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Out of the Furnace: return of the gangster

After years of erudite movie mob bosses and Camus-quoting killers, Woody Harrelson has singlehandedly revived the good, old-fashioned thug

In the very first scene in the harrowing new film Out of the Furnace, Woody Harrelson swings opens the car door, tumbles out of the driver's seat and pukes his guts out. He then forces his gabby consort to swallow whole what appears to be a revolting hot dog, beats senseless a well-meaning but overmatched Sir Galahad who unwisely comes to her rescue, and spends the rest of the movie doing violent, horrible things, many of which result in other people's deaths. Not once does he say anything witty or incisive or clever, much less pithy. Not once does he say anything that could be construed as ironic. Not once does he engage his Jurassic associates in lighthearted banter. No, in Out of the Furnace, Harrelson plays a good, old-fashioned thug.
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Deirdre O'Kane to star in British biopic Noble

Irish stand-up comic and actress Deirdre O'Kane (Intermission, Inside I'm Dancing) is set to star in the British biopic Noble at Destiny Films. It focuses on the life of Christina Noble, who overcame a harsh childhood in Ireland to set up a children's foundation and help street children in Vietnam and Mongolia.

The film is being directed by Stephen Bradley (Boy Eats Girl, The Tale of Sweety Barrett) from his own script and he is also producing along with Melanie Gore-Grimes and exec producer Michael J. Hunt. Production begins on Noble this week in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It will shoot there for four weeks before moving to Liverpool until March.

The biopic also stars Liam Cunningham (Safe House, The Guard), Brendan Coyle (The Raven, Perrier's Bounty), Ruth Negga (Breakfast on Pluto, Twelve Years a Slave), Nhu Quynh Nguyen (Pearls of the Far East) and Sarah Greene (The Guard
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Cillian Murphy & Mark O'Rowe's 'Broken' To Screen At Cannes

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Irish actor Cillian Murphy's forthcoming feature 'Broken' will open next month's Cannes Critics' Week, which runs from May 17 - 25 as part of the Cannes Film Festival. Based on the novel by Daniel Clay, the Rufus Norris-directed drama has been adapted for the screen by Irish writer Mark O'Rowe (Perrier's Bounty, Intermission). It tells the story of an 11-year-old girl living in North London whose innocence is shattered when she witnesses a violent assault.
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BBC Comedy 'Vexed' Wraps Production In Ireland

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BBC detective comedy 'Vexed' has completed filming in Dublin and is currently in post-production at Windmill Lane. Produced by Ireland's Newgrange Pictures and UK company Eleventh Hour Films, the six-part detective comedy began shooting in the capital in mid-January before wrapping its 12-week shoot earlier this month. Directed by Ireland's Ian Fitzgibbon (Perrier's Bounty) and Kieron J.Walsh (Raw), it is currently being edited at Windmill Lane in Dublin by Tony Cranstoun (Death of a Superhero, Him & Her) and Colin Fair (Skins).
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Ian Fitzgibbon's 'Death of a Superhero' Secures Us release, Tribeca Premiere

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After garnering rave reviews during the Toronto International Film Festival, Irish film 'Death of a Superhero' has secured a Us distribution deal with Tribeca Enterprises, and Pasatiempo Pictures in Latin America.Directed by Ian Fitzgibbon (Perrier's Bounty, Spin the Bottle), 'Death of a Superhero' uses a mix of live action and animation, to tell the story of terminally ill teenager Donald Clarke, who escapes life to his illustrated comic adventures.
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Tribeca Film Nabs North American Rights to "Death of a Superhero" Starring Andy Serkis

Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Ian FitzGibbon's ("Perrier's Bounty") "Death of a Superhero," an ensemble drama with animated sequences that stars Andy Serkis ("The Rise of the Planet of the Apes"). The company plans to release it on VOD and theatrically next year. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and is based on the novel by author Anthony McCarten, who also wrote the ...
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DVD Review: 'A Film with Me in It'

