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It was like Netflix, son.

Some Dad tweetz:

How we knew what was on in the Irish Multiplex Cinemas 20 years ago.

A bad year (apart from the ‘nookie’ scene in Mulholland Falls)?

Only you can decide.

Previously: Meanwhile, Close To Clerys

17 thoughts on “Reeling Them In

  1. Optimus Grime

    Ah great times! God be with the days when you used to head up to the cinema to see what was on….none of this lets look it up on my phone crap

  2. Cloud

    The first Mission Impossible movie is a classic, no question about it. That scene with Cruise hanging upside down in the vault has been parodied so many times in the past 20 years it’s easy to forget it’s a masterclass in suspense.

    1. Cloud

      I wrote my college disseration about this. The disaster movie revival came as a result of the end of the cold war. All those action and military movies of the [Reagan] 80s everyone loves had communists as a vaguely defined villain. Once the USSR was a thing of the past, there was no more boogeyman out there to scare the american public, so the natural world became Hollywood’s go-to villain. Tornados, meteors, diseases, invasions, volcanos, floods, icebergs etc. Then 9/11 happened and it all got reset again.

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        That’s really very interesting. I remember reading that a lot of the great american horror films of the 70s and early 80s were, in part, a result of social impact of the Vietnam war.

        1. Wait For It

          In the ’50s,Joe McCarthy and the Red Scare led to most of the classic horror and sci-fi films of the period e.g. Invasion Of The Body Snatchers.

  3. isallimsaying

    “Fishing the Sloe Black River” short released with Phenomenon, by the late great Brendan Bourke.

  4. MrGavoB

    In reference to “the nookie scene”. I think somebody might be possibly mistaking Mulholland Falls for Mulholland Dr. Wherein there is some lady on lady action.
    Also the first Mission Impossible is a stone cold classic.

    1. pedeyw

      I watched in recently on Netflix. It’s good fun and apart from the computer related stuff has dated far better than the sequel.

  5. Dee

    Wasn’t Liv Tyler the main star/older man-bait and poster girl of Stealing Beauty? She doesn’t even get a name check on this poster. Donal McCann they managed to fit in, mind you.

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