Archive for 2014

Bram Stoker Festival 2014

October 27th, 2014

More than 42,000 people attended the third annual Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin this weekend to experience the re-awakening of Dublin’s Gothic heart.

A Dublin City Council initiative in association with Fáilte Ireland, the festival is inspired by the heritage of world famous Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his notorious novel Dracula.  From large-scale spectacle to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of sell-out film and literary events the festival delivered a range of events for Gothic believers young and old.
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The Best of Me In Cinemas Now

October 15th, 2014

The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. 
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Official Trailer Released for Standby

October 7th, 2014

Standby, the new comedy romance starring Brian Gleeson (The Stag) and Jessica Paré (Mad Men), will be released in cinemas across the country from Friday November 14th with the official trailer now available online: http://youtu.be/nSksUYtRI1M

Twenty-something Alan (Gleeson) is down on his luck. Stood up at the altar and recently fired from his banking job, he finds himself working with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. It’s there he comes face to face with first love Alice (Paré), stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Their summer romance ended eight years previously with Alan promising to return to the US one day. He never did, and they haven’t spoken since.
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Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story begins nationwide tour

October 6th, 2014

Feature documentary UNBREAKABLE: THE MARK POLLOCK STORY 

Filmed over six years Unbreakable is the story of blind athlete Mark Pollock’s tragic fall that left him paralysed and how he found his courage again. A special Unbreakable preview tour will travel around Ireland throughout the months of October and November. The full list of screenings can be viewed here. 
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Jimmy’s Hall On DVD & Blu-ray now

September 29th, 2014

Jimmy’s Hall is a beautifully filmed political drama that contains some of Ken Loach’s finest work to date. It tells the story of true-life resistance leader Jimmy Gralton who is exiled from Ireland in the 1930s after he builds a community hall against the wishes of the powerful local priest.

Director: Ken Loach

Starring: Simone Kirby, Jim Norton, Barry Ward, Andrew Scott, Francis Magee


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A Walk Among The Tombstones opens 19th September

September 8th, 2014

Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk Among The Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works at an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a drugs trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, he learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last.
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Kennedy Summer School Opens This Week in New Ross

September 7th, 2014

Government Ministers, leading GAA figures, celebrity chef Kevin Dundon and top academics from Ireland and the United States are among the speakers participating at the Kennedy Summer School in New Ross, Wexford next Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th September. The theme of this years event is “History Repeats Itself”. There will also be special performances by comedian Barry Murphy and singer and musician Sharon Shannon.
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The Bram Stoker Festival 2014 – Awakening Dublin’s gothic heart

September 6th, 2014

This October Dublin City will ‘go gothic’ for the third annual Bram Stoker Festival, running Friday 24th through to Monday 27th October 2014.

A Dublin City Council initiative, the festival takes the legacy of Dublin horror novelist Bram Stoker and his gothic novel Dracula as inspiration. The festival incorporates a range of events from large-scale spectacles including a gothic ball, to intimate performances in unusual spaces and a whole range of film and literary events to whet the appetites of all. This year the festival intends to infiltrate the very crevices of the city, awakening the dormant gothic that sleeps in the heart of Dublin.
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ALONE launch charity single “The Ballad of Rosie Hackett”

August 19th, 2014

ALONE, the charity that cares for older people in need, has released a new charity single titled The Ballad of Rosie Hackett. Inspired by the new Rosie Hackett Bridge spanning the Liffey, the song was written by Councillor Dermot Lacey, composed by Martin Tourish and the beautiful vocals were provided by Geraldine Finn.
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The Hundred-Foot Journey opens in cinemas 5th September

August 14th, 2014

Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. When Hassan and his family, led by Papa (Om Puri), move to a quaint village in the South of France with the grand plan of opening an Indian restaurant in the picturesque countryside, they are undeterred by the fact that only 100 feet opposite stands a Michelin starred classical French eatery.
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