Comic he­roes col­lab­o­rate

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One of the great joys of the Marvel Comics uni­verse was the way char­ac­ters would hap­pily flit from one ti­tle to an­other. Ev­ery now and then, Thor would take tea with Sub Mariner. From time to time, Dr Strange would catch a movie with Deathlok the De­mol­isher. Now that Marvel has its own movie arm, the com­pany has de­cided that the prac­tice will con­tinue on the big screen. Robert Downey jnr, star of the forth­com­ing Iron Man, is to make a cameo ap­pear­ance in the equally forth­com­ing In­cred­i­ble Hulk.

On a re­lated is­sue, Reel News would, us­ing the lan­guage of the comic book nerd, like to iden­tify the cur­rent Iron Man promo as the best trailer ever.

Sat­is­fac­tion for Stones’ fans

Would you like to at­tend the Euro­pean pre­miere of Martin Scors­ese’s up­com­ing Rolling Stones doc­u­men­tary Shine a Light next Wed­nes­day? Well you can’t. But, if you live within a big, fat tongue’s length of Cineworld in Dublin’s Par­nell Street or the Ir­ish Film In­sti­tute in Tem­ple Bar, then you can marvel as the event, which takes place in Lon­don’s Le­ices­ter Square, is beamed live into the au­di­to­rium. Tick­ets are cur­rently on sale and each at­tendee will re­ceive a lim­ited-edi­tion T-shirt.

If it’s sold out, then re­mem­ber You Can’t Al­ways Get What You Want. There are other ways of get­ting Sat­is­fac­tion. That’s just the way the Tum­bling Dice fall. (And so on.)

Pol­ish films on Ir­ish tour

The ex­cel­lent Pol­ish Film Club would like it to be known that their latest pre­sen­ta­tion, An­drzej Jaki­mowski’s highly praised Sz­tuczki ( Tricks), is cur­rently tour­ing the coun­try. Over the next few weeks, the film, an odd com­edy, will find its way to such var­ied climes as Cork, Dún Laoghaire and Mullingar. Sz­tuczki will be sup­ported by Changes, a short film by Lor­can Fin­negan, fea­tur­ing Pol­ish sub­ti­tles. Check out the club’s well-de­signed web­site for fur­ther de­tails. www.pol­ish­film­

Breaks for the Borders

As part of the month-long Creative Borders Arts Show­case, Peter Sheri­dan, the vet­eran writer and di­rec­tor, will be the guest speaker at Cross­ing Borders: New Direc­tors De­but on April 3rd at the Droic­head Arts Cen­tre in Drogheda. “At the show­case, we will screen short films demon­strat­ing the tal­ent of film-mak­ers from the Border re­gion,” Fiona Ashe, di­rec­tor of the event, told us. There will also be an op­por­tu­nity for th­ese film-mak­ers to net­work with spe­cially-in­vited fun­ders, pro­duc­ers and dis­trib­u­tors. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact the Creative En­ter­prise Of­fice on 042-9396948 or check out­

Lu­cas strikes back at crit­i­cism

Are wounds in­flicted fol­low­ing the re­lease of The Phan­tom Men­ace still seep­ing poi­son into Ge­orge Lu­cas’s tiny me­tab­o­lism? The ques­tion is prompted by re­marks he made last week con­cern­ing the up­com­ing In­di­ana Jones and the King­dom of the Crys­tal Skull.

“When you do a movie like this – a se­quel that’s very, very an­tic­i­pated – peo­ple an­tic­i­pate ul­ti­mately that it’s go­ing to be the sec­ond com­ing,” Lu­cas told USA To­day. “And it’s not. It’s just a movie. Just like the other movies. You prob­a­bly have fond mem­o­ries of the other movies. But if you went back and looked at them, they might not hold up the same way your me­mory holds up.”

Hang on. The Phan­tom Men­ace wasn’t any­thing like the other movies. It was like a pile of rot­ting fae­ces.

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