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September 28 2014

Mart

where MARTCADE, 46 Rathmines Road Lower, Rathmines, Dublin, Ireland
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when 6pm

how much €10 - €200

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The MART Academy

While MART as a collective has been about since 2006, their physical presence in Dublin is still relatively new. With their first studios in the old fire station only opening, last year, their empire has quickly grown, encompassing 3 different buildings, a multitude of studios, exhibition spaces, a market, cafe and performance venue and now MARTcademy, a one stop shop for budding, developing and established artists. Covering a wide range of artistic and creative disciplines, there’s everything from an intro to turkish art to singing for the terrified. And they’re such sweeties, they even promise tea and cake for participants (let’s be honest, that’s what we all want!)So try something new this autumn, and head towards Rathmines for a little MARTucation! / Beccy Fitzpatrick

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October 23 2014

Nosaj_thing

where The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 2.
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when 9pm til late

how much Free

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dj set

Nosaj Thing

"Clear some way folks. Make some room. Late festival booking coming through!" LA producer Nosaj Thing drops into the Shaw as part of the Beatyard Festival. His sounds are pensive and mercurial reminiscent of deep breathy cityscape swirls at nighttime. Yeah that last line was a bit spoofy but immerse yourself in a track like Fog and tell me otherwise. There's echoes of dearly departed electronic gems such as Plone and Pulseprogramming skittering over his sounds. He's produced tracks for hot to trots such as Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi and Chance the Rapper. He's dropping in from Budapest and off to Milan in the morning so yiz better make him feel at home tonight. A broody beauty a born. / Michael McDermott

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October 23 2014

Mavericks

where Theatre Upstairs, Above Lanigan’s Pub, Eden Quay, Dublin 1

when see link

how much €10

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Mavericks

A play about two struggling actors struggling to write a play about two struggling actors struggling to write a play, Mavericks confuses you and makes you cringe just the right amount. Although they hit a little too close to home in their portrayal of the struggles of the jobless and terrified youth, you may just find yourself laughing till the bitter end. There are a plethora of bad accents (including one Tom Cruise/Chick Flick inspired monologue with Take My Breath Away amping up in the background), unsubtle digs at all levels of the Theatre Industry, and a slightly horrifying take on Burger King. The writers don’t spare themselves, or their realistically awkward real life friendship (complete with unrequited love), and all in all the show seems like it was written by two mates having a laugh, which it was. Or else they’re just great actors, in which case they’ve definitely got us fooled. / Olivia Rutter

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October 23 2014

Lunice2

where The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when 10:30 pm

how much €10

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Lunice

It’s probably fair to say that most of us wouldn’t have known who Lunice was if not for his Hudson Mohawk collaboration TNGHT. While the world waits with baited breath for the next offering, Lunice (and HudMo) are both working on tracks for respective albums. In the mean time, Lunice’s live shows are more than enough to tide us over. No stranger to diving out from the booth to mix it up with whoever is in the front row, his sets are not for the faint hearted. Comfortable playing to a room of 20 or to 2,000 (Just check out his London Boiler Room set), Lunice’s live shows are definitely for the party crowd. Expect Wakka Flocka, Juicy J, Chief Keef and Kanye edits. If Trap is dead, it certainly lives on in these live sets. Paired with his own tight and focused production, it’s a show that certainly not to be missed. / Jack Broughan

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October 23 2014

Blood630x420

where The Science Gallery, Trinity College, Pearse Street, Dublin 2
01 896 4091‎
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when 6pm-8pm

how much Free

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exhibition

Blood

With All Hallows Eve approaching, global Ebola outbreak and pop culture’s obsession with all things vampire, never has there been a better time to delve into the most vital of crimson fluids. The definitive rhythm and pulse- a comrade of life and death, with the power to charm and repulse in equal measure. Through artistic, medical and scholastic mediums, the Science Gallery’s newest exhibition illustrates the blurred lines that exist between the colloquial and the scientific, as well as answering the all-important question: where can one get a decent Black Market Pudding round here? Not idyllic for the faint-hearted, nonetheless is it not about time we put the bloody taboo to bed? / Claire Mullane

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October 24 2014

Daddy

where Turk's Head, Turk's Head Parliament St. Dublin 2.

