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First picture of Heath Ledger as the Joker


Okay, so he may not have been my first choice of someone to play the Joker in Christopher Nolan’s follow-up to Batman Begins, but I never though Heath Ledger would make a bad Joker. Now they’ve released the first picture of Heath Ledger in Joker make-up, and… my goodness, this is shaping up nicely, isn’t it? I really like the move away from the traditional demented clown look into a more gritty, Ichi the Killer-style scar.

Although I still think it’s a shame we’ll never get to see what Vincent Cassel could have done with the role.

(via empireonline)


Trailer for “The Sarah Connor Chronicles” online

My girlfriend has a little lady-boner for Sarah Connor in Terminator 2. It’s where she gets her hard-ass attitude from. Except I can’t imagine she’ll be too thrilled about this – it’s a TV show based around the life of Sarah Connor between T2 (where she was awesome and kick-ass) and T3 (where she was dead). Full of embarrassing throwbacks to the movies, including “Come with me if you want to live”.

More clips here.


Breathtaking Irish short movie released online

Lonely Sky
Nick Ryan, producer on Ruairi Robinson’s “Silent City”, has released the full version of his film “A Lonely Sky” online. Starring Keir Dullea (of 2001: A Space Odyssey) it tells the story of a pilot in 1947 trying to break the sound barrier.

As with Silent City, I’m completely blown away by the amount of work everyone seems to have put into this short movie and the scale and quality of the results. Congratulations to everyone involved.

While you’re at it, you should check out Nick Ryan’s portfolio, for videos of the ads and other short films he’s directed.


Danger: Diabolik

Danger: Diabolik could be the greatest movie I’ve ever seen. Click on the image above to check out more stills from the film and tell me if you don’t wanna see it immediately. Is it a spy movie with a lot of kissing? Or a softcore porno with a really good plot? Either way, it’s features one of my favourite actors, Terry Thomas, so it’s okay by me.

And what’s more, it’s directed by Mario Bava and filmed in Dino Di Laurentiis’ Roma studios, so it counts as part of my Italian cultural learning! Bonus!


Ticket for Danny Boyle’s Sunshine up for grabs!

Remember when I said that the IFF’s showing of Danny Boyle’s “Sunshine” got cancelled? Well, what I forgot to mention was that, to make up for the last-minute cancellation of the film we’d paid to see, the organisers gave us free tickets to a special preview showing, a week before the film is released here.

Well, as luck would have it, I’m not going to be able to attend and rather than let my ticket go to waste, I’m offering it up for the first person to comment here. It’s a ticket for ONE person only, but that’s not going to stop you seeing such a kick-ass movie, is it?

Sunshine (imdb details)
Thursday, 29th March @ 7pm
Cineworld, Parnell Street.