Draíodóirí, dragain, agus Dursleys...As readers around the world eagerly await the sixth installation of the Harry Potter series, we welcome a whole new way to read the first: as Gaeilge. Harry Potter agus an Órcloch, the Irish language translation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, is now available. Published in October, Harry Potter agus an Órcloch follows the … [Read more...] about Harry Potter in Irish!
Brendan Gleeson is turning into Hollywood's go-to-guy, at least when it comes to supporting characters. Gleeson's credits, in the last few years, are a tour through A-list Hollywood, from his role in Martin Scorsese's Irish warrior flick Gangs of New York to more recent turns in Troy and the creepy summer blockbuster The Village (directed by Sixth Sense creator M. Night … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood
With the hype surrounding Gangs of New York (finally) dying down, Irish moviegoers can begin anticipating a fresh new crop of work by Irish actors and directors. Perhaps the most intriguing new project to look forward to -- Jim Sheridan's semi-autobiographical tale about Irish immigrants in New York -- is also one of the most frustrating. First of all, the film's name has … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood
Inspired by what he calls "credit card filmmakers" such as fellow Irish Americans Kevin Smith and Ed Burns, Daniel McCarthy ran up the bill on his pocket plastic to make his crime caper Irish Eyes, which will have its East Coast premiere in Boston on November 23. The saga begins in 1955 in the Irish stronghold of South Boston. On the docks, the influence of the Irish mob is … [Read more...] about Irish Eye on Hollywood