when 10pm - late

how much €8 before 11:30pm, €10 thereafter

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AmsterDADDi XXX

DADDi is a turning out to be a very fun, well-attended gay night for Bears, their many, many sub-spieces (Otters, Cubs, Musclebears, Polar Bears etc.) and their numerous admirers. Tonight in the (bear) pit that is the Turk’s Head, the crew are hoping to turn up the heat, and lower the lights, to present AmsterDADDI XXX. Aiming to re-create the Dutch red-light leather bar vibe, there will be a “Wear What you Like” dresscode and Amsterdam’s own DJ Max Del Principe will be on hand to bang out Circuit-style house tunes. Expect bare chests and bear bellies. Also in the pipeline (ahem) is a sexy floor show from a visiting ‘adult entertainer’ Filipe Ferre and there will be plenty of drinks promos. You’ll have to postpone your hibernation for another weekend at least! Woof! / Mick Connell 

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October 24 2014

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where See Link

when Runs until Monday

how much See link

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Bram Stoker

This fledgling festival gets new fangs and a whole new salvo of puns under the helm of new creative crew The Performance Corporation. This is one of those box clever tourism ideas where a definable brief is open to fascinating and fun interpretations. There's a Vampwire over Wolfe Tone Square allowing people live out their caped action hero fantasy moment (waiting list), the Domestic Godless brigade promise Blood and Earth when they host a interactive cookery demo, Glaswegian artist Claire Biddles brings her Goth Karaoke machine to Meeting House Square where you can shake down some Siouxsie and the Banshees while Macnas provide the perfect antidote to the excesses of the weekend with their parade entitled The Summoning on Monday. A festival well worth sinking your teeth into. / Zach Joyce 

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October 24 2014

Thewayhelooks

where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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when 14.00|18.15

how much see link

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The Way He Looks

Daniel Ribeiro’s coming of age film begins with best friends ‘Gi’ and ‘Leo’ lazing by the pool, wishing for drama, romance, or just someone to kiss. There are small hints that Gi may have a crush on painfully oblivious Leo as they run their fingers through the water… before you realise that the protagonist, Leo, is blind, when Gi walks him home and then uses his keys to open his gate for him. She seems to be Leo’s only defender at school until a new boy, Gabriel befriends the pair and the drama they were wishing for begins. With muted colours, Belle and Sebastian dotting the soundtrack, and slightly too good looking teenagers, this film sucks you in and brings you back to awkward adolescence to the point you’re crossing your fingers and squirming in your chair hoping for a happy ending just as much as Leo is. / Olivia Rutter

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October 24 2014

Cld

where Alfie Byrnes at Conrad Hotel

when 8pm-10pm

how much Free

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craft night

Cabaret Life Drawing

You might not have drawn still life since Junior Cert art, when your lack of sense of proportion and depth of perception conspired to create a monster of gothic proportions, but that's no reason to eschew Dr Sketchy's cabaret life drawing sessions in Alfie Byrne's at the Conrad Hotel as part of the Bram Stoker Festival. Use your creative licence and allow your pencils to do the talking. I'll be concentrating on improving my shading (or more to the point, trying to disguise absentminded smudges) and trying to persuade the model to obscure their hands (unless they do me a favour and wear mittens). It's fun, frivolous, but stay safe and bring rubbers. / Kate Coleman

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October 24 2014

Da

where Dublin Civic Trust, 4 Castle Street, Dublin 2

when Until 8 November

how much Free

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exhibition

Describing Architecture

The airy, high-ceilinged Octagonal Room of the City Assembly House, with unfinished pinky walls and the last of the summer sun streaming in, is definitely a place to make you appreciate architecture. A diverse group of multimedia displays fill the room with work from Irish and international architecture students, architecture firms and artists, all contemplating the theme ‘memory and place’. They range from videos, to poems written from the perspective of buildings, to a study on the eurythmy of familiar Dublin locations. The exhibition stirs up that feeling you get when you enter a very old building and you can feel all the other people and things that have stood exactly there, or you drive by your old house and you feel a weird pang that strangers are living within walls that absorbed so much of your past. / Olivia Rutter

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October 25 2014

Leefields

where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 8pm

how much €22.50

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gig

Lee Fields and the Expressions

There's something about Lee Fields that really inspires the people of Ireland to venture out into the wind and rain and get their groove on. It's probably because he's exactly what the show bands should have been, a croontastic, r'n'b overlord, who could probably sing the phonebook with seductive success. Deep funk and soul reverberate through his sets, and with swell swagger he commands his stage, and even more so, his audiences. He's a Choice Cuts regular for a reason along with his soul brother Charles Bradley, so if you trust in the music, and do what it says, you should check this out. Warm up by putting Ladies from his My World LP on repeat. It's too saucy. Ooooerrrr. / Kate Coleman