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★★☆☆☆ Irish director Ian Fitzgibbon impressed us last year with Perrier's Bounty (2009), a darkly funny crime thriller which drew inevitable but fair comparisons with In Bruges (2008), amongst others. But this, his debut from 2008, has only just made it to this side of the Irish Sea: the cheekily titled A Film with Me in It (2008), starring Dylan Moran Fitzgibbon's first effort treads a roughly similar path to his second, but the tone is darker, the pace is slower, the budget is noticeably smaller, and the success rate is generally lower - still, it has its moments.

Writer Mark Doherty casts himself in the lead as Mark, a down-on-his-luck, out-of-work actor who can't get a break. The shy, nerve-ridden, softly spoken man is ignored by casting agents, nagged by his girlfriend and harassed by his landlord (an odd cameo from Keith Allen). His only friend is neighbour Pierce (the terrifically watchable Moran), a
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Irish Cinematic Release for 'The Guard' in July

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Element Pictures Distribution have announced that the nationwide Irish release of 'The Guard' will launch on July 8th 2011. Starring Brendan Gleeson (Perrier's Bounty) and Don Cheadle (Ocean's 11), the comic caper has enjoyed much international success already, opening the Sundance Film Festival and claiming the Best Debut Film award for John Michael McDonagh at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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Ifta Winners List

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Winners in Bold Film As If I Am Not There - James Flynn & Nathalie Lichtenthaeler (Octagon Films) Perrier's Bounty - Alan Moloney (Parallel Films) Sensation - Katie Holly & Kieron J Walsh (Blinder Films) Swansong - Story of Occi Byrne - Edwina Forkin & Herman Florin (Zanzibar Films / Florin Films) The Runway - Macdara Kelleher & Ian Power (Fastnet Films) Director Film Juanita Wilson - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films) Pj Dillon - Rewind (Carbon Films) Tom Hall - Sensation (Blinder Films) Ian Power - The Runway (Fastnet Films) Script Film Juanita Wilson - As If I Am Not There (Octagon Films) Will Collins - My Brothers (Rubicon Films) Conor McDermottroe – Swansong - Story of Occi Byrne (Zanzibar Films / Florin Films) Mark O'Rowe - Perrier's Bounty (Parallel Films) Actor in a Lead Role - Film Martin...
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8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards (Ifta) Winners

Bosnian war drama As If I Am Not There received three Ifta awards for Best Film, Director and Script for the film's Irish writer/director Juanita Wilson at tonight's Ifta awards, celebrating the Irish film and television industry.

Martin MCCann was named Best Actor for 'Swansong - Story of Occi Byrn', while Amy Huberman was got Best Actress for 'Rewind.'

Pierce Brosnan and Saorise Ronan took home the supporting honours at the awards with Brosnan winning Best Supporting Actor for his role in 'The Ghost', while Ronan's part in The Way Back earned her the supporting actress honour.

In the international categories, 'The Social Network' won the best international film, with its star Jesse Eisenberg winning Best Actor. Annette Bening took Best Actress for 'The Kids Are All Right'.

Winners Of The 8th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards:

Outstanding Contribution to Industry
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Irish film and Television Award nominees announced - See Poll (IrishCentral)

Crime drama “Love/hate” has been nominated for 10 awards for the upcoming Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta), to be held in Dublin on Saturday, February 12. Brendan Gleeson and his two actor sons, Domhnall and Brian have all been shortlisted in separate categories for the awards ceremony. Juanita Wilson’s Bosnian-set drama “As If I Am Not There” has been nominated for six awards. In the best actor categories, Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson were both nominated for their performance in the Irish gangster comedy “Perrier’s Bounty”. Co-stars Colin Farrell and Saoirse Ronan are shortlisted for their supporting rles in Peter Weir’s “The Way Back”. Ruth Bradley is up for best actress for her role in “Love/Hate”, she will be judged against Amy Huberman (“Rewind”), Ruth Bradley (Love/Hate), Orla Brady (Mistresses), Sarah Flood (Fair City) and Charlene McKenna (Raw). Aine Moriarty, Ifta chief executive, spoke about
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The Complete Collection of 2010 Movie Montage Compilations

