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Halloween might be a while away yet but already we have the perfect movie for October 2020.

Jamie Lee Curtis is reportedly back with arguably greatest Halloween movie franchise of all time.

Yes, while some will moan that another movie in the never-ending franchise is flogging a dead horse, others will jump for joy.

Look, the story of Laurie Stride and masked killer Michael Myers is iconic – and things are iconic for a reason. 

Because they are good. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Ok, so there hasn't been a brilliant flick in the franchise since Halloween 2 in 1980 BUT 2018's offering was met with good reviews and positivity from fans.

Cast members Judy Greer and Andi Matichak are expected to reprise their roles as Laurie’s daughter and granddaughter.

Why it was such a success was not only the return of Jamie Lee but also the fact that it was a direct sequel to John Carpenters 1978 original. 

Carpenter is expected to return as a producer of the 2020 sequel so that can only mean good things.

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Horror has taken over cinema since 2017, with the Stephen King remake of It, Jordan Peele's Get Out and Us, Hereditary, Happy Death Day, A Quiet Place and Summer of '84.

There is a real hunger there to be sacred, and it's clearly a formula that has an audience.

So yeah, it might be a story that's been told a good few times but so what?

I know for sure I'll be watching it. 

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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler pair up again for a rom-com-mystery that's an exaggerated version of an Agatha Christie whodunnit.

The setting is a yacht, there is an array of stereotypical characters (a glamorous Hollywood actress, a colonel, a famous racecar driver) and a murder victim that any one of them could be responsible for. 

It has been announced that it is the biggest opening weekend for a movie on Netflix –  not bad, right?

The reviews have been varied – and look, some people are gonna see Adam Sandler and  sh*t on it without watching it.

I've seen it and I would recommend giving it a chance – it's the kind of thing that's made for a Sunday afternoon when you're feeling a bit fragile. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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You see, the movie does what it says on the tin.

It doesn't pretend to be a high brow piece of cinema but an easy-watching spoof on the murder mystery genre.

And that's why I liked it – the two leads have good chemistry and the fact that they're old friends stands to them as their marital bickering is believable. 

They play Nick and Audrey Spitz, a New York couple who are going on their honeymoon to Europe 15 years after they wed.

Things become interesting when the gorgeous Luke Evans as debonair Charles Cavendish invites them to his yacht.

Here, his uncle Malcolm (the legend that is Terence Stamp) has married Charles' former love and he is signing his new will and giving everything to her.

He's murdered before he can – and everyone on board is a suspect. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There is a cast of ''I've seen them before'' type of actors – we have Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Adeel Akhtar, and Dany Boon. 

Not to mention the stunning locations that serve as backdrops – Monte Carlo, Monaco, and Lake Como.

There are funny moments and enough action scenes and twists and turns to keep viewers happy.

I couldn't guess who the culprit was – however, it does take about 20 minutes to start and it's quite sluggish until they get off the plane.

So, if you find yourself with an hour and a half to spare, watch it yourself and see.

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Netflix is brilliant and everything – like, we'd be lost without it, right?

But what about when you've kinda scoured all the good things and you're not in the mood for the list of recommendations?

Well, there are movies that no one has really heard of.

I stumbled upon a  few of these while procrastinating college work and on YouTube.

Pom Pom Girls (1976)

This movie is not trying to emulate the flared-jeans, loose hair, flower power 70s, it was made then and that's what makes it so authentic.

You're transported to a high school in 1976 where a bunch of seniors are hooking up and breaking up. It's got cheerleaders, gorgeous floppy-haired guys and retro everything – perfect easy-watching. 

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Wish You Were Here (1987)

Emily Lloyd was born to play this role. 

She plays Linda, a teenage girl in a sleepy village of 1950s England.

It's post-WW2, everything is quiet and reserved and all she wants to is run wild – much to her dads's anger.

You can't help but fall in love with her and her free-spiritedness 

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Mischief (1985)

This movie takes place in the 1950s and focuses on two guys – cool new kid Gene and nerd Jonathan who is unlucky with the opposite sex.

Gene becomes his friend and mentor as he tries to win over Kelly Preston while Gene has his eye on the cute but taken Bunny. 

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Peggy Sue Got Married Go Married (1985)

If you had the chance to be 17 again, would you?

