What are you up to this weekend? Because here’s what you should be doing…
INGRID GOES WEST (2017)
Ingrid (played marvellously by Parks & Recreation’s Aubrey Plaza) clings to social media in order to side-step her lonely life and fill the gaps with likes and comments. After a bout of therapy that ultimately fails her, she latches onto Insta influencer Taylor (The Avengers own Elizabeth Olsen), inserting herself into her life by any means necessary, even moving in next door to a Batman fanatic in California. Of course, Ingrid soon sees the reality behind the snaps that earned Taylor’s social media fame, meeting her disillusioned husband and a hideously narcissistic sibling. Director Matt Spicer delivers a movie that is hilarious, dark and scarily honest about contemporary culture – this is one you must see!
It’s the story of a modern-day, single, white female that embodies all the things we cringe about – lols, likes, hashtags and our undeniable obsession with social media.
The film takes a vivid picture of the Insta-famous influencers and those who worship them. The ‘lob’ haircut, ombré hair colouring, the Japanime peace sign done to be cutesy (as opposed to any real message) are some of the major nods to notice.
No doubt it plays with humour and our warped sense of reality seamlessly. Definitely a gem of a movie.
Release date: November 17th.
ICE SKATING AT BLANCHARDSTOWN
Located just beside Blanchardstown Shopping Centre until January 21st, Ice Skating at Blanchardstown caters for all ages and all skaters – beginners to confident. For the kids age 3 – 10 (and myself), they have a kiddies’ area, equipped with penguins to hold onto if you’re a tad unstable!
The larger rink (1000sq metres) is for older children and adults. The little ones have different skates, which tend to grab the ice allowing them to walk, so they don’t fall as much.
It’s impossible to get good snaps unless you have someone on the side-line, but luckily Alpha Photography is there to get proper photos done. I managed to get some great ones with Will and the kids!
They have other attractions like the merry-go-round and even trampolines and bungee ropes – which is perfect if the kids get tired skating.
And finally, it’s near McDonalds – so it’s guaranteed to be a hit.
Ticket prices are as follows –
- Adult: €18 (box office peak), €16 (box office off peak), €14 (online peak), €13 (online off-peak)
- Family of 3: €42 (box office peak), €34 (box office off-peak), €36 (online peak), €30 (online off-peak)
- Family of 4: €51 (box office peak), €41 (box office off-peak), €46 (online peak), €38 (online off-peak).
Tickets can be booked online through www.iceskating.ie.