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Don’t you just love Autumn and going to the movies? There are some excellent books being made into movies and coming to a cinema near you…some of the ones I’m dying to see as I loved the books include:

Before I Go to Sleep

Gone Girl

This is Where I Leave You

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This is brilliant….how many can you name?


So last weekend was all about the movies on Friday went to see The Help with my bookclub. It’s one of the very few movies that do the book justice – a definite go see and Winnie is exactly how I imagined she would be! We laughed, we cried, we thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s a truly winning movie. Think we all need an Aibileen in our lives. My sis and I were lucky enough to have one – someone to give you good advice, make you feel important and raise you right! I used to love watching old movies with her after school and she even got me to eat coddle! Have a great weekend and hope you find a good movie to escape into. Before you go let’s play guess the movie quote. I promise they are really easy!!!

Happy Flyday.

“I’m king of the world”

“We’ll always have Paris.”

“Life is like a box of chocolates”

“You had me at hello”

“I feel the need, the need for speed”

“You can’t handle the truth”

“I’ll have what she’s having”

“Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn”

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ – this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.”

Things to make you smile…

Natalie Dee


For more cartoons like this, go to the Natalie Dee website.

Facts Movies Taught Us
Movies as well as entertaining are also educational, go to Culch.ie to check out some Facts Movies Taught Us.

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Cadbury Flake and the Irish Cancer Society announced a unique film festival to raise much needed funds for Action Breast Cancer. “The Cadbury Flake Film Festival” will feature a rare opportunity to see four of cinemas most iconic movies on the big screen. Boasting some of the most memorable performances and lines that the silver screen has ever witnessed, Casablanca, Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman and Breakfast at Tiffany’s will all be screened in Cineworld Parnell Street from Thursday October 7th until Sunday October 10th respectively. There will be no fixed price for the tickets however members of the public wishing to book seats will be asked to make a donation to the Irish Cancer Society through dedicated fundraising pages on www.mycharity.ie.

In addition to the film festival, Cadbury have also announced the introduction of a Limited Edition Pink Flake for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For every Pink Flake sold, Cadbury will donate 5c, potentially raising over €50,000 for Action Breast Cancer.

For more information on how to donate and get tickets, go to the Irish Cancer Society website.


Farmleigh, an estate of 78 acres situated to the north-west of Dublin’s Phoenix Park, was purchased from the Guinness family by the Irish Government in 1999 for €29.2m. The house has been carefully refurbished by the Office of Public Works as the premier accommodation for visiting dignitaries and guests of the nation, for high level Government meetings, and for public enjoyment. Since 2001, they have operated a Summer programme that opens the house and gardens to the public.

Projects and events across a range of disciplines are included from literature to the visual arts, from music to food and gardening. There is music in the gardens on a Sunday, Farmleigh Food markets and Courtyard Movie Classics in August like Pulp Fiction and Alien and other events. You can enjoy Music in the Gardens in Farmleigh this Sunday 18th July, with The Dublin Concert Band.

Check out the full Summer Programme for 2010.


Lights, Camera and Action at Cinema in the Open at Dundrum Town Centre!

The Pembroke Square at Dundrum Town Centre will, every Wednesday from July 14th to August 18th host free cinema nights under the Summer sky. With an enchanting children’s movies at 5pm followed by an all time favourite at 7pm, ‘Cinema in the Open’ promises to be the perfect way to while away a Wednesday evening.

Date 5pm 7pm
14th July Bee Movie Ferris Buellers Day Off
21st July The Spongebob Squarepants Movie Mamma Mia
28th July Kung Fu Panda Breakfast at Tiffanys
4th August Shrek 1 Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark
11th August Charlottes Web Stardust
18th August Madagascar Top Gun

A selection of the 35 restaurants at Dundrum Town Centre will be promoting their own Movie Menu which, after being ordered and paid for can be taken out onto Pembroke Square to eat whilst enjoying the big screen action.


Acclaimed director Ridley Scott is appealing to people all over the world to tell him about their lives. This coming July 24th, you’re urged to film a snippet from your life, and upload it to YouTube. On this day, you can help document a single day on earth.

He, along with director Kevin Mc Donald (The Last King of Scotland) have joined up with YouTube to create a documentary about ordinary lives over the course of one day kindda like a feature film Time Capsule. Described as “a historic global experiment to create the world’s largest user-generated feature film: a documentary, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of your life on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimental documentary film, executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.” The filmmakers will compile user footage shot on July 24th (and subsequently uploaded to YouTube) into a feature length documentary — to be unveiled at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in late January (as well as a bit later on YouTube). Filmmakers whose footage gets selected for the final film will be listed as one of twenty co-directors — and receive a trip to the Sundance premiere in Park City, Utah (as well as place to stay).

Ridley Scott is appealing to everyone to take part:
“There’s no excuse. You have a digital camera, go out and shoot your film, seriously. There is no excuse. If you wanna do what I do, get the camera, get some buddies, and put it together. If you wanna be a filmmaker, nothing should put you off, and nothing should put you down. Just do it.”

To learn more go to the YouTube channel Life in a Day.

This must be one of those alternate realities…

All our favourite friends back again with one day to save Far Far Away – Excellent! My favourite has got to be puss – must be the eyes, they’re hypnotic! Not long to wait now – it’s released on July 2nd.

The Screen Cinema: Putting classics back on the big screen.

The Screen Cinema is delighted to announce a season of 80s blockbusters that will complement the new summer releases that their sister cinema the Savoy will be playing this summer. Think of all the classics you’d like to see on the big screen and they’re here for your viewing pleasure.

Starting in June, they have Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Ghostbusters.

In July, there is Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gremlins and Top Gun as well as Arnie Action Season. On the first of July they will host a special screening of the classic adventure movie The Goonies where it is socially acceptable to dress up as pirates in the cinema! Celebrate the 4th of July with the ultimate all-American boys with Top Gun. The Arnie blockbusters include Predator, Terminator and Conan the Barbarian.

And in August, there is a week dedicated to the late, great John Hughes (the creator of the brat pack and the king of the teen flick) as well as Dirty Dancing. The top 3 films John Hughes movies include; the emotional rollercoaster The Breakfast Club, the magical Pretty in Pink and the downright hilarious Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. The arthouse movie of the 80s chosen by Screen Staff Cinema Paradiso will also be screened.

Keep an eye on http://thescreencinema.blogspot.com/

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