Kathleen Turner is Peggy Sue, who faints at her 25th high school reunion and wakes up back in 1960 – when she was just dating her soon-to-be ex-husband, Nicholas Cage.

It's quite emotional due to its nostalgia – the scene when she meets her grandparents again will make you bawl, for real. 

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Mystic Pizza (1988)

One of Julia Roberts first movies – and she glows alongside her two co-stars, who play best friends in a small American town.

They're waitresses and the summer after high school is a summer they'll never forget as they struggle with who they are and what they want. 

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Dance Til Dawn (1988)

This is something I stumbled upon while on YouTube and it has many familiar faces.

Christina Applegate? Matthew Perry? Christina Milano?

It's their prom and it's the 1980s so think big hair, poofy dresses, mullets, and high school drama.

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Great Outdoors (1988)

This is one of John Candy's funniest movies – him and Dan Ackroyd as brothers is genius.

They, along with their wives and kids, spend a few weeks in a cabin for the summer –  cue summer love, family rows and an epic bear that steals the show.

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Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation (1962)

This flick pairs screen legends James Stewart and Maureen O'Hara as a married couple who are having a good old family holiday with their brood.

It will resonate with anyone who has ever gone on a family holiday and wondered why the f*ck they did. 

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Mean Creek (2004)

This one is slightly darker than the others but a great movie all the same.

A teenage boy is being bullied by another kid so his older brother decides to get him back.

What ensues is a boating trip in the woods that backfires.

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The Wackness (2008)

It's summer. New York. It's 1994.

Teen marijuana dealer Luke gives his therapist weed for sessions with him.

They each have their issues and things get messy when Luke falls for his therapist's daughter. 

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We love/hate a horror movie just as much as the next person.

While it might seem like a good idea to scare ourselves silly, in bed alter that night when we're convinced our dressing gown is a masked murderer..not so much.

So we are buzzing that Stephen King is having a moment in the cinema and sh*tting ourselves at the same time.

Yes, the latest horror flick to hit the screens is Dr. Sleep, the sequel to the Jack Nicholson masterpiece that is The Shining

And Danny Torrance is all grown-up. 

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Ewan MacGregor takes on the role and from the eerie trailer, it seems that he is quite like his dad Jack.

In fairness, anyone who went through what he did as a kid at The Overlook Hotel would be haunted forever, right?

So what's the plot?

Based on the 2003 Stephen King novel, Danny is struggling with addiction, just as his dad had, is trying to move on with his life.

But he realises that he isn't the only one with the power to relate to dead people, or as he calls it "the shine."

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There's a young girl, who like him and to get them both answers, he might have to make another visit to the Overlook Hotel where his dad lost his mind all those years ago. 

Doctor Sleep is directed by the creator of Netflix's The Haunting Of Hill House, Mike Flanagan so we know we're in for a good time.

It's a new movie but there are flashbacks to the original 1980s flick like the iconic blood and elevator scene.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There are other scenes taken from the original like Danny as a kid cycling through the halls of the Overlook – but they were filmed in an  Atlanta studio last year. 

Diehard fans will know this is not a direct sequel to the movie, it's a sequel to the novel. 

Stephen King told Entertainment Weekly a few years ago that, ''Doctor Sleep is a sequel to the novel. It’s not a sequel to the Kubrick film.''

He continued, ''At the end of the Kubrick film, the Overlook is still there. It just kind of freezes. But at the end of the book, it burns down.''

We can't WAIT to see what happens when it hits cinemas on November 8 and we'll get ready to not be able to sleep for a week. 

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Lads, It's here. (It's here…get it?)

Horror fans have been spoiled as of late with the insanely good scary movies hitting cinemas – from the likes of Hereditary to Jordan Peele's Get Out and Us and even another installment of the horror OG franchise that is Halloween.

So when Stephen Kings It was remade in 2017, it came at the perfect time..and went on to gross $700 million worldwide. 

Now the sequel has arrived and judging by the trailer, it looks devilishly good.

The first movie centered on a group of misfits or ''Losers'' as they were dubbed in 1980s Derry,  Maine who all banded together to fight Pennywise the clown.

Now, 30 years later they're all back as adults…but Pennywise is still lurking. 

What made the first installment such a success was the chemistry between the young leads who effortlessly sparked off each other and were…genuinely funny. 

