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Wednesday, 2 December 2009


. Me and Orson Welles

. The Descent Part 2

. The Box

DVD of the Week - Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Who Is The Guest?
Michael Doherty RTE Guide

This week's Reviews:

Me and Orson Welles

Courtesy: CinemaXDistribution
Director:Richard Linklater
Cast: Zac Efron, Christian McKay, Claire Danes Release
Date: 4th December 09
Classification: 12A
Duration: 112' 30"

Summary: "An aspiring actor desperate to find his big break, Efron's high school student, Richard Samuels, stumbles across a production of Welles' classic take on Julius Caesar at the Mercury Theatre on Broadway. Hired by the tempestuous Welles' on a whim, he is privy to the great mans genius, infidelity and brazen arrogance, years before he would star in and direct Citizen Kane. Along the way he falls for Claire Danes' ambitious theatre worker, and learns about the inner workings of a supposedly world renowned theatre company."

The Descent 2

Courtesy:- Warner Bros
Release Date: 04 December 2009
Director: Jon Harris
Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Jackson Mendoza, Krysten Cummings, Gavan O'Herlihy
Details: 94mins (18)

Summary: Shauna Macdonald's Sarah manages to find her way out of the caves that are home to the nocturnal creatures that used her and her mates as a buffet on wheels. But she's not out of there a day or two, when the world's dumbest sheriff insists she goes back in with him and a team, to help locate the rest of her buddies. See, Sarah has got a bit of amnesia on account of all the trauma she experienced - she's "blocked it all out" a not-arsed doctor tells the fuzz. So down the hatch she goes, with some fresh meat for the hungry monsters that she'd only said goodbye to a couple of days previously. Needless to say, it all comes back to her pretty fast.

The Box

Genre: Sci-Fi/Thriller
Director: Richard Kelly Cast: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
Release Date: 4th Dec 2009
Duration: 115' 00"
Classification: 15A
Courtesy: Icon


Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

DVD of the Week
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: David Yates
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Jim Broadbent, Alan Rickman
Classification: 12A
Duration: 153' 20"

Summary: "Harry (Radcliffe) is in his 6th year at Hogwarts where there's a new teacher on campus - Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent) - who may or may not know more about the Dark Lord than he's letting on. Harry finds a potion book that once belonged to the Half-Blood Prince (Who is he? We'll find out.), which helps him improve his spells. However, Severus Snape (Alan Rickman) has made an unbreakable vow to help Draco Mallfoy (Tom Felton) with a special quest given to him by he-who-cannot-be-named..."