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COLD a Film by Eoin Macken

“Cold” Poster
Courtesy of Eoin Macken and IMDB

As we’ve established before in related blogsEoin Macken doesn’t do stuff the way other people do.  You might know him as the dashing, yet ever courageous Sir Gwaine in the BBC show Merlin, or maybe you’ve seen his movies on Youtube, but no matter where you’ve discovered him, if you’ve seen him, you remember him.  This blog is not going to be about how much respect and fangirl feelings I have for this man. This blog is going to be about his latest movie, Cold and the convention style screening he offered the fans.

A few months ago, Eoin started a crowdfunding campaign in order to finish his project, a movie starring his Merlin costar Tom Hopper.  If you are not familiar with the crowdfunding concept, it is the collective effort of individuals who network and pool their money, usually via the Internet, to support efforts initiated by other people or organizations (per Wikipedia).  In short, Eoin asked us, fans, to help him fund his movie.  The response exceeded the expectations and almost 300 people gave money to help make this movie.  Read More

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Evora – Album Launch at The Grand Social – Dublin

Photo Courtesy of Leeloo

Forward by Jayne:  If you are a regular reader of At a Glance, you will have read our previous related articles on Evora.  I originally interviewed Alan Rickard, front man for the band, and Leeloo did a subsequent CD review.  And then the time finally came for an Album Release Party.  The event was held in Dublin at The Grand Social on June 27, 2013.  Leeloo was fortunate to travel to attend the event and she shares with us her adventures of the evening, including meeting the band consisting of AlanIan McSweeneyJim MortonJohnny Morton, and Joey Morton.  Read on for Leeloo’s recap


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Hurry Up Before I Die – Evora

Review of Dublin Based Band Evora’s Debut Album

Evora Hurry Up Before I Die - Cover

Photo Courtesy of Evora

Not really knowing how to start this music review (it will be a music review in the end if it all goes according to plan, I promise), I do not consider myself an expert in the matter, far from it actually, but I know what I like.  What I look for in a song, in a voice, is this little thing that makes me forget, that takes me to a complete other world.

A few months ago, I watched a movie (Dreaming For You by Eoin Macken) and fell in love with a song, a voice, that of Evora, an Irish band from County Dublin.  If you are an avid reader of At a Glance, you’ve already heard of them, as Jayne interviewed Alan Rickard (the voice of Evora) a few months back.  Read More


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How British Television Has Ruined Christmas….

broken xmas tree

(Beware! Spoilers abound for current seasons of Merlin, Doctor Who and Downton Abbey)

I remember a time, not so long ago when I didn’t even want to hear about British television or movies (well apart from Harry Potter)… Even though I was fluent in English, the British accent didn’t make sense to me. Then Merlin happened… A nice little family show about the legend of King Arthur. At least that’s how my friends sold it to me. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But we’ll come back to Merlin later.

After having discovered how beautiful (and by beautiful I mean sexy) the British/Irish accent is, I needed more of it in my life. That is how I came to discover Sherlock, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Skins, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, Luther, Being Human and so on. As of today I can’t go on, not even one day, without hearing someone speak with a British accent. It’s like air to me… Ok you now know this about me, I do not do things lightly. When I love something I don’t give it up until I’m disgusted by it… I don’t think I’ll ever be disgusted by British shows.  Read More