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Coming (Not So) Soon...

Coming (Not So) Soon...

The Sitter - dir. David Gordon Green - Due to be released in Ireland - 27th Jan 2012! Starring: Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell That's right, some extremely funny and talented people have thought it would be a great idea to go ahead and basically remake " Adventures in Babysitting " and turn it into an R-rated comedy and who are we to stop them, considering I laughed out loud three or four times while watching the trailer. Tower Heist - dir. Brett Ratner - Due to be released in Ireland 4th November 2011 Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda What a cast! Who knew the cinematic event you weren't waiting for was going to be this random assortment of people. Seriously hope it's in 3-D, just to top off the naffness. I must say it is good to see Alan Alda and also Michael Pena in anything though, so I'm sure I'll end up going. Also Casey Affleck must really like being in heist movies or something... Battleshi

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Coming (Not So) Soon...

Coming (Not So) Soon...

Take Shelter - dir. Jeff Nichols - Starring: Michael Shannon, Jessica Chastain, Shea Wigham Michael Shannon has the greatest face in movies and televison at the moment, it's just a fact.  After stealing both Revolutionary Road and Boardwalk Empire from under the noses of some very good actors, comes this indie drama which comes out before he will be better known to everyone as General Zod in the new Superman Man of Steel  movie. The film deals with a man who begins to see apocalyptic visions and sets about building a shelter for his family, which worries everyone around him. 50/50 - dir. Jonathan Levine - Starring: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick. Cancer comedy, could be funny, could be annoying, could be overly sentimental, we won't find out till late in the year anyway, but the cast involved gives me the optimism that it will be worth watching. A Little Help - dir. Michael J. Weithorn - Starring: Jenna Elfman, Chris O'Donnell From the

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

...otherwise known as the Bateman edition. The Change Up - dir. David Dobkin - Released in Ireland 26th August Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde, Leslie Mann A BODY SWAP MOVIE! Is that a genre of movie we should really be bothering to bring back? As the trailer says it comes from the director of Wedding Crashers and the writers of The Hangover and although initially sceptical, after seeing the cast and then the trailer I'm genuinely giddy for this to come out. Will not be satisifed though without a cameo from either Fred Savage or Judge Reinhold, and anyone who doesn't know what I'm referring to , shame on you. Horrible Bosses - dir. Seth Gordon - Released in Ireland 22nd July Starring: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx From the director of the King of Kong (YAY!) comes this little dark comedy dealing with people with... eh...well... horrible bosses. Fans of Going The

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You gotta see this ... Shakes the Clown

You gotta see this ... Shakes the Clown

" Loved by children. Desired by women. Adored by bartenders everywhere " a tag line that should prepare you for this movie, but doesn't quite do the job it should, "the Citizen Kane of Alcoholic Clown Movies" as it was dubbed by  Betsy Sherman of  The Boston Globe an opinion also echoed by Marty Scorsese(!)  is way more appropriate. Written and directed by Bobcat Goldthwait (yep, Zed from the Police Academy movies!) who has since gone onto to write and direct low budget, witty, Sundance-friendly, beautifully made movies such as Sleeping Dogs and World's Greatest Dad , and also become a very successful TV director ( Jimmy Kimmel , Important Things with Demetri Martin , The Man Show ) I thought it would be interesting to go back and see his first attempt at movie making. The film shows all clowns, who never take off their makeup ever, to be socially maladjusted miserable alcoholics or cocaine addled morons, who are also quite clannish and hateful to eac

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Out Now - Senna

Out Now - Senna

Growing up watching Formula 1, I was aware I was watching a genius at work in the shape of Ayrton Senna. While I was watching the sport on the BBC the slant was towards Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill and the Jordan team, but Senna was the one who stood out. I even had his game Super Monaco GP II on the mega drive where his voice would appear to say "Final Lap" near the end of each race, which after his death in 1994 became somewhat poignant. Of course as a child I didn't fully appreciate the man and why he was so special, I just liked him because he was the best. Now director Asif Kapadia has released a documentary which uses only archive footage and the audio from interviews with some of the people who knew him best to tell the story of a national and international icon and show all the complexities about him and his situation. The documentary reveals fairly early on he was a deeply religious and spiritual man so the money-soaked, over-political world of Formula 1 raci

