What happened when ComicCon came to Dublin – MovieFest round-up part 1
The weekend had six exclusive movie previews as well as exclusive footage from upcoming Hollywood blockbusters and previews of films not due for release until later this year. Throw in some specially recorded greetings from the stars and you had a very special two days.There was so much to talk about we had to split the post into two parts and here’s the first part.
The schedule on Saturday included advance screenings of Colin Farrell’s latest film, Fright Night, along with the Mystery film , which turned out to be Cannes “best director” winner Drive. The last film up was The Change Up, the latest film from the writers of The Hangover, starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman.
The highlights of the trailers included the new Steven Soderbergh movie Haywire which was shot in our fair green isle, Tower Heist starring Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy, Immortals starring Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke and John Hurt. The best bit was the exclusive greeting from director Guillermo del Toro before the Irish preview of the Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark trailer.
So what was the verdict for Saturday? Well, check out below for what John from TechTv thought, as well as some patrons.
We’ll post part 2 of the round-up tomorrow, till then enjoy.
Well, I got the chance to attend day 1 of Moviefest and if I had to sum it up in one word, it would be ‘brilliant’!
After arriving at Cineworld at an ungodly early hour, I took my seat and the fun began. We started with a screening of ‘Fright Night’ (check out the review here) starring Colin Farrell which was a bloody brilliant remake of the 1970′s classic. We then got the chance to see a whole load of trailers of upcoming movies, some good, some not so good.
After a short break, I took my seat again for the second screening which was a secret until the movie’s title appeared on the screen. The film was ‘Drive’, an intense drama starring Ryan Gosling which had me gripped form the very first beat of the synthesizer bass soundtrack. The film has drifted its way straight into my top 10, that’s how good it was.
After some more trailers and exclusive clips we got out third and final screening which was ‘The Change Up’ starring Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman. With one of the most shocking and hilarious opening sequences I’ve seen in a long while, the humour held true throughout the entire film and it was a genuinely funny and well written comedy.
Overall, my one and only day at Moviefest was a blast and I can not wait for next year’s one. It has a lot to live up to!