Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Doubt many have even heard of this movie but it's one of those grade Z sci-fi efforts from the 1950s. Cheaply and badly made with lots of unintentionally funny and bizarre scenes. Yet once seen it's not forgotten unlike most Irish feature films. So here are the questions: do we really need another Kirsten Sheridan movie; do we really need another Dublin gangster film; do we really need another contrived comedy about two mismatched men in a strange Irish location? No, no, and no. What Irish cinema needs is something along the lines of Robot monster!
Monday, 30 January 2012
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Another Sindo newspaper article on the 'excellent' prospects for this year! As usual it's hype and more hype. A new Neil Jordan movie is on the way. 'This is the start of a stellar year for Irish film' says the paper with Dollhouse and Shadow dancer on the way. Then there's At swim two birds to get made soon. So here's a question: has anyone been to see Haywire? This was one of the hyped films made here recently and is getting terrible and one-star reviews. So why does the Sindo think that all of these new Irish releases will be 'blockbusters'? In fact this blog predicts that ALL of these Irish titles will FAIL at the box office in 2012/13. The Irish Film industry is all about hyping new titles and then quietly forgetting about these titles when they get a release. When a quality low-budget Irish film comes out e.g. Once no-one here notices until it does well abroad.
Saturday, 28 January 2012
Friday, 27 January 2012
They have more Irish DVDs in the non-Irish sections than on those shelves! Someone needs to tell them that not all Irish movies have a shamrock/sheep/IRA/Roddy Doyle title on the cover! They'll probably be closing down this year anyway.
Thursday, 26 January 2012
Big noise this week about Volta launching an online movie site. Thing is they've been out for ages. You either view or download a movie. Lots of Irish titles but they're actually cheaper to buy on DVD. However several Irish titles seem to only be availabe from their site?
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Even more Irish nomations with a second short listed this year. So is this what our film industry is all about? Almost twenty years in existence and our Film Board is a 'success' because of these nominations? Where's the Irish feature film that receives ten Oscar nominations? Is our film industry set up to produce good short films yet bad features? Where are the Irish cult movies? The ones that don't win awards yet find a devoted audience? Where are the short films that get expanded into great features ala Napoleon Dynamite or Dark Star? There's something wrong when this country is a great place to work - if you make short films?
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Monday, 23 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Assuming it's a feature with the trailer on YouTube. It looks like some kind of romantic drama without the comedy, title is terrible, is badly filmed on video, all of the actors are the same age, and it looks sh*te.
Friday, 20 January 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Monday, 16 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Saturday, 14 January 2012
Current issue of Hot press magazine has an article on the ones to watch for 2012 in Irish film. Lots of bland acting faces there but one name stood out. Kirsten Sheridan! How in the name of almighty can this talentless hack be considered a new talent for 2012? She's been making films since the late 1990s and not very well. Now she's a new talent to watch? Hot press are having a laugh if they rate Sheridan as a new talent considering she has none and has been in the public eye for the last FIFTEEN years. How many chances will she be given? Here's a prediction: at the end of this year when Hot press list their films of the year Dollhouse will not get a mention!
Friday, 13 January 2012
That's according to reports in today's newspapers. As if his career isn't downhill already now he wants to make a "magical children's" film. Sad that one of our top directors has fallen so low but outside of this blog who cares?
Thursday, 12 January 2012
The nominations are just out but today's Evening herald newspaper has criticised the IFTAs for nominating films that haven't been released yet. The IFTA claims that these nominated films are punching 'above its weight and really deliver'. Then the Herald asks: 'how about delivering some of these movies to a cinema'. Exactly!
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
For some reason there are only four titles nominated for Best Film. Last year was an impressive twelve months for Irish cinema but the usual disregard for most titles happens again. These awards are a joke and give a limited view of Irish cinema. As expected some nominated titles have not yet been released (Albert Nobbs, Stella days, and Charlie Casanova). The other one is of course The guard. Yep, big budget, and hyped films get nominated at the IFTAs.
Monday, 9 January 2012
It's that time of year again! Slagging the IFTAs season! The nominations will be out tomorrow for our 'esteemed' Irish Film and Television Academy awards. Guess what? Shoot the cabbage predicts that the Best Film category will include titles that have not yet been released. Also, one of the acting nominations will have the surname Gleeson or Ronan! What a pile of CRAP these awards are. They have no significance in the reel world. The winning films do not perform better at the box office the following week. Can't wait to see the list.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
That's according to the front page of today's Sunday independent newspaper. Terrible news indeed. Who wil fund €90,000 short films now? Who will fund the distribution of recent masterpieces such as Perrier's bounty? Who will fund Kirsten Sheridan's next directorial effort? If only this blog had a sarcasm image?
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Average but enjoyable movie set in the 1960s. Different to the TV series though some of the dialogue and actors are the same. After her husband dies Agnes (Huston) visits a money lender and then her friend falls ill. But Tom Jones arrives to uplift the movie. There's a romance with a French baker. Brenda O'Carroll appears as a wino. Nothing special but worth a look.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
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