Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cowboys & Aliens

Cowboys: 1. Ray Foley & Alan Metcalf; 2. Romy Carroll; 3. Karl Shabaan & Audrey Hamilton. (Pix. Brian McEvoy)

Another hopeful summer block buster made its debut this week and a host of well known faces were there to see it. Cowboys & Aliens sees Daniel Craig in a departure from the suave undercover agent we have become so accustomed to.

Set in the New Mexico Territory of 1875, Craig is a mysterious gunslinger who drifts into the desert town of Absolution just in time to witness an invasion by marauding extraterrestrials. Harrison Ford plays Col. Woodrow Dolarhyde, a grizzled tyrant who rules Absolution with a whim of iron - but who needs the gunslinger's help in warding off the attack by unfriendly aliens. So far, so far out there.

Among the guests were radio presenters Ronan Collins, Joe Duffy and Ray Foley, Sinead Desmond and Martin King of TV3, Holly White, actor George McMahon and Xpose boss Debbie O’Donnell.