JUST when it seemed that heartfelt romantic comedies might be in terminal decline and doomed to labour on life support, along comes director Michael Showalter's uplifting and bittersweet tale of cross-cultural love.
GHOST IN THE SHELL (Cert 12, 120 mins, Paramount Home Entertainment, Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller, available from July 24 on Amazon Video/BT TV Store/iTunes/Sky Store/TalkTalk TV Store and other download and streaming services, available from August 7 on DVD £19.
EVER wanted to see horror classics The Exorcist and The Omen in an old church or catch action classic Predator at a recently decommissioned B&Q? Well of course you have – and now you actually can, courtesy of the Belfast Film Festival which is staging special site-specific screenings of all three favourites next month.
IF YOU want to know just how important George Romero was to the world of horror movies just consider the shocking number of TV and film production that have ripped his work off ruthlessly in the past five decades.
ONLY a true optimist could bring light out from the darkness of the power-crazed murder lust that drives Shakespeare's Macbeth but that's exactly what Omagh-raised screenwriter Maire Campbell succeeded in doing last year as artistic director of Youth Action Northern Ireland.
“MY DREAM job! Imagine, I was paid to go to the pictures with Barry Norman – a bit like being paid to have tea and cake with Mary Berry, only much, much better!" So says John Marley, originally from Andersonstown but now living in London, of his time working with the late great film critic, who died last weekend at the age of 83.