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October 25 2014

Chili

where The Bernard Shaw, 11-12 South Richmond Street, Portobello, Dublin 2.
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when 2pm

how much €5

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fundraiser

Chilli con Carnivale

If you read a lot of food writing, you'll know that Chili con Carne is a divisive dish. Every home cook declares to have the quintessential headblowing recipe, each region in the US has its own little recipe quirks, and the only thing you can quite definitely state is that there's no need for tinned tomatoes - that's just a preference of your saucy self. Some recipes demand cacao, Tex-Mex versions ask for cumin, and various cheeses, molasses and vinegars appear on recipe pages. They are an invention of environment and taste, so bowls and spoons at the ready, cos it's Chilli con Carnivale. Pick your favourites from a bunch of fearless seasoned chili-afiocionados in support of Fighting Words, who do stellar work in the field of literacy. Just remember, if you burn your mouth, chew dry bread, cos the water doesn't work. / Kate Coleman

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October 25 2014

Bloodonthestreets

where Outside the Butcher Barber, 12 St. Johnson's Court, Dublin 2.

when 7:30pm

how much Free

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talk

Blood on the Streets

Here's something to get your blood boiling...the legend of Sweeney Todd was about as loyal to its historical context as Neil Jordan's Michael Collins. Barbers weren't just barbers, back in'day, but also your first go-to if you were feeling a little under the weather. Blood letting was considered a quick-fix for ailments, whether it was done by leeches or controlled incisions by a barber. Barbers, possibly in a multi-century-spanning hangover from the Barber-surgeons of the middle ages, always remained local experts on anatomy and such, and even if Sweeney Todd was pure fantasy, never forget that barbers were the most suspected in the Jack the Ripper murders because of their medical knowledge...So check out this talk, and remember, it wasn't always primping and preening... / Kate Coleman

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October 25 2014

Alrightpumpkin

where South Studios, 27 New Row South, Dublin 8
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when 12pm-5pm

how much Depends

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Alright Pumpkin

Alright Pumpkin? You should be, cos Meath-based pumpkinteers, Alright Pumpkin, are opening a Dublin pop-up patch where kids and adults can delight in picking their own pumpkin. Halloween is the season to get crafty with jack o'lanterns and the great news is that each pumpkin is also as tasty as it is good looking. All different sizes and colours will be available to test your decisiveness. Above all they promise that regardless of size, from the sublimely small to the monstrously massive, each pumpkin was grown with love and care just an hour outside our fair city. Visit the patch on Saturday the 25th in South Studios from 12 until 5 but when they are gone, they are gone; at least until Thursday the 30th when they return for a repeat show just before the big day. / Jack O'Lantern

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October 25 2014

Truth

where Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 679 3477
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Truth or Dare

Truth or Dare is a film made more frightening by its context. In a world where children commit crimes at the alleged behest of internet memes, and people set each other on fire and then put it on YouTube, you can't help but feel unnerved by the premise. A group of students are web celebs for their gory gameshow style videos, and it's all fake, until a superfan decides that it's in need of some hyper-realism. What ensues is a frightfest that will keep you up for weeks. Throw away your webcams... Win Tickets / Rebekah Keane

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October 26 2014

Krystalklear

where The Academy, 57 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1.
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when 7:30pm

how much €19.90

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Krystal Klear

For all people who shout "he's Irish" in their heads every time Krystal Klear is described as being Manchester-based (small man syndrome) this is a gig not to be missed. His groove-tastic electro earworms are perfectly suited to Bank Holiday weekend abandon, and if you are looking to get in the mood, check out his Hidden Depths picks on Vice's Thump. Expect the set to slink along, a melodic riposte to strobing glitterballs and Sunday sparkles. He's got that retro boogie-nights vibe, that will set you free and lock you into the music all at once. He's a wizard, an absolute wizard, and if you can't feel the force dragging you to the Academy on Sunday night, well, we can't save you. The music can, but we'll be too busy dancing to bring the mountain to Mohammed. Sozzles. Win Tickets / Kate Coleman

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October 26 2014

Onra

where The Sugar Club, Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2
01 678 7188
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when 10pm

how much €12.50

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Onra

Before Onra released Chinoises, his only online presence was a myspace profile. Mixing samples plucked from the depths of Chinese, Vietnamese and Thai record stores, Chinoises was a triumph of excellent source material and masterful cuts and edits. That said, Onra is no stranger to switching up styles. Long Distance sounds like a late 80’s, early 90’s RnB part synth pop record that never was. Vocal samples weave in and out much like Dilla’s Donuts with touches of Flying Lotus’ Los Angeles. Blooming grainy synth samples that sound like they’ve been sampled straight from VHS dominate throughout. Onra is certainly not to be missed. To cap it all off, a screening of Time is Illmatic. A documentary about Nas’ Illmatic, one of the best hip hop albums of all time, the album needs no introduction to those wise about hip hop records. For those not in the know, it’s required viewing and listening. Win Tickets / Jack Broughan

