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Starring: Luke Treadway, Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head Director: Roger Spottiswoode Running Time: 103 mins


While the history of cinema has a reasonably successful track record with feel-good movies of the canine variety; the same can’t really be said for our feline friends. A Street Cat Named Bob aims to change all that. Despite what the trailers would have you believe, the film is not just an unbearable chocolate-box of banal sentiment and uplifting fluff. It is, in all fairness, a mildly engaging human/feline interest story; One that just so happens to include a healthy dose of that banal fluffy sentiment we all know and love.Read more…

In association with IMAX, Warner Bros. have set up a special treat in Blanchardstown Centre for fans of the Wizarding World just in time for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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In celebration of Bram Stoker Festival, we here at Film In Dublin have another Draculist to sink your teeth into. Dracula has mesmerised audiences on the silver screen since cinema began and continues to hold our attention a century later. In view of this you’d be forgiven for thinking that once you’ve seen one Dracula film, you’ve seen them all. That is, until you read this list of 3 Unconventional Dracula Films.

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In celebration of Bram Stoker Festival, we here at Film In Dublin decided to conjure up a list of the 4 most quintessential Dracula films, from the 1920s through to more recent depictions.

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Ireland’s sole web series festival Dub Web Fest has launched the schedule for its second year, featuring web series from every corner of the globe and workshops from a variety of film and media professionals. The festival will take place from the 18th to the 20th of November at Filmbase in Temple Bar. Budding creatives will have the opportunity to learn a lot, meet like-minded individuals and see what web series creators from all over the world are capable of with a little creativity (and in some cases an even littler budget). See the full schedule here.

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Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton, Mads Mikkelsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Rachel McAdams Directed by: Scott Derrickson Run time: 115mins


Doctor Strange, Marvel’s latest entry in their superhero mega-franchise, is pretty crazy and a whole lot of fun. The film fully embraces its comic book heritage, perhaps more so than any Marvel movie to date. It would be tough to claim this is Marvel’s best effort; the film suffers from many of the usual problems: bland villains, underdeveloped love interests, and an overly familiar origin story structure. What sets this film apart though is that it is filled with some of the most insane and inventive superhero action sequences ever put on screen. Doctor Strange is ridiculous in the best possible way, and many scenes are likely to have fans grinning from ear to ear.

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The current incarnation of HBO’S Westworld series is now on the eve of its fourth episode and enjoying universal critical approval. Mixing thought-provoking science fiction with disturbing horror, the show poses a number of ethical and social questions about socialites rapid adoption and integration with technology. Where do we draw the line between artificial life and human life? Is it murder or infidelity if none of it is real? These are poignant questions in 2016 and the show could not have arrived at a better time to explore these themes. To get a better understanding of this new incarnation we here at Film in Dublin have decided to revisit the Cult 1973 original. Released incidentally only 2 days after the opening of Disney World Florida, Westworld posits a future where rich tourists can enjoy luxury vacations in a state of the art adult theme park, their every needs served by lifelike robots. The vacation becomes a nightmare when the androids start malfunctioning and killing the guests. 43 years after its release, this low budget SCI-FI now seems sharply relevant. It is a cautionary tale of man’s inability to see its own fallibility in the pursuit of innovation.

 

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Way back in the long, long ago of the year 2000, a schedule over-run in the shooting of Mission Impossible II meant that Dougray Scott would have to be replaced as Wolverine in the then-upcoming X-Men. A young, mostly unknown Australian named Hugh Jackman took his place. Jackman has appeared as Wolverine in every X-Men film ever since, surviving a trilogy, solo spin-off and reboot, thanks to his healing factor. Or because Hugh Jackman is pretty good at playing Wolverine. Longer than Sean Connery played James Bond, longer than the wait between either set of Star Wars trilogies, long enough to possibly (hopefully) see one Clinton out of the White House and another back in, Hugh Jackman has been the best in the world at what he does, and what he does isn’t very nice, bub.

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For those looking for a Halloween outing with a retro twist, Cherrywood Loughlinstown are hosting drive-in screenings of Hocus Pocus and Scream.

At 3PM on Halloween, Hocus Pocus is perfect spooky fun for the kids or anyone looking to indulge their love of this classic film. Hocus Pocus tells the tale of three witchy sisters who were executed during the Salem witch trials who return 300 years later looking for children to eat. Our only hope is two teens, a little girl and an immortal cat! This film has delighted audiences young and old since its release; if you haven’t yet seen it, get thee to Cherrywood.

Then at 9PM things take a turn into terror with Wes Craven’s classic Scream. Sidney and her horror-loving friends are stalked by a masked killer who may hold the secret to her mother’s murder. Starring Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox, David Arquette and Drew Barrymore, this film is a great addition to any horror movie marathon. Bring a date and play out the clichéd “What’s that? I heard something!” to shake things up.

Pick up tickets here, they’re going fast!

Director: Darren Thornton Starring: Seana Kerslake, Tara Lee, Charleigh Bailey Running Time: 82 minutes


When tracksuit wearing, club loving ‘Mad Mary’ is released from prison, the expectations people in her life have for her are low. Best friend and bride-to-be Charlene never even considered that Mary might want a +1 for her wedding, or that she would be capable of writing a maid of honour speech on her own. Hen’s Night duty has been taken right out of Mary’s hands, she’d probably just want a few cans anyway, right? Its easy for her friends, her never-grew-up mother, her perspective suitors and the denizens of Drogheda to casually dismiss Mary, but little do they know just how complicated and capable she really is. Likewise, A Date For Mad Mary gradually reveals itself to be more than a simple wedding farce.

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