Arena With Seán Rocks

    Monday - Friday 7-8pm

    Film

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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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    Film reviews

    Sinead Gleeson and Laurence Mackin review the latest releases - "The Young & Prodigious TS Spivet", "Belle" and "The Food Guide To Love" 

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    Film reviews

    Sophie Gorman and Brian Lloyd review "22 Jump Street", "Grace of Monaco" and "Fruitvale Station"

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    Film reviews

    Roe McDermott and Simon Maher review new film releases - "Maleficent", "Jimmy's Hall" and "Edge of Tomorrow"  

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    Opera & film

    Diego Fasciati, executive producer with Rough Magic Theatre Company talks about the collaboration between composer Kurt Weill and playwright Bertold Brecht which resulted in 'The Threepenny Opera'. Tomorrow night the Irish Film Institute and the Goethe-Institut Irland will show the film version of the play  

    Full details at www.ifi.ie   

    Official website for Rough Magic Theatre Co: www.roughmagic.ie

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