Your weekly round-up of film news, industry events and cinema releases
1. The nominations for the 2018 Film Independent Spirit Awards have been announced and include 4 Irish nominees. Read more on IFTN
2. The Dublin Web Fest is launching for it's third edition this weekend. It's Ireland's on only platform for original web series and short form digital content. Check out the full programme here
3. Jude Law is set to star in the upcoming Captain Marvel along side Brie Larson. Read the full story on entertainment.ie
4. Tickets to the Audi Dublin International Film Festival Immersive Stories: Conference are now on sale. The conference will welcome leaders in multi-platform and immersive entertainment to provide insight into their past productions and give us a glimpse of what the future of entertainment looks like with new, progressive storytelling opportunities. Click here for tickets
5. The Gaiety School of Acting will be running a number of Free Trial Courses in January. Check out IFTN for more info and how to apply
New cinema releases -
Battle Of The Sexes - Directed by Valerie Faris and Jonathan Deyton, starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell
"Battle of the Sexes portrays the real life story of world tennis champion Billie Jean King's struggles for gender equality and due recognition for women’s contributions to tennis. Her endeavours culminate in an epic match against self-proclaimed 'male chauvinist pig' Bobby Riggs. Behind the scenes, both players have their personal demons to face, but on the court, all is put to the side as they face-off to prove which is the better sex. "
Daddy's Home 2 - Directed by Sean Anders and starring Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrel, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson and Linda Cardellini
"After their initial feud, Brad and Dusty have managed to put their differences aside and become not just great co-dads but even - dare I say it? - best friends. While Brad is now married to Dusty’s ex Sara and step dad to Dylan and Megan, Dusty is managing a new family structure too, helping out with his kids as well as being a husband to Karen and step father to Adrianna."
The Star - Directed by Timothy Reckart and starring Gina Rodriguez, Kristin Chenoweth and Zachary Levi
"A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas"
Suburbicon - Directed by George Clooney and starring Julianne Moore, Matt Damon and Oscar Isaac
"A quiet, all-white neighbourhood in '50s America is shaken up when a black family arrives and is soon met with open hostility by its neighbours. Meanwhile, a mild-mannered office worker attempts to keep his family together following the murder of his wife with the help of her identical twin sister."
Jane - Directed by
"Using a trove of unseen footage, the film tells the story of Jane Goodall's early explorations, focusing on her groundbreaking field work, her relationship with cameraman and husband Hugo van Lawick, and the chimpanzees that she studied."
The trailer for A Wrinkle in Time starring Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling which set for wide-release in Irish cinemas on March 23rd, 2018