Articles by Steve Hanley

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My Top 10 Films of 2015

I had intended to get this article up a lot sooner. However, many of the films that were released in America in 2015 were not released here in Ireland until January or February 2016. As…



Was the biggest show of the summer also the best?   (Credit: WWE)

WWE Summerslam 2015 Review

This past weekend, WWE brought their annual Summerslam event to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It’s been clear for weeks now that the company wanted to make this year’s Summerslam particularly special. The event was…


Joel Edgerton's directorial debut is one of the sleeper hits of the summer

The Gift: An Impressive Psychological Thriller

“You think you’re done with the past, but the past is not done with you.” The Gift is an intense psychological thriller, which was released worldwide a little earlier this month. It plays with the…


Can the Resident Evil 2 remake improve upon the original?  (Source: Capcom)

Resident Evil 2 Remake Announced

Earlier this week, Capcom announced that they are working on a remake of Resident Evil 2. This survival horror game was first released on the Playstation 1, all the way back in 1998. Considering that…


'Song of the Sea' is one of many quality animated films released in the last year  (Credit: Studiocanal)

State of Animated Film in 2015

I recently watched Song of the Sea, an Irish animated film by Cartoon Saloon. I considered writing a review of the film, but it’s not currently showing in theatres in most countries. However, I would…


Pixar's latest film is one of its best, and most ambitious, to date.                  (Pictures:  Credit - Disney Pixar)

Inside Out: A Welcome Return to Form for Pixar

I’ve spent the last few weeks eagerly awaiting the release of Inside Out. Unfortunately, as with many animated films, its release date in Ireland was several weeks after its American release date. I spent those…


Latest season of the Netflix original might be the best yet.

Orange is the New Black, Season 3 Review

The new season of Orange is the New Black sort of crept up on me. While┬áI’ve enjoyed the show up until now, it’s never quite been one of those shows where I find myself counting…


Jurassic World may be a dumb popcorn flick, but it embraces the role with style.

Jurassic World: More Parody Than Sequel

When Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park was released in 1993, it quickly became a sensation. Even today, it is still remembered as one of the greatest summer blockbusters of all time. But people don’t always remember…