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Film review: Entebbe a turgid history lesson that squanders its stars

Damon Smith
THE real-life hijacking of an Air France flight in June 1976 by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and a subsequent rescue mission led by the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF), are terrific raw ingredients for an edge-of-seat geo-political thriller.

Games: Sega Goes Black to the Future with Mega Drive Mini

By Neil McGreevy
Sega Goes Black to the Future with Mega Drive Mini Rivalries among the proto-PlayStation set were common currency, and if it was protractors at dawn for Spectrum v Commodore, no rumble came close to Nintendo and Sega.

Film review: The Strangers: Prey At Night

AS BLOOD flows freely in the belated sequel to the 2008 horror thriller The Strangers, one victim tearfully pleads with her masked attacker to justify their desire to kill.

Cult Movie: Bogart and Gardner shine in 50s classic The Barefoot Contessa

Ralph McLean
THE Barefoot Contessa may not be the greatest film from director Joseph L Mankiewicz – for that you’d be hard pushed to nominate anything other than his sublimely stylish, acid-tongued Oscar winner All About Eve – but it remains one of the most insightful slices of media-based melodrama ever to grace the silver screen.

Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

David Roy
Today Ryan McMullan – The Mandela Hall, QUBSU, Belfast Scooter – Telegraph Building, Belfast Asian Dub Foundation – La Haine live soundtrack, The Black Box, Belfast The Go! Team, The Correspondents – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Oh Pep! – The Sunflower, Belfast Karrie O'Sullivan, Jimmy Smyth – American Bar, Belfast Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – The Playhouse, Derry Basork featuring Neil Cowley – Nerve Centre, Derry Mary Gauthier – Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart Albert Lee – Market Place Theatre, Armagh Saturday May 5 Peggy Seeger book talk – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Peter Perrett – The Black Box, Belfast, 8pm Mary Gauthier – The Waterfront Hall Studio, Belfast, 2pm Nightmares on Wax – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Kimmie Rhodes – Radio Dreams Tour, The Waterfront Hall Studio, Belfast, 8pm Jenn Bostic – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Ciara O'Neill – The Belfast Barge, Belfast Kaz Hawkins, Sam York – Park Avenue Hotel, Belfast Myles Manley, Civil Simian, Jess Edlin – The Sunflower, Belfast Mary Coughlan – Millennium Forum, Derry David Lyttle Band, Joseph Leighton Trio – The Playhouse, Derry Chase The River, Brash Isaac, Wanderers – Braid Arts Centre, Ballymena Sunday May 6 Jimmy Webb – CQAF Marquee, Belfast !!!, Mmode – The Black Box, Belfast The Blasters, The Sabrejets – Oh Yeah, Belfast Jeffrey Lewis – The Black Box, Belfast, 2pm Michael Nau, Robyn G Shiels – McHugh's, Belfast, 8pm Smoove & Turrell Sound System, The Organauts – The Belfast Barge, Belfast Ingrid Laubrock's Anti-House 4 – The MAC, Belfast Van Morrison – Millennium Forum, Derry Dinosaur – The Playhouse, Derry Monday May 7 Camille O'Sullivan – CQAF Marquee, Belfast The Deep Dark Woods, Kacy and Clayton – McHugh's, Belfast Van Morrison – Millennium Forum, Derry Velvet Alibi – Bennigan's, Derry Tuesday May 8 Gary Barlow – Waterfront Hall, Belfast Kate Rusby – CQAF Marquee, Belfast Molly Tuttle & Rachel Baiman – Green Room, The Black Box, Belfast This Is The Kit – Voodoo, Belfast Robyn Hitchcock – McHugh's, Belfast Wednesday May 9 Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Baxter Dury – SSE Arena, Belfast Ed Sheeran – Boucher Playing Fields, Belfast Linley Hamilton – The Black Box, Belfast .

Bob Geldof's Band Aid archive arrives in Ireland

Michael McHugh, Press Association
An archivist will spend up to two years cataloguing memorabilia from the famous 1984 campaign for those affected by famine in Ethiopia, the National Library of Ireland (NLI) said.

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