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Deadpool's brings his one-liners back to smash the fourth-wall back with an unholy bang


The unpredictable katana-swinging mercenary and his fourth-wall-breaking, twisted sense of humour are back. Prepare for the doors to get blown off your local theatre.

  • Not kidding anyone

    Dad's Army

    Dad's Army returns with the old bungles and prat-falls but the script is misjudged and there is a severe rationing of belly laughs

  • Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey replace Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in this remake of Point Break

    Point Break

    Utterly ridiculous, but a thrilling watch.

  • Joseph Fiennes and Nicole Kidman in Strangerland.


    In this impressive indie movie, Joseph Fienes and Nicole Kidman play the married couple who have moved with their two kids to an Australian outback town for murky reasons which become clear as the story proceeds. It's disturbing, taut and clever.

  • Small town South Wales life expertly evoked in Thomas Morris's debut collection.

    Thomas Morris we don't know what we're doing

    Loneliness hovers at the edges of Thomas Morris's masterful short stories, which are set in the author's native town of Caerphilly in South Wales.

  • High octane, fun-lovin', something something blue collar man..

    Hank Williams Jr - It's About Time

    It's hard to resist the Southern swagger and charm of Hank Williams Jr - and it's hard to forget the legend - but with a bit more meaning and less of the partying he could have made a cracker.

  • The same wise-cracking, anarchic spirit as Ghostbusters and Gremlins


    Fun for three-quarters of the family.

  • James Nesbitt (centre) in Lucky Man

    TV Review: James Nesbitt gets lucky while Bridget & Eamon shine

    John Byrne's telly week includes James Nesbitt's Lucky Man, Getaways, Bridget and Eamon, and Marvel's Agent Carter.

  • Chasing down the Cardinal: The Spotlight editorial team


    The solid, reliable Spotlight is essentially All The President's Men rebooted, with the quarry being the real-life Cardinal Law and his errant Boston clergy rather than Richard Nixon and his associates.

  • Caine and his co-stars prove the best of visitors to both head and heart


    Not wasted on anyone.

  • Rumors of Fleetwood Mac play Bord Gáis theatre on January 31

    Rumours of Fleetwood Mac are True

    Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours of Fleetwood Mac play the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Sunday January 31 as part of their world tour. Paddy Kehoe spoke to the band's drummer and founder member, Allan Cosgrove.

  • Michael Bay's take on the attack on the Benghazi compound in Libya in 2012.

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    Pearl Harbor and Transformers director Michael Bay goes gung-ho on this account of an attack by Islamic militants on the Benghazi compound in Libya in 2012

  • The 33 dramatises the events surrounding the Chilean mining disaster

    The 33

    John Byrne enjoys the dramatised version of events that saw 33 miners get trapped in a mine in Chile, and the entire planet held its breath.

  • The Big Short is as much an engaging drama as a financial farce

    The Big Short

    The Big Short is the best bet you'll make all year.

  • Nie Yinniang (Qi Shu), the reluctant Assassin in Hou Hsiao-Hsien's marvellous film of that name.

    The Assassin

    Hou Hsiao-hsien won Best Director at Cannes for his latest, magisterial film, which is only a martial arts picture in name, relying on the mysteries of human relations rather than on lengthy sword-fighting scenes.