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6 items from 2012


DVD Playhouse--October 2012

7 October 2012 5:52 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

By Allen Gardner

Prometheus (20th Century Fox) Ridley Scott’s quasi-prequel to his 1979 classic “Alien” has an intergalactic exploratory team (Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba) arriving on a uncharted planet, where they discover what appears to be a dormant alien spacecraft and what might be the first discovery of intelligent life outside of Earth. Of course, everything goes straight to hell before you can scream “Don’t touch that egg!” Sumptuous visuals and strong performances from the cast (not to mention a nearly-perfect first half) can’t compensate for gaping plot and logic holes that nearly sink the proceedings in the film’s protracted second half. It feels as though some very crucial footage wound up on the cutting room floor. Perhaps, as with “Alien” and “Aliens” we’ll see a “Director’s Cut” of “Prometheus” arriving on DVD within the next year. In the meantime, »

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First Cut! Youth Film Festival, Cobh This Weekend

5 October 2012 9:30 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Best of luck to all involved! Cannes is no longer the only premier film festival by the sea! The organisers of the First Cut Youth Festival 2012 are delighted to announce that the picturesque town of Cobh, Co. Cork is to hold this year's festival on the first weekend in October. This pop-up youth film festival will be held on the 6th, 7th of October, with a special Schools Day on the 8th. In its 4th year it sets out to encourage and nurture young people’s interest in the art of filmmaking and film on both a local and national level. This year is bigger and better than ever with many guest contributors, including bestselling author Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words and international renowned animators Jan Caspers and Gary Rosborough. For the first time in almost thirty years Cobh will have its own cinema. First Cut! is delighted to bring Cinemobile, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Clip joint: Fathers

19 September 2012 7:56 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In the name of the father … please help us find the best film clips on the subject of dads

Mothers have been covered on Clip Joint, so now it's the fathers' turn. In life, being a father is the most challenging and important role a man will ever play. Even in the movies some fathers get it right and some get it very wrong. But the fundamental power a father figure has on a film narrative taps into the universal understanding of our own experiences with our fathers, perhaps inspiring us to value what is important and to remember that we will biologically only ever have one.

1. Daniel Hillard – Mrs Doubtfire

One of Robin Williams's finest performances, Mrs Doubtfire deals with the harsh realities of a marriage breakdown and the offspring tug of war that ensues. Daniel has to find a way to be with his children so he »

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Rewind TV: Moone Boy; Lilyhammer; Leaving – review

15 September 2012 4:12 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Sky's new comedy could be the funniest to come out of Ireland since Father Ted, and Norway gains a misfit mobster to relish

Moone Boy (Sky1)

Lilyhammer (BBC4) | iPlayer

Leaving (ITV1) | ITV Player

Martin Paul Kenny Dalglish Moone is the most life-affirming delight to have hit our screens in a long time. Played with gap-toothed genius by young David Rawle – actually he doesn't have a gap-tooth but the charm of the writing somehow makes you think he does – he's the amalgam of every well-intentioned, bright, troubled 12-year-old you might have been lucky enough to meet, and somehow manages to span every shade of the above category, from Thomas Turgoose's darker character in the Shane Meadows things, via every Roddy Doyle 12-year-old, ever, to Nicholas Hoult's Marcus in the more glucose-rich About a Boy.

Which is possibly to imbue Rawle's success with heavier pretensions than the writing would ever affect: Moone Boy is, »

- Euan Ferguson

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A list of movies with an Irish connection for St.Patricks Day viewing

17 March 2012 3:53 AM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

In no particular order, here’s a list of movies either based in Ireland or with an Irish connection. The Snapper The Guard 28 Days Later Disco Pigs The Actors My Left Foot Millers Crossing In Bruges Happy St.Patricks Day to everybody, no doubt the fighting, drinking and sheep molesting is starting. On the off chance that you’re not partaking in some mutton molestation today…or painting yourself green here’s some extras on the above selections from the crew here at The Movie Bit. Vic: For some vintage Colm Meaney (and his finest performance comes in Parked)and even if it is quite brief, some vintage Brendan Gleeson, check out The Snapper. Based on the Roddy Doyle, this is nothing but pure hilarity about pregnancy. And speaking of Brendan Gleeson, that dude has been in everything from Braveheart to Artificial Intelligence, but one of his finer moments has to be in The Guard. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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The top ten best Irish movies of all time - Videos (IrishCentral)

6 March 2012 5:15 AM, PST | IrishCentral | See recent IrishCentral news »

10. "Waking Ned Devine" Charming comedy set in a tiny, rural Irish town. When lottery winner Ned Devine is found dead - lottery ticket in hand and all - the townsfolk ban together to fool the authorities into thinking Ned is alive so they can receive the cash and share it. Starring Ian Bannen and Fionnula Flanagan. 9. "Once" A beautiful, romantic, original musical set in the streets of Dublin. Glen Hansard of The Frames plays a street musician who meets fellow musician and Czech immigrant (Marketa Irglova). Together they work through pain, the past and new love through captivating music. Hansard and Irglova won the Oscar for Best Original Song (2007). 8. "The Crying Game" The controversial film that put Irish director/screenwriter Neil Jordan on the map. Set in rural Ireland and bustling London, Ira member Fergus (Stephen Rea) develops a friendship with his captive, Jody (Forest Whittaker), and the kidnapping goes horribly wrong. »

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