It wasn't that scary – think more of a Stranger Things/Goonies vibe but still with some jump scares. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The cast for Chapter 2 looks unreal – we've got Jessica Chastain, James McEvoy and Bill Hader making the line up as the grown-up Losers.

What's cool is the kids picked what actors they wanted to play their older characters and Bill Hader as grown-up Richie was young Richie's (Finn Wolfhard's) personal pick for the role.

The trailer itself looks creepy AF – it opens on an old lady who isn't as she seems.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The kids appear in flashback moments and it looks like it's gonna be a lot scarier than the first one

Director Andy Muschietti did promise that the sequel would be more intense than the first film and it looks like he delivered.  

Also – it's gotten the best endorsement it can – author of the novel Stephen King has openly praised the flick.

He took to social media to say, ''Looking forward to IT CHAPTER 2? You should be. I've seen it, and it's terrific. The trailer is coming Thursday, at noon. You'll float.''

The writer is notoriously tough to impress – he famously hated The Shining, so if he likes this movie what more could you want?

IT: Chapter Two hits cinemas on September 6 – see you there. 

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Most of us have been there.

College student or teenager in school – you're broke and need some cash for those shots on Saturday night.

And so begins your time as a waitress – shitty tips, blistered feet, and filthy dishes – oh, the joys.

And now Hollywood has had a little taste of it – well, one actor has.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Chloë Grace Moretz has revealed she waitressed in a Dublin in prep for her latest movie, Greta

In the psychological thriller, the 22-year-old plays American waitress Frances McCullen and while the movie is set in New York, a lot of the filming took place in and around Dublin city.

She told US chat show host Jimmy Kimmel that she asked Jordan if she could give waitressing a go, seeing as she never had a chance to.

She revealed, ''I hadn't ever done that, and in this story, I'm a waitress at a proper restaurant, a fairly nice restaurant and I talked to Neil Jordan, my director, and I said listen, I don't know how to do it.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued, ''I know that it does take a lot to understand the workings of a restaurant and how to do it all. Can I go into a place and try it out? And he said ok, for sure. We found a place, we were filming in Ireland, in Dublin, and I did two days of training. Terrifying. And then they had me hit the floor.''

She added, ''I'm like, 'and would you like a cocktail, top-shelf liquor?' and just failing at it, trying to input it in the screen, don't know how to do that. The order goes in too early and they're mad because the food is cold and they had a gluten allergy they didn't tell me about, but they're mad at me for it. It was just a lot for me."

Yep, that sounds like an average days work for us…

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Disney moves can be our saviour when it comes to being a parent.

Plonk them in front of one of the classics and you'll get some peace and quiet – as well as a brilliant story to your kids to enjoy.

Which is exactly what Kelly Clarkson does with her daughter, four-year-old River Rose.

The 36-year-old told  Entertainment Tonight that she tried to tell her daughter about the mechanics behind voicing an animated character – and it backfired.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She said, ''I was explaining to her, because she was confused, and I said, ‘It’s my voice. Like, you know, like how Elsa and Anna, there’s a person that plays Elsa and Anna?’ And I didn’t get what I was doing!”

She continued, ''I pretty much crushed her dreams. I didn’t really realise what I was doing.''

She added, ''But she’s very clever. She would’ve figured it out, after finding out that I’m [a voice in UglyDolls]. I’m justifying it to make myself feel better.”

Kelly says how awful she felt when she realised her blunder and how she ruined the fantasy for River. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She said, ''I saw her little face, and I just saw the wheels spinning and I was like, ‘Oh no!…But isn’t it exciting that you can meet the real girl that plays Elsa?’”

She continued, ''I was like, ‘Let’s flip this into a positive!’ It was so sad.”

Kelly is also mum to three-year-old son Remy, and we're sure she won't be making any more slip-ups when it comes to iconic kids movies again.

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Get your leather T-Birds or Pink Ladies jacket and head back to 1959 as a Grease prequel is happening.

Yes, were are BUZZING. 

Its exciting news for Grease fans as the beloved musical is getting a back story for it's two main characters – high-schoolers Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson.

The 1978 flick was a smash hit when it was released and has gone on to claim cult status.

It tells the story of two teens – John Travolta’s rough-and-tumble greaser, Olivia Newton-John’s good-girl from Australia – who fall madly in love one summer only to be reunited on the first day of their senior year.

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This movie will focus on how the couple met and the summer they spent together.

