is a movie about the life of Ayrton Senna De Silva, The greatest F1 driver of his generation and arguably of all time. His name became legend as he raced in far away and exotic locations all over the world and it’s all captured in this Movie.
Jeremy Clarkson did a piece on Top Gear in his honour which I think is one of the best tribute pieces I’ve seen.
But if we’re to believe the hype this Movie leaves it in the dust and brings the legend that is Senna to an entirely new generation.
I wonder if this clip from Ireland’s own Mondello Park was used, I’ll let you know once I see the movie.
Senna opens Friday 3rd of June in the IFI in Temple Bar and I will be there, will you?
So a while back Kevin Smith (one of my favourite directors) was involved in a bit of an Airline drama, I’m not gonna re-hash the story here as he goes into detail to explain it on one of his Podcasts here. What seemed to irk him the most, was the lies that South west airlines told to cover they’re own butts.
He has directed lots of movies over the years and quite a few are all time favourites of mine.
What I love about these films is that while they deal with some serious topics, they do it in a way that is insanely funny and they don’t take themselves to seriously. I always suspected Mr. Smith had that sort of a personality, but was never certain until I saw this…
It never hurts to have a giggle at your own expense once in a while.
Elly and I had a great night out last night at the Culch.ie birthday party/Groundhog Day movie screening.
The venue was the “The Sugar Club” and the evening began with Darren on-stage introducing the movie and announcing that there would be some spot prizes later. Although, he was ambushed by some of the other Culch.ie crew with a large chocolate cake. It was almost a shame to cut it though as it was the Culch.ie logo, but cut it was and passed to the eagerly waiting audience.
Groundhog Day is a film I have seen before but not this millennium, so it was almost like a whole new film to me. Elly on the other hand had never seen it and (like me and everyone else) laughed through most of it.
What stood out for me, watching this film again was the character of Ned Ryerson. I’d never noticed it before but was this character the inspiration for Ace Ventura‘s irritating “funny” voice and mannerisms?
Once the movie finished some spot prizes were given out (congrats to all the winners) and the lights came up allowing the audience to mingle and chat while enjoying the bar facilities, there didn’t seem to be any rush to clear people out and as a result there was a fantastic friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
An excellent evening was had by all and for the my first Culch.ie ‘event’ I was very impressed. Spot prizes, cake, a great movie, a witty and intelligent MC and a great venue, how could I not be impressed. Oh, did I mention there was cake!
I can’t wait for the next one, some come on Darren don’t keep us in suspense…
I think I might actually go to a cinema to see this movie.
I was a huge fan of the old cartoon series when I were a lad, so I really hope this doesn’t suck. I’m still bitter about the whole Sly Stallone, Judge Dredd Fiasco, That could have and should have been a monster franchise.