Movies not coming to a theatre near you
The Oscar-winning, Al Gorefronted An Inconvenient Truth played for months at the Screen in Dublin, but the eco-themed documentary The 11th Hour has been consigned directly to DVD in Ireland, even though it’s presented and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, whose movie fan base is substantially larger than Gore’s.
The Good Night, starring Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow, is destined for the same fate, as is Butterfly on a Wheel, a kidnapping thriller starring Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello and Gerard Butler.
Jane Fonda stars with Felicity Huffman and Lindsay Lohan in Georgia Rule, but it’s going straight to DVD here, as are two other Lohan movies: Chapter 27, starring Jared Leto as John Lennon’s assassin Mark Chapman, and the critically reviled I Know Who Killed Me.
Recent UK releases bypassed for Irish cinemas include Scott Frank’s wellregarded thriller The Lookout, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Matthew Goode; Barry Levinson’s political satire Man of the Year, starring Robin Williams, Christopher Walken and Laura Linney; Fade to Black, featuring Danny Huston as Orson Welles; He Was a Quiet Man, with Christian Slater and Elisha Cuthbert; and Chromophobia, directed by Martha Fiennes and featuring her brother Ralph with Penelope Cruz, Ben Chaplin and Kristin Scott Thomas.
And we have been spared Paris Hilton in The Hottie and the Nottie.
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