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The internet, anxiety and Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade

“Being yourself” is the first topic in a string of motivational videos made by Kayla (Elsie Fisher), the main character of Bo...

Is Jump Force living up to the hype?

Jump Force is an ambitious crossover fighting game that includes over 40 fan-favourite characters across many different anime and manga, such as...

Review: Addikt at UCD DramSoc Theatre

Student theatre is a balancing act at times. Limitless ideas hindered by limited budgets, talented actors at times hindered by lack of...
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Nostalgia Corner: Halo 3

First released way back in September 2007, Halo 3, a futuristic first-person shooter, was an outright success. It made $170 million within...

Review: Trainspotting at UCD DramSoc Theatre

One of Scotland’s most famous exports, renowned for its gritty rawness and 90s fever dream appeal, Trainspotting was adapted for an almost...

Captain Marvel is the Marvel movie we have all been waiting for

Two things need to be said to preface this review. The first is that I am a massive comic book nerd, with...

Review: Visiting Necropolis at UCD DramSoc Theatre

Visiting Necropolis is a production squarely in the realm of epic theatre. Based sixty years in the future, it explores the interaction...

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