Never Stop Never Stopping Takes Popstar Mockery Up To 11

Director: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Starring: Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Runtime: 87 minutes Its almost impossible for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping to avoid comparisons with This Is Spinal Tap, the benchmark of musical mockumentary. When Spinal Tap was shown to the kind of rock stars it was lampooning, they sat stone-faced, with…

Nerve: Dumb But Fun Becomes Fun But Dumb

Directors: Ariel Schulman & Henry Joost Starring: Emma Roberts, Dave Franco Running Time: 96 minutes The premise of Nerve, where teenagers play a super popular smartphone game that can make you a viral sensation or send you wandering thoughtlessly into harms way, has managed to become more plausible in the time between its conception and its release. In the game…

Watch This: Stranger Things In A Small Irish Village

If you’re like us you’ve been making your way through the latest Netflix show Stranger Things. It’s combination of Spielberg style charm and John Carpenter style mood have created a hit that we just can’t help binge-watching. Opening in Irish cinemas August 26th is Irish documentary Strange Occurences In A Small Irish Village, Aoife Kelleher’s look at life in the…

Life On The Road Is Tough For David Brent

Director: Ricky Gervais Starring: Ricky Gervais, Doc Brown, Tom Basden Running Time: 96 minutes It’s hard to say goodbye if you don’t leave and though David Brent has been laying low since the original version of The Office ended in 2003, so much of him is tied up in Ricky Gervais’ comedic persona that we’ve never really had time to…

Two More Irish Productions Selected For TIFF

Following on from the announcement last month that Irish films The Secret Scripture, Unless and Maudie as well as Northern Irish film The Journey were selected for the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced today that two more Irish productions will be having their world premieres at TIFF. Irish film Without Name and the Irish co-production Forever Pure have joined the list of films chosen to be…

Bobby Sands 66 Days Breaks Box-Office Records

Following its release on Friday, Bobby Sands 66 Days has achieved the highest ever opening weekend at the Irish box office for a home made documentary and now holds the second highest opening weekend of all time for documentaries, with Fahrenheit 9/11 in the top spot for documentaries overall and last year’s Amy Winehouse documentary Amy just behind in third place.