So far I've collected six separate 2010 compilation videos looking back at the this year's collection of films. To the best of my knowledge, these six videos include clips from 303 films and together they total 34:34. I have included the complete list of films on the second page if you are interested. Let me know if I'm missing any, but I think it's pretty safe to say if you liked a film in 2010 one of these following videos will feature it.

So, have a watch and leave your thoughts on which one is your favorite in the comments below and if you find another one online that I should add to the collection shoot me an email.

By: Zack Young

By: The Sleepy Skunk

By: Matthew Shapiro

By: Gen I

By: Kees van Dijkhuizen

On the next page is one final compilation piece, but it plays automatically once the page is
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Andy Serkis And Thomas Sangster Star In The Death Of A Superhero

A fascinating one to look out for here, coming from Ian Fitzgibbon - the director of A Film With Me In It and Perrier's Bounty.

Andy Serkis and Thomas Sangster - for my money one of the finest actors of his generation - star in Death Of A Superhero, a feature adaptation of the novel by Anthony McCarten.

With principal photography now wrapped in Ireland the picture stars Sangster as Donald Delpe, a teenage kid who - like most teenage kids - really wants to get laid. Complicating this somewhat is the fact that Donald is also terminally ill and retreating into a fantasy world as a way of coping. Here's how the picture is described by the Irish Film And Television Network:

'Superhero' is based on Anthony McCarten's novel 'Death of a Superhero' centres around Donald Clarke, a terminally ill teenager who craves sex and adventure, however his
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Video: 270 Films from 2010 in 6 Minutes

Now that we're about two weeks till the end of 2010, the film industry will be looking back to figure out the best movies of the year and will pick winners during the many awards shows. Today, we have a video that captures 2010 pretty well by showing scenes from the year's 270 films, including some that have yet to hit theaters. There will likely be plenty more of these montages in the next few weeks, but the video is definitely one of the better ones that I have seen. Check out the six-minute video below, in addition to a full list of all the films that were used. Questions: How many of the films listed did you actually see in full? Video: Films in Order of Appearance: 1. Iron Man 2 2. The Social Network 3. Saw 3D 4. Tron: Legacy 5. Never Let Me Go 6. Legion 7. The Book of Eli 8. Easy A 9. The Runaways 10. Farewell 11. Kick-Ass
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Ian FitzGibbon's 'Superhero' Starts Shoot in Ireland, Andy Serkis Stars

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Principal photography commences today, October 5th, on the German-Irish coproduction 'Superhero' in Dublin. Andy Serkis (TinTin, The Lord of the Rings trilogy) heads up the feature which is directed by Ian FitzGibbon (Perrier's Bounty), and written by Anthony McCarten. The film's other cast members include Thomas Brodie Sangster (Love Actually, Nowhere Boy), Aisling Loftus (Dive), Jessica Schwarz (Perfume, Off Beat) and Irish actor Michael McElhatton (Parked, Happy Ever Afters).
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Cillian Murphy & Thandie Newton Begin 'Retreat'

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Irish production company Ripple World Pictures began shooting this week in Wales on the British psychological thriller 'Retreat' starring Cillian Murphy (Inception, Perrier's Bounty, The Dark Knight), Thandie Newton (2012, RocknRolla, Crash) and Jamie Bell (Defiance, Jumper, Billy Elliot) in co-production with the UK's Magnet Films. 'Retreat' is the debut feature of British director Carl Tibbetts who co-wrote the screenplay with Janice Hallett. Gary Sinyor (Leon the Pig Farmer) of Magnet Films is producing the feature with Dominic Wright (Lapland Odyssey) and Jacqueline Kerrin (Parked) of Ripple Exec Producing alongside David Frost and Michael Rosenberg (In Your Dreams) also of Magnet Films. Sony Entertainment have UK, Irish and German rights. Quickfire Films and Sc Films are handling international sales.
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Interview: Irish Actor Martin McCann is 'Occi Byrne'