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

more indie dramedies for your perusal... Win Win - dir. Thomas McCarthy (Released in Ireland May 20th) Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale, Jeffrey Tambor. Thomas McCarthy (who is a good actor incidentally) who brought us the fantastic The Station Agent and the equally accomplished  The Visitor returns with another character actor, this time Paul Giamatti, as his lead. Giamatti plays a lawyer with dubious business practices who through these dodgy dealings discovers a star wrestler which he wants to use for his struggling team that he manages, but things are never straightforward. Everything Must Go - dir. Dan Rush Starring: Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Laura Dern, Christopher Jordan Wallace Will Ferrell seems to be in Stranger Than Fiction mode playing an relapsed alcoholic who loses his job and whose wife and kid leave him so he decides to sell everything he owns, co-starring with Notorious B.I.G's son, no less. Our Idiot Brother  - dir. Jesse P

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

30 Minutes or Less - dir. Ruben Fleischer Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride From the persons who brought you Zombieland comes a film that deals with a pizza delivery driver forced to rob a bank within 30 minutes and also stars a shed load of people I really like, so should be good. Crazy, Stupid, Love.   - dir.  Glenn Ficarra, John Requa Starring: Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Marisa Tomei and Kevin Bacon. From the team who brought you the great I Love You Philip Morris and also wrote Bad Santa (but also Cats and Dogs ) and starring the guy who used to be in the US Office ("Why did he have to leave...") and also Ryan Gosling who I last saw blow my mind in Blue Valentine by being amazingly charming and tremendously annoying all at once, and again is a film that has plenty of other famous faces to be looking at. Larry Crowne - dir. Tom Hanks Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts Tom Hanks co-writes (with Ni

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

Red Hill - dir. Patrick Hughes (Out in Ireland 20th May) Starring: Ryan Kwanten, Steve Bisley, Tom E. Lewis A modern day western revenge drama set in Australia (and therefore I'll watch it), starring Vinnie from Home and Away or Jason Stackhouse from True Blood depending on where you come from. Next up here's two films coming soon with the Guillermo Del Toro touch/seal of approval Julia's Eyes - dir. Guillem Morales (Out in Ireland 20th May) Starring:  Belén Rueda ,   Lluís Homar   and   Pablo Derqui Del Toro produces this film about a woman convinced her sister's suicide was something far more sinister. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark - dir. Troy Nixey (Out in U.S. late August) Starring: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison and Alan Dale Del Toro co-wrote this remake of a 1973 TV movie, and with a seemingly low budget (US$12 million) was still able to attract Katie Holmes and, not one but two ex-Neighbours stars, in the shape of Guy Pearce an

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Coming Soon...

Coming Soon...

Captain America: The First Avenger - dir. Joe Johnston (Due out in Ireland 29th July) Starring: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones. The latest in a line of Marvel movies is due out soon, after liking Thor I am slightly more intruiged by this film, although I am hoping the Benjamin Button like FX don't go on too long. Directed by Joe Johnston who has a mixed bag in his canon, he's directed Hidalgo , Jurassic Park III and The Rocketeer but also Jumanji , The Wolfman and Honey, I Shrunk The Kids Bridesmaids - dir. Paul Feig (Due out in Ireland 24th June) Starring:  Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Rose Byrne. Directed by the creator of Freaks and Geeks , Paul Feig, produced by Judd Apatow and written by Kristen Wiig herself, I'm expecting a lot from this and the trailer doesn't disappoint anyway. The film also manages to fit in a lot of familiar funny faces as well, if you're a fan of US TV comedies anyway. Terri

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Out Now - The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

Out Now - The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec

Luc Besson returns with an adaptation of a comic book series created by Jacques Tardi. Set in France in the early part of the twentieth century, Adèle Blanc-Sec, played by Louise Bourgoin , is a famous journalist and author who sets off to Egypt to find a mummy who can help her save her sister while also having to take care of a recently hatched pterodactyl that's rampaging around Paris, surely I've got your attention.  While not perfect in the slightest, it is good clean fun (well 12A, there's a bit of nipple...) and enjoyably silly. It's not quite Indiana Jones, which is what it seems to be compared to the most, but then again, what is? The film also stars  Mathieu Almaric , although heavily disguised, as her nemesis and  Gilles Lellouche , who can also currently be seen on Irish cinema screens in  Little White Lies .  Showing In Dublin: Screen Cinema - Cineworld

