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NEW STAR WARS TRAILER – ONLINE REACTION

November 2nd, 2015

Akin to a ‘disturbance in the Force’ is how Obi Wan Kenobi might have described the online reaction to the release of the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens on October 20th, reminiscent of the spectacular exploding Death Star sequence which closed the original Star Wars movie, A New Hope (1977), with over […]

[PASSNOTES] POLTERGEIST (2015)

November 2nd, 2015

Poltergeist (2015) Dir. Gil Kenan Who’s in it? Sam Rockwell, Rosemaire DeWitt, Jared Harris, Kennedi Clements What’s it about? A modern remake of Texas Chainsaw Masacre director Tobe Hooper’s iconic 80s horror classic, produced by Evil Dead and Spiderman director Sam Raimi, Poltergeist follows the unfortunate events of a young family after they move into […]

[PASSNOTES] RIO (2011)

November 2nd, 2015

Rio (2011) Dir. Carlos Saldahna Who’s in it? Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Lesley Mann, Jamie Foxx What’s it about? Rio tells the story of domesticated Macaw Blu (Eisenberg) who, having never learned to fly, is content in the safe familiarity of his small town life in Moose Lake Minnesota. Believing he is the only one […]

[PASSNOTES] SAMBA (2014)

May 15th, 2015

Samba (2015) Dir. Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache – QFT Belfast Who’s in it? Charlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Sy What’s it about? Working as a dishwasher in a fancy French hotel, Senegalese migrant Samba (Sy) is put into the path of inexperienced immigration officer Alice (Gainsbourg) after an administrative error leaves his immigration status in doubt. […]

[PASSNOTES] THE AGE OF ADELINE (2015)

May 8th, 2015

The Age of Adeline (2015) Dir. Lee Toland Kreiger – 8th May Nationwide Who’s in it? Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman, Harrison Ford, Kathy Baker What’s it about? After a miraculous incident involving a bolt of lightening on a dark night when she was 29 years old, the immaculately preserved Adaline Bowman (Lively) has endured the […]

[PASSNOTES] HIGH SOCIETY (1956)

May 5th, 2015

High Society (1956) Dir. Charles Walters – Ulster Hall 3rd May Who’s in it? Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra What’s it about? One of Hollywood’s most successful and enduring musicals, High Society is based on Philip Barry’s play The Philadelphia Story and features music by Cole Porter. The film follows the story of popular […]

[PASSNOTES] FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD (2015)

May 5th, 2015

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) Dir. Thomas Vinterberg – QFT Belfast from 1st May Who’s in it? Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge What’s it about? This old school adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel by the director of critically acclaimed human drama The Hunt (2012) is the fourth big screen version […]

[PASSNOTES] SPIRITED AWAY (2001)

April 24th, 2015

Spirited Away (2001) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki – Black Box Belfast 25th April Who’s in it? Daveigh Chase, Jason Marsden, Susan Egan What’s it about? While moving to a new home with her parents, ten year old Chihiro stumbles accross the supernatural realm and is forced to work at a bathhouse for the spirits to free […]

[PASSNOTES] ICE AGE (2002)

April 17th, 2015

Ice Age (2002) Dir. Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldahna – Black Box Belfast, 18th April Who’s in it? Denis Leary, John Leguizamo, Ray Romano What’s it about? Set in the prehistoric era, the film follows grouchy but good-natured woolly mammoth Manny, silly but sweet sloth Sid and their unlikely traveling companion Diego, a sarky saber-toothed tiger, […]

[PASSNOTES] MISE EIRE (1960)

April 10th, 2015

Mise Eire (1960) Dir. George Morrison – QFT Belfast 12 April Who’s in it? Liam Budhlaeir, Padraig O’Raghallaigh (Voice) What’s it about? Featuring as part of the BFI’s Conversations about Cinema: Impact of Conflict initiative, which offers ‘a timely reflection on the repercussions of conflict and the ways this has been presented through film’, George […]

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