“BLACK IRISH”, An Award-Winning Film Set In The Irish Roots of South Boston

Black Irish

‘Black Irish’ is one of the most complex, rich, and heartwarming stories you’ll see in quite some time. It was received with an eruption of cheers after major film festival screenings, and you don’t have to be Irish or from Boston to embrace this gripping story.

Synopsis:

In South Boston, where Irish roots run deep and Catholic tradition reigns, the McKay brothers face similar hardships but lead far different lives. While older brother Terry (Tom Guiry) descends into drugs and crime, 16-year-old Cole (Michael Angarano) vies to make the state baseball championships. The one thing keeping young Cole’s head above water is his love of baseball. But he must struggle with his parents Desmond (Brendan Gleeson) and Margaret (Melissa Leo), who are blind to his ambitions, and withstand his brother’s destructive influence. When the two inevitably clash in a life-and-death confrontation, the future of the McKay family are at stake.

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An Old Man’s Gold

Dying of cancer, former thief Charlie Dawson decides to leave his gold to his namesake Charlene, the great grand daughter of his two former partners.

Not wanting to steal from family, the two former partners decide to rob Charlie before he dies. They hire a poker playing buddy, the violent loan shark Eddie, to do the job.

Eddie decides to kidnap Charlene to convince Charlie to give up the gold, but Charlene’s friend Emma gets in the way and is murdered. With the clock ticking, Eddie goes after the gold but runs afoul of Charlene’s protective mother. The soccer mom is forced into a violent showdown to save her daughter and get the treasure.

One Night

Fifteen New Yorkers go into a Friday night unaware of the fact that their lives are about to change. Larry, an A&R executive, has been sublimating his deep fear of commitment by carrying on an affair with his young assistant, Emily, unbeknownst to his stunning model girlfriend, Mia.

Abby, a sensitive college student, worships her older boyfriend Marc, while thinking her friend Clarice is only a child. Michelle is looking forward to meeting Jack, with whom she’s flirted online but has never met in person.

Wendy is sure she needs a change in her life, but she’s not sure what it should be. And Greg, a charming but nervous actor, finally gets to go out with Angelina, the object of a long-standing crush. As the night unfolds, the characters all convene at the same music venue, and their lives intersect in ways both humorous and poignant.

We can see that they’re driven by an unconscious desire for human connection, and their interactions with strangers reveal to them what they’ve been missing, allowing them to see others — and themselves — in a truer light. By the morning, their lives have changed — some subtly, some dramatically, but all irreversibly.

Many films erroneously call themselves ensemble pieces, but One Night is truly that, emphasized by the many long takes that deliver us from storyline to storyline. Shot entirely on various locations in New York City, One Night is both tragic and hopeful — it shows how alone and unaware of other people we can be, yet also demonstrates the joy that can happen when we truly open ourselves up to others.

Date Night Pick of the Week: “Dinner and Driving”

Does the thought of being with one person for the rest of your life frighten you? It sure frightens Jason, a twenty-something writer trying to make it in Hollywood.

His girlfriend of three years, Laura, a successful magazine editor, wants definition in their relationship when her younger sister unexpectedly ties the knot.

Feeling the pressure, Jason proposes but out of the blue, his beautiful girlfriend from college reappears in his life. Jason, now faced with a major dilemma, seeks advice from his friends only to realize perhaps in matters of the heart he should listen to his own.

‘Lego Movie’ Makes it to the Top of the Box

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Warner Bros. “The Lego Movie” debuted at number one this weekend with $69.1 million.

George Clooney’s “The Monuments Men” took second place with $22.7 million. The World War II film exceeded its expectations this weekend.

“Ride Along” finally slipped into third place, after being in first for three consecutive weekends. The Kevin Hart/Ice Cube comedy took in $9.4 million.

Date Night Pick of the Week: Death at Love House

Donna (Kate Jackson) and Joel Gregory (Robert Wagner) are researching a book about long dead Hollywood goddess Lorna Love. They are staying at Lorna’s estate while interviewing old “friends” of Lorna.

Joel, whose father had a passionate affair with Lorna, becomes obsessed with her. Donna must try to break the spell that has her marriage creeping towards trouble and has their lives in jeopardy.

Date Night Pick of the Week

When Casey Cantrell’s mother died, her last wish was that her daughter would give a letter to Lord Richard Bredon, living in the UK. When Casey arrives in London, Lord Bredon denies ever having known her mother. Casey meets Lord Bredon’s son Michael and both fall in love.

When Lord Bredon realizes this new relationship he gets really angry, assuming Casey wants to blackmail his family somehow, and begins to investigate her background. The plot heightens dramatically when it appears that an event from the past might part the lovers.

 

Spiderman to Ring in NYE in Times Square

The famous Spidey will be perched upon the most famous ball in the middle of Times Square this New Year’s Eve. The stunt is to promote the upcoming Spiderman film. ‘The Amazing Spiderman 2′ will hit theaters on May 2, 2014.

This will be the first time that anyone/thing will be positioned on the New Years ball for the world to see. Spiderman will appear on the ball in Times Square, and footage from the film will be shown in front of millions of spectators.

Celebrate Fall Fashion with this Flick

With fashion week coming to a close around the world, it is only necessary to keep fall fashion alive with this great collection of runway shows, interviews, and more.

Videofashion’s video vault will bring you a compilation of timeless couture pieces, legendary designer interviews, and unforgettable runway shows.

This is Fashion Week like you have never seen it before. Catch Donna Karan and Vera Wang on the sidelines, as they confess the inspiration behind their collections.

‘Prisoners’ Led the Weekend Box Office

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal led the weekend box office, earning$21 million during the opening weekend of their movie Prisoners. The film earned an impressive $7 million on its opening night.

The horror film Insidious Chapter 2 came in second place with $4.7 million.

Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert DeNiro’s The Family came in third place with $7 million.