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Alan Meban (Alan in Belfast)
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An irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology, politics and the occasional rant about life. Alan ... in Belfast (and Lisburn), Northern Ireland
An irregular set of postings, weaving an intricate pattern around a diverse set of subjects. Comment on cinema, books, technology, politics and the occasional rant about life. Alan ... in Belfast (and Lisburn), Northern Ireland

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Unfriended: Dark Web – slow-burn, non-horror turkey is a timely reminder about electronic surveillance and computer security (from 10 August)
Unfriended: Dark Web joins a group of friends for game night. Unable to meet face-to-face, they instead play Cards Against Humanity over Skype. In real time we watch the screen of Matias’ new computer which he ‘came across’ that day. He flicks between a Fac...
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The Meg – the de-fin-itive summer disaster movie (from 10 August)
The makers of The Meg must have asked themselves what more could sensibly be added to the canon of shark films . It’s a well-established genre that regularly spills red blood into the blue sea and puts fear into the heart of nervous cinemagoers. The Meg beg...
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The Darkest Minds … bringing idiopathic screen-based adolescent acute neurodegeneration to a cinema near you from 10 August
The premise of The Darkest Minds is that a majority of children across North America – the filmmakers’ boundaries stretch no further than the US – have been killed by an outbreak of Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration (IAAN). While the near-annihi...
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So I Can Breathe This Air – a study of belonging, identity and home while walking across Belfast (TheatreofplucK until 7 August as part of EastSide Arts Festival)
Walking across Belfast in a group, we’re listening to the stories of members of The Rainbow Project’s Gay Ethnic Group (or GEG as they somewhat tongue-in-cheek refer to themselves). Each has made a different journey for different reasons to end up in Northe...
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Jimmy Ellis: Home Again – a fond poetic tribute to parents with intertwining words and fabulous music (Blunt Fringe Theatre as part of EastSide Arts Festival)
Knit together from a large collection of Jimmy Ellis’ poems, Glenn Patterson has crafted a nostalgic series of vignettes describing war-time life in Ellis’ family home. The well-known actor’s verse is a fond and loving tribute to his parents rather than a s...
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Evita – quality performances in a production which allows the music to take centre stage (Grand Opera House until 11 August)
Evita has rolled into town. It’s the story of a young woman, Eva Duarte, a social climber who worked her way up through Argentinian society, stepping on the shoulders of every social class until she climbed to the very top and partnered up with Juan Perón, ...
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