JOE’s 5 for the Weekend
This weekend our top picks include a new album from Nas, Keira Knightley’s latest and Contraband hitting DVD. Sorry Magic Mike, we must have run out of space for you.
Will you seek out Seeking a Friend for the End of the World?
What requires more suspension of disbelief – a pre-apocalyptic rom-com or a film with Steve Carell and Keira Knightley (who have an age gap of 23 years) as love interests? In Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, you get both.
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man (Carell) finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbour (Knightley) who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan. Reviews have been extremely favourable.
Nas returns with… Amy Winehouse?
We weren’t too impressed to see him as a love interest in the music video for a recent Nicki Minaj track but a new Nas album is always worth your attention, especially since his latest, Life Is Good, is his final album under Def Jam Records.
Rather dubiously, the album features a collaboration with Amy Winehouse using posthumous and previously unreleased vocals from the singer though we reckon the album should be worth a listen either way.
Watch “Craic Dealer” Dara O’Briain at Vicar Street
This week Dara returns to Vicar Street to bring his hilarious ‘Craic Dealer’ to a Dublin audience. The comedian is always worth the price of admission if you ask us, while repeat viewings shouldn’t be out of the question when you consider his improv skills when speaking to the audience. You can snap up tickets here.
Contraband hits DVD and Blu-ray
If anyone knows how to pull off a cinematic heist, it’s The Italian Job star Mark Wahlberg. This time around the actor and producer puts his considerable weight behind Contraband, a smuggling-based thriller with plenty to recommend. You can read our original Contraband review when the film hit cinemas here in Ireland.
Relive a classic movie with our Cult Film of the Week
This week’s Cult Classic film is Trainspotting, one of the greatest British movies of all time.
If you haven’t already, we’d certainly advise you to make your way over to the Jameson Cult Film Club website to check out what the folks over there also recommend.
For more on this week’s Cult Film selection, click here.