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Dublin was rubbish.

But the movies were great.

The capital’s most disreputable midnight movie club Hollywood Babylon have a new season of movies at the Light House Cinema this summer and autumn – all from 1984, illustrated in a trailer here, by Alan Dunne.

Screenings include:

Beverly Hills Cop – Saturday September, May 18

Purple Rain – Saturday, June 15

Revenge of the Nerds – Saturday, July 13

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom – Saturday, August 17  September 14

Dune – Saturday, September 14 August 17

Terminator + Streets of Fire (Double Bill) – Saturday, October 19

More here

No favours, movies, or pints were given for this post.


A street map made up of over 900 film titles.

The Map, which is loosely based on the style of a vintage Los Angeles street map has its own Hollywood Boulevard and includes districts dedicated to Hitchcock and Cult British Horror movies. Like most cities it also has its own Red Light area. There’s an A-Z key at the base of the Map listing all the films featured with their release dates and names of the directors.


Yours for £25 from Dorothy.

Thanks Spaghetti Hoop


What you may need to know:

1. This martial arts spectacular is co-written, directed by and stars Wu-Tang Clan legend The RZA.

2. The film is ‘presented’ by Quentin Tarantino. Naturally.

3. RZA previously starred alongside Russell Crowe in American Gangster (2007). Rusty looks like he’s having fun here.

4.Best tagline of 2012: ‘They put the F-U in king fu’.

5. Plus: Possibly the best eye-popping scene since Evil Dead 2.

Release date (Ireland): Unconfirmed

The Man With The Iron Fists (IMDB)



What you may need to know.

1. Alex Cross features cross-dressing megastar Tyler Perry (star of the Medea movies) in his dramatic leading debut.

2. Matthew Fox plays the psychotic bad guy. He’s been working out. And going full method – allegedly.

3. Morgan Freeman previously played the Cross character – created by novelist James Paterson -  in Kiss The Girls (1997) and Along Came A Spider (2001).

4. Yes, the tagline reads ‘Don’t Ever Cross Alex Cross’

5. We can’t quite believe this is a real movie.

6. Funniest trailer of 2012.

Release date: Unconfirmed (probably November)


What you may need to know.

1. Fed up with bad found-footage horror movies? So are the people who made this, apparently.

2. V/H/S comes from a gaggle of indie noteworthies, amongst them Ti
, who made The House Of The Devil (2009) and The Innkeepers (2011), two of the
best horror movies you probably haven’t seen (but should).

3. One of the directors behind V/H/S: Dubliner Glenn McQuaid, from
Artane. His cousin started My Bloody Valentine, apparently.

4. As we may have mentioned already, Irish horror movies are sooo hot
right now.

5. Your favorite scary movie?

Release date: June 28



Six things you need to know.

1. Flight is the first live-action feature in over a decade from Robert Zemeckis, who did Back To The Future, then won a Best Director Oscar for Forrest Gump, then decided to ill-advisedly devote himself to making creepy motion capture pictures like The Polar Express and A Christmas Carol. That said, he directed Used Cars with Kurt Russell. So he gets a free pass.

2. Forget Clooney – Denzel Washington is THE only great movie star still in the game. So what if he spends most of his time collecting big paychecks for dodgy runaway train flicks? Denzel is the man.

3. Cinematic Equation: Stones on the soundtrack = Zemeckis getting his
Marty Scorsese on.

4. John Goodman appears to be channeling The Big Lebowski here. Not
necessarily a bad thing. The diet seems to be working, too.

5. DON CHEADLE! Don and Den haven’t shared the screen since Devil In A
Blue Dress
. Tasty.

6. Cinematic Equation 2: Bad Denzel = Always a winner.

BOTTOM LINE: Best in-flight movie since the last Final Destination flick.