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TAKE TWO: Zoolander 2, Irish Film Festival London, Dublin Arabic Film Festival and more…

1) Dublin Arabic Film Festival at the IFI


Director Jim Sheridan is back for a second year with the Dublin Arabic Film Festival. This time around he has teamed up with the IFI to showcase a wide range of talent. Here is what Jim has to say about the festival;

We are proud of this year’s programme, which features five films chosen to reflect the diversity of the lands they come from. We open with The Prophet, a wonderfully animated version of Kahlil Gibran’s classic fable written and directed by Roger Allers (The Lion King), featuring the voices of Salma Hayak and Liam Neeson, and music from Glen Hansard and Damien Rice.

Our closing film, The Idol, is one of the most anticipated of the year as it is the latest from the
acclaimed Palestinian director of both Paradise Lost and last year’s stunning Omar, Hany Abu-Assad

You can buy tickets here and check out the website here with the festival opening tomorrow and running throughout the weekend.


2) Zoolander 2 Posters

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These hit the catwalk this week.

Not really, but the posters are pretty funny. It’s pencilled for a Feburary 12th release date and has a solid cast containing Benedict Cumberbatch and Kristen Wiig, with Owen Wilson and Ben Stiller reprising their roles from the original.


3) Irish Film Festival London

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The 5th Irish Film Festival London is taking place in, you’ve guessed it, London from the 18th to the 22nd of November. It takes place over seven venues across the city and also feature a number of director and cast Q&As. The line-up is pretty solid with an exclusive screening of Room with a Q&A from director Lenny Abrahamson. The festival also has a documentary called No Country For Old Men which explores the unknown life of W.B. Yeats.

Too bad Spooool is in Dublin, but for all our Irish fans and English fans living in London the festival has lots in store. Check out the spiffing website here and you can get them on twitter @irishfilmlondon.


4) Warcraft Trailer


Shrek meets Avatar meets Lord of The Rings. Yawn, but presumably the legion of gaming fans will flock to see it next June.

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Páraic wanted to be a gangster as far back as he can remember. Brought up on a diet of films he was too young to be watching by his brothers, all things 80s teens thanks to his sisters and the classics by his folks he's turned into a well-rounded (maybe a little too round) film lover. Only recently discovering North by Northwest, he longs for a train journey with a beautiful blond.

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