Scarlett - Romain

Scarlett Johansson


Actress Scarlett Johansson and her husband, Romain Dauraic, opened their first popcorn shop, Yummy Pop, in Paris on Saturday.

With crowds milling outside the shop, in the Marais district of Paris, Scarlett herself served customers with a big smile on her face.

‘I am so excited to introduce Yummy Pop, a labor of love and Epicurean enthusiasm. My hope is for Yummy Pop to become a Parisian snacking staple and a symbol of friendship between my two most beloved cities, Paris and New York,’ she said.

Manchester by the Sea, starring Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams is creating quite an Oscar buzz. The story is of a man who returns to his toxic hometown in Massachusetts for his brother’s funeral and is given charge of his nephew. It will be released in Irish cinemas in January 2017.


Manchester by the Sea


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LBO UK premiere


Starring Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Florence Clery.


While The Light Between Oceans screened last night in Dublin to a packed theatre, in London, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander were walking the Red Carpet for the UK premiere.

No matter, everyone at the Irish screening was glued to the screen, Fassbenders actually present or not.

Slow to get to the core of the story, the dilema of a lighthouse keeper, Tom Sherbourne and his young wife, Isabel, who rescue a baby from the sea, only for the wife to persaude him to keep the baby. She’s just suffered two miscarriages and Tom, a shaken WW1 veteran is loaded with guilt already that he made it through the war, while many others didnt, so he agrees reluctantly.

The Light Between Oceans is an epic film set off the shore of Australia and based on the book by M.L.Stedman…While not by any means a Fassbender fan, I thought the first quarter of the film was over indulgent on the love story, reckoning it was because Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are a real life couple. However, it seems they only got together on this movie, which surprised me because I saw affection there, but not the chemistry.

Rachel Weisz, as the child’s real mother, steals the film, as does the child, played by Florence Clery. She’s just a little treasure. I would defy anyone to give her up, she’s so loveable.


A weepie, for sure.



Women in Film and Television Ireland presents INNOVATORS, Saturday October 22nd at 11am, Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin.


WFT.I  October event places the emphasis on creative, business and technological innovations in the ever changing world of media.

Included will be:

Madeleine di Nonnio


*The European premiere of GD-IQ, software to identify characters presented in film, TV and other media. Presented by Madeleine Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute on gender in media.


And talks by:

Dearbhla Walsh


* Dearbhla Walsh, Emmy, Imma and BAFTA winning director. She directed the best episode of Penny Dreadful, Demimonde.


Jennie Stacey


* Jennie Stacey, Director of Development of Brown Bag Films.

Book tickets and more info (€10 for non members) eventbrite.ieWFT.I


A collaboration with the U.S. Embassy of Ireland.




Brad Pitt stars as U.S. intelligence officer who encounters Marion Cotillard’s resistance fighter character during a mission behind enemy lines in Casablanca in 1942 to kill a German ambassador.

The movie is based on a true story.

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Tom Ford’s thriller, starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, is released November 4th.

Nocturnal Animals is a dark thriller, a story within a story, co-starring Aaron Taylor Johnson, Isla Fisher and Michael Shannon.
It’s based on the book, Tony and Susan by Austin Wright, with costume design by Arianne Philips.

It won the Silver Lion award in the Venice Film Festival this year.



Elle Fanning

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Elle Fanning promoting her lastest film, 20th Century Women, hit various Red Carpets over the last week, dressed like a princess.
Her frocks, all in pastels, look simply amazing. The beaded lilac dress is Elie Saab, while the pale yellow lace dress is Rodarte and the pink is Prada. Bellisismo.

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