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Stalker Premiere, Dundrum 26th February 2014

I’m always glad to support Irish film here, so I thought I’d pass on the details of the premiere of Mark O’Connor’s new film, Stalker. The director’s third feature film, with a cast including John Connors (King of The Travellers), Barry Keoghan (Between the Canals, Stay) and Peter Coonan (Love/Hate), the movie is premiering this Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm in Movies @ Dundrum. Tickets are reportedly selling fast, but are available on-line here.

There will be a Q and A with cast after the film. Stalker came second in Galway Film Festival and won the Underground Film Festival 2013. The trailer is below.

See The Dictator First – The London Premiere Streaming Live to Selected Irish Cinemas

Read our review of The Dictator.

The lovely folks at Paramount sent around a release about the upcoming Sacha Baron Cohen comedy The Dictator, which is being released on May 16th. They are streaming the London premiere live to selected Irish cinemas, so if you are in Dublin, Galway, Cork or Belfast and want to get a sneak peak, the details (and links) are below:

For one night only, before the release of The Dictator hits cinemas ( May 16)  4 cinemas in Ireland will host special screenings with a live link  in to  the World Premiere screening in London at the Royal Festival,  The Eye Cinema in Galway, The Odyssey Cinema in Belfast, The Omniplex in Cork –  and limited number of tickets to  the Irish Premiere Screening at the Savoy. Doors open at 6pm and  there will be a live link in till 7.15pm where you can experience the red carpet and presenter Alex Zane will host  and then see the film first at this special event. For more details and to book tickets please check out their respective  websites  and box office

I’ve already nipped down to the Savoy and picked up a ticket. At the very least, it looks to be one of the more interesting blockbuster releases this summer.

Please note that the trailer below is kinda spoiler-y.

Non-Review Review: The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble)

The Avengers has a lot of geeky charm to it – the sort of giddy “this is so cool!” spectacle that appeals to the popcorn-munching child in each of us. That’s more than enough help it coast through a somewhat muddled first act, through a stronger second act and into a truly awesome finale. I think that the carefully choreographed large-scale action sequence that caps the film off might be worth a ticket alone. While there seem to be some very fundamental problem juggling a cast this large in a movie that technically a sequel to at least four films, Joss Whedon knows his audience well enough to ensure that most of the individual moments are satisfying, even if the overall film feels a tad uneven.

Three of a kind...

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Win Tickets to Irish Premiere of Get Him to the Greek…

Hey there, the always cool guys over at Universal are looking for suggestions for questions for a Q & A session with Get Him to the Greek stars Russell Brand and Jonah Hill that will follow the Irish premiere next Tuesday night. They’ve also got a competition for a few tickets to the event itself. If you want to check it out, just pop on over to their facebook, right here.

The competition isn't THAT serious...

G.I. Joe teams up with Uncle Sam…

I’ll admit it. In my defense, I’m suitably ashamed. But I am a little bit interested in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Yes, I know – deep down in my heart – that it will be terrible. No, I was not a fan of the television show, nor the toys – so I have no defense. I am a fan of Christopher Eccleston and I always have been, so my faith in him is on the line. And Stephen Sommers is the guy behind the two really good Mummy films, right? Still, the most interesting aspect of the production (amid all the rumours and gossip, the leaked reviews – both good and bad) is the approach that the studio is taking to marketing. Some movies – like The Dark Knight or Tron: Legacy or Cloverfield – go the subtle, nuanced approach of viral marketing. They create an emersive, engaging experience. G.I. Joe, on the other hand, is not subtle. The marketing team seems to be hammering home on single message: if you don’t dig this movie, you just ain’t patriotic enough.

No Dennis Quaid, you can't out act him... He's Christopher Eccleston!

No Dennis Quaid, you can't out act him... He's Christopher Eccleston!

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