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Film review: The Shape Of Water

MEXICAN film-maker Guillermo del Toro recaptures the visual splendour and simmering menace of his Oscar-winning 2006 fantasy Pan's Labyrinth with a swoon-inducing reimagining of the Beauty And The Beast fairy tale set in 1962 Baltimore.

New films on DVD/on demand: Goodbye Christopher Robin, Happy Death Day

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Cert PG, 117 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Drama/Romance, available from February 12 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from February 26 on DVD £19.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Ulaid & Duke Special – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast RavenEye – The Empire, Belfast Saturday February 10 The Sabrejets, Thee Dirt Byrds, The Groundlings etc – Cramps Tribute IX, The Black Box, Belfast Sophie Coyle – The Sunflower, Belfast Or:la, Mount Polomar – The Menagerie, Belfast Jaya The Cat, Tonic All-Stars, The Skallions – The Art Department, Belfast Sit Tight, Saint Sapphire, LAME etc – The Pavilion, Belfast The 4 of Us – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Tuesday February 13 Anvil – The Limelight 2, Belfast (7pm) Paper/Boy, Dylan Robinson, Oscar Jennings – Bennigan's, Derry Wednesday February 14 The Lost Brothers – The Black Box, Belfast The Front Bottoms, The Smith Street Band, Brick & Mortar – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Thursday February 15 Paul Weller, Touts – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Alestorm, The Dread Crew of Oddwood, Rumahoy – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Alien Ant Farm, Soil, Local H – The Limelight 2, Belfast Saturday February 17 Jake Bugg – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Trucker Diablo, Gasoline Outlaws – Skylite Room, Warrenpoint Sunday February 18 Eddi Reader – The Lyric, Belfast Into The Ark, Sam Wickens – The MAC, Belfast Thursday February 22 Fredo – The Limelight 2, Belfast, 7pm Friday February 23 Electric Six – The Limelight 2, Belfast Duke Special – The Empire, Belfast The BBC Radiophonic Workshop at 60 Years – Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast Saturday February 24 Paul Draper (ex-Mansun) – The Limelight 2, Belfast Rebekah Fitch, Nathan O'Regan – The Barge, Belfast Allan Taylor, La Neanai – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast So Much For The Sun, Cursed Sun, Oracle etc – Alexander's Bar, Lisburn Tuesday February 27 Nils Frahm – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Wednesday February 28 The Temperance Movement – The Empire, Belfast Thursday March 1 Wyvern Lingo – McHugh's, Belfast Friday March 2 Hue & Cry – The Empire, Belfast Join Me In The Pines – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

Get your tickets for: BBC Music The Biggest Weekend in Belfast

David Roy
BBC Music's very own festival The Biggest Weekend will be taking place at the end of May, featuring large outdoor concerts hosted by various BBC 'brands' – including Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music – in Belfast, Coventry, Perth and Swansea.

Read this: Drug Gang Vengeance by Neil Walker

David Roy
LAST year, Belfast author Neil Walker's crime debut Drug Gang drew rave reviews from readers who enjoyed the Amazon ebook best-seller's highly readable combination of lean prose, tight plotting and wince-inducing ultra-violent mayhem.

Don't miss: Sophie Coyle

David Roy
REGULAR readers will know I'm a big fan of Dundalk musical maverick Jinx Lennon.

Listen to: Haunch – Lay My Bones Beside The Others

David Roy
HAUNCH are your new favourite east Antrim-bred supergroup, featuring two heads from late-90s prospects Throat and the bassman for the godfathers of Irish alternative rock, Therapy? Willy (guitars, lead vocals and drums), Rory (guitar/vocals) and Michael (bass) have declared their mission to be the creation of 'dark, distorted pop songs': their debut album Lay My Bones Beside The Others very much ticks that box, being chock-full of melodic, heavy riffage powered tunes.

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