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The first trailer has arrived for Creed II, the sequel the acclaimed Rocky spinoff of 2015 that brought the director-actor team of Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan to mainstream audiences. Creed was one of the first reviews available on Film In Dublin, an “exhilarating” experience that left us hoping for Adonis Creed versus cyborg Ivan Drago, and though that won’t be happening we won’t be too far off with this sequel. Coogler isn’t in the directors chair this time, but Jordan is back for another installment in the odyssey of Adonis, and this November, there’s more to lose than a title for the son of Apollo.

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Grindhouse Dublin is committed to serving up a selection of classic or rarely screened films. Taking place on the last Friday of the month every month at the Light House Cinema, Grindhouse Dublin has shown the likes of CarrieBig Trouble in Little China and more classics this year alone. This month’s selection by Dublin’s long-running cultivators of cult hits is Rocky IV, a franchise favourite and monkey’s paw user in its wish for unity between the US and Russia. A monkey paw wearing a boxing glove.

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Director: Ryan Coogler StarringMichael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson Running Time: 133 minutes

Having watched poor Michael B. Jordan struggle to roll the acting rock up the enormous, nonsensical hill  that was Fantastic Four last year, it’s a real relief to see him working with a very good role again.

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