Our Gavin Burke reviews the odd movie for us and he also presents Cinerama every Thursday on Phantom 105.2. Cinerama is getting in on the retro movie club action this week with a screening of True Romance in The Workman's Club.
If you haven't seen True Romance this is your chance to catch it on a big screen. In a script written by Quentin Tarantino, which he has called his most autobiographical, Christian Slater plays a comic book nerd who falls for call girl Patricia Arquette. When he wrestles her from her pimp Gary Oldman, Slater inadvertently steals a suitcase of cocaine. Only one thing for it: drive to LA and hope actor buddy Michael Rappaport can hook him up with a movie producer who can afford a suitcase of the stuff. Then things go badly. Then worse.
What a cast: Backing up Slater, Arquette and Oldman is Dennis Hopper, Christopher Walken, Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer (as Elvis!), James Gandolfini, Chris Penn and Tom Sizemore.
Cool and funny and violent and romantic, True Romance also boasts what Tarantino calls the best scene he's ever written, which is now known as the Sicilian scene:
But Dublin is inundated with movie clubs, you say - what's so special about this one? Well, it's FREE. That's right - FREE! Just wander down to the Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2, and come on in.
And if you fancy sticking around after the movie, Phantom's Claire Beck will be spinning some Phantom Anthems - indie classics and tunes to make you boogie - until the wee hours!
So come on down.
(You must be over 18)