Posts Tagged ‘Movie’

Something Sexy Is in
the Ringaskiddy Air

Madonna is developing a movie about an Irish town where locals become sex-crazed after smelling fumes from a Pfizer factory producing Viagra. The script, tentatively titled “Something in the Air,” is based on Ringaskiddy, County Cork, where Pfizer created the blue anti-impotence pill, and is written by David McGrath and John O’Driscoll, both of whomRead more..

Film Forum:
James Joyce in Love

For many years, the conventional wisdom about Nora Barnacle, James Joyce’s longtime companion and eventually his wife, was that she was an ignorant but “country cute” peasant from Galway with an unaccountable hold on the great writer, whose work she disdained. How could Joyce have lived all those years with a woman who refused toRead more..

Jeremy’s in the Pink
Mumba Doesn’t Mind

Wrapping up production this summer is Dreamworks’ remake of the 60’s film, The Time Machine. Starring in the Spielberg feature, due out December 2001, are Jeremy Irons and up and coming Irish pop star, Samantha Mumba. The two reportedly are getting along spectacularly on the set. Mumba’s mother said, “Jeremy was such a gentleman toRead more..

Film Forum:
When Brendan Met Trudy

The first original screenplay by Irish novelist Roddy Doyle is automatically a cinematic and literary event. When Brendan Met Trudy offers many quirky delights, but it is an uneven and ultimately disappointing film. Doyle’s oddball yarn about a movie-obsessed Dublin schoolteacher (Peter McDonald) who falls in love with a thief (Flora Montgomery) is dragged downRead more..