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The Braid Film Theatre Presents; Joe Dante Day (01/11/2014)

The Braid Film Theatre Event: Joe Dante Day (01/11/2014)

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AS part of this year’s BFI Sci-Fi season the Braid Film Theatre in Ballymena will be celebrating the work of acclaimed filmmaker Joe Dante on Saturday 1 November, with an entire day dedicated to showcasing some of the American director’s most memorable features.

Joseph “Joe” Dante, Jr. an American film director, producer and actor who started his career working on such schlocky B-Movie horror…

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Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre, Classic Movie Screening: 12 Angry Men (11/10/2014)

ON Saturday 11th October the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre will be screening Sidney Lumet’s award-winning courtroom drama 12 Angry Men. This 1957 seminal feature was surprisingly a box-office flop upon its initial release, but it has come to be regarded as a cinematic classic by many film critics and viewers alike.

Lumet’s feature, adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Reginald Rose,…

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The Belfast Film Festival Team America Swear Along Screening ( 17/10/2014)

ON Friday 17th October the air will turn blue in the Black Box as the Belfast Film Festival hosts a night of glorious profanity, as they present a special sing-along screening of Team America: World Police.

Written by Trey Parker and Mat Stone, the fiendishly funny duo behind South Park and The Book of Mormon, the film’s plot sees popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston recruited by an elite…

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The Strand Arts Centre Belfast, Classic Movie Screening: Jaws (25/09/2014)

The Strand Arts Centre Belfast, Classic Movie Screening: Jaws (25/09/2014)

ON Thursday 25th September the Strand Arts Centre in East Belfast will be screening Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbusting classic, Jaws. Based on Peter Benchley’s novel, Spielberg’s film about a giant great white shark terrorising the inhabitants of the New England beach resort of Amity Island was a huge box-office success and completely redefined the summer blockbuster genre.

Starring Roy…

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Movie Review - Hector and the Search for Happiness

Looking for Happiness? Well you’ll not find it from watching Hector and Search for Happiness.

Hector and the Search for Happiness (**)

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 120 minutes

Director: Peter Chelsom

Cast: Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Christopher Plummer, Jean Reno and Toni Collette.

IN these cynical times films like Hector and the Search for Happinessset themselves up as easy targets for ridicule by viewers and critics alike. Loved by some and loathed by others, they…

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Movie Review - The Guest

Check out what Leigh thought of Adam Wingard’s latest feature The Guest which is out in cinemas now.

The Guest (****)

Certificate: 15

Running time: 99 Minutes

Director: Adam Wingard

Cast: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelly, Leland Orser, Maika Monroe, Brendan Meyer and Lance Reddick

(Movie House Dublin Road Press Screening 03/09/2014)

FOLLOWING on from the success of 2011’s You’re Next, director Adam Wingard returns to terrorize our screens with The Guest, an effective, darkly-comic trashy…

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Movie Review - Let’s Be Cops

Movie Review – Let’s Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops (**)

Certificate 15

Running time: 104 minutes

Director: Luke Greenfield

Starring- Jake Johnson, Damon Wayans Jr., Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev and James D’Arcy

(Movie House Dublin Road Preview Screening 27/09/2014)

New Girlco-stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr attempt to channel their small screen chemistry into a feature length buddy cop slacker comedy, directed by Luke…

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Movie Review- Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

Movie Review- Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

Dawn Of the Planet of the Apes (****)

Certificate 12A

Running time: 130 minutes

Directed by Mat Reeves

Starring – Jason Clarke, Kerri Russell, Gary Oldman, Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbell

MICHAEL Bay should take note because this is how a summer blockbuster should be done; Mat Reeves’ follow-up to Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)has all the stunning visual effects you’d expect from a…

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Trailer Watch- Annabelle

]WARNER Bros. have finally released the first full trailer for Annabelle, the pseudo-prequel to 2013’s box-office horror smash The Conjuring. Due to hit UK cinema-theatres in October later this year, the film follows the story of the haunted doll seen albeit briefly within Wan’s 2013 feature and documents how the seemingly harmless inanimate object became such a terrifying dangerous thing.

The…

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Latest Weekend Box-Office: 15 - 17 August 2014

Latest Weekend Box-Office: 15 – 17 August 2014

UK and Ireland Box-Office Top 10

  1. Inbetweeners 2, the (15) Entertainment Film Distributors 2 £4,309,832 (2)
  2. Guardians of the Galaxy (3D) (12A) Walt Disney £2,114,664 (3)
  3. Expendables 3, the (12A) Lionsgate UK £1,689,927 *
  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (3D) (12A) 20th Century Fox £1,093,872 (5)
  5. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3D) (PG) 20th Century Fox £647,613 (8)
  6. Back To the Future (R/I) Universal…

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