Pot­ter to stay in can un­til July

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The happy news that we won’t have to en­dure an­other Harry Pot­ter film un­til next sum­mer emerged be­fore a judge an­nounced that he was al­low­ing 20th Cen­tury Fox’s Watch­men law­suit to pro­ceed (see above). Still, it all looks very con­ve­nient for Warner Brothers. In the event that Fox does man­age to kick one of Warn­ers’ tent-pole re­leases into the tall grass, that com­pany will, now, still have a big sum­mer re­lease to swell the cof­fers.

Harry Pot­ter and the End­less Fran­chise was orig­i­nally set for re­lease on Novem­ber 21st, but will now not emerge un­til July 2009.

Thanks for the heads up, IFCO

Here at Reel News we rather en­joy the com­ments that the Ir­ish Film Clas­si­fi­ca­tion Of­fice ap­pends to re­leases. Ev­ery now and then the re­marks move from a bald state­ment of the facts into the realms of crit­i­cism. The ad­vice at­tached to Eden Lake, an up­com­ing hor­ror flick star­ring Kelly Reilly, is a clas­sic of its type.

“Ex­tremely strong vi­o­lence. Graphic de­tail of tor­ture with at­ten­dant gore,” the IFCO notes, be­fore get­ting prop­erly stuck in. “Ter­ror­iza­tion [sic] through­out. Some view­ers may find the con­tent very un­savoury and with­out re­deem­ing fea­tures.”

This film sounds fan­tas­tic.

Rag gets its stars mixed up

A glance at the front of last week’s Na­tional In­quirer re­vealed un­pleas­ant, if un­sur­pris­ing, truths con­cern­ing the hi­er­ar­chy of celebrity. “Jen­nifer’s Breast Can­cer Agony”, the cover yelled over a photo of Jen­nifer Anis­ton look­ing only mildly peeved. Re­ally? No­body told us about this. It is, in fact, Christina Ap­ple­gate, the lik­able comic ac­tor, who has been di­ag­nosed with the dis­ease, but it seems Jen­nifer’s buddy is not quite fa­mous enough to star in her own news story. Grubby.

Din­gle fes­ti­val salutes Byrne

The boom­ing Din­gle Film Fes­ti­val has an­nounced that Gabriel Byrne, re­cently nom­i­nated for a Emmy, is to re­ceive the in­au­gu­ral Gre­gory Peck Award for Ex­cel­lence in the Art of Film.

“Gre­gory Peck once said: ‘The se­cret of film act­ing is com­plete can­dour with the au­di­ence,’” com­mented fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Mau­rice Gal­way. “And this per­fectly cap­tures the essence of Gabriel in his many roles and makes him an ideal choice for this new pres­ti­gious award.”

The fes­ti­val will open on Septem­ber 11th with a screen­ing of the highly an­tic­i­pated The Boy in the Striped Py­ja­mas. See www. din­gle­film­fes­ti­val.com.

Sur­prise film for Bal­ly­mun

The Pic­tures film club, an ad­mirable body set up to de­liver films to the over 55s of Bal­ly­mun, Dublin is to fol­low up suc­cess­ful screen­ings of The Lives of Oth­ers and Lit­tle Miss Sun­shine with the un­spool­ing of a sur­prise film next week. The mys­tery movie will be screened at 2.30pm this Mon­day, Au­gust 25th at Axis, Bal­ly­mun. For more de­tails, go to www.axis-bally mun.ie.

Quentin: they can kiss mein kampf

Last week, fol­low­ing protests by dis­abil­ity bod­ies at the open­ing of Tropic Thun­der, we noted that vir­tu­ally ev­ery spe­cial-in­ter­est group has found a film to ob­ject to over the last few decades. To this point Ger­mans have, for un­der­stand­able rea­sons, tended to ig­nore (or tol­er­ate) neg­a­tive rep­re­sen­ta­tions in war films. But the leak­ing of an al­leged script for In­glo­ri­ous Bas­tards, Quentin Tarantino’s new project, has, how­ever, man­aged to draw the ire of some Ger­man pun­dits.

“It is not just the scalp­ing, or the carv­ing of swastikas in fore­heads, or the shoot­ing of a Ger­man of­fi­cer’s tes­ti­cles,” the Lon­don Times noted. “It is the whole idea of turn­ing the sec­ond World War into a comic-book ad­ven­ture in which not a sin­gle Ger­man char­ac­ter has re­deem­ing value.”

Tarantino to Third Re­ich: ‘Hoch schnell this!’

Will it get an 18 cert? Kelly Reilly in Eden Lake

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