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Irish writer / director Conor McDermottroe (A Woman's Hair, Squaddie) will introduce his feature film debut to audiences on Friday, September 10th when 'Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne' receives a limited theatrical release across the country. The film portrays the life of Austin 'Occi' Byrne who is brought up in Sligo by his alcoholic mother and who suffers traumatic bullying at the hands of a local gang because he has no father. Iftn spoke with Martin McCann, the Belfast actor who takes on the central role. Occi grows up plagued by anger, confusion and pain. In the hopes of unlocking his own identity and overcoming the past that haunts him, he sets out to find his father and discover the secret of his birth. The emotional film stars Martin McCann (The Sound of People, Killing Bono) in the title role alongside Jodie Whittaker (Perrier's Bounty), Marcella Plunkett (Once), Gerard Mc Sorley
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Latest MPAA Ratings: Bulletin No: 2136

Gere are the new MPAA ratings from Bulletin No: 2136.

Another Year Rated PG-13 For some language. Release Date: December 29, 2010 Blitz Rated R For strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity. Brotherhood Rated R For pervasive language, some violence and sexual content. Choose Rated R For bloody violence and terror, grisly images and language. Client 9 Rated R For some sexual material, nudity and language. Release Date: November 5, 2010 Dead Awake Rated R For language, drug content and brief sexuality. End Of The Road Rated R For strong disturbing content including an abortion, aberrant sexuality, violent images and brief language. Note: Re-rate. Previous X Rating, Bulletin No. 68 (2/23/70), Voided. ExTerminators Rated R For some language and sexual material. The Heavy Rated R For some strong brutal violence and pervasive language. Hereafter Rated PG-13 For mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images, and for brief strong language. Release Date: October 22,
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MPAA ratings: Sept. 1, 2010

MPAA ratings: Sept. 1, 2010. The following feature-length motion pictures have been reviewed and rated by the Classification and Rating Administration pursuant to the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program. Each of the designated ratings is defined as follows under the Motion Picture Classification and Rating program.

G -- General Audiences. All ages admitted.

PG -- Parental Guidance Suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.

PG -13 --Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

R -- Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

Nc-17 -- No One 17 And Under Admitted.

Film Distributor Reason Rating Another Year     

Sony Pictures Classics

Rated for some language. PG-13 Blitz  Blitz Films Ltd. - [Production Co.]

Rated for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity.   R Brotherhood

Phase 4 Films Inc. 

Rated for pervasive language, some violence and sexual content.  

R Choose       Choose Films, LLC - [Production Co.] 

Rated for bloody violence and terror,
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Mark Kermode's DVD round-up

Ian Hart is outstanding in A Boy Called Dad, but the darkly comic Perrier's Bounty is hamstrung by its awful title, writes Mark Kermode

Nine years ago, writer Julie Rutterford and director Brian Percival made the affecting short film About a Girl (think Fish Tank meets The Fast Show with a tragic sting in the tale), which went on to win several prestigious awards including a best short Bafta. Having featured on the excellent Cinema 16 collection, About a Girl now resurfaces as one of the DVD extras accompanying Percival and Rutterford's long-awaited first feature, A Boy Called Dad (2009, Kaleidoscope, 15). Talented and confident newcomer Kyle Ward stars as the eponymous baby-father Robbie, an untrammelled 14-year-old whose own errant father Joe has yet to learn the true responsibilities of adulthood. As Joe, Ian Hart brings an effortless sense of conviction to the screen; few actors can convey such conflicted character traits (strength and weakness,
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