Tag Archives: Cinema
June 12, 2015

Omniplex Carlow Official Opening


I don't often get invited to official openings and launch events. So getting invited to the opening of the new cinema in Carlow was nice. Combine that with the screening of Jurassic World and it was impossible to pass it up.

So last night a few of us headed over to the Omniplex in Carlow, which is in the centre of the town.

They gave us VIP tickets, which made us all feel kind of special:


Before we got to see the movie, which we all really enjoyed, there were a couple of short speeches and the Killeshin Pipe Band:


I have no idea why they had a pipe band, because the space in front of the screen where they had to perform was tiny.

And after the screening we all had a glass of wine and headed home.

How two cinemas will be able to survive in a town the size of Carlow remains to be seen..


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August 13, 2008

Tshirt Giveaway on FilmReviews.ie

I've got a few Zohan tshirts to give away over on Film Reviews

All you have to do is answer a simple question!

(Tshirts courtesy of WayToBlue, who do the studio's pr)

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August 7, 2008

Hotshots – Tacky Parody At Its Best!

Hotshots is silly, but it's a wonderfully enjoyable film all the same.

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July 6, 2008

Pet Hates – People Arriving Late to the Cinema

I've been to the cinema twice in the last couple of days.
On Friday night I went to see Hancock in Kilkenny, while last night I went to see Wanted in Carlow.

Both evenings people came into the cinema several minutes after the film had started. I'm not talking about the adverts or trailers, but the actual film itself.

They wander in then spend several minutes standing around trying to find somewhere to sit and talking as well.

End result being that your film viewing is disrupted.


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May 9, 2008

Top Gun Tshirts

Top Gun is not a "chef d'oeuvre', but it's great fun.
It has dated a bit since its initial release over 20 years ago, but it's still enjoyable (Yes I do have the special edition DVD and the HD DVD release.)

So how about Top Gun tshirts?

Top Gun Tshirt

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April 16, 2008

Latest Iron Man Shocking News!

If you've seen the trailer for Iron Man this should interest you:

Wildly Popular 'Iron Man' Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film

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March 20, 2008

AllPosters Free Shipping Offer

AllPosters are doing another one of their free shipping offers for the next few days.

I just bought a framed Fifth Element poster and saved myself about 20 euro on shipping costs.

The coupon code is: TRMP

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March 4, 2008

Experiments in High Definition

The first two HD DVD discs that I ordered arrived this morning, so I'll be enjoying HD tonight.

That is if I can hook up my HD DVD player to the rest of the kit .... Hopefully the new TV stand will arrive .. otherwise there may be lots of screaming and gnashing of teeth

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February 25, 2008

Oscars 2008 – Surprises?

Last night's Oscars led to the usual mixed bunch of wins.

Ratatouille won. (The acceptance speech is amusing.)

Atonement won, but didn't sweep the boards.

Marion Cotillard won - yet another reason for me to actually watch that film!

Of course the biggest award for anyone here in Ireland was that picked up by Once

I posted a couple of the acceptance speeches over on FilmReviews.ie

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February 23, 2008

Academy Awards Go Green

It seems that even Hollywood's biggest events are trying to embrace environmentally friendly practices.
This year's Oscar ceremony will have a green "flavor" (sic):

    -With support from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, 100% of the energy used for the telecast, the red-carpet arrivals show and the Governors Ball will be supplied by renewable wind power.

    -All of the generators used for the production, for press support and the red carpet arrivals area are powered by a fuel mix that includes biodiesel.

    -The majority of vehicles made available by General Motors for use by production staff and presenters are zero-emission hydrogen-powered cars and hybrids.

    -Nearly all food service ware for all events associated with the Awards Presentation is either reusable or biodegradable/compostable.

    -The programs, invitations, RSVP cards, envelopes, parking passes and other printed materials include a minimum of 30% postconsumer recycled content.

More information on the official site

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