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You gotta see this ... Slap Shot

You gotta see this ... Slap Shot

In 1977, Paul Newman teamed up with director George Roy Hill again, having previously worked together on Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid and The Sting , this time to make a movie about a failing hockey team managed by Reggie Dunlop (Newman) who hears the club may be sold and who tries to turn things around by getting the team to play dirty and get violent at every opportunity on and off the ice, hoping to attract the crowds. For anyone who knows nothing about ice hockey the opening scene explains it all for you . The film comes across like the ultimate guys movie (even though it's written by a woman, Nancy Dowd ) and like a lot of movies from the seventies is rough and at times slow paced, but is worth watching for Paul Newman's performance alone (apparently it was his favourite movie that he worked on), however if you need another reason to watch then look no further than the Hanson Brothers (don't start!), played by real-life hockey players Jeff and Steve Carlson

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Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011 - Tickets On Sale

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2011 - Tickets On Sale

Festival this year runs from the 17th to the 27th of February, I've bought my tickets anyway and will be going along to the following films: Submarine - dir. Richard Ayaode Good Cake, Bad Cake: The Story of LiR - dir. Shimmy Marcus (Cancelled) The Christening (Chrzest) - dir. Marcin Wrona The Big Uneasy - dir Harry Shearer Upside Down: The Creation Records Story - dir. Danny O'Connor Potiche - dir. Francois Ozon and the annual surprise film. Get the full list of films here - http://www.jdiff.com/index.php/events/ Get your tickets here - http://jdiff.ticketsolve.com/shows/2011

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Adventures in Movie Watching 2010

Adventures in Movie Watching 2010

Right so here's my favourite 20 films of the year, please note this list is from December 2009 to December 2010 as I don't usually go to the cinema in December, so I catch up with these movies during the year. Anyway if you disagreed with my list of favourite albums prepare to be even more perplexed by this list.   20. MacGruber - dir. Jorma Taccone . Right so straight off I've lost a lot of you, but I thought this was great. Don't get me wrong a lot of the humour wasn't subtle in the least, but it made me laugh a lot. The film is actually too good parodying certain action films that there are large parts of the film that drag and are nonsensical, in the action movie tradition of "Did I just see that? Did someone actually think that was a good idea?", but this film also contains the funniest sex scenes of all time.

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Coming Soon... The Fighter

Coming Soon... The Fighter

David O' Russell is back. This boxing biopic which was originally going to be directed by Darren Aranofsky but after The Wrestler, he decided to only produce. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams, hits the US screens in December, so it will be next year before we get it probably (so not coming THAT soon!).

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You gotta see this... - D.C. Cab

You gotta see this... - D.C. Cab

In between making The Incredible Shrinking Woman and St Elmo's Fire , Joel Schumacher made D.C. Cab . This films stars (and check this out for a list) Adam Baldwin (Jayne from Firefly, Casey from Chuck), Mr.T, The Barbarian Brothers, Max Gail, Bill Maher and the unmistakable Gary Busey. The film concerns Albert (Baldwin) moving to work with his deceased father's army buddy (Gail) at his cab company, and of course all the drivers there are all crazy colourful characters, like you'd expect to meet in an eighties ensemble comedy, and there's a search for a missing violin, a reward and the gang rescuing a diplomat's two children. Below is the first five minutes of the film.

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The Green Hornet trailer

The Green Hornet trailer

Michel Gondry, Seth Rogen, Christoph Waltz, Cameron Diaz, Ed Furlong, Tom Wilkinson and Jay Chou. Now there's a mix...

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Films I'll watch this summer...Part Four

Films I'll watch this summer...Part Four

Scott Pilgrim Vs The World - dir: Edgar Wright - Starring: Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead MacGruber - dir: Jorma Taccone - Starring: Will Forte, Ryan Phillipe, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer The Last Airbender - dir: M Night Shyamalan

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