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October 26 2014

Beautful-noise

where The Screen Cinema, 2 D'olier St, D2
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when 6:00pm

how much €8

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screening

Beautiful Noise

Apart from interview footage featuring the Gothfather himself, Robert Smith, it’s not entirely clear how Beautiful Noise fits into the Bram Stoker Festival schedule, but let’s not be pedantic. The Irish premiere of Eric Green’s 10-year labour of love – following multiple legal and licensing battles the film was eventually completed thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign – is something to cherish. Focusing on a trio of mind-blowing, genre-creating, seminal acts in the form of My Bloody Valentine, Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain, the documentary traces the bands’ 1980s roots through to their still potent influence on anyone who adores mixing melody and noise. Talking heads include the aforementioned frontman from The Cure plus Wayne Coyne, Trent Reznor and Billy Corgan. Multiple eargasms guaranteed. / Brian Keane

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October 26 2014

Liars-band-01

where Button Factory, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
01 670 9202
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when 7.30pm

how much €18

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Liars + Wife

It's a bank holiday and the frenzy of 'must do something' mangles in your mind with 'so much on' mashed up with 'gotta do something' which inevitably means the stuff really worth doing gets buried or lost. And this fits into the last category. This is a stonking double bill. Brooklyn art-rock trio Liars arrive off the back of the release of their 7th studio album Mess which gets its dance on. Somersaulting away from 2012's WIXIW which proved to be a denser introspective affair, Mess has dystopian dance  antics akin to Von Sudenfeld on tracks like I'm No Gold. Support comes from WIFE, James Kelly's intriguing lighter dance departure after his days with black metal act Altars of Plague. A bank holiday double bill dream to get the juices pumped.. Wake up or stay awake but don't be making excuses for missing this come Monday. Win Tickets / Michael McDermott

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October 27 2014

Invasion

where Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin 2.
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when Until 3 December

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Invasion - Lois Weinberger

Despite inducing flashbacks to finding a crop of black mushrooms sprouting behind the toilet in my unheated, consistently damp second year house, this exhibition was strangely satisfying. Tucked away in Gallery 1 of the Douglas Hyde, Lois Weinberger has infested a spotless white room with 40 different varieties of fungi. The large layered mushrooms evoke both a feeling of initial disgust and strange calm, like nature is slowly creeping back through the concrete. Overall, a nice little spot to zen out if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed after dodging your way through new-Luas-line induced traffic. / Olivia Rutter

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October 27 2014

American-psycho2

where The Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7
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when 6:30 pm

how much €7.50-€9

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screening

American Psycho

American Psycho is not for the faint-hearted. Set in 1980s New York, it follows Patrick Bateman, a handsome yuppie with impeccable dress sense who happens to be a psychopath. Narrated from his perspective, it features mind-numbingly boring descriptions of ivory business cards and the latest Genesis album, interspersed with horrific murders, cannibalism, rape, torture, and necrophilia. Banned in some countries, American Psycho is an overblown gore-fest, but also a deeply intelligent and oddly funny critique of capitalist society. One minute you’ll find yourself trying not to throw up as Bateman plays with a hacked-off tongue or chews on a bit of brain, the next you’re laughing hysterically and secretly wondering whether that makes you a bad person. I’ll tell you something, Brett Easton Ellis is one messed-up dude. / Kayla Walsh

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October 28 2014

Pebbledash

where Collins Barracks, 7 Benburb St, Dublin 7.
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when Until 30 November

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Beyond Pebbledash

Sat in the middle of Clarke Square, almost blending in but not quite is the front of a typical Dublin house with its skeleton left unfinished behind it. The installation aims to change our perspective on Dublin’s residential architecture, and if you’ve ever spent your summer white-washing your granny’s pebbledash house, you might be keen for a bit of variety. Despite a cheery yellow door, the graying wall/facade can’t help but make you long for a bit more Haussman and a bit less pointy concrete. Apart from Dublin, the ominous unfinished home brings to mind the Celtic Tiger ghost estates that still dot the countryside. The fact that the rest of the house blends in almost seamlessly with its surroundings both echoes the grimly identical houses that line some Dublin streets and these forgotten cul-de-sacs... / Olivia Rutter

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October 29 2014

Theshining

where The Light House Cinema, Market Square, Smithfield, Dublin 7
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when 3pm/8pm

how much €6-€9

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screening

The Shining

All Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy, all Michael Bay and no Stanley Kubrick makes Jack a dull boy. This weekend you have a choice between seeing four turtles battling CGI idiocy or you could visit Room 237 one more time. Don’t be dull. / Hugh Torpey

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