On the Reel at Jameson Cult Film Club screening of ‘Jaws’



Check out the latest video from On the Reel in association with Film Ireland. Lynn Larkin hooks up with Hollywood legend Richard Dreyfuss and finally gets to confront him face to face about his responsibility for her fear of swimming in the ocean.

Lynn then finds herself trapped in a cage not knowing what beast will attack. Will she survive this underwater nightmare? Is this Lynn’s last ever On the Reel? Will Gemma be left minus a partner and be forced to do the next red carpet…?

Find out:

On the Reel



Richard Dreyfuss to Attend Jameson Cult Film Club Screening of ‘Jaws’


To celebrate the 12th Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Richard Dreyfuss will attend an exclusive Jameson Cult Film Club screening of the 1975 Spielberg classic, Jaws on Tuesday, 18th February. Guests will also be treated to a post screening Q&A with the Oscar-winning actor, which will be hosted by radio personality Rick O’Shea.


Following on from last year’s highly successful screenings of Predator, Die Hard, Intermission and LA Confidential, Jameson are kicking off the 2014 series of Jameson Cult Film Clubs with the iconic shark thriller, Jaws. This interactive screening promises to transport the audience right back to the sleepy holiday town of Amity and into the ‘jaws’ of this legendary killing machine for an unforgettable viewing experience. The venue, which is only revealed to ticket holders, will be completely transformed into a series of sets from the movie, while live theatre and special effects timed perfectly with on-screen action will help to create an electric atmosphere throughout the screening.


Speaking about the Jaws legacy, Richard Dreyfuss said The fact is, when I first saw the film, it scared the hell out of me. To this day, I won’t walk off the beach into the water. I will however, scuba!”


“We are delighted that Richard Dreyfuss is joining us for the Jameson Cult Film Club screening of Jaws”, commented Fiona Carroll, Brand Manager Jameson Ireland, Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard. “The intention of the Jameson Cult Film Club is to deliver an unforgettable screening experience for all those who attend. Now in its 4th year, the Jameson Cult Film Club is bringing the experience on the road, with exciting plans for screenings in Cork and Galway in 2014’


Following the Q&A, the party will continue in true Jameson style with DJ Aidan Kelly spinning sounds from John Williams’ spine-tingling score while guests enjoy a Jameson, Ginger and Lime.


For all the latest event information and to register for the chance to win free tickets, log onto www.jamesoncultfilmclub.ie


Jameson Cult Film Club screens ‘Jaws’

Jameson Cult Film Club is coming to Dublin’s ‘Amity Island’ for a spectacular screening of Spielberg’s cult classic, JAWS on Tuesday, 27th November. The beach is closed…you have been warned.


Guests will get to see this iconic shark thriller in all its glory from the digitally re-mastered and fully restored Blu-ray, enabling the Jameson Cult Film Club audience to experience the film as never seen before. Attendees lucky enough to get one of the hottest tickets in town for this event can expect much more than a typical screening, as actors, live theatre and special effects timed perfectly with on-screen action help to create an electric atmosphere throughout the screening.
Once all guests are safely ‘out of the water’, they can enjoy a burger from the BBQ and pick up one of the delicious Jameson, ginger and lime cocktails as Chief Brody patrols the beach for shark sightings.


Continuing on from this year’s successful screenings of cult classics Reservoir Dogs, Snatch, Blues Brothers and Silence of the Lambs, the Jameson Cult Film Club promises to transport the audience right into the world of the movie for this unforgettable viewing experience of JAWS.


If you would like to join Chief Brody, Captain Quint and Hooper at this exclusive Jameson Cult Film Club screening on ‘Amity Island’ (Dublin), check out www.jamesoncultfilmclub.ie for details and register for the chance to win free tickets to the screening on 27th November. If you are not lucky enough to bag tickets to the screenings, you can buy the newly released JAWS on Blu-ray now.


We Love … Summer: Jaws

We Love... Summer

Illustration: Adeline Pericart

Blisters on your shoulders, sand in your underwear, coughing up seawater and being packed into a caravan with the entire extended family – the sweet, sweet memories of summers past. Thank God we have film to look back on with pleasure. And so the Film Ireland sun lovers lay down their towels, unwrap a Cornetto and recall their favourite summer films in the latest installment of We Love… Summer. Rory Cashin heads to Amity to come face to face with ‘Jaws’.

We’ll be adding to the list throughout July – check it out here.

As always, feel free to add your own favourites. If you’d like to include your own review, contact steven@filmbase.ie

Now lash on the sunblock…




Rory Cashin

Jaws is the greatest summer movie of all time for two reasons: Firstly, it basically invented the Summer Blockbuster. It was the first movie to employ the ‘wide-release’ strategy. It was the first movie to make more than $100 million in the box office. Before its release on June 20th 1975, there was no such thing as a big summer tent-pole release. Quite frankly, going to the cinema wasn’t as much FUN before Jaws, and without it, there’d probably be no Independence Day or Jurassic Park.

Secondly, very few movies have managed to match Jaws’ capturing of the essence of summer. The sweltering heat, the seemingly endless days, the star-filled nights, the new found sense of freedom that comes from knowing school is out, and the new found sense of fear that parents feel from not knowing where their kids are every minute of the day. The opening skinny-dipping scene represents the increased sense of sexualisation that comes with summer thanks to the heat, people looking great with their tans and wearing less clothes so they can show it off. Even the increased commercialisation of the season is represented by the Mayor of the town. Amity looks like a perfect summer vacation spot, and the Mayor is looking forward to all of the income the town is set to receive on the July 4th weekend, and he’s not going to let some pesky man-eating shark ruin his financial run.

After Jaws, if any other summer movie wanted to get noticed, it was going to need a bigger boat.