon Lee in 'The Crow', Whitney Houston in 'Sparkle', James Gandolfini in 'Enough Said') 

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    Film reviews

    Joe Griffin and Alison Spittle review "The Fault In Our Stars", "Jersey Boys" and "3 Days To Kill"

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    Meryl Streep

    Evelyn O’Rourke looks at the career of Meryl Streep who celebrates her 65th birthday this weekend

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    Football on film

    John Byrne looks at some of the best and worst depictions of football on film

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