May McAvoy: star of ‘The Jazz Singer’ and ‘Ben Hur’

Most people could still identify Al Jolson as the main star of The Jazz Singer, the film that, released 90 years ago today, changed cinema history. B(...)

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson on Goodbye Christopher Robin: “I suspect the reviews will go many different ways. But I’ve seen people weeping in a cinema watching it. That’s hard to do.” Photograph:   Vera Anderson/WireImage

Everything’s coming up Domhnall Gleeson. And to paraphrase the title of one of his best-loved movies, it’s about bleeding time. Good tidings we bring:(...)

Jerry Lewis
Mercurial film maker and comedian
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  • August 26, 2017, 04:10

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in(...)

Following on from Anchorman 2 and Zoolander 2, the latest in a series of belated sequels to emerge from Paramount Studios ought to be the most superfl(...)

The  new Baywatch movie, featuring ‘that Hollywood smile’

An Irish toothpaste firm has taken on a cameo association with the Baywatch movie, a spin-off from the decades-old TV series so beloved of teenage boy(...)

Godfather reunion: On 45th anniversary the cast is made an offer it can’t refuse.

Al Pacino was considered too short, Marlon Brando was required to do a screen test, and director Francis Ford Coppola was almost fired. The director (...)

Acourt recently ruled Ireland’s internet service providers have to block three of the most popular sites from their services

What’s the gist of it? If you are using a multimedia box to stream content, the recent court ruling that Ireland’s internet service providers (ISPs) (...)

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Six major film and TV studios have secured injunctions directing internet service providers to block access to websites involved in illegal streaming (...)

A scene from season six of Game of Thrones, one of the most pirated shows in history. “In order to watch Game of Thrones I’d need to pay for a Sky subscription for a year. But I can’t get Sky because of my location”

The movie industry can sell you almost anything except, it seems, the notion that if you want to watch it you have to pay for it. Pirate content is b(...)

A 2015 survey of Irish adults found while over 36,000 are downloading illegally, 42 per cent stated it is a last resort if they cannot find the content legally elsewhere.

After court action taken by a group of film studios to have three movie streaming portals blocked, the cat-and-mouse game of internet piracy endures a(...)