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Oscar Winning Composer for “The Titanic,” James Horner, Dies in Plane Crash


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Oscar Winning Composer for The Titanic, James Horner, Dies in Plane Crash
The great film composer James Horner sadly died yesterday in a plane crash in Los Padres National Forest, Southern California. The two time Oscar Winner will be remembered for his work on The Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, Braveheart, Star Trek and Avatar. His work on The House of Fog and Sand was premiered at DIFF in 2004 and Horner worked on a number of films with strong Irish connections such as Braveheart and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Here are just a few samples of his beloved work, to remember him by:


Batteries Not Included

The Titanic

Star Trek


Summer Trailers

There have been some brilliant trailers released over the last few weeks that we’re very excited about. In case you missed some of them we’ve gathered a few together for your viewing pleasure:

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation


The Hunger Games: Mockinjay - Part 2



Galway Film Fleadh Programme Announced tonight!

The programme will be announced at 6pm this evening on With big events like John C. Reilly and Song of the Sea already confirmed, we look forward to reading the full line-up. The Galway Film Fleadh runs from the 7th-12th July.


The Toughest Summer Blockbuster Quiz Ever

We love a good movie quiz! How good is your classic blockbuster knowledge? Click here for more.

To Watch - THR Directors Round Table

We look back on THR’s round table with Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), David O. Russell (American Hustle), Ben Stiller (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity) and Lee Daniels (The Butler) as they join THR's Matt Belloni and Stephen Galloway to discuss their movies.


She’s Lost Control Available Online

Official DIFF selection She’s Lost Control gets an online release: A sex surrogate in New York finds her life slowly unravelling in this compelling psychological drama.

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Now in Cinemas

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If you see only one Iranian vampire western this year, make it Ana Lily Amirpour’s stunningly stylish and original debut.

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Disney’s spectacular live action version of the classic fairy tale is directed by Kenneth Branagh and stars Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

- Force Majeure

A husband’s act of cowardice begins to poison his relationships with his family in this dark psycho-comedy-drama from Ruben Östlund (Play).

- Fortune’s Wheel

Tells the extraordinary story of Irish lion tamer Bill Stephens, whose act went disastrously wrong when one of his animals escaped in 1951.

- Glassland

Toni Collette and Jack Reynor star in this award-winning drama about a young man sucked into the Dublin gang world.

- Let Us Prey

A mysterious stranger wreaks havoc and destruction on unsuspecting Gardai in this taut, suspenseful Irish horror starring Liam Cunningham.

- Listen Up Philip

Jason Schwartzman plays an arrogant young writer offending everyone in sight in this viciously funny indie also starring Elisabeth Moss.