Paramount Players has chosen John August to write the script for the new film, which is currently in development.

The title of the movie is a nod to the song that the pair sing about their summer fling in the original movie – Summer Nights.

The phenomenon of Grease is not hard to understand as the movie has everything from a fantastic ensemble cast sizzling with chemistry, 1950s nostalgia and songs that many people could sing by heart.

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A sequel came out in 1982, titled Grease 2, which got slated but has a great soundtrack and a cast that did their best with a flimsy script.

The live TV version in 2016, which starred Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough as the central couple, had rave reviews and was generally viewed as a success.

Let's just hope that this prequel stands up to the genius that is Grease – because we are hopelessly devoted to it. 

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It's finally arrived. 

The full trailer for Toy Story 4 has been released and we have been watching it on repeat since. 

We weren't  sure about a fourth instalment of the franchise, especially as the third has felt like a great ending.

But Woody and Buzz are back, along with the whole gang and we couldn't be more excited. 

So the story is as follows: Woody and co are now Bonny's toys and when new character Forky attempts to run away, Woody steps up to the plate as usual.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cue an adventure and Woody crossing paths with Bo Peep who isn't as we remembered her. 

It might be the fourth movie, but it feels like coming home to old friends and it's definitely one that we'll be watching with the whole fam. 

Toy Story 4 will be released in cinemas on June 21, 2019.

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It's International Women's Dya and what better way top celebrate that then by cheering on Marvel's FIRST ever female superhero?

Yep, it's happening and it's not a moment too soon.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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So grab your pals and head to ODEON cinemas to enjoy a kick-ass flick led by the amazing Brie Larson.

Marvels first female superhero, Captain Marvel is hitting the screen at ODEON's to its 11 cinemas nationwide  on March 8. 

The Marvel blockbuster stars Brie Larson as an ex-pilot who after an accident gains superpowers and joins an intergalactic team called Starforce.

Brie Larson said, “It’s so interesting, as it’s not something I thought about until I was in the cinema watching Wonder Woman. About two minutes in, I was sobbing and thought, 'Why am I crying so much over this?'''

She continued, ''But it was seeing all of these warrior women who were so self-sufficient. That wasn’t something I identified with growing up – my hero was Indiana Jones. To have the chance to be one example of this is powerful and exciting.''

Our plans for this evening are definitely sorted – Happy International Women's Day one and all. 

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There's nothing we love more than a good rom-com and The Notebook is just iconic.

From Rachel McAdams and Ryan Goslings fizzing chemistry to the cool 1940s fashion to teh absolute sob-fest of a finale, you can't go wrong with it.

Unless you're Netflix that is.

The streaming service has come under extreme fire on social media after fans were baffled at what appeared to be an alternate ending.

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Alternate…ending…of The Notebook?!

No, it cant be: Noah and Allie dance, Allie remembers their epic love story for a millisecond and then forgets and they die peacefully in each others arms we're bawling so hard at this stage.

However, in Netflix' version, after Allie remembers their love, they are seen holding hands before the credits roll.

Obvs fans went mad on social media – and rightfully so. 

One said, ''DO NOT EVEN DARE GIVE US YOUR WEIRD EDITED VERSION OF THE NOTEBOOK. That ending is sacred!''

While another wrote, ''The @netflix in the UK doesn't show the full ending to The Notebook & I'm actually about to riot.''

We hear you.

Netflix was alerted to all the dramz and took to Twitter to reassure viewers that they didn't edit the beloved flick.

They said that an alternate version exists and they played the one that they were given.

They soon updated the situation by writing, ''We've we've uploaded the correct (is it correct? who knows at this point) version so the familiar ending is restored.''

Well thank f*ck for that – now we're off to stock up on tissues and give the classic another watch.

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If you're looking for something fun to do, then look no further.

A special screening is being hosted in Odeon Point Square – and it's for a good cause.

On Tuesday 5th of March at 7pm, ODEON Point Square will screen Robbie Walsh’s film Eden in aid of the Dublin Simon Community. .

All of the proceeds and donations from the screening will go to the services and support that Dublin Simon Community offer people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath.

Sounds fab to us. 

The Irish film Eden follows Adam throughout a day in his life living on the streets of Dublin, a man who has been left homeless in the wake of the Irish financial crisis.

To support Dublin Simon Community and head along to this special screening click here.

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